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I don't qualify!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012      8 comments

So hubby and I are watching Wipeout while eating dinner (a guilty pleasure). I decided to check if the show was casting just to see what the requirements are. I'm not crazy enough for that show, but I saw a link to apply for the Extreme Weight L... Read more

Ready to tri?

Wednesday, August 15, 2012      6 comments

If you've ever considered doing a triathlon, I can tell you that it's an amazing thing! The training requires lots of dedication, but the feeling you get when you finish is like no other. Danskin offers a great entry-level triathlon, which ... Read more

Getting Stronger!

Monday, August 13, 2012      10 comments

Tonight's workout was great for my self-esteem! Last Friday, my session with the trainer left me feeling like a weakling. While he told me that was his job, it was disheartening. But a few days of active recovery have left me in much ... Read more

Delayed-Onset Hunger?

Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

Ok, I've heard of and experienced delayed-onset muscle aches (am in fact living that right now). But is there such a thing as delayed-onset hunger? On Saturday, I participated in a 9-hour endurance event that involved lots of running, swimm... Read more

Geneva Lake Amazing Race Report

Sunday, August 05, 2012      6 comments

Yesterday was the 8th annual Geneva Lakes Amazing Race. I teamed up with my friend Peggy for our second attempt at the race. We first tried it last year and had loads of fun. So we were very excited to get started! The pre-race dinner was ... Read more

Anyone in Lake Geneva, WI this Saturday?

Thursday, August 02, 2012      5 comments

Not sure if this will work, but I'm putting a shout out to any Sparkers in the Lake Geneva, WI area. I am participating in The Geneva Lakes Amazing Race on Saturday with three other people. We know there will be challenges that require spec... Read more

Getting Excited Again

Tuesday, July 24, 2012      13 comments

Ok, I can finally admit that the last six months of effort has been pure drudgery on my part. I have not been excited about the prospect of losing weight, and it showed in my approach. Why wasn't I excited? Well, that's easy. Before my h... Read more

July Goal Update

Monday, July 23, 2012      3 comments

Hi SparkFriends! I've been enjoying summer and getting lots of things done, but I do miss checking in with everyone. Hope you're all doing well! I've been having some trouble with caring about my food intake for the last few days, and star... Read more

Feeling Lonely

Friday, July 13, 2012      7 comments

I've been feeling pretty lonely lately. School's back in, work is busy, and I'm working hard to fit in exercise every chance I get. So I'm not home much, and therefore not seeing my husband much. But it seemed deeper than that. Tonight I figured... Read more

Skinny Minnie!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012      6 comments

I get my eyebrows done every 4-5 weeks, always with the same amazing aesthetician. Tonight when I walked in, she yelled "let me see that shirt - you look like a skinny minnie! What have you been doing?" Wow, what an unexpected greeting! Sin... Read more

Not a thing to dwell on

Tuesday, July 10, 2012      5 comments

For the past two years, I've been blogging about the little nagging voices in my head, my progress or lack thereof, my changing attitude, and many other things. They all seemed to have an air of negativity followed by an empowering thought in co... Read more

July Goals

Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

Oh, no! It's July 9 and I haven't done my July goal-setting yet. And...it looks like I skipped June, too. Well, time to fix that. Here's what I'm trying to accomplish this month: Read more

Sunday Prep Day

Sunday, July 08, 2012      2 comments

I always have high hopes of prepping my week's meals every Sunday. But it generally never happens. We are rarely home, which means when we are home, it's laundry time. Read more

July Accomplishments

Thursday, July 05, 2012      3 comments

This will be a living entry and a testament to the things I'm doing well. Thanks to my dietician and all the amazing Sparkers who commented on my Slow Progress blog, I'm going to do my best to stop wanting perfection and start focusing on all th... Read more

Slow Progress is Still Progress!

Wednesday, July 04, 2012      13 comments

Since January of this year, I've lost 21 pounds. That's a little less than 1 pound a week...frustratingly slow. But progress is progress, and I need to be happy with how far I've come. At the dietician last week, I registered a 7-pound los... Read more


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