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5 Months Down the Drain

Thursday, November 29, 2012      5 comments

I gave up, gave in and stopped trying to lose weight 5 months ago. Now I am hesitantly going to try again. I don't know how I got so intimidated and freaked out (and then ashamed of myself for reacting that way). It was a vicious cycle, and I'm ... Read more

Struggling with my Calorie Intake

Friday, June 22, 2012      4 comments

I'm struggling with my calories today. Just thought I'd throw that out there. Some days I can be fairly certain before they're over that I've eaten too much and am not going to make the calorie count. Today is one of those days. I'm sittin... Read more

My Vision Collage

Thursday, June 21, 2012      5 comments

I made my vision collage today. It's a collage of pictures of things that represent how I'd like myself and my life to be. Things I put on it: a woman doing a handstand (healthy and strong with a butt that's as fab as hers is!) flow... Read more

Not Quite a Slacker

Thursday, June 21, 2012      6 comments

So today was one week since I last saw any progress with the scale. I've officially dubbed either Thursdays or Fridays my weigh-in days. Since I didn't want to wait until tomorrow, I went ahead and hopped on it today. The good news is that I did... Read more


Wednesday, June 20, 2012      6 comments

Is there any more perfect food than watermelon? Seriously, watermelon is juicy, sweet, easy to serve... It's excellent cold. It's great for a picnic or a barbecue. It's low in calories and high in hydrating juiciness! I LOVE IT! ** yes, I t... Read more

I Have a Cold

Saturday, June 16, 2012      3 comments

It started out as a cough and progressed to a runny nose. Last night, I was congested and coughing. I ended up taking cough syrup so I could sleep. I'm really bummed out. Just when I was getting into the swing of things, I have this setback. ... Read more

How to Get 5 Freggies in Each Day

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      4 comments

This is a brainstorming blog for me because I've noticed that I'm having difficult getting in my freggies. I can regularly get in 3 or so, but today I only got in 1! Ack! It's time to formulate a plan and stick with it. Below you'll find my list... Read more

Struggling with Weight Obsession & the Blues

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      6 comments

I'm struggling with staying away from the scale today. It's not my day to weigh in. I'm doing weigh ins every week on Fridays. That's three days from now. However, I am obsessing over my weight a little bit. I know that's not healthy. I know I n... Read more

Pineapple Salmon Teriyaki -- Recipe

Friday, June 08, 2012      2 comments

I made this recipe for dinner tonight. It was my first time trying out a Hungry Girl ( recipe. I didn't find the recipe on the website. I actually checked out Hungry Girl 1-2-3 from the library and got the recipe from there. ... Read more

My Second Trip to the Grocery Store

Friday, June 08, 2012      3 comments

I went to the grocery store today for the second time since I've been on the SparkPeople site. This time, it was a lot less stressful and a lot more fun. I had some items that I'd enjoyed eating this past week, so I made sure to pick those up. I... Read more

Sticky-Noting and the Blahs

Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

I feel like I have a case of the blahs today. I don't feel particularly down so much as I feel blah. I want to be excited about losing weight and learning to have a healthier lifestyle, but I just can't get up the energy today. In all fairness t... Read more

More Spice in My Life

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      3 comments

For lunch today, I tried a frozen diet entree. This wasn't the first time that I've tried one, and it wasn't even the first time that I really liked one, but it was the first time that I took a bite and said, "Wow! Now that is good!!" The meal I... Read more

Strength Training for the First Time

Monday, June 04, 2012      2 comments

This is my first week on the SparkPeople website, and I'm really taking the weight loss and lifestyle changes seriously this time around. I'm determined that this is going to be a lifestyle change, not just something that I do for a little while... Read more

Shopping and a Trip to the Park

Sunday, June 03, 2012      3 comments

Yesterday I went shopping and got a bunch of goodies to help me start eating right. Today I went to the store again and picked up a few more things. Here are some of the goodies that I've got in my fridge right now: a whole fresh pineapple, gree... Read more

First Full Day

Saturday, June 02, 2012      5 comments

Today is my first full day on the SparkPeople website, first full day really working on losing weight. I'm gonna have to work on my tendency to nibble things during the day. Not full portions. Just little bits and pieces, bites here and there. T... Read more