Lately I've been eating a lot of processed foods because it's all my poor, abused digestive tract can handle. I've been feeling good enough in the past couple of days to track my food. And wow, what a reminder of why I don't usually eat proces... Read more
Road Map to Recovery
Okay, so I've been sick. Not just a little cold, but a serious Third World stomach bug the likes of which generally lay me out for a month (two weeks actively sick, two weeks of recovery to get my strength back). Right now I'm in week 2 and do... Read more
Sparking while sick?
I've spent the last two weeks in Central America (Honduras and Panama). And, predictably, I picked up a pretty virulent bug in Honduras. So virulent, in fact, that I ended up in the hospital in Panama. This wasn't a horrible thing, though: I... Read more
Motivation? What motivation?
I spent most of this afternoon going through clothes. I started with three boxes (!) of size 14s and larges, plus a few stray 12s and mediums, that I haven't been able to wear in over a year. I've almost worked my way through them all and the ... Read more
Inches, Not Pounds
As you can all see on my weight loss ticker, the scale has hardly budged this month. Ugh.
BUT I measured myself today, and I'm down 8 total inches! You know, an inch off the thigh, 2 off the bust, etc. ... Read more
Hubby's big breakthrough
Probably like a lot of you lady sparkers, I'm the main driver behind healthy eating and lifestyle in my household. My husband knows that when I've made up my mind, that's it. He can either get on board the train or get run over by it. Patrick... Read more
Proud of holding even
Last weekend was the second of my three wedding receptions, and we had family and friends in from out of town. We ate out almost every meal, and of course the h'ors derves that we served at the reception weren't exactly health food. Oh, and o... Read more
Doing better today
Today is day 3 of getting back into the swing of things, and I'm finally doing better. I even feel awake! Now if I can just make it to the gym, it'll be a great day. ... Read more
Time to get serious
Okay. [deep breath]
I got married in late November. And then the holidays come, as they do every year. And since the wedding, and partly because of the holidays, I just haven't been watching what I eat and making sure I get to the gym. ... Read more
Before my wedding, I was feeling fat, ugly, and generally horrible. I forgot all about it, though, in the rush to get things done and the enjoyment of the day and the honeymoon.
And then I saw the wedding photos.
And you know what? I... Read more
Okay, my wedding is officially a week away. We leave for Florida (Keys destination wedding) and then the honeymoon on Sunday. The dress fits perfectly, and has been painstakingly packed in tissue paper. Everything else has been, er, less care... Read more