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Worst Business Trip Ever

Friday, January 28, 2011      3 comments

Most of you know that I travel for work. A lot. And that some of those trips have been doozies (ahem, Panamanian hospital). But this past one takes the cake. The fun began before I even left the U.S. I met up with a bunch of my colleagu... Read more

Wrapping Up the Week and Planning for Next Week

Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

This week has been rough. Stupid busy at work, mostly with things that ultimately don't matter. (Isn't that how it always works, though?) Consequently I haven't been paying as much attention to my exercise and nutrition as I would like. I we... Read more

Prepping for a Day with the In-Laws

Saturday, January 15, 2011      3 comments

I'll admit it. Don't hate me for it. I like my in-laws. Really, genuinely enjoy their company. But... Spending the day with the whole family can be rough. My in-laws are a close-knit family, so family gatherings generally involve 30... Read more

Sleep = Motivation and Will Power

Thursday, January 13, 2011      6 comments

This past week I have not been getting enough sleep. There, I said it. It's good to have that out in the open, lol. I NEED 8 hours a night. But between one thing and another, I haven't been getting it. Add in long days, more exercise than u... Read more

What I Did in a Year Here

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      9 comments

Technically I started Spark in November 2009 but I didn't get serious until January 4, 2010, so I'm counting this as my one year Sparkversary. This year I lost 22 pounds, 24 inches, and 2 pants sizes. This isn't bad, but I feel like I co... Read more

Sexy Breakfasts Really Work

Monday, January 03, 2011      7 comments

Last night I had a bout of insomnia. A bad one. And for no good reason. So when I woke up late this morning I faced a choice: rush through my morning and get to work on time or take my time, do things right, and get to work late. The choice... Read more

Starting Over Starts Now (2011 Goals)

Monday, December 27, 2010      7 comments

December was a total wash. I didn't lose but I didn't gain. I didn't watch what I ate or exercise much at all, so this is a miracle. However, I'm getting tired of feeling sluggish. So this lackadaisical attitude ends right here and now. The... Read more

~!~SUCK IT CHALLENGE ENTRY CARD AND DAY ONE CHALLENGE~!~

Wednesday, December 01, 2010      4 comments

~!~SUCK IT CHALLENGE ENTRY CARD AND DAY ONE CHALLENGE~!~ emoticon Pick any 5 things to measure that you wil... Read more

Packing Win

Thursday, November 18, 2010      3 comments

DH and I are leaving for an anniversary cruise on Saturday. So today I started packing. He's at work today and I'm not, so I started by packing the things I don't want him to see: his anniversary present, my fancy "special garments" and my fo... Read more

~*~ WTF CHALLENGE 11/13-11/14 ~*~

Monday, November 15, 2010      2 comments

I haven't been doing the What the Fall Challenge, but decided to join in this weekend. The challenge was to: 1. SURPRISE YOURSELF IN SOMETHING FITNESS RELATED AND BRAG TO US ON MONDAY. 2. DO SOMETHING CRAPPY YOU'VE BEEN PUTTING OFF. ... Read more

Rough Ride

Sunday, November 14, 2010      3 comments

Friday I took a small spill while riding my brand new bike. As I promised myself - and my fellow Sparklers - I got back on this weekend. Today, specifically. And it was rough. First of all, it took me about a dozen tries and four minutes... Read more

First Bike Ride

Friday, November 12, 2010      2 comments

I bought a bike as my reward for dropping my BMI to overweight, from obese. The bike is a huge reward for a huge step, and will help me continue to lose. This is also a pretty courageous step: I haven't ridden a bike since a bad wipeout when... Read more

Fitness Assessment

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      4 comments

I am very luck y to have a quality gym at work and time on the clock to use it. I am even luckier that we have trained fitness staff available to us. Today I finally took advantage of it and did a fitness assessment. The assessment is pretty ... Read more

Discipline and Small Victories

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      4 comments

Late afternoon/early evening is always the hardest time of day for me. I work late, usually until around 8. So I work out around 6 or so then have a small snack before heading home; DH and I generally eat dinner around 9 then go to bed at 10is... Read more

Fought that little red devil

Monday, November 01, 2010      6 comments

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