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I don't know how I got this crazy idea into my head, but I signed up to play kickball! The first game is tomorrow. Hubby and I decided to join a team with our local 20s and 30s Meetup group. I haven't played kickball since elementary school! I d... Read more
Stuck at 128
I am stuck. I have been at 128 for weeks now. I seem to get stuck a lot -- I guess I am just not doing as well with the calories as I should be. I know it's not the exercise because I exercise almost every day.
Last week probably added ano... Read more
Fun way to help shelter dogs
This is Cole. Short for Colette. She is my sweet little shelter dog. Well, she's not so little anymore. She's 80 pounds! DH and I adopted her 9 years ago as an 8-week-old puppy at the pound in Phoenix, AZ, and she's brought nothing but joy into... Read more
Today is my 33rd birthday! It is also my (third) goal date here on Spark. If you take a peek at my ticker, you'll see that I didn't make it yet again. I am 13 pounds away from my goal. But I want today to be a happy day, so I am trying not to fo... Read more
Goodbye 50 pounds
Over the weekend, I lost another pound. This pound is special because it's also a milestone. I have now lost a total of 50 pounds!!!
I don't know what amazes me most -- that I was able to lose 50 pounds, or that I managed to PUT ON 50 extra p... Read more
What are your thoughts on the Flat Belly Diet?
I was watching Rachael Ray's talk show yesterday morning and my ears perked up when I heard the words "Flat Belly Diet." This is the newest diet fad out there; the two women who created this diet work at Prevention magazine and have been all ov... Read more
Eating too much
I don't know what got into me this past week, but I have been eating like a fiend and going way over my calories most days. Let's see, I have eaten pizza (twice), Mexican food, Indian buffet and sushi. I've also been drinking more than usual lat... Read more
My huge Valentine's Eve scare
Wow, I don't think I slept two hours last night. Just in time for Valentine's Day, I lost my wedding ring!! I remembered putting it on last night before hubby and I went out for pizza. Later, we met my friend at the train station at BWI airport ... Read more
I have no clothes for work!
I am looking to go back to work -- hopefully soon. In preparation for interviews and such, last night I tried on all of the nice work pants that I bought in the fall. NONE of them fit. I was SWIMMING in them! Even with a belt, which was also t... Read more
You know those weight-loss commercials?
Hubby and I had a good laugh the other day. The pants in this photo are ones that I wore pretty much all last summer (and the summer before too). In fact, there is a picture in my photo gallery of me weaaring them. I have three pairs, all the sa... Read more
1 year Sparkiversary!
Today marks exactly one year since I found and joined SparkPeople! I am the type of person who researches something to death before jumping in head-first, so in reality, my one-year anniversary really should be around June 1.
My journey st... Read more
Can Prada motivate me even more?
Ok, so, my reward for getting to 135 was to get a cute new purse. That was 3 pounds ago but I still haven't bought it yet. I wasn't sure what I wanted. And then today, I came across this beauty: The Prada "Tessuto Multicolor Weave Tote." It's o... Read more
Goodbye Heath Ledger
I am deeply upset about Heath Ledger's death at such a young age. He was truly talented (and a hottie to boot). I feel so sad for his little girl. I hope his family finds peace in this difficult time. What a shame!
Sometimes I think our soc... Read more
I had a really bad eating weekend and went to bed last night with indigestion. I had to take a tagament before I could fall asleep. Hopefully I have learned my lesson.
I need to STOP eating out at restaurants and cook at home instead. Sinc... Read more
Through rain, sleet or snow, Part 2
As I have mentioned here before, I usually walk to the gym. It's about a mile each way. Today, we are having a snowstorm. Unfortunately for me, I've noticed that it seems to rain or snow a lot on Thursdays, which is when I go to my favorite fit... Read more