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Why I Weigh In Daily

Saturday, June 11, 2011      18 comments

I know, I know, daily weigh-ins are a weight loss big no-no. They're supposed to cause anxiety and tie us to the scale and make us less conscious of other achievements and blah blah blah. However. Hem. I am a daily weigh-in person, and I am not ... Read more

Support is...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      13 comments

...kindness, gentleness, and friendliness. ...holding someone up as they are slipping or falling. ...listening and comforting in times of need. ...cheering and celebrating in times of joy. ...being proud of another's accompli... Read more

May's Weigh-in and June's Goals

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      18 comments

So how did I do this month? I lost *....drumroll....* 7 lbs! That's more than I've lost in months! And that's with a vacation week right in the middle. Hurrah! This was the first month in awhile that I've done more listening to my body and less ... Read more

Today, I am a CHAMPION!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      11 comments

Tonight my Sparkfriend MJ put up a blog (
dual.asp?blog_id=4268441) with a wonderful quote from Jack Demsey: "A champion is someone who gets up when he can't." MJ talked a... Read more

Hunger is not the enemy.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011      14 comments

One night in Baltimore two weeks ago, Jason and I went to dinner at this Afghan place. I ordered Mantwo, meat-and-onion dumplings in yogurt and yellow split-pea sauce, and they were fantastic. The sort of fantastic where your mouth starts scream... Read more

the joys of running

Friday, May 27, 2011      11 comments

That is not a title I ever thought I would find myself writing. I've always hated running, no matter what sort of shape I was in. I used to dread the days my swim team would cross-train with laps around the track or parking lot. It didn't matter... Read more

3-month SparkVersary

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      16 comments

Years ago, a friend of mine wanted me to join Spark, but I didn't. The website looked way too confusing, overwhelming, and daunting. I didn't understand what I was seeing on her page, all the sparkgoodies and fitness minutes and sparkteams and w... Read more


Monday, May 23, 2011      24 comments

I am so very excited this morning! I have reached the halfway polnt of my 2011 goal to lose 50 lbs. I was on vacation last week, and I worried that I was underestimating my calories and would gain weight when I got home. I knew that it take... Read more

Health & Fitness in Baltimore (Part 2)

Thursday, May 19, 2011      10 comments

Tonight is the last night of my vacation. Tomorrow afternoon, Jason and I go back home. While we'll probably do something fun in the morning (I'm still holding out for the Maryland zoo and riding a camel!!!!), most of my vacation week is over, s... Read more

Sparkler of the Week (aka Who, me??)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      19 comments

One of my Sparkteams is the 30 somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose. It's a team that I'm semi-active on. I read the new threads in the morning and comment, but it's such a large team (about 351,000 members) that I feel like I don't know as many... Read more

Health & Fitness in Baltimore (Part 1)

Tuesday, May 17, 2011      15 comments

Before I left for Baltimore on Sunday, I debated whether or not I would track my food and exercise calories this week. I thought perhaps a week off might do me some good. However, after the plane landed and I could turn on my iphone again, I fou... Read more

Confessions of an Angry Eater

Thursday, May 12, 2011      12 comments

I mentioned in yesterday's post that the last couple days have been bad. I haven't been able to sleep well despite trying my best to get to bed early (when possible) and sleep in the next morning. Lack of sleep leads me to feeling cranky and des... Read more


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

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