Everyone should take a moment and watch this!
A friend of mine posted this on Facebook, from another of her friends, and I promptly posted it as well, after watching and bursting into tears for how happy this makes me. I hope it continues to be shared!
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BLC 20 - Weekend Challenge: Focus on Nutrition
One of our challenges for this weekend on Violet Venuses team is as follows: Indulge yourself! Exercise self control with a half serving of that tempting treat, and put the rest away!
This made me nervous because having a little bit of som... Read more
BLC 20 Goals and Before Pics
BLC 20 started on Wednesday, Sept 12, and I'm proud to be on the Violet Venuses team! (Can't help but think of it as Violet Man-parts, though) This is my first BLC and I doubt it will be my last. They seem very well organized and ultra motiva... Read more
Wow, I'm feeling it today! My e-mail started blowing up with notifications of comments on my page here. I was like, whaaa??? It turns out I'm DONE girl of the day! All of these supportive messages I'm getting are so inspiring and motivationa... Read more
Tightening up the reins
This weekend I started getting the first inklings of thoughts that I'm not losing weight fast enough since I started Sparkpeople on 6/27/12. At that time, and times since, I have promised myself I was not going to worry about how long it takes ... Read more
TMI NSV and farmer's market goodies
I realized I have had another non-scale victory although it's a bit of a TMI - my IBS is under control! I've been having my first normal BMs since I was like a young child. I've been on a med for about a year and it helped more than any other ... Read more
Weight is just a number
I know we are told this all the time - weight doesn't measure your worth, weight does not define you, weight doesn't even fully define your weight loss success. I finally internalized this. It was something I read on someone's blog or page or ... Read more
My Life in Diets, Chapter One
Nothing has really shaped my identity more than my weight. This is unfortunate, and makes me uncomfortable, but it is true. I have been overweight my entire life. You could say I never lost my baby fat (but I wish you wouldn’t because I disli... Read more
I just realized today is my two-month Sparkiversary! Yes, June 23, 2012, will forever be referred to as the first day of the rest of my life. To mark this occasion, I would like to make a list of changes, victories, and other things I have note... Read more
A true victory! and, I found a few of the pounds I had lost
Today a friend told me that another friend had mentioned she could tell I have lost some weight! A true victory! Not really. My ultimate victory will be health and feeling fantastic. But hearing that kind of comment feels amazing!
I got ... Read more
My boss gave me an ice cream sandwich and I threw it away!, or Ode to a Workplace Food Makeover
My boss came around today and passed out ice cream sandwiches.
Why, WHY?!?! WHY do they do this? To give people a treat, sure. How about some grapes next time, or an apple? Yogurt? Frozen yogurt? I mean, I appreciate the generosity, ... Read more
The scale moved! or, How I started eating ice cream, then stopped.
Hooray! and Yay! the scale finally moved today! Yesterday it went down a tiny bit but today was a solid 2 pounds. Yesterday was my "official" weekly weigh in day and, that, my friends, is why I weigh myself daily.
Now, on to the ice cre... Read more
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First blog entry and hit a plateau already
Hello to everyone! I joined Spark on 6/23 and lost 10 pounds as of 7/4 but now the scale hasn't moved since then. I started thinking it was broken or stuck. I've been diets (oh so many diets) before and I know people say you shouldn't weigh d... Read more