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The Week in Review: 50 Pounds down...and chocolate n' peanut butter

Monday, March 12, 2012      16 comments

This week I celebrated finally surpassing the 50 pound weight loss mark (see yesterday's blog). It took 15 months with lots of ups and downs. I have been fine with slow weight loss (and am an advocate of losing slowly), but reaching the 50 pound... Read more

Beyond the weight: Fifty Pounds and FABULOUS!

Saturday, March 10, 2012      24 comments

I finally crossed the 50 pound loss mark this week! I have had plenty of ups and downs in my weight over the past year, but the overall trend has been downward. This week I was hell-bent on hitting the 50 pound loss mark, and I surpassed that an... Read more

The (Belated) Week (and Month) in Review: I haven't been eating my Wheaties...

Thursday, March 08, 2012      13 comments

...and I feel great. My experiment with cutting out wheat (or at least significantly reducing my consumption of it) seems to be paying off. I feel so much better and have not been bloated and nauseated. I also came across an article that discuss... Read more

Ladies, the trick to staying safe...

Monday, February 27, 2012      14 comments

I'm such a sucker doing hours of martial arts every week. Turns out that staying safe is much less physically exhausting than I thought! Image from http://pleated-... Read more

The Week in Review: The Tax Man Cometh

Sunday, February 26, 2012      10 comments

Well, at least I drank my water this week (picture my friend took yesterday, and then we doctored it up on her iPad). This week had it's ups and downs. My eating ... Read more

Peanut Butter Protein Balls recipe (look if you dare!)

Saturday, February 25, 2012      18 comments

From Oxygen Magazine. These are almost a little TOO good...in any case, I made them tonight and they were great--ya know, the half a batch I ate. In any case, my plan is have these as pre- or post-workout snacks, so maybe I'll try making them ag... Read more

The Week in Review: I've hit a new low.

Monday, February 20, 2012      16 comments

A new low weight, that is. On Saturday I weighed in at 252.1, the lowest since starting to lose with SparkPeople. Sweet...hopefully I've broken through this months-long plateau. I was happy to have a nice loss this week, but even if I hadn't, I ... Read more

MICLWILDE's awesome blog about guilt-free foods

Wednesday, February 15, 2012      6 comments

ERLYWA shared a blog written by MICLWILDE about enjoying food guilt-free. He made the most excellent point that ALL foods should be guilt-free. Even when foods are not enjoyed in moderation, there is no point in associating guilt with the food a... Read more

The Week in Review: Gettin' Good

Tuesday, February 14, 2012      11 comments

"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." - Goethe Last Tuesday, for the first time ever, I felt completely relaxed during my lesson with Jeff. I guess this tells you how lo... Read more

28 Day Boot Camp Review!

Monday, February 13, 2012      5 comments

I was very excited to be offered to receive the new 28 Day Bootcamp DVD with Coach Nicole. She is trainer who is very positive without being over-the-top chipper, which is extremely important to me in workout videos. Sure enough, the Bootcamp D... Read more

The Week in Review: Stealing from a SparkPal

Tuesday, February 07, 2012      13 comments

My good SparkFriend MUSICALLYMINDED (Tracy) posts blogs about the good choices she's made. Her blogs make me realize how quickly positive choices can add up. I was going to blog about all of the poor choices that I had made this past week, but d... Read more

The Week (and Month) in Review: This plan will self-destruct in 5...4...3...2...

Thursday, February 02, 2012      13 comments

Image from themoderatevoice.com The month of January started out very strong--I felt in control and like I could truly keep up the momentum I had built. Then, come ... Read more

The Week in Review: Approaching Good

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      11 comments

I was actually excited to go to my saxophone lesson last week. I had put in a lot of practice time, and had some extra practice due to working at home. I actually felt pretty confident walking into my lesson, for once. My teacher Jeff is not exa... Read more

Yeah, I'm kind of a big deal. (workout pics)

Thursday, January 19, 2012      32 comments

Hah, well, I don't know about being a big deal, but I'm glad that my coach Nate took some pictures against my will over the past couple of weeks. He snuck up on me and I turned and he had a camera pointed at me. My immediate reaction was to stop... Read more

The Week in Review: Just...PLAY.

Monday, January 16, 2012      12 comments

"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced." -James Baldwin This week at my saxophone lesson, my teacher Jeff got mad at me. He didn't raise his voice, but he was as pissed as I've eve... Read more


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