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Learning about Food

Friday, May 06, 2011      6 comments

I spent yesterday learning about food. Yes, that sounds strange coming from someone who has lost over 90 pounds in a year, but it's true. You see, way back when, I was eating pretty much the same thing every day. I knew if I followed ... Read more


Thursday, May 05, 2011      18 comments

You are stronger than you think you are. You are stronger than you imagine.
mqv.php?q=fitspo&page=3 Strength is not pu... Read more

Day 2 - Nothing to Hide & Lucky

Wednesday, May 04, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday was my first real challenge as we had training at work, which screws up my daily schedule usually. But yesterday I refused to let it. Before we headed in, I grabbed my 9:30am snack and brought it with me, keeping an eye on the clock ... Read more

BB Program Day 1 Recap

Tuesday, May 03, 2011      3 comments

Okay, so yesterday went considerably well. Minor slip-up at the end, but nothing that hurt the bank, honestly. Meal 1: Breakfast 6:40ish am --- Eggs and Oats I cooked up my oats in a frying pan instead of a saucepan like I usually d... Read more

April Recap/May Goals

Monday, May 02, 2011      9 comments

So April was a trying month for me, but let's focus on the positives. When I weighed in on April 9th, I weighed 325 pounds. Yesterday morning I logged my weight as 323.2. So even with the all the crazy emotions, crazier eating and al... Read more

In Pieces...

Thursday, April 28, 2011      13 comments

Last night I did something REALLY, REALLY stupid. I asked the Hubs to take me to the Chinese place for dinner. STUPID STUPID STUPID!! I figured I could handle it. See that, friends? I got too sure of myself. Plus, I've learned that you can... Read more

Chobani, I Miss You!!! *tear*

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      15 comments

So, yes...I forgot my yogurt today, which is making me extremely sad. I know that might sound silly to some people, but my Sparkies know what a good snack is like. We rely upon it. We trust in it. We don't have to think about how many calori... Read more

Putting Together a Plan

Tuesday, April 26, 2011      27 comments

As you can tell, I'm not lying when I say that sometimes I just need to hide. Like a turtle, I retreat into my shell when I feel threatened. Of course, this time the threatening was being done by me, but the outside world was only adding to bo... Read more

Just One Good Day and Asking for Help

Friday, April 22, 2011      16 comments

It's something I never mentioned in my Spark blog about what I learned last year with SP, because I guess I was learning it at the time. Asking for help. Sometimes it's necessary to break down and scream and call in reinforcements. I kept say... Read more

Lost & Abandoned: A Rant

Wednesday, April 20, 2011      43 comments

I should be doing a reflection day blog right now, but I need to write something else. I have failed this week. For a few weeks, actually. I've held up my head and put on my brave face and kept forging through as best I could, but it wasn... Read more

Catching Up: Days 4, 5, & 6

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      5 comments

I will not abandon another goal I set for myself. I said 12 days of reflections and I will do them. I'm in a better place already after doing days 1-3, but I'm still needing some work, as my anger last night at the gym and subsequent eating ma... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What I Learned in One Year on SP

Monday, April 18, 2011      247 comments

emoticon Water is a beautiful, wonderful amazing thing. Find a way to get your glasses in in the beginning and by ... Read more

Plan for Yr2 Wk1

Monday, April 18, 2011      5 comments

emoticon Food: * Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo * Cassoulet * "Fried" Tofu and Rice * Stuffed Red Peppers *... Read more

Day 3 Reflection: Effort and Courage

Saturday, April 16, 2011      11 comments

On the weekend of June 20th, I took the kids, Hubs and dog camping in Hocking Hills, OH for a weekend adventure. Hubs thought it was crazy that I had lived in Ohio for most of my life but had never really explored Old Man's Cave and the Hocking... Read more

Day 2 Reflection: Prepared to Fresh Foods

Friday, April 15, 2011      8 comments

So my first blog of my second month (written on May 19th) was appropriately titled "One Foot in Front of the Other." It was a month of starting to learn to cook appropriately. I even got a blog comment from my mom on one of the "just throw thi... Read more

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