Haven't weighed myself to get started again, yet. Real nervous.
Friday, August 30, 2013      3 comments

I can't believe how much I have put on in the past year. I have been so stressed out. Last I checked I was almost at 190. That almost 20lbs up from my lower weights of the past 5 years. I am going to get on a scale today for the first time since... Read more
Thursday, May 26, 2011      3 comments

A month ago that seemed impossible. Here is the issue. This is very close to my tipping point - the weight I stopped at last time I was losing. I got to about 168 - 169 and I just sort of sputtered out of gas. Granted, I maintained fairly well f... Read more
Week 3-ish
Monday, May 02, 2011      2 comments

I guess this is the start of my third week back on Spark and really putting the effort in to lose and be healthy. As I knew it would, it seems to be working. I have lost 4.8 pounds in the past couple weeks, and I am hoping that number increases ... Read more
Parties. It's always the parties
Wednesday, April 27, 2011      2 comments

So last night was a bad night, food wise. I have been so, so good for the past 8 or 9 days, and I was decent during the day... but having people over and cooking a bunch of party food and then socializing over a dinner table... ugh. Not a pretty... Read more
First Week Back
Sunday, April 24, 2011      2 comments

So I have been back on Spark for about a week now. I feel good about my efforts this week and am trying to get through Easter without undoing all my hard work. It is amazing how many calories can be in oatmeal, orange juice, fruit salad and half... Read more
Twitter, anyone?
Monday, June 15, 2009      4 comments

So, I have been having trouble lately finding anyone to get on this fitness train with... So I am thinking Twitter might be a good way to keep up with other people and try to stay on track. Does anyone else use Twitter in this way? If so, plea... Read more
A Scale Tale
Tuesday, May 12, 2009      3 comments

So about two months ago... sometime in March I believe, my scale suddenly died. It was not the battery, as I tried a replacement. I think it may have gotten wet... though how, I am not sure. But this was a setback, because having the scale th... Read more
Ok, I am back.
Thursday, May 07, 2009      3 comments

I just typed like a 500 word blog that apparently disappeared because some bot claimed I used profanity! #$^$%^*&@$##$ Grrr! Anyhow, I am trying to get back into the Sparking game and will write a more complete update when I am not PO'ed a... Read more
Feeling a bit better
Thursday, February 19, 2009      1 comments

(that is a big-a$$ beetle - right?!) I was feeling just crappy yesterday... between the gain and the ankle and tendon problems, I was down for the count. On the way to m... Read more
More Trouble and 300 Dollars Worth of Food
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      1 comments

So, at the beginning of the year I wore a huge blister on the bottom of my foot during a long hike. The next day, I busted my ankle in a 5K because I was favoring the blister... Read more
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

alright, so... i am finally in the 160's on a weigh-in day! bah! i don't know if i believe it quite yet... ha! i started aerobics this week. it meets mondays and wednesdays from now through june. i am really excited about the class. we ... Read more
Feeling Good
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      1 comments

So last week things went well. I did the 6 miles on Tuesday, another 6 miles on Thursday, 7 miles on Friday and then about 2 miles on Saturday. I got sick at the end of the week... some sort of sinus thing whipped up by the dry winds... so too... Read more
Slow but... not back sliding. Ankle Issues.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009      1 comments

So the ankle thing really did me in for a while. I did not run for almost 3 weeks. I have been hiking on it, but last night was the first night that I jogged since falling. Upon the advice of several people, I invested in an ankle brace... Read more
So Now I Am Really Screwed
Sunday, January 11, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday, while I was running my 5k, I fell and really destroyed myself. My ankle... which broke about 4 years ago and contributed to my weight gain, gave out and I hit the asphalt at full speed. So, in addition to the huge blister mentioned... Read more
What Gives
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      1 comments

Everyone keeps flaking on me. I have been doing so well, but ALWAYS do better when I have other people involved in my routines to motivate me. As I said in earlier blogs.... there is a much higher likelihood that I will get out and stay out lo... Read more

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