The Little Pound that Could...
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!
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!
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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...
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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!
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!
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Benchmarks and today's thoughts
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.
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Running Thwarted, Healthier Eating, and Stressful Times
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