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Going on a date?! Me?!?

Monday, September 12, 2011      18 comments

Things have moved along quickly with Mr. English Accent (who has "excessive overweight" listed as a "can't stand", but seemed otherwise awesome). He's now asked me out! It seems really fast, to me - we did the eharmony guided communication (ove... Read more

Woo-hoo! 30lb Down, BLC, and online dating!

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      19 comments

What a wild and wonderful ride I'm on! I weighed this morning for the first weigh-in of the Biggest Loser Challenge, and I'm officially 175lb, which is a cool thirty pounds down from my starting weight. I can barely believe how fast the su... Read more

Waking up - a new day, a new chance

Friday, September 02, 2011      4 comments

So, those who know me might have noticed that I've been MIA for much of August. There was the week in FL, then a week at home struggling to get back into my routine, then the first week of school, and then - this week - 4 full days of "new emplo... Read more

Asked out!!

Friday, August 12, 2011      7 comments

So, for the last 2 years, I've been single. And prior to the most recent relationship, I had been single for a horrifying 6.5 years (plus or minus a few occasional dates). Why, you ask? Probably a lack of confidence - I'm pretty shy around peopl... Read more

Feeding the right wolf

Saturday, August 06, 2011      4 comments

I've been having fun exploring the weight loss resources available at my local library. I now have a currently-reading list: emoticonRead more

Facing fears

Thursday, August 04, 2011      4 comments

There's probably all sorts of psychology words to describe this, but I don't know them off-hand. All I know is that I'm feeling such a deep sense of relief, that I've TAKEN ACTION on things that were scaring me. There are a bunch of things... Read more

Insight on loneliness

Wednesday, August 03, 2011      4 comments

If you noticed my status today, it went from happy ("Flutterofstars is getting used to her new haircut) to sad ("Flutterofstars needs a hug"). More honesty would have prompted me to write "Flutterofstars is crying" but it looked too much like a ... Read more

Battle cry, Beck, and cookies, oh my!

Sunday, July 31, 2011      3 comments

Battle Cry: emoticon For the 8 week battle, we're supposed to come up with a battle cry. I've been giving it some ... Read more

Holy cr@p, this is me, surprised!

Friday, July 29, 2011      11 comments

So, one of the preparations for the 8 Week Battle is to post a picture of yourself, before and after. I had the bright idea that I'd take my picture wearing some "goal" jeans, that might be a reasonable goal for 8 weeks - so a size or two down f... Read more

Need to learn patience...

Friday, July 29, 2011      2 comments

Whoops! So, clearly I spoke too soon when I was worrying yesterday about slowed weight loss. After being stuck at 185 (or - with an optimistic interpretation of the wiggly needle - 184.5) for 6 days in a row, the scale took a bit of a dive today... Read more

Bootcamp drawbacks? Womanly woes? Alert: TMI ahead!

Thursday, July 28, 2011      1 comments

So, I've completed week 1 of the bootcamp, with all its ST videos and even some extra cardio sessions. Some things I've noticed: A) I've felt more hungry, so ended up increasing my calories by about 50-100 (hitting closer to 1400, rather th... Read more

First battle!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

So, I've joined the 8 Week Battle! It starts this Sunday, and runs for 8 weeks - conveniently encompassing the ever-stressful time when classes start back up. This will be a key time for me keep motivated and keep Sparking, and I think being a p... Read more

Feelin' sore, and (mostly) loving it!

Monday, July 25, 2011      1 comments

So, my current goal is to kick myself into gear on the strength training front, because that is the one piece of the new-lifestyle puzzle that I am struggling with the most. Give me a spinach salad or an hour-long walk, and I'm all over it, but ... Read more

20-Pound Happy Dance!!! And finding allies everywhere...

Saturday, July 23, 2011      5 comments

The scale said 185 this morning! I'm 20 pounds down from where I started, 2 months ago!! I can barely believe it! The weight has been dropping off, and - as opposed to most other times I've dieted - I've actually, continually felt MORE energy th... Read more

A question of motivation... Bootcamp Day 1

Thursday, July 21, 2011      1 comments

I lamented a few blogs ago that I've been feeling increasingly guilty about skipping strength training. It was acceptable to miss my 2 sessions the week I was in San Diego, was kind of lame that I didn't "make up" any sessions the week I was hom... Read more


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