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NSV Wins!
Monday, January 22, 2018      3 comments

I have been seeing fair weight loss during my weigh-ins 2x a week (I weigh in once for my diet bet and once for my Winter 5% challenge team.) but I needed to take a moment to celebrate some serious Non-Scale Victories this week so that I actual... Read more
Intake Reset
Friday, January 19, 2018      3 comments

So, this week I've been experimenting with an intake reset. I know that I have a lot of issues with a form of food addiction. I pretty much tick off all the boxes on the various surveys out there for food addiction - but I don't have time or mon... Read more
Spark Coach - Day 32 - Food Pushers
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      4 comments

Luckily, my biggest food pusher is me, so I don't have a lot of other people to deal with. My worst external food pusher is my dad, but he lives in Kansas City (I'm in Northern Iowa,) so I can always prep before I see him. My boyfriend is incred... Read more
Spark Coach Motivators
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      4 comments

Today's Sparkcoach task was to write the reasons behind my weight loss goals, so here we go: 1) I want to look and feel better in clothes. I hate feeling that my clothes are so tight. 2) I want to be able to move without feeling I'm in my... Read more
Giving up my favorite restaurant meals for a healthier option? No Way!
Wednesday, December 20, 2017      8 comments

The SparkCoach visualization yesterday totally didn't work for me. It didn't work so much that I'm still thinking about it. Full disclosure: a lot of the visualizations are silly to me. While I participate and see what they're trying to rei... Read more
2018 Winter 5% Challenge Community
Monday, December 18, 2017      3 comments

Just learned about the 8-week 5% challenge member group. I'm super excited to join as I've always seen these types of groups but have never found them in time to get involved. This one starts January 6th (Feast of Fools! Kind of appropriat... Read more
Coaching Lesson - Talking myself into exercise
Monday, December 18, 2017      1 comments

This one hits me at a good time. Exercising is what keeps the rest of my boat going. If I don't make it to the gym/out for my walk breaks, I suddenly find myself saying 'yes' to all kinds of things I shouldn't be eating. Partially, it just feels... Read more
I dislike "cheat days."
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      6 comments

I know that these are a staple of some people's plan, and that's fine. Maybe you're just starting and you need a way to motivate yourself. That's cool. It's your plan and not mine. Thing is, though, I loathe the term "cheat day." Every time... Read more
A pleasant surprise
Monday, November 27, 2017      3 comments

I got sick the weekend before last and stopped tracking. I couldn't even make it to the gym last week. I stayed home from work on Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday was just trying to get well enough to attend family Thanksgiving. Stepped back on... Read more
Stepping away from my plan is a headache!
Monday, November 13, 2017      1 comments

So I didn't track over the weekend. I fell prey to the delicious smelling food in the cafeteria (which is about 50 feet from my desk) and then didn't follow through the rest of the weekend. On the plus side though, I had a headache this mo... Read more
Back again
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      3 comments

How many times have we all started over again, hoping that this will be the time for change? Hoping that this isn't just another false start and that all our hard work will die off in a few weeks when the newness of our challenge has worn off...... Read more
Notes for my own use
Wednesday, February 17, 2016      1 comments

I really wish you could choose to make select blog posts private. Ah well, if you're reading this anyway, I'm not looking for comments or suggestions or cheering. This is just a record for me. Trying what I am calling the 'bariatric surgery... Read more
Day 15
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      3 comments

Weekends are definitely my biggest gap, especially when my boyfriend's working and there's junk food in the house. But, I just got a new WeightGurus scale (the one I originally got didn't have the body fat/water percentage/bone density sens... Read more
Day 10!
Friday, January 15, 2016      0 comments

10k steps: emoticon 11,451 Log all my food: ... Read more
Day Nine - Staying Accountable!
Thursday, January 14, 2016      1 comments

10k steps: emoticon10,984 Log all my food: ... Read more

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