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