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I got off the treadmill and ran outside!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      7 comments

I DID IT!!! I’m still beaming with pride. My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard! Sunday, May 29th, as promised (to myself, on Friday afternoon after I got off the treadmill), I went for a run…outside! Sunday afternoon– It was hot, sunny,... Read more

C25K...my nemesis.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      6 comments

My entire health journey was “sparked” by C25K on January 17, 2011. Dr. MLK day, you know…because “I have a Dream”… I’m such a cornball, I’m sorry! LOL!!! Anyway, I decided that I didn’t much like the idea of running/walking outside, not y... Read more

Knitting! It distracts my hands from bringing food to my mouth.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

I figure, it's a good a hobby as any. So what if my friends clown me and call me "viejita" (lil old lady). In the winter they're the same ones asking me to make them a hat, lol! this was my first project. it ended up being a scarf....with... Read more

I need to check in.

Monday, May 16, 2011      3 comments

I’ve been MIA from the blogging scene and I’m not really sure why. I know I need to write my thoughts to keep me on track, but lately…I’ve just been so….blah. So I’ll try to keep my thoughts organized (yeah right…) Food – I was doing ... Read more

50 Questions!

Thursday, May 05, 2011      2 comments

1.When's the last time you ran? Tuesday, as part of my walk/jog on the treadmill. 2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? No, I don’t really like that look. 3. Would you bungee jump? Yes! I would probably have a panic ... Read more

Stomach bug in Onderland...

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      4 comments

Ugh! I had the nastiest stomach bug last week! It was awful. And of course, it traveled. My daughter brought it home from daycare (of course). Then…the domino effect…my son caught it, tossed it over to me and to be fair, I passed it on to my... Read more

UGHHH!!! School vacation week = Hell Week!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      1 comments

My kids are on vacation…but I’m not!! I have a big family, so of course there’s a lot of cross-babysitting involved. The kids, all 6 of them (including mine, 1 boy and the girl) are on vacation from school this week. During the day they... Read more

a better Monday

Monday, April 11, 2011      4 comments

Ok, so last week I had a little bit of a melt-down when I saw that I had gained 2lbs after all my hard work the week before. So I fired off a self-inspiring, get-up-off-your-ass-and-stop-w
hining kind of blog…and I really believed in what I ... Read more

had to learn the EXTRA hard way...

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

I am a type 1 diabetic. What does that mean? It means that somewhere during the Spring/Summer of 2001, when I was 25 yrs old, my pancreas decided, “you know what? I’m done making insulin for you. I quit.” A little background: In 2001 (bef... Read more

No Crying.

Monday, April 04, 2011      6 comments

Last week I put in about 3.5hrs of fitness and burned about 2300calories. I stayed within my calorie range (1500-1700). I took my thyroid meds, my cholesterol meds, my insulin…all as prescribed. This morning I got on the scale (like I do ever... Read more

Love/Hate relationship with Jillian Michael's

Friday, April 01, 2011      4 comments

I dread putting in that DVD cuz I know she's gonna whoop my a$$ and it's gonna hurt, and i might just cry a little. emoticonRead more

My "before" pic - to be...

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      6 comments

I'm just going to take a huge leap of faith and throw my "before" pic - to be, out there! This is me right now. This picture was taken yesterday, at 205lbs. I am determined to one day look back on this picture in complete awe of how far I've c... Read more

I'm not really religious but...

Monday, March 14, 2011      1 comments

Someone emailed this to me, and I like the message behind it. Clean out all the crap that weighs you down, simplify your life, and take time to focus on life's pleasures. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Be well and Spark on Read more

I got this.

Friday, March 11, 2011      0 comments

Maybe I was being a little dense, or maybe I was just conveniently not facing the reality that tracking every single calorie, and hitting the gym 3-4x/week is ESSENTIAL for my weight loss journey. “MY weight loss journey”, I think that’s whe... Read more

Being honest about...everything

Monday, March 07, 2011      1 comments

I've read a few inspiring blogs here, regarding "being honest"... and I figured that it's time for me to do the same. It's time for me to be honest about where I've been on this weight loss journey, where I am, and where I'm hoping to go. I h... Read more


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