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Downward Spiral Dog

Sunday, November 27, 2011      2 comments

My adventures in yoga continued from last month, because I won a raffle for a free month-long membership at the studio! I was super pumped. At first, I popped over to the studio now and then for a "basics" class, which usually left me feel... Read more

Adventures in Yoga

Saturday, October 22, 2011      2 comments

Today I went to a free lesson at a nearby yoga studio that specializes in ashtanga yoga. I had never tried this type of yoga, so I was curious what it would be like. It was nice and toasty in the studio (but not overly so), and there were f... Read more

Treat Yo Self!

Thursday, October 20, 2011      1 comments

Many members of Sparkpeople talk about the importance of rewards in the process of reaching our goals. Also, tomorrow is Friday. Need ideas? Here is a quick and entertaining list of just a few ways to treat yo-self: www.youtube.com/... Read more

Getting my situation situated!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      3 comments

I recently relocated to a new city to go back to school, so I've been working on learning my way around. This includes finding a new gym and getting used to my new supermarket. I haven't committed to a gym yet (they are pricey around here!) but ... Read more

The same 10 pounds

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      3 comments

Seeing others' weight loss journeys on SP has been really inspirational, and I'm thankful that my weight problem is not too severe. My BMI is within the healthy range, and my weight doesn't keep me from doing anything I want to do. However,... Read more

Sugar Causes Wrinkles: Who Knew

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      1 comments

Apparently this is old news, but I just found out that eating too much sugar causes wrinkles! I had no idea. I thought I only had to worry about my butt getting bigger from all those brownies. So hopefully this will serve as a new motivation to ... Read more

Half-year Resolutions

Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

It's been just over six months since I started on Sparkpeople, and it's been a busy half year - more turmoil than I am used to! So I'm trying to be patient with myself and not sweat it about the weight gain. I reset my tracker and am aiming to l... Read more

I am worth it

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

I just met with my personal trainer, and I had actually been feeling kind of regretful that I signed up for training. When I bought even just a small training session package, it was expensive, and I haven't been getting to the gym enough (ahem,... Read more

Oh yeah... swimsuits

Thursday, May 12, 2011      1 comments

Chicago has been experiencing a bit of a heatwave this week, which is totally making me think about the coming of summer and with it, the need to wear shorts/skirts/swimsuits. Read more

Easter Bunny aftermath

Thursday, April 28, 2011      3 comments

The Easter Bunny visited me, and after giving up chocolate for Lent, I basically went hogwild. (Has anyone seen the movie Chocolat? Remember when the guy eats tons of chocolate and then passes out in the front window of the candy shop? It was ki... Read more

the Chickpea Rewards Program

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      2 comments

Things have been crazy busy lately (seems to be a general trend among my Spark buddies), but I'm trying to at least stay on track with my eating. Due to my non-car-ownership, I'm on foot quite a bit, but I still need to prioritize actual working... Read more

DOH

Monday, March 07, 2011      4 comments

To quote the great Homer Simpson... that's how I'm feeling after gaining back a few LBs. Doh! Anyway, my sparktivity has been low lately after a very busy February, but I'm getting back on track, watching my food intake and getting to the ... Read more

Not motivated!

Sunday, February 06, 2011      2 comments

I don't know what has happened, but I am just not motivated this week! My eating habits have been a little too flexible, and I haven't been tracking online, and I didn't work out that much. I lost 2 lbs. at my last weigh-in last Monday, and I th... Read more

Whooaaa, we're halfway there

Monday, January 31, 2011      2 comments

You get a bonus point if that title made you think of Bon Jovi - as in their 80s song "Livin on a Prayer". ANYWHO, the good news is that I have lost seven pounds since joining Sparkpeople in December! The less good news is that I realized ... Read more

Step away from the brownie!

Friday, January 28, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I was faced with a conundrum. We had our quarterly staff gathering at work, and they always cater both healthy and unhealthy snacks. I have a SERIOUS sweet tooth and a weakness for brownies, and it's easier for me to just avoid it enti... Read more


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