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No, I didn't gain 10 lb overnight... but I did change scales and my new digital body fat scale weighs 8.2 lb higher than my old analog scale. :/ So I added 8.2 lb to all of my weights since 3/29 when I started working with my new weight-loss do... Read more
Starting the Stress Busting Challenge
I just joined the Stress Busting team so I could participate in the 4-week stress busting challenge. I took the quiz and it said I might have "some stress". I feel like I either have a lot of stress, or I am just very poor at handling the amou... Read more
2011 so far
Yesterday was surprisingly terrible for me. I sat around all day in my pajamas and watched TV and netflix shows. It wasn't the good type of lounging either. It wasn't relaxing, it was depressing, and somehow I didn't manage to snap myself out... Read more
Solving My Own Problems to Save $$
I've been debating about seeing a counselor for over a year now. Reasons for considering it are:
1. To help get my compulsive eating under control.
2. To create a food plan so I don't run to drive thrus every other night after work.
3.... Read more
I Pledge that during the BLC I will...
...be good to my body and fill it with healthy foods and enough water to drown a fish.
...treat myself and my teammates with kindness and RESPECT.
...weigh in every week, no matter if I lost,... Read more
Here I go AGAIN!!!
I'm quitting the Y and have joined Snap Fitness. It's less expensive, I can go whenever I want, and there are no children to trip over inside the gym. My loving boyfriend is on board this time, and he just bought a bike so we can go for rides ... Read more
How many times do I have to do this?
Good Grief... Here I am AGAIN! If "being lazy" is how I got this big, then the lazy thing to do would be to lose the weight once, not over and over again! The solid 30 lb gone from last summer is back, but I'm not buying any larger clothes and... Read more
Last fall I was down 30 lb. Right now I'm down 10. It's a hard pill to swallow knowing I let myself gain back 20 lb, but here I am. I recently started Fit for Life at the YMCA. It's getting me up at a decent hour in the morning, and forcing ... Read more
I'm not giving up, but I am recalculating...
So, I watched my "Phase 1 deadline" come an go. I was trying to get to 257 by August 20th. We're now at the beginning of October and I'm 259. Sparkers have long struggled with the dilemma, "I'm way off track... do I keep my original goals so ... Read more
The Old Me is Creeping Back
Ha! Tricked you. I bet you thought I was going to talk about snacking on the couch, skipping workouts and binge eating. Nooooooooooo!!!! I'm referring to the days when I could jog 4 miles without stopping, when I could wear size 16 jeans, and... Read more
Weights Class, Then and Now
This spring I took a weights class at the YMCA called Flex Power. We use a combination of weight bars, dumbbells, exercise balls, etc. to do strength training exercises. I enjoyed the class but decided to skip the summer session b/c I didn't l... Read more
Taking the Good with the Bad
Bad news first. I seem to have gained 2 lb over the holiday weekend, but I feel confident that with a couple days of good effort, I can take the 2 lb off as quickly as I gained it.
Good news! I bought 2 pair of size 20 jeans this weekend!... Read more
Wedging Butt into Roller Coaster Seat
I had a small setback during my vacation. Despite the recent elation I feel over having lost close to 20 lb from my all-time high, I'm still bigger than I've ever been at an amusement park. The last time I rode roller coasters I was 205 lb at ... Read more
"Unprecedented Vacation Goal" Not Met - But not a total bust
So I just got back from a week long home-exchange in St. Petersburg, Florida. My goal was to actually lose weight on vacation, something I've never been able to do before. I intended to pack my bathroom scale in my luggage (yes, I know it soun... Read more
Unprecedented Vacation Goal
Never before have I lost weight on vacation, but never before have I gone to live in a stranger's luxurious house, with commercial cardio equipment either! Starting Friday two friends and I will be exchanging houses with a family in Florida for... Read more