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Persistance pays off

Saturday, April 09, 2011      4 comments

I have been eating according to the primal lifestyle for 3 weeks now. And I have had incremental gains every week. I have tightened up my calories, but I just wasn't feeling like I had lost any weight, in fact feeling like I had gained again. Y... Read more

Week 1 of Primal is in the bag

Monday, March 28, 2011      6 comments

And the results were not what I was expecting. I felt like I was losing weight by the end of the week, but I ended up 1/2 lb. Boo. I know I don't have to count calories following this way of eating, but I tracked some days to see where my... Read more

Primal/Paleo Day 3

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      3 comments

Today is day 3 of following a primal/paleo lifestyle. So far so good. I am still eating some dairy. Mostly cottage cheese, string cheese sticks and yogurt, but I only eat that a couple times a week. I'm trying to phase it out. No grains has b... Read more

My one word

Tuesday, January 11, 2011      3 comments

My word for the year is CHANGE. There are so many things I want to change. Of course one of those being my weight. I haven't blogged in a while and reading some of my past blogs I see that I had high hopes for last year (as always). I didn't mee... Read more

Climbing back on

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      0 comments

I thought I could complete the 28 day program even through a move. Uh, maybe not. It was hard to keep my goals at the top of my mind while packing, cleaning, etc. Now that we are moved into our new place and are getting settled I am ready to gi... Read more

28 Day program - day 1

Monday, February 01, 2010      2 comments

I signed up for the 28 day program to spark my life again. I have totally started over from scratch, going back to stage 1 of the program. Now that I better understand the fast break goals and such I want to make this a real lifestyle change. B... Read more

I am loving The Spark!

Sunday, January 31, 2010      1 comments

I've read several chapters now of The Spark and I am finally getting it! Everyone says you can't diet, you need to live a healthy lifestyle. Ok, but how? How do you make that switch in your head that this not just another diet? I love the ... Read more

The Paleo Diet

Thursday, January 28, 2010      10 comments

I've been looking into the Paleo diet the last couple of weeks. It seems like I have read so many things about so many different diets that I am only confusing myself and making it harder. I recently tried becoming vegetarian again. I've... Read more

I think I'm getting more committed

Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

Interested vs. committed". I've read that one a few times here and there and the way it pertains to weight loss. I'll admit to being interested in losing weight, but committed, eh, not so much. Something is finally clicking. I find myself ... Read more

Chapter one of the Spark

Friday, January 08, 2010      2 comments

So I finally decided to start reading The Spark. Chris Downie's personal story is so inspirational! When I first joined Sparkpeople I didn't get the name, and I didn't really get what the streaks were all about. Reading Sparkguy's story helped m... Read more

Cold and derailed

Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

I have let this bitter cold weather sap me of my energy. I haven't tracked my food for a couple days and I have not one minute of fitness to track all week. But that's ok. Persistence, not perfection. I'm home alone tonight for dinner. No... Read more

Excuses - I have them

Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

Whoa! Just logged my food for today...and well, I over ate. Fast food is evil! I knew this of course. After a looong day at the courthouse waiting for jury selection (I didn't get picked) I haven't made the best choices today. I grabbed M... Read more


Sunday, January 03, 2010      2 comments

I am on day 2 of P90X lean version. So far so good! I am only burning a couple hundred calories during the workouts which is not anywhere near what I thought I would burn. I'm sure as I learn the moves it will become harder as I will be able to ... Read more

Soon to be a new year again!

Sunday, December 27, 2009      1 comments

I love a new year! A clean slate, and so much promise for the coming year. A fresh chance to do what was left undone last year. I am so ready to get rid of this weight. I want to feel good in my body again! I know what it takes to l... Read more