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Day 52 -- When it rains, it pours NSV's

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      7 comments

This week has been filled with NSV's -- yay! I ran into a friend of mine from dance class. She hasn't been to class since November since she was in the Philippines visiting with family for over six weeks. When she saw me she said, "Oh my ... Read more

Day 50 -- Celebrating a 50 day log-in streak!

Monday, January 19, 2015      5 comments

50 days ago, I decided to get back on track with my nutrition and fitness! Since then, I've lost 13 pounds! But more importantly, I've nurtured myself and encouraged my momentum by logging in every day, getting my water most days (on an 18 day... Read more

Day 47 -- Awesomeness

Friday, January 16, 2015      4 comments

TOM having subsided, the number on the scale continues its descent. As excited as I am about weight loss, I've had a serious shift in my mentality. I will work hard to eat right and be healthy. But I will NOT deny myself, deprive myself or ta... Read more

Day 46 -- Mid-month Check-In

Thursday, January 15, 2015      4 comments

Here are the goals I set up for myself at the start of the month and here's how I'm doing with them today! 1) Enter the 180's emoticonRead more

Day 45 -- Meal time rituals

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

I had a very enjoyable lunch today -- Vietnamese style vermicelli noodle salad with romaine, cucumber, carrots and thai curry cashews (found at Whole Foods). A light of filling meal and very flavorful (I topped it with chopped mint, cilantro an... Read more

Day 44 -- Whatever it is you're doing . . . you're going to have to keep doing!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      7 comments

I'm in an unusual space for me. On the one hand, I'm totally determined and committed and motivated. On the other hand, I'm not really on a diet. Don't get me wrong -- I'm tracking my food and eating healthy. I'm following VB6 -- eating vega... Read more

Day 42 -- The healthy obese

Sunday, January 11, 2015      6 comments

I'm currently fortunate enough to count myself among the "healthy obese." I'm significantly overweight but all my health markers are great -- I'm in very good health. However, I recently came across a study indicating that healthy obese people... Read more

Day 39 -- More good news!

Thursday, January 08, 2015      11 comments

My husband got an awesome job offer! As some of you know, we've both been commuting over 100 miles a day. I recently got a new job 1.5 miles from our new home. Jeremy's new job will be just 10 miles from our new home -- a 20 minute drive, usu... Read more

Day 38 -- The Science of Sticking to Your Goals

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      4 comments

Happify has this great infographic this morning on the science of sticking to your goals. my.happify.com/hd/how-sc
ience-can-help-you-stick-t
o-your-goals-infographic/ It's cute and informative. Here at Spark w... Read more

Day 37 -- DietBet and Mastering Moderation

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      6 comments

I joined a DietBet! I'm so excited! For those who are unfamiliar . . . www.dietbetter.com/socia
l-dieting/our-mission I need to lose 7.9 pounds by 2/2 -- which just happens to be my first day at my new job! I wo... Read more

Day 36 -- Success Story

Monday, January 05, 2015      5 comments

One thing I've been avoiding for over a year, is listening to the interview I did with Sparkpeople Radio back in July of 2013. Having lost 70 pounds at that time, I was a total Sparkpeople success story. I got a lot of positive feedback for th... Read more

Day 35 -- Great blog and podcast to check out

Sunday, January 04, 2015      4 comments

If you check out one thing on the site today, it should probably be Spark super success story and maintainer TINAJANE76's blog, "I Survived My Third Holiday Season on Maintenance!", which was highlighted in this morning's "Best of Sparkpeople" e... Read more

Day 34 -- Carbs (the good kind)

Saturday, January 03, 2015      3 comments

I've been on more low carb diets than I can count. My first really successful diet was the Atkins diet (not counting drastic calorie cutting back in high school). I remember losing 20 pounds in about six weeks and feeling great. Of course, on... Read more

Day 33 -- Gratitude, Grace and Praise

Friday, January 02, 2015      3 comments

One of my New Year's resolutions is to "actively cultivate gratitude." Since Thanksgiving, I've been actively seeking out opportunities for gratitude and it has been paying dividends. The more gratitude I feel, the more thankfulness, the more ... Read more

Day 32 -- December Results, January Goals and Streaking into the New Year

Thursday, January 01, 2015      8 comments

December Results: Pounds Lost: 12 (!!) Fitness minutes: 3460 Average calories: 1482 January Goals: 1) Enter the 180's 2) VB6 and Juicing 3) 4000 Fitness minutes (My fitbit syncs automatically so a fair amount of the "4000"... Read more


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