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The Long Long Journey

Wednesday, July 28, 2010      8 comments

I have been looking at my weight loss journey as a really long rode trip. In my head, I have analogies for all sorts of things that play in this scenario. My ego, my super ego, and my id are all taking a road trip together (psychology major-ba... Read more

It's Been Over A Year, but I Still Haven't Fully Adjusted Mentally

Sunday, July 18, 2010      9 comments

I just realized that I have been wearing "normal" sized clothing for over a year now. I made my first size 16 purchase in May of 2009, and in January of 2010 I got into a 10. I have gained almost 15 pounds since April of this year, but I am st... Read more

I Messed Up, Now What Can I Learn From It

Sunday, July 11, 2010      4 comments

I was eating well all week and my weight was headed in the right direction, then yesterday I blew it. I ate some chips, some ice cream, popcorn with butter, some candy, and a few cookies. I had small portions of everything (moderate amount of ... Read more

Getting Back On Track

Tuesday, June 22, 2010      9 comments

I want to lose 20 pounds this summer. That is the 10 I gained due to lack of sleep and stress, along with an additional 10. I can do it. I was so close to reaching my goal when life threw a big monkey wrench in my plans. I felt like ta... Read more

Feeling Strong

Sunday, June 20, 2010      3 comments

Yesterday I went to take in my recycling. At the center I go to, I have to separate the items by type, and put in them in these yellow trash cans. I had a full can of plastic, one half full of glass, and one a fourth full aluminum. I parked ... Read more

Little by Little

Sunday, May 30, 2010      6 comments

I am in a tough financial situation these days due to an unemployed spouse. He has been laid off before, it's not uncommon with his position (Quality Engineering Manager-Quality always seems to get cut first). We are in a situation that we hav... Read more

I am Going to Lose Some Weight This Week

Sunday, May 23, 2010      7 comments

My weight is up a little. I need to bring it back down. I stocked up on healthy food today from my farmer's market. I went on a two hour walk with fellow local sparkers this morning. I am going to get my diet and fitness back under control. ... Read more

Fridays Haven't Been Good Diet Days

Friday, May 14, 2010      2 comments

I weigh myself nearly everyday on my Wii Fit. I have been staying at the same weight lately (which I am okay with, but it's not preferred). I looked at the scatter plot graph recently and noticed that Fridays and the weekend I go up, and the r... Read more

A 5K on my daughter's birthday

Sunday, May 09, 2010      6 comments

My daughter turned 9 yesterday. My friend and fellow sparker LILHLFPINT signed us up for the Revlon run/walk 5k (Thank you Mary!!!). It was my daughter's first 5k (mine too, but I have done a 10K and a half marathon before). My daughter told ... Read more

Hanging Out in the 170's

Monday, April 26, 2010      9 comments

I have gone up and down in the 179-172 range for the last few months. I think that is okay right now. I like losing, and some day I will reach that goal of 150. It just might not be right now. My life has been hectic and I have a lot of chan... Read more

I Want to Go Shopping

Friday, April 09, 2010      10 comments

It sucks losing weight during a major recession, especially when that recession effects my life personally. I have seen my lifestyle go down the last few years. It's at the point now, where I have an unemployed husband and I am working late ho... Read more

"Gaunt" really?

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      8 comments

My husband used a very unflattering term last night. He said I was looking "gaunt", and then expressed concerned that I was losing too much weight. I haven't had anyone use the word "gaunt" to describe me before, and I think I am far from "gau... Read more

I Got The Dress Zipped!

Sunday, April 04, 2010      12 comments

I bought a tiny dress for $5 at an antique swap meet about a year ago. I told myself that when I fit into this tiny little dress that I was throwing myself a cocktail party to celebrate. The dress has the tiniest little waist. This morning I ... Read more

No Time for Dinner

Friday, April 02, 2010      5 comments

Although I am not working the most ideal shift, I really like my new second job. It's a bit empowering to know that I can make enough to pay our big old mortgage. With my new job, I am leaving my house at 10:15 a.m. and I return at a little af... Read more

Small Weight Loss in March

Wednesday, March 31, 2010      8 comments

Okay..., today I got on the Wii and I was down like 3 pounds and I was down a pound the previous day as well. So instead of being 3 pounds up this month, I am .4 of a pound down. I am happy with that. It is in the right direction. Next month... Read more


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