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Tired and running low on motivation

Monday, August 08, 2011      2 comments

I've connected the dots and now know that my weight loss is completely tied to my BC cycle. What this means for me is that I lose weight once every four weeks, and at no time in between. Luckily, this week is my weight loss week. Judging by the ... Read more

A story about yesterday morning

Saturday, July 30, 2011      0 comments

On Friday mornings I help check in people for the morning class at the fitness studio I go to. On Fridays, the morning class is called MixxedFit (a workout combining dance fitness and toning). The check-in station, manned by a volunteer (me on F... Read more

Tzatziki-Style Yogurt Dip, Nom Nom Nom

Friday, July 29, 2011      0 comments

I'm not a big believer in covering vegetables with heavy sauces and dressings. I think vegetables have plenty of flavor and those flavors don't need to be masked. That said, I'm also a big fan of Tzatziki; it's awesome! Of course the lowest calo... Read more

Two months left until Porta-Potty-Palooza!

Monday, July 18, 2011      0 comments

In 2005, I participated in the Seattle 3-Day for the Cure. That's right, I walked 60 miles in the fight against breast cancer. It was such an amazing experience that I served on the Crew in 2006 and again in 2010. What that also means is that I'... Read more

Shopping ... I may love you again.

Friday, July 15, 2011      2 comments

You know you might be in need of a new wardrobe when your significant other starts online window shopping for you. "Honey, I really think you'd look great in clothes like this, this, and this." And "Honey, don't you think it's time you donated s... Read more

Bean Counting and Other Goals

Friday, July 15, 2011      0 comments

I listed some goals at the start of June and I didn't revisit them at the end of June. Looking back over the last month and half, I did so-so on meeting them. Therefore, I'm making the following my goals until I reach my goal weight; most of the... Read more

Upper Arm Envy

Thursday, June 30, 2011      1 comments

I'm the kind of person who gains weight in the upper parts of my limbs -- hips, thighs and upper arms; the rest of body gains weight more slowly. As a result, I have the upper arms of an Italian grandma and I'm not even 40 years old yet. Since w... Read more

Holy Switchbacks, Batman!

Monday, June 27, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday my husband, dog, and I went for a 3.5-hour hike on one of the nearby mountains. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to take pictures. If you can imagine a wooded hiking trail with a view of trees looking down, out and up, then it's l... Read more

My Dog's Weight Loss Journey

Friday, June 03, 2011      3 comments

***Yes, I know this is SparkPeople and not SparkCanine nor SparkAnimals. I promise you the story will be as much or more about people than animals.*** This is Minnie. She's a happy 7-year-old yellow lab who loves to nap, walk, hike, swim an... Read more

May Showers Bring June Goals

Thursday, June 02, 2011      3 comments

Looking at my SparkPage, this is my first blog entry in over a month. Therefore, it's a perfect time to do a recap of last month and state my goals for June. The good news is that I stayed on track through most of May -- exercising at leas... Read more

Down 15 pounds, 20 to go

Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

15 pounds lost The good news is that my scale cooperated for a few days and I'm down 15 pounds from mid-December. I'm more than 40% of my way to my goal weight. So I'm giving myself a big Woo Hoo! Read more

Finishing my first 5k run

Sunday, April 17, 2011      2 comments

On Friday, the weather was decent in the morning -- cloudy, but no rain or mist. I decided that was good enough for me to attempt my first 5k, especially since the pavement wasn't wet. I put my GPS watch on and set it for a 5k distance w/ warm-u... Read more

Falling off the wagon, "new" clothes, and running a 5k

Sunday, April 10, 2011      2 comments

Falling off the wagon emoticon First up, the last two weeks were wacky. I took on a two-week project and had t... Read more

Seeing changes in how my clothes fit - Woot Woot!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      1 comments

Now that I'm down more than 10 pounds, my clothes are starting to fit better. Even though the measuring tape is showing little progress, my shirts and pants are looser than when I started in December. Yay! Read more

Taking a break from my scale

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      1 comments

I'm a scale addict. I willingly admit it. I've been weighing myself daily for years. I don't even remember how or why it started. At some point it changed from recreational use into a daily habit. As many addicts will tell you, I can stop any ti... Read more

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