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February Results and Mighty March!

Sunday, March 01, 2015      4 comments

Fitness Minutes: 5399 (Fitbit, a lot of this is just daily puttering around) Pounds lost: 4.4 Inches lost: 4.5 February was a mixed month for me but the upshot is that I did make some progress. Here were my goals at the outset of the m... Read more

Day 89 -- Let's finish strong!

Friday, February 27, 2015      6 comments

February is nearly at an end. I want to finish this month strong! Good news/bad news: A scheduling conflict has arisen and we're no longer doing the wine train on Saturday! I was looking forward to it but I'm also a little relieved. O... Read more

The Baby With the Bathwater

Thursday, February 26, 2015      9 comments

For the last year, I've been extremely yielding to any minor inconvenience or deviation that could throw me off course. It's looked something like this: "I ate well Monday through Friday but this weekend is my birthday! I'll get back on t... Read more

Day 88 -- I'm Outta Here!

Thursday, February 26, 2015      4 comments

Today, I realized that I have been stuck in the 190's, ping-ponging up and down the same nine pounds for ALMOST A YEAR. My last weigh-in in the 180's was 3/31/14. I simply AM NOT going to spend a full year in 190-ville. I am breaking out of t... Read more

A few notes to self -- small changes can creep up on ya

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      3 comments

Sometimes, we make changes to our habits so slightly or subtly or over such a length of time that we don't realize we're making them. Then, it's not until we begin to reverse them that we notice they were there! 1) I've been enjoying a gre... Read more

Day 87 -- All Aboard

Wednesday, February 25, 2015      4 comments

So, I've been successful so far in getting more veggies and protein this week. Yesterday, I went to a Cambodian restaurant with co-workers for lunch. I ordered stir fried green beans and shrimp -- hold the rice. I felt like, as far my options... Read more

Day 86 -- So Happy!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015      6 comments

I'm so darn happy this morning! I just got a new computer -- a Macbook Pro -- and it is gorgeous and amazing (though sooooo expensive, don't get me started) The scale is starting to move downward -- I'm doing something right! This... Read more

Day 85 -- Weekend Review

Monday, February 23, 2015      2 comments

My weekend went pretty well! We had friends over for dinner on Friday night. We made roasted chicken, roasted cauliflower and an arugula salad. We also had some wine and desserts -- it was a nice evening. On Saturday night, we met up wit... Read more

Day 82 -- Exhilarating

Friday, February 20, 2015      4 comments

So, after weeks of waffling, I finally took my bike to work today! Pros: I got to work quickly and got my heart rate up. It was fun and exhilarating (down hill). Cons: Riding in the morning traffic with cars was really scary! It w... Read more

Day 81 -- Fact or Fiction?

Thursday, February 19, 2015      5 comments

When I see myself falling into a rut or a negative pattern, sometimes the only way out is to confront my own assumptions head on and replace the faulty beliefs with a dose of reality! FACT: I burn a lot of calories. FICTION: Because I wor... Read more

Day 80 -- Spark Motivator of the Day! Mid-month Check-In!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015      5 comments

Wow, this month is flying by -- February always does. This February is moving even faster than usual because there has been so much going on! My husband and I started new jobs at the beginning of the month so we've been getting adjusted, setti... Read more

Day 67 -- Taking it slow and easy

Thursday, February 05, 2015      10 comments

I'm taking it pretty easy these days. Not in terms of exercise -- I've been walking 4-5 miles per day and taking one dance or strength training class per day. I'm also tracking my food and water and maintaining my streak. But I'm not being ve... Read more

Day 63 -- Back from Vacay! Ready to work! February Goals!

Sunday, February 01, 2015      5 comments

Got back from one of the best vacations of my life on Friday. Kauai was a marvel, a miracle, a gorgeous island in time. I think the only better vacation we've ever taken was our honeymoon. This felt like a second honeymoon in many ways and I ... Read more

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


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