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Day 1173 - Over 1 year sober, weight almost maintained
Friday, January 05, 2018      7 comments

Yep, over 1 year sober as of New Year's Day! I have been up and down a little due to the holidays. Still at 140.4. So I have seen some small amount of weight creep, especially over the last 6 months. I am still basically in the same range t... Read more
Day 1000 - I am going to be more active on here. Time to push back my backside
Saturday, July 15, 2017      1 comments

I lost 65 pounds without using many tools here. Technically lost more at one point but that was only for a week or two of depression. I have gained nearly 10 back from solid place I was at with 65. My goal is to lose 70 and I sit at 56 today. No... Read more
Day 995 - 191 days AF, strength training
Tuesday, July 11, 2017      0 comments

Still hanging on. I have gained 10 pounds since November from a combination of factors: Working harder at work, being busy with the now official boyfriend, dancing only twice a week and thankfully a little bit of muscle gain. However this weight... Read more
Day 928 - Back to needing to lose 10 pounds, 123 days alcohol free
Thursday, May 04, 2017      9 comments

The Good: * Still alcohol free * Starting to get regular runs in again. * Being super strict on getting in my required work hours and working on increasing those. The bad: * Still having some trouble controlling calories without alc... Read more
(Day 899) Working a lot, still doing the no alcohol thing (95 days), gained 1 more pound, running mo
Thursday, April 06, 2017      0 comments

I gained yet another pound. Sitting at 134. I have been getting back to my full work hours. I had reduced them to deal with the major depression I had around my divorce. That means I have to re-balance the way I work exercise in. Kicking th... Read more
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

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