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Hello. It's been a while. I don't think I've logged in more than once or twice since 2013.
For a long time I was doing really well with my health and fitness. I was reliably in a size 8 for a few years and I think I looked pretty good. I h... Read more
A new month to get things right
If ever there was a good day to resume a healthy diet, I would think that today would be it. It's Monday, October 1 and it marks the start of a new week and a new month.
It's been about a month since I blogged, and while I'm trying to eat h... Read more
Refocusing After a Vacation Weight Gain
This morning I did my weekly weigh in. The first since my vacation. It was horrifying to see a 3 pound gain on the scale, but I was expecting it. I have accepted it and will be doubling up my weight loss efforts to get back on track. In a we... Read more
Don't want to weigh in
Tomorrow is my normal weigh in day and I really don‘t want to get on the scale! I have been weighing in on Sundays since I started back up again with Spark a few months ago. I just got back from vacation a few days ago and am cringing at the ... Read more
Back to the daily grind
Today was my first day back at work after my vacation. I'm a little bummed to be back, but I felt supercharged up. It is amazing how well rested I feel and just how much I really needed that vacation.
I think a big chunk of why I am feeling... Read more
Yesterday I blogged about how busy my vacation has been. My inlaws arrived for the second half of our vacation at lunch time yesterday and the trip has taken a more relaxed turn.
This morning my hubby took his dad and our son fishing for a... Read more
Today is Wednesday and I find it hard to believe that it's actually the first opportunity I've had on my vacation to sit down and write a blog entry. Our vacations are usually jammed packed with activities, but this vacation is doubly so.
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The choices that we make
At 10:45 PM tonight, I was down in the basement doing laundry. I had about a half hour to wait for the load in the dryer to be done so I could switch out the load and call it a night.
I thought about running upstairs and turning on the TV, ... Read more
Finally Hit A Runner's High
When I was in college, I used to run a few times a week. Back then I also walked all over campus, rode my bike to get places faster, went to gym a few days a week for exercise classes. Whew! Just rattling off the list of things I used to do is... Read more
An apple a day
It has been a little more than a month since I made my last blog post. I thought I'd report back on some of the progress I've been S-L-O-W-L-Y making.
The weight isn't coming off nearly as quickly as I had hoped, but I am seeing real progre... Read more
When things don't go as planned...
I had the best intentions for a hard workout tonight, but it felt like fate had other plans. When I got home from work tonight, I got dressed for a run and came downstairs to get my son. I looked out the kitchen window at skies that had been sun... Read more
Reset and refocus
This morning when I got up, the house was quiet. My husband was out, my son was asleep, and I decided to do something that I've been avoiding for a long while. I got on the scale.
For a while my progress ticker has been showing that I lost... Read more
Getting there, but slower than I would like
So today was the long awaited First Holy Communion. I was so proud of my son Mikey today, he looked cute in his dark suit and took celebrating his First Holy Communion very seriously.
A little over 2 months ago, I had written that my goal w... Read more
That Spring wardrobe
Today is supposed to be in the 70s here in lovely New Jersey. While sitting outside at lunch today, I was struck by how gorgeous the weather is. Having a day like today is truly a blessing to have the middle of March. It did wonders to lift my ... Read more
I've never made a blog post of any kind before, but I thought I would try to use my Spark blog and see if it can't help keep me motivated to try to reach my weight loss goals.
I am a working wife and mother of one. It seems like I am alway... Read more