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My Last Year Uncensored

Saturday, June 08, 2013      7 comments

It's been over a year since I made a blog entry. I've been trying to get the motivation...I used to find it therapeutic. Maybe this will be. I want to inspire people, and when I don't feel inspired or know what to do, it's disheartening. Th... Read more

Is it wise to start a cupcake bakery while trying to maintain?

Thursday, May 03, 2012      5 comments

So I haven't written a blog in a long time. I've been struggling with maintaining a lot. Without the excitement of "oh! i lost another pound!" eating healthy and exercising become more difficult. I'm one of those people who does best when I have... Read more

The Art of War (and Strength Training)

Friday, January 13, 2012      12 comments

Exercise is a battle. We all know this. Personally, my battle is with not wanting to "waste" what little free time I have with something that hurts. So I sit, and dwell, and procrastinate. That's ok though, because eventually I do get up and do ... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Finally Hit My Goal Weight! 2011 in Review

Monday, January 02, 2012      233 comments

2011 was the year I learned that exercise was not a punishment. When I was younger and more stupid, I used to force myself to run until I couldn't breathe, to wake up in the middle of the night and do situps and pushups. To run flights of stairs... Read more

Update! I know it's been awhile...

Tuesday, December 06, 2011      8 comments

Oh, my friends, how I've missed you. I've been around...slightly. I've logged in and tracked my calories and spun the wheel. But I lost my Spark briefly, and did not really talk to anyone for awhile. So my best friend moved to Florida, and ... Read more

Why I'm afraid of the gym

Thursday, November 10, 2011      16 comments

Ever since I can remember I've had pretty severe social anxiety. Sometimes just going to the grocery store was too much to handle. I always felt like people were looking at me (not for any reason in particular) so I would wear those huge sunglas... Read more

Food Blog

Thursday, November 03, 2011      6 comments

Hey Spark Buddies! I've been making a lot of delish foods lately. Trying to do totally clean meals...sometimes I succeed, sometimes I don't. Still, cooking anything is better than eating fast food, right? So let's get started! Read more

Why I Can Never Be Satisfied (and why that is good...)

Monday, October 24, 2011      6 comments

I have the kind of personality where I am never satisfied with myself. If I run 4 miles, but walk the last block, it's not good enough. If I lose a pound, I worry that it's a pound of muscle because I missed a workout last week. Never satisfied.... Read more

October is the best month

Friday, October 14, 2011      5 comments

I haven't felt particularly motivated to blog lately, but I think it helps sort out thoughts sometimes. Last week at Fred Meyer I tried on a size 4 pair of jeans and they fit. WHAT!?! I have never worn a size 4 before. I went straight from child... Read more

Give Yourself a Break!

Friday, September 30, 2011      7 comments

So I've come to a few realizations in the last few days. 1) I need to RELAX and not be so hard on myself 2) Failing slightly at a HUGE goal is way better than setting a lame one and accomplishing it 3) Motivation comes and goes. I... Read more

I apologize in advance

Wednesday, September 28, 2011      5 comments

I apologize in advance because this is kind of a whiny blog. Why is it so hard so be happy with yourself (myself, ones self...) sometimes? I stepped on the scale this morning and saw I lost 2 pounds since last week. I should be ecstatic, r... Read more

My First 5k: 2011 Race for the Cure

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      10 comments

Ok let me just start this off with I stole these pics from CBAILEYC's blog because I forgot my camera. So thank you, Candy, for taking pics! you were very much more prepared than me and I had an awesome time meeting you Read more

Pimp My (P)ride Challenge Starting Line (starting a little late...)

Wednesday, September 14, 2011      3 comments

Alrighty, here is the starting info for the Pimp My (P)ride Strength Training challenge! Crunches completed in 1 minute -47 Pushups (or modified pushups) completed in 1 minute -29 How long (up to one minute) can you hold... Read more

Wait...What?!? It Fits?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      11 comments

First off, let me start with THIS: I was talking to my hubby about this dress, and he goes, "Why don't you just try it on and see?" I've been too scared to try this baby ... Read more

A night out with my split personality

Friday, September 02, 2011      7 comments

Ok, so I'm not Sybil, but last night after I got home from my anniversary dinner I felt a little...frustrated with myself. I do want to open with the fact that we had an awesome time at Outback Steakhouse. I'm lucky to be married to such a kind... Read more


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