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The Little Pound that Could...

Thursday, August 06, 2009      4 comments

I'm down to 258 finally. It was like the little pound that could. He refused to let go despite my running, biking, walking, dancing, prancing! But alas, he finally made his way out of my body. Hooray! Yes, it's been two weeks since I hit 25... Read more

Two Month Sparkversary!

Monday, August 03, 2009      3 comments

Yay, two months on SP! I'm having a happy Monday, because my weight is back down to 259 (even after a weekend of wine, go figure!) and I feel so much more relaxed and less stressed after the exam is over and I had some quality trashy reads ... Read more

YAY: Exam Over! BOO: Weight Gain!

Friday, July 31, 2009      3 comments

I can't believe I'm awake right now after the week I've had, but I am. I woke up with a dry mouth thanks to the big and salty meal I ate last night. Note to Kristina: You can't handle big meals like you used to. Seriously, two months ago I could... Read more

No More Torture

Tuesday, July 28, 2009      4 comments

Yeah, I went a little nuts yesterday over the scale, and thanks to all of you kind souls who came around to check in on me and bolster my confidence. I think I'm extremely nervous about the exam tomorrow and Thursday, and I figured the one thin... Read more

Preemptive Strike

Monday, July 27, 2009      5 comments

As a preemptive strike, I am making a list to keep me motivated to keep going and to dispel those nagging voices telling me to cheat. Here's why I am doing this. - To make myself proud when I look at photos of myself, and not cringe and put... Read more

Scale Saboteur

Monday, July 27, 2009      6 comments

I had possibly my best week ever, nutrition-wise, on SP. Stayed at the bottom end of my calorie range, ate a lot of healthy "whole" foods, and didn't "cheat" at all, even on the weekend. I exercised 5 times this week, burned over 2000 calories. ... Read more

Blah Weekend

Saturday, July 25, 2009      1 comments

I've had a series of mishaps this weekend. I thought it'd be nice to cook my husband his favorite meal last night: steak and potatoes. So I got some great steaks, which I seared and put in the oven to broil in olive oil, peppercorn, and rosemary... Read more

Listen to Your Body, Stupid!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009      6 comments

I woke up today not feeling the best. My tummy was a little upset (perhaps from the two glasses of wine the night before? I budgeted calories for my little indulgence, but in the last two months, I definitely can't handle my liquor like I used t... Read more

Almost 20 Pounds Down!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009      9 comments

Tomorrow will be 7 weeks since beginning my Spark Journey, and I've lost nearly 20 pounds. I'm so proud of myself, and for once, I feel like I can do this, one day at a time. I've read the stories of so many inspirational people who've fought th... Read more

17 Pounds = Two Gallons of Water Lighter

Monday, July 20, 2009      3 comments

My Sparkbuddy WISLNDR mentioned a good idea recently: to think about how much certain items weigh and then realize you're no longer carrying them on your body anymore. I recently learned that a gallon of water weighs 8.35 lbs. So at a 17 pound l... Read more

You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal...

Saturday, July 18, 2009      4 comments

*You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount. Your calories eaten goal will not adjust automatically. If you have increased the amount of exercise you are doing, you should update your fitness settings here to make ... Read more

Measurements!

Friday, July 17, 2009      3 comments

I was so thrilled by my recent weight loss, that I suddenly realized I hadn't done my measurements in about a month, so I got down with the tape measure this morning and decided to see what progress I'd made. I already knew it'd be good news sin... Read more

OMG Scale Surprise!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      7 comments

Less than a day after writing about hoping to lose 2 pounds by next week and make it to 20% of my goal, I stepped on the scale this morning to find that I lost them already! Read more

Benchmarks and today's thoughts

Tuesday, July 14, 2009      5 comments

Just realized that after two more pounds lost, I'll be 20% of the way to my goal of being under 200 pounds! That's a great feeling! If I can lose that by next week, one-fifth of the way to my goal after7 weeks. Not too shabby. Read more

Running Thwarted, Healthier Eating, and Stressful Times

Monday, July 13, 2009      1 comments

Tried to complete W3D2 of C25K today but was thwarted by a laceration on the ball of my foot from a rock climb at the beach this weekend. It was converted into a leisurely walk instead, which I didn't feel great about. I'm going to try again tom... Read more


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