This is clearly not working.
Ugh. The last month and a half has been incredibly stressful...in a nutshell it boils down to a few key things.
1. My grandpa went into the hospital in mid May due to some uriology issues. He's home not but with a catheter for the foreseea... Read more
Thank you for all the lovely, supportive comments on my last post! It means a lot to me, especially when I blog just to get things out, that people are there and willing to be so positive. Thank you, thank you!
To be clearer about my rambl... Read more
Challenge time! 54 pounds (or more!) in 8 months...can it be done?!
I suppose only time will tell!
Dropping 54 pounds in 8 months would bring me to 130 pounds by the very end of November 2014. It would be incredible to ring in the New Year, a completely new person. But it's a huge number. And that's overw... Read more
Where I stand, and where I want to be.
The last time I weighed myself, I weighed 181-right after Thanksgiving. I haven't weighed myself since then, as I'm not sure I want to know how much I weigh now. I am getting 'are you loosing weight' compliments from some people at work though,... Read more
So this is what rock bottom feels and looks like...balls...
I'm a married lady, yay! DJ and I have been married a month already and to be honest it doesn't feel any different than NOT being married. That's not exactly true, I've gotten super comfortable with how things are and that's when I was faced wi... Read more
Well that escalated quickly...
We've been juicing over here, with little result. I've learned some things though which is great.
1. Even DJ will eat carrots if I juice them with an apple and some ginger.
2. Kale smells like dirt, and has to be washed about 9 times... Read more
Life in the produce section
Six weeks til I'm a married lady! (Ohmigosh, six weeks!) Had my wedding shower and bachelorette party this past weekend, and I realized how absolutely incredibly my family and friends are. I'm so thankful that these wonderful ladies took the tim... Read more
Reality is harsh...
I had my first wedding dress fitting last week, nothing like waiting til the last minute-I'm getting married in two months! I've gained weight, so it's good that I ordered the next size up on my dress. I hate that I've gained more weight, but it... Read more
It's been a while!
I'm proud to say that I've been 85 days without soda!
Today is the first day of summer vacation for my daughter, and I feel like it's a good time to set some more goals for myself. I have 74 days til I get married, and I can make a lot of ... Read more
Missed a day of logging into Spark, and ruined my 40+ day streak of that. And I've slacked in the water department, and I can definitely see it in skin condition. Yuck! I haven't caved and drank soda though! It's been 51 days without it.
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Two 'streak' goals met!
Met two of my 'streak' goals today! Today marks a full 7 days of drinking at least 8 glasses of water (today I drank 100oz!) and as a reward I'll be purchasing the next book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries (aka, True Blood) AND I'll be getting... Read more
I'm struggling with finding appropriate rewards for my streaks. I want them to be enticing enough to work towards, but not crazy expensive right off the bat-I AM paying for a wedding here!
That being said, the streaks are helping me stay m... Read more
Shaking things up a bit
After seeing some people who reward themselves for spark streaks, instead of actual weight lost, I'm intrigued. I love seeing the number on the scale go down, but I'm starting to think that I might be a little too focused on the numbers; for ex... Read more
I've officially gone 30 days without soda. When I was in college I went several years without drinking the stuff, but since I've worked in the health care industry (3pm-11pm full time) I've picked the habit back up, and it wasn't pretty. I was d... Read more
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Found a great deal...
and joined a gym. For 20.00/month I'm able to use a gym in town, and get discounts on things like massages and other services that they provide. What's nice about this gym is that they open early so that three days a week, DJ and I can workout t... Read more