The Obesity Problem in America
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
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
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
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
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!!!
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!!
Siclovia - fitness festival!
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
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
A Year at Sparkpeople
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:
Dresses, swimsuits, and shoes
This 3-day weekend was filled with shopping. It was completely unexpected for me. I decided to tag along as the family went to a secondhand store on Sunday. Jason's been looking around for a tux for formal nights on our upcoming cruise, and we'd... Read more
I am overweight!!!
The moment has finally come. I have lost 70 lbs since I started my weight loss journey in November 2009, and I've finally crossed the line from "obese" to "overweight." It's... Read more
2012 Health and Fitness Goals
I love New Year's. I love to make new goals for the new year, and I love starting over. It's not like I ever STOPPED my weight loss journey, but January 1st just feels so new, like starting over anyway. My energy comes back, and I have renewed d... Read more
Wrapping Up 2011
Next week, I'm going to post my 2012 health and fitness goals. Today, I want to wrap up my 2011 health and fitness goals, as well as highlight the milestones I've hit along my weight loss journey in 2011. It has been a FANTASTIC year for me!
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I have come so far this year in terms of what I can eat. Before 2011 began, I lived my whole life in a tiny, insulated food world. Growing up, I rarely ate any vegetables or fruits, and when I did, they were always the same: a bit of iceberg let... Read more
Two Year Anniversary of my Weight Loss Journey
On September 2, 2009, the last of my tooth infections was cleaned out. Over the rest of September, all the symptoms I'd had for the previous eleven years started to fade, until they disappeared completely. Those symptoms included constant throat... Read more
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