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Second month sober - no weight loss or gain
Friday, March 03, 2017      2 comments

I am working on an alcohol free 2017. It has been a problem in past for me. I wasn't a huge drinker at the time I gave it up because overall I have been working on healthy habits. However I sometimes used it without moderation so it was a bad a... Read more
First month sober, gained one pound
Wednesday, February 01, 2017      7 comments

I haven't got back on track as far as weight loss in fact I have gained another pound. However I have been sober for 30 days and I didn't let it change my life too much. I challenged myself to keep going dancing even to events where alcohol was ... Read more
End of 2016 wrap up, plans for 2017 on day 812
Monday, January 09, 2017      1 comments

Happy belated New Year Spark friends. Here is a late year end blog. I didn't end the year too strong on the weight loss front. I gained about 3 pounds around Christmas and have gained 2 more since! I am going to update my weight tracker sho... Read more
A long, long plateau is not so bad - part 2
Wednesday, November 09, 2016      6 comments

Yesterday I posted about my 2.5-3 month plateau and how I finally busted through it.
al.asp?blog_id=6263874 I didn't have time to finish the post about why it w... Read more
A long, long plateau is not so bad - part 1
Tuesday, November 08, 2016      0 comments

I first hit 129.8 on July 27th. It was one of those fluke days and I quickly regained about 2 pounds. I got into the 129 range again on August 8th and stabilised around 129 until August 31st. Since then I have been fighting my way back and forth... Read more
5k ain't no big thang
Friday, September 30, 2016      4 comments

Today I ran a 5k as one of my daily runs for the first time instead of my usual 3.5 or 4! Before this I have only ever run 5k or higher at a run event. I haven't had a great month (that's another post) but this was a nice little victor... Read more
Starting to think about new goals for maintainance
Thursday, August 04, 2016      2 comments

I am only 6 pounds from my original goal of 125 (today 131) so I need to start thinking about how to maintain a weight close to this for the long term. Well, it might take a while to lose that last 6 pounds. Then as I get comfortable with this ... Read more Fruits and vegetables are good for mood
Friday, July 15, 2016      3 comments

My depression and OCD induced ADHD have been kicking my butt over the last two weeks partly because I haven't been able to exercise as much. In turn that was due to one operation and one injury. That led me to reading some psychology articl... Read more
Day 632: Body image rambling on the cusp of the 120's (narcissism alert)
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      6 comments

Warning: Rambling and nasty generalisations about attractiveness follow. I guess the big body image question is what do I want from my body? It's pretty ambitious. I want to look great in short shorts and a spaghetti strap tank top. I want ... Read more
Nice article highlighting 3 incredible health benefits of exercise 5 days a week
Thursday, June 16, 2016      2 comments

In short older athletes who are very committed to exercise such as marathoners get three fantastic benefits: * Retain motor neurons in the spine that ensure that signals from the brain reach the muscles * Retain DNA telomere length which... Read more
Day 603: Finally bought a new LBD
Monday, June 13, 2016      4 comments

Way back in November I planned to buy a LBD from Modcloth when I reached 145 pounds. Now I have bought quite a few other nice clothes along the way but I never did get the planned dress. Today I happened to browse the site and they only had one ... Read more
Mini-Goal acheived (close enough)
Friday, May 20, 2016      2 comments

I had a mini-goal to get to 134 before May 22nd. Today I hit 134.6. I am going to let that count. It's in the 134 range. Close enough. After my almost 2 month plateau and one bad, bad week I had to work reaallly hard to get down here. I wan... Read more
And the plateau came back, the very next day
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

I had a blip or three all in a row. A family friend visited and took me out to an amazing Thai restaurant. I had a work convention at a resort where the food was incredible and the convention was always too busy for exercise. I drank more than a... Read more
Positive Post: Lots of other good stuff my body does
Saturday, April 23, 2016      7 comments

I am getting close to having a healthy BMI but still struggling with my body image. Well even if it doesn't always look fantastic here is some of the other good awesome things that my body does: Health - I have beaten every cold and flu tha... Read more
A little plateau over
Saturday, April 23, 2016      1 comments

I just got over a 1 month plateau. I weigh myself every day to take the stress out of weigh ins. Once I reach goal I think I will switch to 3 times a week for maintenance. Anyway, I finally made another small drop to around 135 down from hoveri... Read more

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