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Who is in your corner?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014      5 comments

I happened across a fellow sparker's blog describing "mental toughness" coaching, and the free 21-day "" program. I signed up for it, and have been really enjoying it. In today's video, our mental toughness coach described his o... Read more

Inspiration and Renewal

Tuesday, December 17, 2013      5 comments

I haven't posted a blog in a very long time. Even though I've been back Sparking for a while now, I just hadn't felt the urge. But SEPTEMBERSPIRIT posted an incredibly beautiful blog entry on "20 Things to Let Go for the New Year", and it inspir... Read more

BLC Mid-Point Assessment

Thursday, October 18, 2012      10 comments

Looking back over my goals, I've had some successes and some struggles so far this round. emoticon Nutrit... Read more

BLC: Favorite meal - is it worth it?

Sunday, September 23, 2012      11 comments

My all-time favorite food is Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. Thank goodness it's expensive, so I have it very rarely - maybe once or twice a year, for my birthday or a date. The calorie count is painful: the Godiva chocolate cheesecake is 1109 ca... Read more

Physical therapy - the hip bone's connected to the...

Friday, September 21, 2012      5 comments

I had my first physical therapy appt today, and guess what I learned?! My left leg is 2cm longer than my right leg! Really?! Nearly 30 years I've spent in this body, and I didn't know this about myself??? So, this has likely been behind a ... Read more

Bursitis, boys, and bounty

Wednesday, September 19, 2012      7 comments

emoticon Bursitis: I ramped up my exercise around August 1. My sister and I started walking/jogging about an hou... Read more

Plan for BLC 20

Friday, September 14, 2012      16 comments

My plan for the next 12 weeks: Nutrition: emoticon Keep tweaking my “lower carb” experiment (under 50% ca... Read more

Hoooooo-boy, I'm sparking again!

Monday, August 13, 2012      6 comments

So, things got pretty busy over the Spring and Summer. I defended my dissertation proposal in April (ouch! stress eating!), went on a 3-week vacation in May (ouch! cruise weight gain!), had to travel to present research at two separate conferenc... Read more

Update on Lower Carb Experiment!

Thursday, March 01, 2012      9 comments

Well, I've got good news! I've been doing my "lower carb" experiment for 3 weeks, now. My tentative goal was to keep my carbs under 50% on 5 out of 7 days (allowing for 1-2 cheat days per week - usually my date days with the boy!). I haven't qui... Read more

An experiment with lower carbs...

Friday, February 10, 2012      10 comments

Seeing the whole lotta nothin' that was happening for me on the scale all week (despite staying at the low end of my calorie range and exercising my hardest ever with C25K), I was feeling open to a little change. I came across an article suggest... Read more

New ticker goal!

Monday, February 06, 2012      7 comments

So after the "plateau" (or exercise-slacking, calorie-laden vacation) that happened over the holidays, I'm really proud of myself for building back up my momentum in January. The Biggest Loser Challenge is a huge motivator (given that the team i... Read more

Deciding whether to share my Sparkjourney with the boyfriend...

Sunday, January 29, 2012      7 comments

Conveniently, we're required to blog about our journey for BLC, and I just happen to be wrestling with a facet of my journey right now! So, one of the Questions of the Day on my BLC team asked who is the biggest obstacle in my weight loss e... Read more

Live now! Letting go of clothes, making some $$

Saturday, January 21, 2012      8 comments

Sometimes I'm so hard on myself! For example, over the last few months, as I've been cleaning my closet of all of my "too-big" clothes, I was undoubtedly proud of myself (to see how much smaller I've gotten). But tempering the joy was the shame ... Read more

Birthday, C25K W1D2

Saturday, January 14, 2012      7 comments

On Wednesday, the first day of BLC18, I put my money where my mouth is (or, put my booty in my sweatpants? put my feet in my running shoes??) and stopped saying "I think I want to start running, eventually" and actually s.t.a.r.t.e.d. running! ... Read more

A new year, a new BLC, and renewed motivation

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      13 comments

So, I was really struggling in November and December. I had some health challenges (including a pulled groin in November), some stressful situations (home alone for Thanksgiving, traveling for Christmas), but mostly I had a big heaping dose of c... Read more

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