The hectic commitment of two businesses and doctoral studies provided limited time to workout. Over eighteen months, I did not workout. I adhered to a strict diet, but I was unable to maintain my weight of 135 pounds without strength training ... Read more
I am back...
Over the past few years, I was non-participatory as it relates to communicating via SP. After battling to lose 100 pounds, I was the victor. Over the past three years, I put on 15 pounds due to losing focus on working out and a clean diet. I ... Read more
Happy Snacks during my Happy Thanksgiving...
This is the time most of us indulge. My plan is to indulge with Happy Snacks. My family will be visiting and I plan to make all the dressings of a Goodman's Thanksgiving Feast (i.e. fried shrimp, bbq ribs, pork sausage, macaroni and cheese, sw... Read more
Made My Goal..
Saturday morning I approached the scale knowing I hit my goal weight, 130.8 (hoorrayyy!!). I finally made it. It feels great!!!! I must continue to push. My birthday is 10 days away. The big 4-3 is right around the corner. My new goal is 12... Read more
Did NOT Make My Goal, but...
This month my goal was to reach 130 pounds. Unfortunately, I am 131.4. I did not reach my goal, but I am proud of myself because I am still pushing. I have been on a journey to keep my weight below 140 since 2005. Yes, it is a long time. I ... Read more
My Article in the USA Today!!!
Yes, I am glad they published our wonderful website, "Sparkpeople.com."... Read more
Featured in USA Today, AGAIN!!!!
I had the pleasure of speaking to Nancy Hellmich, an editor for USA Today. She featured me in March 30, 2009 issue when I reached my goal weight.
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Sick, but trying to eat clean...
When we are sick, we try to home remedy ourselves to good health, but I find it difficult to stay on my nutrition plan and eat clean. I am eating hot foods and drinkin liquids (as suggested by my physician). The hot foods (organic soups) conta... Read more
Left My Personal Trainer...Continuing My Own Journey
After working with a hands-on personal trainer for three weeks (in November), I was injured. When I signed up for personal training, I thought I was on my way to figure competing, but I have found that you must pick your trainers carefully. "O... Read more
First Encounter with the Trainer--The ROC
Tuesday, November 9th I had my first encounter with my hands-on trainer. It was an experience. First and foremost he has a wonderful fitness center and an amazing group of women and men. Everyone have different desires. Some wish to transfor... Read more
Visiting a Trainer...
Yesterday was the big day. I had the pleasure of visiting a lovely man and wife team who trains dozens of individuals who want to take fitness to the next level. Yes, I was nervous, but their warm personalities and confidence in their product ... Read more
Consultation with a Trainer
After two years of working with online trainers and training myself, i decided to take the leap and hire a Personal Trainer. I have decided to hire a trainer to begin a new chapter of fitness. I have consultation with a new trainer in a few da... Read more
Do you need a bulking/filling food with minimal calories???
Someone informed me of a filling food with minimal calories. Yes, it will take the place of your pasta craving without the calories.
Unfortunately, I had difficulty finding them in the grocery store or whole foo... Read more
The End of My 4 Week Binge...
I approached August with a new perspective. After months of living on a healthy nutrition plan and 2-3 hours of daily workouts, I decided to celebrate my 42nd birthday by indulging in the sinful foods of life. Thus far, I refrained from take-o... Read more
Living a Little...
Mid-July I decided to live a little and indulge in sinful foods. Since January 1, 2010, I was training and dieting diligently to tone and lose body fat. I am happy with my progress. Now I am following another nutritional program and I love, l... Read more
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