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One month down... a lifetime to go

Saturday, January 31, 2009      3 comments

So here it is, the end of January. I have learned so much about myself this month. thank you, Sparkpeople! I learned: - Cheese was my downfall. I learned to portion cheese and it made a HUGE difference. - I really enjoy going to the g... Read more

Happy Thursday!

Thursday, January 29, 2009      1 comments

Just got back from the gym. It was weigh-in night. I got rid of three (three!) pounds this week. I am so excited. I didn't even take a shower yet, I was so excited to post it. My piano is tuned. My teeth are healthy (except my dentist re... Read more

Snow Day!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009      1 comments

I got the phone call last night that school was closed, so I got a little extra sleep last night. Cleared off the car late morning, looked at some vacation info, and read a little bit. I figured out a new goal, too. I am going to San Francis... Read more

Argh - the popcorn again!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009      0 comments

Tonight when I got home from the gym, I was craving a salty treat, so I made some microwave popcorn. I ate the whole bag. And it wasn't a 100 calorie bag, it was an entire bag of Act II Butter Popcorn. It was so good. It's not often at all t... Read more

Happy Monday!

Monday, January 26, 2009      0 comments

This morning I decided to wear a skirt. I don't always like to wear skirts in the winter since tights give me that horrible roll at the top. (Why in the world don't the make tights longer up top???) Anyway, I put on my tights today, and the r... Read more

Yay for cute coats!

Sunday, January 25, 2009      0 comments

Last night I went to dinner with two college friends. I did really well with my eating - I stayed on plan and only had 4 small bites of cheesecake for dessert. I have two boxes of leftovers - a serving of mahi and a piece of cheesecake. I lov... Read more

Most depressing week?

Saturday, January 24, 2009      0 comments

I heard something on the radio this week about it being the most depressing week of the year. Credit card bills rolling in from Christmas, nasty weather, weight gain from the holidays... But for me, I had some very exciting things happen this... Read more

I cheated this morning

Thursday, January 22, 2009      0 comments

Usually Thursday is my weigh-in night at the gym. I've been trying to stick to the scale there because a) it's a beam scale (Dr.'s office - style) b) it's what I got my starting weight from but this morning I stepped on my scale at ho... Read more

Oprah and Me

Tuesday, January 20, 2009      0 comments

On Oprah's "Best Life Week" she talked about how one she lost the weight, she thought "I got it." Today I finally understood what she meant. I haven't lost that much weight (8 pounds) but I feel the "I get it" creeping in. "I get it" for me ... Read more

A Surprise Goal

Saturday, January 17, 2009      1 comments

I have been reading a lot of blogs and posts about people getting the "did you lose weight?" comment. I read them and smiled and thought how nice! Yesterday at school, one of the teachers asked me if I had lost weight. For the longest time I t... Read more

Plaid Pants

Thursday, January 15, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday was an exciting day for me. I have a really cute pair of plaid pants that I bought the last time I lost weight. I haven't been able to fit into them in about a year or so. Yesterday I wore them! It was so exciting. I could actuall... Read more


Sunday, January 11, 2009      1 comments

Today was my fiance's birthday. We went out to eat at a smokehouse and they had ribs. I love ribs. Since I have been tracking my calories, I am really paying attention to what I am eating. I had: A salad with dressing on the side. I d... Read more

Support is wonderful

Friday, January 09, 2009      2 comments

My wonderful fiance has been so supportive of me. He is a chef and he loves to cook at home; he has really been thinking of healthy meals to prepare for us. He saves the cream of (broccoli, chicken, mushroom, garlic) for his restaurant and mak... Read more


Thursday, January 08, 2009      1 comments

I am down four pounds from my SparkPeople start date of 1/1/09! I am so excited. In celebration, I am drinking a giant glass of water and having a healthy tuna melt (one with very little cheese and lots of mustard and cayenne and paprika in th... Read more

First week back at school

Tuesday, January 06, 2009      1 comments

I guess that this week is the real test. Can I make it to the gym regularly and eat well even when I am back at work? This afternoon I was going to go to the gym but we got some freezing rain and snow, so that was a bust. I did some leg and c... Read more

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