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4 Years of Guilt, Shame and Worry Gone- KABOOM!

Monday, August 16, 2010      6 comments

I haven't practiced nursing in well over 10 years, but once you have a license you want to maintain it because you just don't want to go through the enormous hassle of recreating it (think sitting for nursing exams). So over the years I've maint... Read more

I am a Fatigue Eater

Sunday, August 08, 2010      8 comments

I don't eat for emotional reasons for the most part. But when I'm exhausted, that's when the mindless grazing can happen so easily. Yesterday I had friends over for the afternoon. I planned for healthy foods overall, spent the morning tidyi... Read more

Sparking My Kids

Thursday, August 05, 2010      3 comments

I've been running intervals on Thursdays for a month or so now. Run half mile easy. Then walk 200 m, run all out 200 m, repeating 4 times finishing with another half mile run. I've taken my kids with me twice. Today we got there early enou... Read more

Scrapping My Spark: My Art Therapy Journey

Sunday, August 01, 2010      6 comments

I've been digital scrapbooking for about 6 years now. And it's come to be an important way for me to process what's happening in my life. I thought I'd share my weight loss journey in these pieces I've created. I've created these along the way ... Read more

I Like My Butt!

Thursday, July 29, 2010      4 comments

I don't think I've ever liked my butt, even when it was a cute little high school butt. But after a year and a half of working with my trainer, including innumerable squats and lunges, plus many miles of running that I've put in, my butt lo... Read more

Body Image Shake Up in a Very Good Way!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010      2 comments

My world shifted in a good way today. My trainer had done a body composition test on Friday, and I got the results today. Although my weight has increased about 20 pounds since a year ago April, my lean weight has gone up 15 pounds. That means I... Read more

Two Year Spark Anniversary Today!

Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

Two years ago wasn't the begining of my weight loss journey. Some of the softening, the being ready, learning to be honest about some of my emotional baggage had started months before then. I'd started exercising some But two years ago toda... Read more

Running Intervals

Friday, July 23, 2010      0 comments

I'm training for my 5K race August 21, and Thursdays I run intervals at my old high school track. Warm up with an easy half mile run, then I alternate running 400 meters (half the track) all out, and then walk 400 meters for a total of a mile. A... Read more

Interesting Tool for Planning Weight Loss

Thursday, July 22, 2010      4 comments

Today for my web search point here at Spark People, I entered "calorie differential," and that got me to this site. www.fattyweightloss.com/
calculators/timeweight They have a few different calculators there, and I found... Read more

Adapting Not Quitting

Tuesday, July 20, 2010      3 comments

Today wasn't my favorite run. I'd eaten too much before my afternoon run, and I just felt heavy. Plus it was hot. I kept going and the heaviness faded, but I just didn't have the energy I usually do. By the two mile mark I decided to stop runnin... Read more

Preparing for my 5K

Friday, July 16, 2010      2 comments

I'm stepping up my training, getting ready for running my first 5K race August 21. I'm really curious and eager to see what my time will be. I'm expecting it will be below 11 minute mile pace, but I'm not sure how close to 10 min pace I might ... Read more

Updating my Story

Thursday, July 15, 2010      2 comments

After losing 50 pounds, I stopped using SparkPeople for about a year. I decided I'd had it with food journalling, and somehow that equated to dropping all of SparkPeople. I did keep working with my physical trainer twice a week, and I didn't utt... Read more

Choice: Spiral Up or Spiral Down?

Sunday, July 11, 2010      1 comments

Today after church we went over to the market next door to pick up lunch for a picnic. I found an Indonesian style wrap, and I dutifully checked the calories -- 390. They were a little high, but I decided since I hadn't had my morning snack tha... Read more

First Time Biking Across Town

Saturday, July 10, 2010      1 comments

I've lived in my town basically 35 years, a few years away for school and such, but basically here. And in all that time I've never biked all the way from one side to the other. Today a friend invited me to her house for a jewelry party. As... Read more

5 hours, 2800 elevation, 10 miles. I did it!

Wednesday, July 07, 2010      3 comments

Frank and I have been talking about doing this hike together for literally a couple years. There was no way I was in shape enough when we first started talking about it, but it inspired me, and I caught the hiking bug. Today we did it. We t... Read more


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