My Sesquicentennial Blog
Drumroll please...introducing Spark Blog #150 from me! It's hard to believe that I've been on this journey so long that I could have accumulated 150 posts, but there it is!
It seems fitting to announce on this 150th post that I have succes... Read more
Three Days Away
In three days I will have my final weigh-in for the weight-loss challenge. I did not do very well last week and I didn't weigh-in, because I knew I had gained. For reasons unbeknownst to me, I struggled a lot with eating this past week. I ate ve... Read more
Two Months In
Two months into this weight loss journey and down 21 pounds! Only two weeks left of the weight loss challenge. I took my monthly measurements last night but felt super bloated so not sure how accurate they are. Took pictures today in hopes that ... Read more
It Begins Tomorrow!
About a month ago I registered for the Hospital Hill Half-Marathon in KC. My 12-week training plan starts up with a 3 mile run tomorrow. I'm excited and a little nervous, because the longest race I've done is a 10k. It will be a great thing to c... Read more
I'm in Texas Y'all!
Spring break is finally here and I hit the road for Texas this morning. Went to 8 a.m. Mass in Topeka and realized it was exactly a year and a day to the minute since I had last been to Topeka (which is weird because it is closer than Kansas Cit... Read more
How to Protect Yourself when Monster Cookies Attack?
A couple months ago, I made a double-batch of monster cookies. I can't remember what they were for, but I didn't use them all, and stuffed a couple gallon freezer bags with the leftovers and stuck them in my freezer. My sisters came to visit at ... Read more
It's About to Get Crazy, Folks
Starting Monday I am heading into two weeks of interviews/hiring deliberations. Currently I am scheduled to interview 81 applicants. This is in addition to regular work stuff, so I will try to keep SP as updated as possible, but forgive me if I ... Read more
Hey Hey Hey Hey
This week flew by so fast I just realized I didn't have a chance to blog! I lost almost two pounds at the weigh-in on Wednesday, but I didn't eat or really drink much before the weigh in so I'm not sure how accurate it was. I caved and ate some ... Read more
I'm Feeling Good
It's incredible how much better life seems when I'm taking care of myself physically and spiritually. I've been finding time to work out and eat well every day, as well as get in extra prayer/church time, and I'm feeling better than I have in mo... Read more
NOT Eating my Emotions Away
This weekend was tough. I'm a huge Royals baseball fan, and one of our star pitchers, Yordano Ventura, was killed in a car accident in the early hours of the morning on Sunday. I learned the news as I was walking out of church. It hit me hard, e... Read more
How do I do this again?
The last day I remember really feeling good about my weight was March 3, 2016. The pounds have slowly crept back on since then, and I haven't made a real effort to try to get back in shape. I ran sporadically and basically ate whatever I wanted.... Read more
"Take a deep break, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again."
I think half of my blog posts have been about getting back on track, and I'm not ashamed of that. Of course, I would rather be successful the first time, but I am so grateful that I don't give up completely, that I always come back and try again... Read more
I've made it two weeks! Woo-hoo! This is day 15 of healthy eating and exercise. If it takes 21 days to form a habit, I'm almost there. :)
I had my weekly weigh-in this morning, 153.6 and 28.4% body fat. Last week I lost 6 pounds (normal for... Read more
One Week in and Feeling Fantastic!!
What a difference one week of healthy habits can make!! I've tracked all my nutrition and fitness this week and that has helped for sure. I had my weigh-in this morning and was down from 161 to 154.8. Of course, since it is the first week, I don... Read more
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Eleven months later
It's been 11 months since my last blog post. Boy have I let things go! I'm back to perhaps the heaviest weight I've been and not feeling super healthy. But it's OK, it just means I need to pick myself back up and start again. I've lost significa... Read more