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Sleep Factor.... go figure.

Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

I have been on two teams, both with challenges on them since January. I really enjoy reading about what other people are doing and enjoy the friends I have made on spark people. One of the teams, the San Antonio one has an EPIC challenge. Unf... Read more

Veggie Bonus for FEF

Saturday, May 07, 2011      3 comments

Well, its funny that this was the bonus this week because I have been experimenting with substituting regular meals for veggie ones to add variety. I get in food ruts. I figure out its ok to eat X and then I fix X all the time for that meal. I... Read more

Why I started the journey

Saturday, May 07, 2011      6 comments

Our challenge this week for Fit Equals Fabulous was to blog about why we started this journey towards weight loss in the first place. On April 30, 2010 my blood pressure soared to 126/182. I am not sure what caused it although I have learn... Read more

Motivation collage

Sunday, April 17, 2011      5 comments

I have really been fighting this since I got on Spark people. I have never done a motivation collage, but because of the challenge on my FEF team I will do it. I am not finished but I will tell you a little about it. I like the picture o... Read more

3 Books....

Sunday, April 17, 2011      2 comments

I have been having a hard time finding Spark time this week. More so than normal. I had training at my job with a two hour daily commute. An hour there and an hour back. It was all I could do to get all the exercising in! All time favor... Read more

Day 2 30 Day Shred

Tuesday, April 05, 2011      4 comments

Well, I wanted to kick my exercise up AGAIN... I think JM 30 day shred will do it for a while. I did day one late on April 1.... yes, cut out the April Fool jokes, I really did get it done and it wasn't as bad as i thought. I felt quite a... Read more

FEF 5 Motivators

Saturday, April 02, 2011      4 comments

Motivation-- getting it is not hard, its keeping it that is the problem. I have thought a lot about this... its hard to narrow it down to 5 People that motivate you.... 1. SparkPeople site and the people in it. Whenever I get down abou... Read more

EPIC goals

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      5 comments

EPIC is a challenge I am on for the entire year with SA Spark. I don't actually live in SA, its just the biggest place closest to where I am! (confession) It's based on points for the week. And really its about building consistency. I wan... Read more

FEF Detailed workout plan

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      3 comments

March was horrific. Not sure what happened, but I had a really hard time. I think I thought I had made enough changes that I could take some short cuts and not do somethings.... guess what.... I can't. Got to stick to the plan.... March... Read more

PUSH and EPIC results

Friday, March 04, 2011      8 comments

I have changed the title, but the results are the same. I haven't lost any more or gained any either. those of you who are struggling like I am and all you do is weigh.... get off the scale, break out the tape measure and be honest, blog... Read more

Yoga Challenge YOU MUST BE KIDDING!!!

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      11 comments

My Slim Possibles challenge week was to do yoga 3 times this week. I , the Queen of procrastination did not do the first session till today. I percieve yoga as being .... well not very athletic and moving too slowly to feel like you are doing a... Read more

Ring Spins!!! ?????

Thursday, February 24, 2011      11 comments

I have been married 21 years and in that time I have had my rings resized ..... twice. Both times it was an increase and it made me unhappy. Promised myself I would not resize again. When I made that promise to myself, I was thinking, "I will... Read more

Hitting the reset button, and no more "lion taming"

Saturday, February 19, 2011      5 comments

I have been in a long plateau.... since October2010. I have been stuck, gaining and loosing the same 2 pounds. AAARRRGGGHHHH! It really kills your motivation to keep yo yoing between the same 2 numbers. But, I hung in there and thanks to some... Read more

Thank you PUSH and EPIC!

Saturday, February 05, 2011      3 comments

I had given up really. I was so discouraged a few weeks ago. I have gained and lost the same 2 pounds over and over and over since the end of September. On September 29, 2010 I hit 229 pounds. For the first time in 15 years I was under 230. ... Read more


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