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Day 226: Just a Quick Review

Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

Wow. I can't believe it's been about 6 months since I've posted. These 6 months have been the toughest months of my life. On September 7, 2015, my mom was found in her apartment. She had passed away. She was young and her death ... Read more

Day 45: What am I worth?

Thursday, July 30, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday was my second therapy appointment. I'm really glad I started going. I almost cancelled, thinking I didn't need to go anymore because I started feeling better (yes, after one appointment. *insert eye-roll here*) But I know th... Read more

Day 42: Life Updates

Monday, July 27, 2015      2 comments

Ok... I had this long post written up but it was all scattered so I decided to start again. Not that you needed to know any of that but well, now you do! ANNIVERSARY STAYCATION: On Friday 7/24, we celebrated 5 years of marriage! We spent ... Read more

Day 35: Today is the Day!

Monday, July 20, 2015      3 comments

Today is my first appointment with my therapist. I'm so nervous. If I think about it long enough I become so overwhelmed I'm on the verge of tears. That nervous. I googled my therapist. And that just made it worse. ... Read more

Day 31: Tired but chugging along

Thursday, July 16, 2015      1 comments

This past week has been a bit difficult for me. Not in anything particular, but I don't think I've completely pulled out of my "funk", whether that was just a bad mood or a depressive (is that a word?) episode - I don't know, I just know th... Read more

Day 23: I Made My Therapy Appointment

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      7 comments

Today I made an appointment to see a therapist. Lately I've been feeling very overwhelmed, stressed, and anxious. For the past week or so I haven't been able to fully breathe. I never really noticed my breathing until I notice that I'm hol... Read more

Day 9: Reflecting on a Gain

Wednesday, June 24, 2015      3 comments

Wait... what?! Yes, today during my "official" weigh in, I had a gain. (I call it "official" because it's only official to me. I weigh in every Wednesday morning and record my weight. I may jump on the scale during the week but those... Read more

Day 4: In Retrospect

Friday, June 19, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday I went for a walk to a local park/playground near our house. When I checked the map on my phone, I saw it would be a 2.6 mile walk, which isn't bad. I used to run about 2 miles 3x a week a few months ago (but stopped due to knee/... Read more

Day 2: Untitled

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      2 comments

Seems like it's the same song playing over and over in my life. Yet again, I find myself back at square one. This time with a 10lb gain. I'm repeating things to myself that I've said over and over before. I feel like I'm in a m... Read more

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


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