So it's been awhile.... ;p (pic heavy)
So, in all honesty, I have all but abandoned SP. Sure I log in *almost* every day and spin the wheel. I troll message boards and respond to some. I keep up with the Daily Spark blogs (usually). I read friends' blogs. But as far as tracking?... Read more
2011 and 2012
2011 was a pretty good year overall. My life has improved. My weight has improved. I'm stronger, happier, and healthier. I can do 15 push-ups in a row. I completed my first 5K race (and another) and Ruckus. My goals for the year (according... Read more
And where am I one month later?
On October 3, I took some photos:
and some measurements. I am posting my "end of the month" progress now due to the fact that my period was five days late (for no goo... Read more
Need Some Feedback.....
Today I went to my doctor for my yearly check-up. Since seeing him last year, I have lost exactly one pound according to his scale. How depressing. Anyways, my check-up was normal. He ordered blood work and then asked if I had any problems. ... Read more
Weights and Measures Oct. 3 - Supreme 90 Challenge
It's the beginning of another month and therefore the beginning of a new challenge. This one is just to see who can make the most changes in one month. So here is my starting place:
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A bit down.....
This is not going to be an inspirational or uplifting post. I have been having a hard time over the last couple of weeks, despite being insanely busy. Two weeks ago was my "ovulation date," and things happened as they should. Hope is there as... Read more
Great Race and then some
Today was the Great Race in Pittsburgh. The day dawned bright and clear and 62 degrees. The sky was a beautiful robin's egg blue, and the breeze was gentle and cool. My sister-in-law, her boyfriend, and I started the walk down the hill from t... Read more
A Bit of Sunshine, an Update, and Goals 3 & 4
Isn't that a nice piece of sunshine? And it means that, yes, I have lost a pound. ... Read more
Goal #5 - Vanity
I am tackling the next "easy" goal on my list with this blog.
5) I want to wear cute clothes.
What makes this goal an "easy" one to tackle is not actually reaching it, but the plan to get there. All I need to wear the cute skirts and... Read more
So what's the plan, Stan?
Over the next few entries, I am going to take each of my previously stated eight goals and outline my plan to meet each and every one by next August 26. Just as a warning, I am taking them out of order because that’s how my brain works, and tha... Read more
It has come to my attention....
That August 26 was my Sparkiversary. What better time to reevaluate goals and see where I am now in comparison to where I was? As far as weight goes, I am exactly where I was a year ago. Not an encouraging thought, but at the same time I did ... Read more
What a week!
So much is going on this week that I don’t even know where to begin. I guess a little backstory is a decent place to start. Prior to this week I had become restless and – quite honestly – bored with life. My job – rather, my boss and her sche... Read more
Supreme 90 Day Update - Week 1
I have a week of Supreme 90 under my belt, and let me just say - wow! I love this program! It's tough but not enough to kill me. And because it's different every day, it's so much easier to keep coming back - unlike my previous attempts at 30... Read more
Supreme 90 Day
Ruckus really made me feel like I could do anything, so I decided to ride that feeling right into my next fitness adventure. Monday I started a program that is starting to get a lot of buzz: the Supreme 90 Day System. The program has been dub... Read more
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Do YOU play hard? (Ruckus recap)
Saturday I had the immense privilege of participating in Ruckus Pittsburgh. All I can say is WOW! It was tough (though not as much as I had imagined) and exhausting (in a GOOD way!), but it was also so much fun! A friend and I ran it, and tho... Read more