I'm Jealous and Proud at the Same Time
My boyfriend has decided to lose weight. Since I found him attractive extra pounds and all, this decision was about him wanting to feel better about himself when he looked in the mirror. I totally support him and his efforts. (This is the good g... Read more
AHA! That's What They Meant!
Guess what I just really figured out? Food's main purpose is to fuel my body. That's it. Nothing else.
If I use food as entertainment, I'm in trouble.
If I use food as a close friend, I'm in trouble.
If I use food as an anti-depressant,... Read more
Annual Physical Dread
I didn't quite stick to my plan in 2011. Okay, okay, I completely jumped off the bandwagon. Now it is time to face the music. In two weeks, I will have the dreaded physical. The moment where the doctor looks at me and states that I am obese (as ... Read more
Someone Like You
I've recently become a fan of Adele (for those of you non-music aficionados, she is a female singer from London). Last weekend, I listened to her song, Someone Like You, that speaks of a lost love. While I definitely thought of a past crush, I s... Read more
In an effort to shake things up a bit, I went back to a previous weightloss program that garnered me great success. This old plan had just been revamped and I was nosey. After almost two months on the system, I realize that I miss SparkPeople. I... Read more
To The Last One
To the last one to finish the workout in my running group, bravo!
Bravo for joining the running group at all knowing the level of fitness that you currently have.
Bravo for not letting the skinny girls who seem born to run intimidate y... Read more
Back in the Saddle Again
There is something simply wonderful about a bike ride. It is such a simple thing. Get on this contraption, pump your legs in a circular motion, and remember what it was like to be a kid.
Happy Memorial Day Weekend everyone! May you enjoy th... Read more
Food Science and Transparency
Earlier this month, SparkPeople posted an article on meat glue. Apparently, butchers are glueing spare parts of meat together and serving them as "premium cuts".
Another article I read discussed how much corn is in our diets. We have corn p... Read more
Slow on the Uptake
I finally figured it out after the 14th cookie last night. I'm stressed. I have a training this week that I am not in anyway in charge of, had little input in, and will take the heat if it doesn't go well. Since I wasn't in charge of it, I didn'... Read more
Biggest Loser Contest Completed
So I just did my first biggest loser contest. The results are great. I've donated three pairs of pants to charity because they literally fell off. I'm now wearing scarves in my belt loops to keep my current pants on. The first number in my weigh... Read more
Happy Valentine's Day, Spark People
Happy Valentine's Day, Spark People! I really must thank you for my heart. No, I didnt' have a heart attack, but I was definitely heading that way. With the help of Spark, I'm losing weight, making better choices, and meeting new people.
I ... Read more
Nothing really thought provoking today. I simply needed to vent. It makes no sense for management to believe that you can heap an unlimited amount of work on a staff and it not have repercussions. Do you honestly believe this is the best way to ... Read more
Steelers War Paint!
As many Americans did yesterday, I attended a Super Bowl Party. Ours was at my youngest Aunt's home and I arrived early by accident. Since I was an hour early, my cousins (girls) were not dressed yet. One cousin dashed into the room chanting "Do... Read more
Death to the Innocent!!!!
It was innocuous. After all, it had a little bit of something good in it. Surely, that should count for something. There are even older philosophies that believe a little bit of bad balances a little bit of good. Just because the last 100 times ... Read more
Love at the Top
I've always been bigger than most of my friends. I wouldn't say fat, just bigger. If I hadn't played sports, I would have battled obesity in my youth. In college, I was in the best shape of my life due to collegiate sports. My junior year in col... Read more