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Day 8: Blah
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      3 comments

I really didn't feel great for most of the day yesterday. I wanted to have a lazy day since I was sore from hiking on Sunday. Binged watched Sherlock (new addiction), worked on my cross stitch, and was exactly as lazy as I intended to be. Some t... Read more
Day 7: Un-winter Weather
Monday, January 23, 2017      0 comments

The weather here in Ohio has been really strange this winter. We had negative temperatures and heavy snow in November, then January has been downright balmy with a high of 66 today. In the early afternoon, my husband and I ran a leg of a dog t... Read more
Day 6: Allergies
Monday, January 23, 2017      1 comments

This is a late entry because last night was a little ... Too exciting. I have known since I was a young child that I'm allergic to latex, after my face swelling up due to a latex bandaid. I've never really thought much about it, just always ma... Read more
Day 5: New ideas
Saturday, January 21, 2017      4 comments

I'm always looking for new things to try that are within my goal calorie amount per meal. Last night, I decided to see how BD's Mongolian Grill, one of my favorite places to eat, would fit in. Surprisingly, by making a few better choices (such a... Read more
Day 4: Long Day
Thursday, January 19, 2017      1 comments

I was really tired last night so ended up falling asleep way too early.. Which of course resulted in waking up way too early. So instead of my normal 8:30, I've been up since 4:30. Which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact I don't get o... Read more
Day 3: Imperfections
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      2 comments

Tonight was girl's night with two of my good friends. It's a weekly tradition, and it always involves going out to eat. I didn't order "good" food, but with portion control and good choices earlier in the day, I still stayed under 1700 calories.... Read more
Day 2: A Success Story
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

After a slow start yesterday, today went much, much better. Under 1500 calories (my daily goal), 10,000 steps thanks to walking around campus today, and about to finish out my 8 glasses of water. Interesting highlights of today are that I atte... Read more
Day 1: slow to launch
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      3 comments

Well yesterday didn't go as planned... Didn't even get my blog post in. But a large part of it is that I had a lot of homework. Normally I'd try to space it out so I'm not doing it all the night before its due, but I ordered my textbook from Ama... Read more
Day 0: 5 years later
Monday, January 16, 2017      9 comments

5 years ago tomorrow, on January 16, 2012, I started out on what would ultimately be my first successful weight loss journey. A lot, and I mean a LOT, ... Read more
I do it my way!
Monday, August 10, 2015      2 comments

I had a very unsavory experience with a BeachBody coach today that made me ever more thankful for the community of Sparkers and reinforce my use of all the tools here. I had a frustrating discovery this morning when I found that in the past... Read more
10 pounds down!
Saturday, August 01, 2015      5 comments

Well... I should say "again." Because before I let things go, I'd actually lost 12 a few month ago. But, from my very first "before" picture until now is a difference of 10 lbs and I'm very pleased with that. The fact I dropped 5 lbs in... Read more
500 days
Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

500 days. That's how long it's been since my last blog post on here. Well, to be completely honest, it's actually 499 but 500 sounds like a much more dramatic title, so I'm going with it. In those 500 (499!) days, so much has changed. As of... Read more
Going Home
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      1 comments

I've been in Florida for 5 months now. It's been 5 months of temporary housing, living out of suitcases, emotional struggles and homesickness. My husband and I finally got out of our friend's house before it destroyed our friendship, and moved i... Read more
Life in the Sunshine State
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      4 comments

It's been two months since I left my job, my home, and my life in east Tennessee. I left behind a toxic work environment, emotionally-damaging boss and sinking economy. I also left behind some of the best friends I could ever imagine, our first ... Read more
Long time, no see. (Fair warning: LONG!)
Thursday, October 17, 2013      4 comments

My last post was in March. That seems like a lifetime ago. So much has changed since then. Most of it bad, but some of it good. Stress has been the overwhelming theme of my summer, and that certainly isn't slowing down right now. I've been fight... Read more

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