Goal date coming up. Will I make it?
Currently I have my goal date set at February 27, which is my 33rd birthday. Will I make it? Can I do it? I have 21 pounds to go. That is a huge amount of weight to lose in a month and 13 days. I really want to make it. It will be tough, but I ... Read more
What a difference 1 pound makes
So yesterday, I weighed in at 136 pounds. According to my BMI, that means I am now at a normal weight!! At 137 pounds, I was still overweight. So this 1 pound loss is actually a milestone of sorts. Woo hoo!... Read more
The morning after
I went to the gym early this morning and pounded the treadmill. I went to bed upset after the Buckeyes' ugly loss last night, and so this morning I needed something to take my frustrations out on! LOL!
So despite everything, I was determ... Read more
What I learned in 2007
Happy New Year! Thanks to SparkPeople, I have learned so much in 2007 -- about myself, about food, about fitness and about goal-setting.
A few things I've learned:
1. I CAN stick to a regular exercise routine (6 months and counting). It's ... Read more
I love it! Usually I work out to whatever is on TV at the gym. But recently I was at my in-laws' house on a treadmill that didn't have a TV in front of it. I chose some rockin' tunes, and I discovered I actually wanted to keep going beyond my us... Read more
Goodbye 40 pounds!
As of today, I have lost 40 pounds!! I can't believe it. I had to weigh myself twice just to make sure. I still have 23 pounds to go, but just knowing I can lose 40 pounds is an awesome feeling! I won't say it's been easy, but I can truthfully... Read more
Feeling unfestive and crappy
The holiday season sure brings out the "best" in some people. I mean that very sarcastically.
Yesterday my husband got to our car after work, and saw that someone dumped a bunch of oil all over it. He had to then drive (with black oil on t... Read more
Well, I made it to 140 pounds yesterday. I tell ya, the 140s have been super stubborn. I am so ready to welcome the 130s!... Read more
Through rain, sleet or snow
OK, so we've been having really wacky weather lately. Yesterday it was in the high 50s, almost 60 degrees. But today we are having a bone-chilling icy drizzle. The old me would wrap herself up in a blanket, cuddle up with the cat and a huge mug ... Read more
Why does it seem like as soon as I make a tiny bit of progress, I ruin it by making bad decisions? For some reason, instead of using my accomplishments as a validation of my healthy lifestyle and a reason to keep going, I sabotage my hard work s... Read more
I'm all different sizes
I went shopping yesterday for a dress to wear to an upcoming holiday party. I fit into a few that were size 6! Woo hoo! One even seemed too BIG, but I think that's because of the style of the dress. (What is with those dresses that are "in" righ... Read more
plateaus, fruit and staying under 1500 calories
Well, I think I am going through yet another plateau. It's been pretty much the story since September, it seems. I think I know what my problem is: I am eating at the top end of my calorie budget most days. I am just finding that it's very diffi... Read more
How can this be?
I weighed in at the gym today and I've lost another pound after a long plateau! I am now 144 pounds -- woo hoo! So why the heck am I still a size 10? Actually, I just tried on some size 10 pants this morning to see if they fit and they do. But u... Read more
weighing in after travel weekend
Well I am still hovering around 146. The scale at the gym has been a little bit unsure of my weight lately. Depending on where I stand, it moves between 145 and 147 so I just picked the middle ground. I am lucky that I didn't GAIN after this pas... Read more
Today was the day
Today was the day that I was supposed to reach my goal weight. When I first signed up with SparkPeople and set my weight-loss goals, the site said I could reach my GW by this date. So here I am, but only halfway there.
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