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46%, but not for long
That is my body fat percentage as it was measured last night by a personal trainer at LA Fitness. I am almost half lard! (no wonder I float effortlessly in the pool! LOL!)
I started this journey at 54.6%, and had gotten as low as to 42.9% ... Read more
Where I've been and where I'm going...
I don't know if anyone will even read this. (It's pretty long-winded even for me!) but whether anyone ever reads it or not, I know I needed to write it for myself. Here goes...
It's been two years since I started my weight loss journey, and... Read more
Getting back on
Wow, where do I start. It feels like I've been gone for an eternity, but really it's only been about a month. Things were really spinning so out of control that I finally had to take a break. We were days away from having our home go into forecl... Read more
Dr Oz is spreading the Spark!
I subscribe to Dr Oz's email newsletter, and I was happy to see a reference to the new book The Spark, as well as SparkPeople.com and SparkRecepes.com in his January 18th edition. I think Dr Oz has been sparked!
"Start your day off right. T... Read more
Six months after surgery
I saw my surgeon's office today for my 6-month postop check. Here's how I'm doing so far:
Upper GI x-ray shows band is in place and anatomy all functioning normally.
Fluid level in band is adjusted appropriately now - I'm at my sweet sp... Read more
I gained 6 pounds and some much needed perspective...
It all started with Thanksgiving - I really didn't do too bad with my choices, actually. I started my day with a walk, and "healthied up" some of the dishes we served. I enjoyed the turkey, cranberries, roasted fresh sweet potatoes, garlic mashe... Read more
Out of balance and need to take back control
Since starting my weight loss journey 11 months ago, something I have become more and more aware of is just how many areas of my life are seriously out of balance. Everywhere I look, there are extremes, most resulting from my own lack of self-di... Read more
To all my Spark Friends
I came across this article through the RealAge Newsletter (by Dr Oz) today.
"You might drop more preholiday diet pounds if you tap into this simple technology: e-mail.
Yep, in a study, dieters who got a little love, support, and motiva... Read more
My life challenges
I don't like to whine about my problems, but I'm feeling like I need to open up about some challenges I'm dealing with in my life lately:
- Finances - pay cut and loss of income, some "bad" financial decisions, mounting credit card debt with ... Read more
A "light" pumpkin pie to try this Thanksgiving...
I have never made this recipe - just received it in an email today and wanted to share. I'm definitely going to try it. I often skip the crust and just bake the filling in custard dishes. It's a very healthy treat that tastes great too!
The... Read more
Rediscovering my shoulders
So last night, as I was sitting on the couch watching the Biggest Loser (I am so addicted to that show now!) I reached inside the collar of my shirt to scratch my shoulder, and I was so surprised I stopped dead in my tracks. Was that my shoulder... Read more
I hate "liquid" days and need some help!
So, tomorrow afternoon I go in for my third band adjustment. I'm excited to think that I am progressing in my journey, so why is it all I can think about is dreading 2 days of liquids? I mean, if I could make it through 2 weeks of liquids after ... Read more
My favorite veggie burger
I have found a veggie burger which is truly blogworthy...Morningstar Farms Spicy Black Bean burger. I've always enjoyed eating this variety of veggie burger, but today instead of the usual "on a bun with some American cheese and ketchup" routin... Read more
Biggest Loser season premier
So, did you catch the season premier of The Biggest Loser? I never used to watch this show--it made me angry that people got eliminated when they were working so hard and clearly needed the resources and support of the show to support their effo... Read more
I can hardly believe it, but I just RAN on my treadmill!
I have always been intrigued with running. I remember trying to take up jogging as a teenager (I was overweight then, too) and it just never worked out for me. I admired people who we... Read more