DARAELISE
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Twenty-one pounds down!
Monday, September 25, 2017      3 comments

Just a small happy squee, but I'm glad I've been sticking out the plateaus and occasional bouts of hunger pains. Losing weight isn't always fun, but it is rewarding. 😊... Read more
Okay, that's weird.
Saturday, September 02, 2017      5 comments

Soooo, is anyone else's ticker reflecting an incorrect "current weight"? Because mine was. I'm still 179 (been at a standstill for a week now), but my ticker showed 160. While it'd be awesome to skip the whole 19 pounds in between, that, alas... Read more
I need a beginner's weight-training video so easy that a fetus can do it.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017      2 comments

No, I mean it. I lasted about 10 minutes into the weight-training video I was following on YouTube, and I had to stop because I was pretty sure I'd vomit if I continued. I still might. Ugh, I feel so pathetic. And nauseous. However, ... Read more
What's going to make it different this time?
Sunday, August 13, 2017      4 comments

As I've mentioned on my main page, my weight's gone up and down (mostly up) my whole life. I've lost significant amounts of weight twice. The first time was from Oct 2001 to Jan 2003; I lost approximately 90 pounds. I wish I could be more acc... Read more
Ten pounds down!
Saturday, August 12, 2017      6 comments

So, this isn't reflected on my weight tracker yet, since I only record my weight on Mondays, but today I am ten pounds lighter from where I started! Wheeee! I wish I was one of those people whose weight disappeared from her face first, but noooo... Read more
When it's too hot to walk outside, YouTube!
Friday, August 11, 2017      2 comments

I know, that sounds ridiculous--like, sit on your bum and mindlessly watch videos for hours! Except, not. Instead, I've discovered a TON of health and fitness videos on YouTube. I doubt I'm the first to do so; however, it was great to find al... Read more
Well, that was stupid.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      9 comments

So, I live in the Florida Panhandle--you know, the part that's closer to Alabama than Disney World. Let me tell ya, the thought of living in the peninsula is a bit gruesome to me. I mean, it's hot and humid enough up here, thank you very much!... Read more
Have you looked at yourself naked today?
Sunday, January 06, 2013      4 comments

(I was originally going to post this under the Look Better Naked team message board, except I realized that my answer got more than a little off-topic. Therefore, I decided to post it here, where I know it won't get flagged for going on a tange... Read more
When do you stop losing weight and move into maintenance?
Thursday, November 15, 2012      4 comments

I visited my family in Florida this past weekend, and my mom said to me, "You know, you look really good where you are right now. You shouldn't try to lose too much more." This gave me pause. One, I realized that I actually WAS close to... Read more
Full circle, yeah?
Monday, November 12, 2012      1 comments

I am once again the size I was when I first joined SparkPeople in order to lose weight for my younger brother's nuptials. Five years, and fifty-five pounds later... or is it 110 pounds, since I gained fifty-five pounds and lost them again? Hmm... Read more
Running.
Sunday, October 07, 2012      3 comments

I have tried so many times in the past to articulate why I like running, but I keep getting caught up in tangents, like how self-conscious I was when I first started running, or how I felt like I couldn't consider it "running" for a long time be... Read more
Craving sweets (and, yet, not wanting any of them).
Friday, September 21, 2012      1 comments

I actually went out in search of sweets this evening (I'm premenstrual and I crave chocolate like Greek gods yearn for ambrosia), but it was a frustrating experience. Why? you didn't ask, but I'll pretend you did. Mainly because every time I f... Read more
The SparkPeople Cardio Blast DVD.
Sunday, August 12, 2012      2 comments

Back about a month or so ago, when I spun the Bonus Wheel, I was awarded the above-referenced workout DVD. I didn't think anything of it--wasn't even sure if I'd GET it (sorry for doubting, SP!)--and then *plunk*, it came in the mail two days a... Read more
Food dreams. Ugh!
Saturday, August 11, 2012      2 comments

Does anyone else have food dreams? I woke up yesterday morning tasting a McDonald's hamburger and fries in my mouth. In my dream, I'd been chowing down on them like there was no tomorrow. I think the fries were even super-sized(!). I'm pret... Read more
Le comparison photo.
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

(Because starting any sentence with "le" automatically makes it sound French, am I right?) On the left: me on March 21st. On the right: me on August 4th. I'm rathe... Read more

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