Eric, my super-handsome fiancee, has an interesting new method to curb his eating.
He walks around the kitchen, peering into the refrigerator and opening all the cabinets, and just when he finds something to mindlessly snack on, he stops an... Read more
I have a friend who always hikes at LEAST 5 miles every day in the summer. She is a total hiking machine. I always figured she did it for a love of the outdoors, or maybe for her dog, who is very adorable and likes to hike as well.
So one d... Read more
We've all got our favorite shirts.
Some of us like a V-neck that show off "the girls."
Some of us like loose workout tops because we've had our best sweats in them.
Some of us just have go-to chunky sweaters...or soft tees...or ... Read more
I'm not going to lie: I rarely buy fitness magazines for the articles.
Or the workouts.
Or the recipes.
I buy them for the models.
I like the models in fitness magazines. They're not bony and they don't ever appear overly ai... Read more
I know my last blog had a really down-trodden feel. I was feeling a bit helpless and alone, and even though i didn't respond, I'm really thankful for all the support I received from my Sparkfriends. Unfortunately, I slipped back into the same da... Read more
I need help, Sparkfriends.
I'm slipping back into the abyss I emerged from not even a month ago. The one filled with depression and feelings of self-hatred and despair.
I am not normally one to air my private feelings in public. My cow... Read more
I have been fairly good this weekend, considering that Easter candy abounds (just not at my house!) and also that I have been with Eric for two straight days, which can make healthy eating a bit tricky.
Food has been (fairly) good - a banan... Read more
Just wanted to post a quick blog before I hop off to work. I am ALWAYS in a hurry these days...
For the past five days I have been taking (almost) impeccable care of myself. It is showing already both on the scale and on my body. Oh, and my... Read more
I'm back, Sparkers! I have taken the last few months to transition myself into health, from watching what foods I eat to slowly incorporating exercise back in, and now my body is pleading for 100% commitment. And I feel like I'm ready!
So w... Read more
January is going well for me, all things considered. I have been eating well and plugging along at school, and even though I haven't been able to work out regularly, I feel like the eating is enough for now. I haven't been out to each much, and ... Read more
rev-o-lu-tion : noun
1. a sudden, complete, or marked change in something.
2. a procedure or course, as if of a circuit, back to a starting point.
I want this year to be a revolution. Not the second kind of ... Read more
Happy New Year's, friends :)
I love January 1st because it is the ultimate new beginning. While it is certainly true that you can start fresh on any day, the first day of a brand new year is special.
I had a wonderful New Year's Eve. ... Read more
So while I may be done with being an ostrich, jumping in 100% is a little scary. The 30-day-shred/1200 calories/64+ oz water sets someone like me up for failure. It was a great plan, a plan I wish I could follow through with...but it's too much ... Read more