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Update (Nearly 2 Months Later)
I hit the 30lbs loss mark on June 12th (or near there) and although I kept working out and I kept eating healthy and watching my portions, no weight seemed to want to drop off me.
I think my issue was trying to find that "balance" between l... Read more
Good morning Sparkerinos!
I have OFFICIALLY hit the 30lbs weight loss over the weekend, weighing in at 179.4lbs.
THAT'S RIGHT FOLKS. I'm in the 170's. Just barely, but there nonetheless.
I haven't been in the 170's in about 8 year... Read more
Consistency & Patience are Key
For those of you who may be wondering how I made out with Kris Gethinís 12-Week trainerÖ Well, it wasnít good. I stopped doing it after about 4 weeks. I enjoyed the program because it was challenging but for some reason, I wasnít dropping any we... Read more
I have a lot of updates!
The past few weeks have been a little hectic and I havenít been on SparkPeople very much. I do think itís time to update you all on what has been going on.
Weight-wise, Iíve been doing great. Iíve lost another ... Read more
A Conversation with a Cashier
Yesterday, I went to the grocery store to buy milk and veggies.
I literally filled up one of those hand-held carts with tons of vegetables for salads, for cooking, etc.
While I was going through the check-out, the cashier started talk... Read more
One of the things I struggle with the most during this weight loss journey of mine (which seems to be a lifelong endeavour) is fear.
I fear failure, as most of us do. The most horrific part, however, is my fear of success.
I have never... Read more
Got Rid of 25 lbs
I weighed in on Saturday and hit an important milestone: 25 lbs lost!
Actually, let me rephrase: I have gotten rid of 25 lbs!
I have never, eve... Read more
New Workout Program
In the end, I decided to go with Kris Gethin's Hardcore 12-Week Trainer instead of Lee Labrada's (as I had mentioned in yesterday's blog). Kris seems to be a little more of my style and I'm not a beginner when it comes to weight lifting so this ... Read more
Lee Labrada's 12-Week Trainer
My weekend was pretty calm. Spent all of Saturday shopping (a lot of walking and not a lot of buying!) with some family. On Sunday, I finished making a blanket and after a long and lazy day, decided to go outside and took my dog for a nice walk.... Read more
Dealing with being demeaned at work
Right now, I work for an Office of applied research for a post-secondary institution. It's a 6-month gig (I have one month left) with a high probability of renewal for another 6 months. My job is to basically help everyone else in the office wit... Read more
I Found the Secret to Weight Loss.... I Think?
Oddly enough, I've been losing weight really fast this past week. Between yesterday and today, I lost another whole pound!
So what's different? I haven't been going to the gym! I've been battling a cold and haven't been to the gym in 6 days... Read more
I Lost 20 Pounds.
Iím excited to say that even though January was a big struggle for me, I have since been losing steadily. I only lose about a pound a week, which is nice and slow. Sometimes I wish I would lose faster but I know this is a healthy way of doing it... Read more
Down 15.6 lbs and still going strong
I'm proud to say I've been able to drop another pound last week to bring me to 194.4 lbs. I don't remember the last time I was in the low 190's. I'm very pleased :) This means I've lost 15.6lbs since I started putting my health first again. I've... Read more
BFFM - 1 month update
In my last post here on SP, I expressed a lot of frustration because I was measuring and counting every calorie, working out 5 times a week, drinking lots of water, getting the right amount of sleep and yet I wasn't losing we... Read more
Where to start....
I am trying to be patient but the scale is proving to be a great frustration for me. Although I'm feeling great and making serious strength gains in the gym (last night I had 40lbs in each hand for dumbbell press and did ... Read more