I had a notion of coming back and starting a new journey on Spark, where the majority of my last journey took place. I'd been gone for nearly six months, and then back for a short while on private mode, with access to only a few dozen friends. W... Read more
The Things I Want to Be
"Less fat" is not a thing to work toward. It is a thing to work away from, and as I said in my last blog, I want to work TOWARD something on this new journey. I've thought a lot about what I want to get out of my journey this time around, and wh... Read more
MORE, not LESS
A lot of thought and soul-searching has led me to an unfortunate conclusion: I went about my first weight loss journey in entirely the wrong way. Don't misunderstand - I didn't do anything that would harm my body or make it difficult to maintain... Read more
Actually, I've been semi-back since June 7th, but I slimmed my profile down to a handful of friends and have kept my posts and profile private during that time. I am now ready to return to semi-active, public Sparking.
While I was gone, a l... Read more
Original Journey - Saved Information
I've decided to make this new journey of mine a completely separate journey from the first. As part of that, I'm removing the old information, goals, accomplishments, and (most) pictures from my page and putting them here instead.
A... Read more
I'm pulling away from Spark for a time. I'm not sure how long. It might be a few weeks, it might be a year. I need to focus on other, more-important things right now. Whether I gain or lose weight in my time off doesn't matter. I haven't thought... Read more
Belly: A Saga, Part VI (Anniversary)
Today marks one year since my abdominal surgery. The surgery was to correct muscle and skin damage from my third pregnancy, nearly ten years before. My surgeon removed ~2.5 lbs of skin and moved in my abdominal muscles, which had been separated,... Read more
She Eats Healthy, She Eats Healthy Not...
Thaaaat has pretty much been my month since Thanksgiving.
"Healthy" means something different to each of us. For me, it means cutting out grains and sugars completely, and avoiding alcohol for the most part (mostly because drinking a glass ... Read more
Results (a numbers blog)
I had blood work done this week. It was the first full-panel blood work I've had since Feb 2012. (I had a finger-prick test in Dec 2012, but doc tells me that those numbers are wildly inaccurate, so I'm not counting them.) The blood work in 2012... Read more
Grateful for 5 Years on this Adventure!
Things have been very rough on me for the last 7-8 months, yes. Even still, I have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving, a lot to be thankful for. Five years ago, I began my weight loss journey. It hasn't always been fun or easy, but it has DEFI... Read more
A Preview of What's to Come
My five year weight loss anniversary is a week from today. I've had ups and downs, sure, and I may not be to my ultimate goal, but these last five years have been a HUGE success, and I wanted to give you guys a preview of what's to come when I C... Read more
Not dwelling on What Could Be
This morning, my scale says 157.4 lbs. Y'all, I haven't seen a number lower than 158 since June 6th. I am ecstatic. Over the moon. I am SO CLOSE to being back at that 100 lbs lost line and a healthy BMI.
Sure, a month ago, when I finished m... Read more
Fun, exciting news!
Every year in November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I've been doing this since 2009 and love the event. This year, however, with all the stress and depression, I decided last minute to drop from the program. I've... Read more
'Tis SPICE Season!
The San Antonio Spark Team is starting a new holiday challenge. From Halloween until New Year's Day - 9 weeks total - we will have a friendly little competition to help us keep on track through the holidays. Focus will be on:
Pou... Read more
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