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DOMS & Water Retention

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. Saturday I was able to return to Body Pump, my favorite fitness class ever. I kept my weights at what I thought was a "light" amount but ended up still having really sore muscles... Read more

Fueled by Results!

Friday, January 23, 2015      2 comments

Happy Friday!! This morning I hopped on the scale (yes, I weigh myself every day) and clocked in at 219.4 - down almost 3 pounds since Monday. I know that's not pure fat loss but it was a nice surprise since my official weigh in on Mon... Read more

Building Consistency

Thursday, January 22, 2015      3 comments

Starting over again is rough. This isn't my first round with SP. When I joined back in 2006 (yikes! almost 10 years ago!) I saw great results. The program was different then. I think it's similar to how SparkCoach is set up now, with you... Read more

Reflecting On Last Week

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      0 comments

Hi friends! Last week was a really fun week for me. Once a month at work, we have a themed dress up coffee break. Yes, we also have coffee breaks once a day, from 9:30am - 10am. Our cafe (I work at an art museum) sets out coffee and tea... Read more

Breaking Through Mental Barriers

Sunday, January 11, 2015      1 comments

Today I attended a teaching session by a wonderful Christian woman named Beth Barone. She's my pastor's mentor (he refers to her as his "spiritual mom") and comes to Hawaii once in a while to meet with and teach church leaders. I don't hold a ... Read more

Celebrating the Small Victories

Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

Yesterday was a rough day. All day I had a dull headache and was looking forward to eating dinner and enjoying some wine. When I got home, I realized I had the house to myself for a few minutes so I decided to lay down and take a short nap. ... Read more

Is it Friday, yet?

Thursday, January 08, 2015      2 comments

I feel like I'm getting back on track with my eating habits. It hasn't been easy these past 3 days. My cravings are strong. Today has been a bit tougher than earlier this week. I want to eat everything! Currently sitting on the bus an... Read more

Giving Up Perfection

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

Whoo hoo! I made it through hump day! I'm back at work after a week of vacationing on Maui to visit my family. We had so much fun. My son had his 3rd birthday there and got to see all of our cousins and friends. Returning to the off... Read more

Lessons from the Trenches

Wednesday, September 24, 2014      1 comments

It's not secret I've started and restarted this journey countless times. My journey started sometime in 2005. In college I was able to drop 30 lbs by eating healthy and working out, the good ol' fashion way. When I graduated two years late... Read more

I told myself I won't give up

Tuesday, September 23, 2014      2 comments

After taking the summer off (unintentionally) I find myself in the midst of the same cycle: lose weight - get comfortable/burned out - gain weight - repeat. During the summer I bowed out of the BLC 25 challenge because I had trouble ba... Read more

Awareness: Did I really eat that?

Tuesday, June 03, 2014      0 comments

This week's weekend challenge for BLC 25 is to share how I keep myself aware of every bite of food I eat. Well, it is really simple. I eat pretty much the same things every day, well most days of the week. Before my workout I ha... Read more

Kick Negativity to the Curb!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014      4 comments

Weight loss isn't always as simple as eating healthier and moving more. For me, sometimes it's a mental challenge. Once in awhile negative thoughts start to creep into my head and they can really mess with my progress. Thoughts like: ... Read more

BLC 25: Meal Plan This Week

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      0 comments

Another part of the weekend challenge? Blog about my meal plan for four days this week. Easy, since I eat about the same thing every day! Pre-workout: Access Bar on days I exercise in the morning Post-workout: Protein shake and bana... Read more

BLC 25: Back Up Plan

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      2 comments

Part of this BLC 25 challenge includes weekend challenges... ... and this weekend? There are two opportunities for blog posts! Yes, I wait until the last minute (our weekend challenges are Friday through Monday, and it's barely 9pm her... Read more

BLC 25: Goals and Fitness Test

Monday, May 05, 2014      0 comments

I'm currently participating in the 25th round of the BLC (Biggest Loser Challenge) here on SP. For the next twelve weeks, teams will be competing in challenges focused on nutrition, fitness, as well as emotional/mental well being. Righ... Read more


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