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To all you maintenance sparkers...help

Monday, February 20, 2012      3 comments

I lost 62 pounds and kept it off...for a while. Now it's creeping back on. If I am being perfectly honest then NO I have not been as good as I should have been with eating clean. I gradually got a little more slack...for example, with alcohol. ... Read more

Eating clean...how clean is clean for you?

Monday, January 16, 2012      2 comments

How clean do you have to eat to see changes in your body and on the scale? For me I have to eat SUPER clean. I know it's a big science experiment to find out how much we can "cheat" and still lose, feel good and look good. Well if I start ha... Read more

Old me VS new me Top 10 changes.

Thursday, December 29, 2011      2 comments

Every January I reflect back on the previous year and set my goals for the coming year. For MANY MANY years I would set the goal to lose X amount of pounds and then I would never accomplish the goal. Every new year I would set the same old goa... Read more

Smoking cigs at the gym? What?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      4 comments

Yesterday at the gym, I was on a treadmill that looks out into the parking lot and a heavyset guy gets out of his car smoking a cigarette!! He quickly takes a few puffs before stomping it out and coming in to workout. I got a little chuckle out... Read more

It's true "what they say"

Sunday, November 20, 2011      4 comments

Well today was an eye opening experience. Warning....venting ahead. I have had an injured knee and have not been working out at quite the intensity that I had been. Also, to be very honest, I have not been doing great food-wise. Have I been do... Read more

Let's be honest and "GET REAL" with ourselves!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011      4 comments

When I was losing a lot of my weight I used to tell myself to "get real" . What does get real mean? It means stop telling yourself lies!! If I am eating very clean and working out and drinking water , I ALWAYS lose weight, feel good in my clo... Read more

Starting Insanity

Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

Well I decided to finally buy Insanity ! I have P90X and LOVE IT, so thought I'd give Insanity a try. I know it's good to mix up the workouts and I have been bored lately . I usually alternate between the gym, workout DVD at home or going to th... Read more

Cant out exercise a bad diet unfortunately

Saturday, August 27, 2011      2 comments

Saw a post the other day on a fitness blog that I follow that said You can train hard and eat right 95% of the time and blow it all in the 5% if you aren't careful. Think of it this way: You can work hard and be frugal 6 days and 23 hours - a... Read more

For me eating is 90-99% of this battle

Monday, August 22, 2011      5 comments

It took me literally years to figure out the "secret" equation. What is the "secret" equation you may ask......well for years I was overweight and I worked out at a high intensity 5 or 6 days a week. Well I never lost a pound. HELLOOOOOOOOOOO..... Read more

Positive affirmations/mantras

Thursday, August 18, 2011      5 comments

Dont know why but lately I've been having to do some serious "self talk" to workout. I used to bounce out of bed and head straight to the gym and lately I am moving in slow motion. It's a tough balance knowing when to listen to your body becau... Read more

Counting Blessings...even teenage blessings !!

Sunday, August 07, 2011      2 comments

Lately my son (17) has been giving us a fit...nothing major, just pushing the limits and being a pain in the butt and procrastinating , being sassy and just having that entitlement attitude. Just normal teenage stuff I guess. BUt, nonetheless ... Read more

Follow up to frightening part of maintenance

Monday, July 25, 2011      2 comments

Well I am happy to report that those vacation pounds came off very rapidly with a ton of water drinking and diligence....EATING CLEAN. Now it's back to weight loss mode. It's always a good wake up call to see how quickly it is to put it back o... Read more

The frightening part of maintenance

Sunday, July 10, 2011      5 comments

Last year I had lost 65 pounds and felt great before leaving on vacation. This year , I have maintained the loss, but unfortunately I need to lose more and have just gotten too comfortable and have not lost the 20 more that I wanted to lose. ... Read more

Postive Thinking is always good!!

Sunday, March 20, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday after getting out of the shower I noticed lots of new gray hairs. For some reason I thought "hey at least I have hair and I should be grateful as I am not losing my hair due to chemo or some other health ailment". Then I started lookin... Read more

Nothing tastes as good as being fit & healthy feels

Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

So we've all heard it "no food tastes as good as being fit and healthy feels". And it's SO true. However, life happens. Birthday parties, dinners out, bunco, baseball games, football games, any sporting event. You name it there is always an ev... Read more


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