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Fearing the future
Monday, October 31, 2011      1 comments

So on my way home from work today, I had an epiphany. I think the reason I've been having so much trouble getting started on this healthy lifestyle journey is because I'm afraid of the future. I'm afraid of skinny, healthy me. Let me explain.... Read more
Jillian's 30 Day Shred - Day 3
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      7 comments

So I took the plunge. I've heard so many good things about Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred, so I rented it from Netflix (no sense buying the DVD if I won't stick with it; that's how I obtained my impressive collection of workout DVDs that is cur... Read more
Arghh!!! (Frustrated scream)
Saturday, July 09, 2011      6 comments

I can't lose weight. I don't understand. For the past three weeks or more, I can't get past 188 - actually, I keep hovering closer to 190. I don't get it! I'm watching what I eat, I'm drinking my water, I'm exercising (this week, I went jogg... Read more
Half-Marathon, here I come!
Friday, July 01, 2011      1 comments

So I got an interesting newsletter from Fitness Magazine today. It begun with things that I didn't care about, such as "Take this quiz to find out if you're competitive" (I'm not), and I almost deleted it. But then I noticed the small links un... Read more
Inconsistency in clothing sizes
Friday, June 17, 2011      4 comments

I have a pair of gray slacks from the Limited that are a size 14. I put them on this morning and as soon as I got to work, the darn things started falling off of me. I thought, "Super! My size 14 pants are too big for me!" Then I started thi... Read more
Rough night at work = urge to binge.
Sunday, June 12, 2011      3 comments

Tonight was a really rough night at work. I pride myself in my ability to retain my composure no matter what guests may throw at me. But tonight, this one lady was just horribly mean. She kept speaking to me as if I were scum, and every time ... Read more
Back on the Spark!
Thursday, September 17, 2009      3 comments

These past 3 weeks have been very de-motivating for me. I hurt my back (pretty badly, actually) on Aug. 31, and after two visits to the chiropractor last week I'm finally back to normal. I'm 11 days in to my 2-week California vacation, and... Read more
So, tomorrow is my birthday.
Saturday, August 15, 2009      6 comments

I have been really down lately. I'm not completely sure why. I've always struggled with mental health issues. I was diagnosed in college with Dysthemic Disorder, which is basically long-term, low-grade depression. Sometimes I don't notice it... Read more
Eating "Good" on the road vs. at home
Tuesday, August 04, 2009      0 comments

I just got back from a week-long trip out of state with a friend who is also on SparkPeople. I don't know if it was because she was there to help influence my eating habits, or because I wasn't surrounded by food I felt comfortable eating, but ... Read more