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Measuring success

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      1 comments

A picture is worth a thousand words, and weight and measurement trackers, too. I asked my husband to take "before" pictures of me tonight. I had taken pictures of me two years ago and failed to make any progress; I gained weight after them. I've... Read more

Compliments and cupcakes

Tuesday, March 13, 2012      3 comments

When you see someone every day, it's hard to detect changes that happen slowly over time. Case in point: I work with my friend Ann, so we see each other 5 days a week. We went to lunch today and while we were standing in line to order, she told ... Read more


Sunday, March 11, 2012      6 comments

I'm so focused on losing weight that I'm starting to obsess. I asked my hubs to make me breakfast, and I'm a control freak, so I tried really hard not to judge or hover while he made it. When I came to get my food I looked over and he had a bott... Read more

I want to be a loser

Friday, March 09, 2012      3 comments

It's Biggest Loser time on TV and I watch it to motivate myself. Lately though, it's been making me second guess my program. I'm losing weight and inches, albeit slowly. I can't help but be discouraged when I see their rapid loss of excess pound... Read more

Insert Expletive Here

Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

I gained .6 pounds this week but lost inches so I'm not sure if that's good or bad. This is my "hormonal" week so did that affect my weight? I'll just tell myself, "yes", and move on. Now, to put the .6 pounds out of my mind. I'm going to a w... Read more

Plugging along

Saturday, February 25, 2012      3 comments

I weigh and measure myself every Saturday so I woke up this morning and stepped on the scale and broke out the tape measure. I'm happy with my results! I've lost 17.4 pounds and some inches, too. I'm easily discouraged and I often want to give u... Read more


Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

My husband has been researching body types on so I took a test to find mine. I'm a combination endo/mesomorph. Based on the information we found, I should decrease my carbs slightly and increase protein and fat (slightly also). ... Read more

The middle

Wednesday, February 22, 2012      1 comments

It's the middle of the week. It's early, I'm not a morning person, but when I get on Spark, I feel a boost of energy. I log on and look at what I need to eat for the day, how much exercise I need to do, and I get moving. The challenge ahead is j... Read more

Looking in the rearview mirror

Tuesday, February 21, 2012      1 comments

I'm sitting here procrastinating instead of packing my lunch but I WILL not eat out today. I used to eat lunch at Panera 3-4 days a week. I thought it was healthy until I looked up the nutrition facts of what I used to order. HOLY COW, the sodiu... Read more

Great day!

Monday, February 20, 2012      0 comments

I went bowling with my mom and my nieces today and I burned a few calories having fun! We ate out at Zaxby's and I made healthy choices in the face of temptation. I've enjoyed this holiday off and I wish the next one wasn't so far away (in May).... Read more


Sunday, February 19, 2012      1 comments

Yeah, yeah, I know you're not supposed to weigh every day but I was so disappointed when I stepped on the scale yesterday, I just had to check again today. I was down a little so I'm glad I didn't give up and eat badly yesterday. Yesterday, I p... Read more

No change

Saturday, February 18, 2012      2 comments

I weighed in and measured and there is absolutely no difference in anything compared to last Friday. This sucks. I went over my calorie goal one day while I was on my weekend trip in Myrtle Beach. It's times like these I want to go eat a cheeseb... Read more

Back on the sweat train

Thursday, February 16, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was my first day back in the gym after my weekend trip and Valentines day. It was a challenge to make it through my cardio/strength workout; I'm amazed how after 5 days off my cardio capacity diminished. I tired out quickly and was so ... Read more


Saturday, February 11, 2012      1 comments

I spent a full day out and about in Myrtle Beach and I did ok considering that I ate at a restaurant for each meal. I went over my calorie goal but I'll recover. I am so full after eating more than I've been used to over the past few weeks. I'l... Read more

On to the next goal

Friday, February 10, 2012      2 comments

As of this morning I'm down 13 pounds from January 14th; the day I stepped on the scale and it read 190.2. I charged into action and I'm happy that my hard work is paying off. Going out of town this weekend will be a challenge because I'll be ea... Read more

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