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Monday, February 01, 2016      5 comments

Wow, it is very unusual for me to go this long without blogging. And usually when I fall silent for long stretches, it is very bad news. It means I've backslid, regained and am piling on the pounds. Well, I will be gaining some weight ove... Read more

I must keep fighting!!!

Thursday, November 05, 2015      13 comments

It is November and FINALLY a slight chill has set into the Northern California air. There are events galore and the holiday season is a stone's throw away. I'm not super happy with where I am right now weight wise but it is what it is. The im... Read more

A winning streak

Friday, October 23, 2015      6 comments

If you've been on Spark as long as I have then you know that, sometimes, a little streak is all you need. I lost weight this week. But more importantly, I changed my mindset. Here's an example. This morning, I went for a coffee d... Read more

New Goal

Thursday, October 22, 2015      4 comments

I ordered a new pair of designer jeans -- deeply discounted -- from I ordered a size 32, and darn if they weren't so tight on arrival that I couldn't button them. I finally buttoned them last night but darn if the muffin top was... Read more

Compare and Contrast

Wednesday, October 21, 2015      3 comments

Wow! Based on some suggestions from my health coach, I have really upped my protein game and I feel GREAT! Past three days have been 135g of protein. The main difference was adding a protein shake for breakfast and switching up some of my sna... Read more

Mid-month Check-In

Thursday, October 15, 2015      2 comments

Here are my goals for October: 1) 5 classes/week (including 2 ST) emoticon 2) Track nutrition every day ... Read more


Wednesday, October 14, 2015      4 comments

Today things are going pretty well. I've manged to do well on diet and exercise so far this week. I'm prioritizing myself and making time and space to focus on me. Sometimes that means clearing my schedule and saying no to certain social even... Read more


Thursday, October 01, 2015      7 comments

I was going through photos from my 2013 Turkey trip last night. I weighed about 15-20 pounds less in the photos and though I'm fairly happy with my current appearance, there's no denying I look better in those Turkey photos. I had just lost 70... Read more

Long time no see! October Goals.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015      9 comments

Wow! It has been over a month since I last blogged. As usual, it is a bad sign when I fall totally silent. After successfully maintaining my weight for about six months, I had a not so good September and found myself six pounds above the rang... Read more

Good times!

Monday, August 17, 2015      2 comments

August has been great so far. Outside Lands was amazing -- one of the best years yet with incredible performances by Mumford and Sons, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John and more! We ended up scoring VIP passes for Elton John and spent the whole... Read more

July Lessons, August Goals

Monday, August 03, 2015      3 comments

August marks the beginning of the end of summer. It has been a truly great summer. But I allowed myself to get too busy, celebratory and distracted towards the end of June. July was similarly unfocused. Although August will be starting with ... Read more


Wednesday, July 29, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday was my first strength training class since I injured my back in May and guess what? I'm sore in all the right ways! Like, "it's been awhile" sore and not "I may have really hurt myself sore." Progress, people! I just did a fun ... Read more

The Lord works in mysterious ways

Wednesday, July 22, 2015      2 comments

A few months ago, I was feeling a bit rudderless on this journey. I felt I'd accomplished much of what I'd set out to do. I'd lost 50+ pounds and largely kept it off since 2013. I had cute clothes. I was physically active. I ate healthy foo... Read more

Over a month!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      3 comments

Usually, it's a pretty bad sign if I go over a month without blogging! I'll be honest, things haven't been great. But admittedly they could also be a lot worse. Of the 18 pounds I've lost in 2015, I've gained 6 back since my back injury i... Read more

Day 33 -- What next?

Thursday, June 11, 2015      6 comments

I've actually had a lot on my mind lately with regards to what, exactly, I am trying to accomplish with my weight loss goals. Basically, what is my "why?" I'm finding that my "why" is really abstract these days. I want to maintain my h... Read more

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