Beyond the weight: Fifty Pounds and FABULOUS!
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...
...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...
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!
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The Week in Review: The Tax Man Cometh
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!)
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.
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
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
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
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!
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
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...
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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
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)
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.
"Not everything that is faced can be changed. But nothing can be changed until it is faced."
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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The Week in Review: Greater Observation, Less Determination
"Have greater observation and less determination."
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I have reflected a ... Read more