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discouraged / Struggling
Friday, June 12, 2015      2 comments

I've been trying to get back to tracking calories and now that the school year is over I'm exercising more. I'm just having a hard time curbing my appetite. Worst thing is I feel great. I look in the mirror and don't think I look much different... Read more
The Midwest has Made me Fat
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      3 comments

Hello Strangers, I've been tracking calories on Spark for the last two months but haven't been using many other features on the site. There's just one thing I want to say today: the Midwest has been terrible for my health. I joi... Read more
Afraid of Food
Friday, September 13, 2013      4 comments

You know who I'm talking about (or maybe you've been that person). It's a look someone gets when they're tempted to try some delicious calorically dense food. The graceful d... Read more
First Blog in a Long Time
Sunday, September 08, 2013      1 comments

Hello Sparkers! Just getting back into the groove of not only this site but also diet/exercise. A couple months ago I took up a seasonal job doing cleaning and minor repairs on violins. That, in addition to rehearsals, teaching, and commut... Read more
Low Calorie, Healthy Meals
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      2 comments

I'm one of those weirdos who prefers to work out on an empty stomach. I typically drink coffee, go the gym, and come home around time for lunch (11am is not too early!). Over these months I've been trying different foods which meet a criteria I ... Read more
Bikini Boot Camp Plan?
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      6 comments

I found this yesterday on and am not entirely sure what I think. I sort of respect it a lot and am super intimated! Here it is: Bikini Boot Camp Plan A Refresher of the Rules This is a lifestyle change,... Read more
Two Month Assessment
Friday, May 10, 2013      2 comments

I just waxed eloquent once again on what has happened in the last 3 - 2 - 1 years: losing 20 lbs then gaining half of it back. The truth is, it's time to stop looking backwards. I've been rationalizing in order avoid my real attitude about mysel... Read more
Short Blog
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      3 comments

Interesting quote came to mind on my run home from the gym: If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when? -Hillel ... Read more
Forget the Protein! / Conspiracy Theorist / Fiber Obsession
Sunday, May 05, 2013      3 comments

Seriously?! 60 g of protein a day?!?! I began this blog looking into what multiple sources say about how much protein (and carbs) we should consume, but I've decided to spare you the numbers (mainly because they're all about the same). ... Read more
The Skinny Skirt
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      8 comments

We all have those clothes. Beyond any scale successes and defeats there are those key items, a pair of jeans or maybe slacks that let you know exactly where you stand. One of my key items is a formal black skirt. It has a high waist, lo... Read more
Reflections on Weight Loss and Homeostasis
Friday, April 26, 2013      4 comments

To begin, I have been overweight since childhood. In middle school I stopped growing but kept...growing...if you know what I mean. In fact, today I am pretty much the same height AND weight as when I was 12. Consider this. My body has been used ... Read more
Strength and Cardio Days
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      5 comments

Here's a two day sample of what my workouts look like. I am not strength training as much as a year ago -- usually once or twice a week -- though I do include ab workouts 3-5 times a week before or after cardio. Tuesday -- Strength Trainin... Read more
Freaking Awesome Video
Monday, April 22, 2013      3 comments

Do you ever go to the gym just so you can log the burned calories? Some days when I'm just not "feeling it" I think about how good it feels to come home and log all the AWESOME stuff I do at the gym. It's okay to feel proud about some thin... Read more
Adding Exercise at Home
Thursday, April 18, 2013      5 comments

This period in my life could be called the "Great Confusion" ---Why have I gained weight? Am I drinking more? Less disciplined in diet? Is my exercise less frequent? Less intense? Shorter duration? One thing I know for sure is the fact th... Read more
Stubborn Metabolism
Friday, April 05, 2013      4 comments

So I have committed myself to staying within the calorie range AND logging everything I eat. The first week especially was really hard to not go over the calorie limit but now I'm doing just fine. I've even increased my activity level by riding ... Read more

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