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Monday, May 09, 2011      11 comments

I've said here before that I'm not a heat-loving person, and that I go into hibernation mode in the six months of South Texas summer. I decided in early April to quit running outdoors and bring my running program back to my living room. That wor... Read more

My body knows better than Spark.

Thursday, May 05, 2011      19 comments

I'm angry at myself today. I should have known better, but I was stupid. I paid more attention to numbers than to my personal experience, again, and that has caused a major setback in my journey. AGAIN. Agh!! I know myself and I know my bod... Read more

May's official weigh-in and stats

Sunday, May 01, 2011      7 comments

Final weight tally for May: 220 lbs, which means I lost a total of 3 lbs in April. Not as high as I wanted it to be, of course, but considering I spent three weeks in calorie deprivation/starvation mode, I'm just happy to have figured things out... Read more

When I Began... (with picture)

Friday, April 29, 2011      13 comments

When I began my journey, I wasn't sure I would ever have control over my body. After eleven years with no control due to infections and medication, it took three months to even TRY to lose weight. I started timidly, terrified to make my situatio... Read more

It works!!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011      13 comments

Six days ago, I wrote a blog post about how frustrated I was that I hadn't lost any weight in April since that first week's 1.5 lb drop. I was stuck, and not only that, I was tired, didn't feel like exercising, and had stopped being hungry - all... Read more

Frustration and Changes

Thursday, April 21, 2011      9 comments

I am really irritated. We are three weeks into April now, and you know how much weight I've lost? 1.5 lbs. That's it. And that's frustrating, because I've been doing everything right. I've exercised consistently, I've eaten lots of fiber and fru... Read more

Upcoming vacations & goals

Monday, April 18, 2011      11 comments

About a month from now, I'm traveling with my husband to Baltimore for a week while my mother-in-law comes to watch our three boys for us. This will be the first time I've been on a vacation with just my husband in years! Of course, he will be a... Read more

Walk for Autism

Saturday, April 16, 2011      7 comments

This morning, Jason and I got up early and went out to the Walk for Autism as part of the SA Spark team. My sick son ended up going with Grandma yesterday after all, so Jason and I both got to walk. It was a fun time, despite being super crowded... Read more

spiraling down the drain

Friday, April 15, 2011      7 comments

Sigh. This started off as a really good week. I maintained my weight after a really bad week and then lost another 1.5 lbs pretty quickly after I got back on track. I was finally able to exercise after being on doctor's orders not to, and it fel... Read more

Weekend Retreat Surprise

Sunday, April 10, 2011      6 comments

This weekend is a big weekend in the book blogging world. I realize this makes me a complete nerd, but like other book bloggers, twice a year I look forward to the 24-hour international Readathon. Yes, we do try to read as many books as we can f... Read more

I am not a calculator.

Friday, April 08, 2011      8 comments

I am a number person. I thrive on math and logic, the sort of person who genuinely gets a kick out of doing taxes or creating budgets. But I'm also the sort of person who can get so caught up in numbers that I lose sight of what's really importa... Read more

Body Image & Summer Goals

Sunday, April 03, 2011      3 comments

While I never struggled with my weight growing up, I DID have body-image issues. For instance, take this picture of me when I was 17 - a competitive swimmer who weighed 120 lbs: Read more

wedding rings

Tuesday, March 29, 2011      6 comments

When Jason and I got married, we were poor and young. We didn't buy rings until our fifth anniversary in 2004. At that time, I weighed 185 lbs, and I got a ring that fit me then. Of course, that meant when I gained or lost a lot of weight, the r... Read more

Get Your Rear in Gear 5K

Sunday, March 27, 2011      5 comments

This morning my family and I all got up early to head out to my third-ever 5K, this time to benefit colon cancer research. My first-ever 5K was for this same one a year ago. It was a lovely day for a 5K, cloudy and cool, and I loved the park we... Read more

Shamrock Shuffle 5k

Saturday, March 19, 2011      8 comments

This morning I participated in my second 5k. About a year ago, I walked my first one, but it was a casual walk, not worrying about time or anything. This year, I wanted to try to run part of the 5k. I'm not quite to a place where I can run a who... Read more


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