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2016: A Whole New World
It has been 2 years since my last blog entry, and over 3 years since I was consistently active on Sparkpeople. I looked at some of my old blogs, and the one from October, 2012 was eye-opening. I was 29 years old and 167 pounds at that... Read more
Who is in your corner?
I happened across a fellow sparker's blog describing "mental toughness" coaching, and the free 21-day "fatloser.com" 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
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
Looking back over my goals, I've had some successes and some struggles so far this round.
Nutrit... Read more
BLC: Favorite meal - is it worth it?
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...
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
I ramped up my exercise around August 1. My sister and I started walking/jogging about an hou... Read more
Plan for BLC 20
My plan for the next 12 weeks:
Keep tweaking my “lower carb” experiment (under 50% ca... Read more
Hoooooo-boy, I'm sparking again!
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!
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...
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!
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...
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 $$
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
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!
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