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80 lbs GONE, or DONE with post-pregnancy weight!!

Friday, May 25, 2012      49 comments

So it's taken me - ahem - four and a half months to lose the last ten pounds. That sort of weight loss pace is slow and frustrating! But in the end, it was still worth not ... Read more

Unfair Comparisons

Thursday, May 24, 2012      22 comments

This last weekend was rough for me in terms of the way I view my body. Most of the weekend was beautiful - it was my sister Aaren's wedding, after all! But unfortunately, one of the drawbacks of being around my family is that many of them are bu... Read more

Mother's Day: the good, and the car accident

Monday, May 14, 2012      25 comments

Well. Mother's Day was quite an interesting one this year. I'll start off with the good stuff, just the way the day itself did, and save the car accident stuff for the end. Hem. Morning started with the most wonderful breakfast. Normally I ... Read more

Light Bulb Moment

Sunday, May 13, 2012      8 comments

Friday evening, I was laying around reading a book, and I suddenly realized: I only have about 20 lbs to go before I hit my initial goal on this weight loss journey. Sure, my long-term goal is another 10 lbs beyond that, but to get to a healthy ... Read more

Conquering a 13-Year-Old Fear (video blog)

Tuesday, May 01, 2012      31 comments

Short version of this story is in the video. The longer version: In July, 1999, I went to a family reunion in Castroville, TX. The reunion was held at a church there, and on their grounds was a swingset . At the time, I loved swings and al... Read more

Running a Full 5K

Thursday, April 26, 2012      17 comments

Since August of 2010, I've been trying to work my way up to running a full 5K. I've never been a runner. Even back when I was thin, athletic, and swimming/cross-training for 12+ hours a week, I was never good at running. I'm not sure why I got i... Read more

The Obesity Problem in America

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      11 comments

Honestly, I think this sign says a lot. Taken by the side of the highway 10 minutes from my house. I couldn't resist the irony. :D (If you can't read all the store nam... Read more

A Week of No Refined Foods

Friday, April 20, 2012      14 comments

Today is Day 7 of my attempt to cut out all refined flour and sugar from my diet. It's been an interesting and successful week! In weight loss, I dropped 1.5 lbs on the first day, then another half pound every day for the next three days. Since ... Read more

All About the Cruise

Monday, April 09, 2012      17 comments

As many of you know, this is a reward cruise that I earned. At the beginning of 2011, I made a deal with myself: lose 50 lbs in 2011, and I get to go on a Caribbean cruise. Don't lose 50 lbs, and undergo weight loss surgery in 2012. Well, I lost... Read more


Wednesday, March 21, 2012      26 comments

I said yesterday's blog was going to be my last before my cruise, but I was wrong. I am too excited today to not share this with everyone. This morning, my scale read 179.0!!! I am officially in the 170s!!!!!!! This is an amazing thing for ... Read more

Body Fat

Tuesday, March 20, 2012      20 comments

I've spent so much time paying attention to my scale and the BMI ranges that I haven't thought a lot about body fat percentage. I know that because of the amount of exercise I do and the amount of muscle I have on me, I look smaller than my 180 ... Read more

75 lbs GONE!!!

Monday, March 12, 2012      31 comments

Well, it's taken me long enough, almost 2.5 months to lose the last 5 lbs, but I'm finally here. This morning the scale said 180 lbs, taking me to the 75 lbs lost mark. Yay!! Read more

Siclovia - fitness festival!

Monday, March 05, 2012      15 comments

Five months ago, on the first weekend of October, Jason and I went to the first Siclovia event in San Antonio. It was awesome! We spent hours walking, and I got to try out some really cool fitness toys, including a Trikke and an Elliptigo. I put... Read more

Birthday Stuff

Friday, March 02, 2012      17 comments

I've technically been celebrating all week, and yesterday I officially turned 33 years old. In general Spark wrap-up stuff, I do want to say that I ended February at 182 lbs even. That means I only lost 2 lbs in Feb, both back when I had bronchi... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Year at Sparkpeople

Saturday, February 25, 2012      67 comments

Today marks my one-year Sparkversary, and I want to celebrate by posting some of the highlights. When I began at Spark, I weighed 228 lbs and looked just about like this: Read more

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