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There's Nothing Standing in My Way
Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

I was scared that I was going to plateau at 40 pounds down. But that hasn't happened and I've now lost 42 pounds! I've previously always plateaued almost immediately upon reaching a new low. I now wonder if this had less to do with a "plateau... Read more
Irresistible Foods and their Substitutes
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      6 comments

I've made a list of the foods that I just can't seem to say no to. My goal is to think of healthier "replacement foods" that offer similar satisfaction without being entirely too irresistible. I haven't figured out substitutions for all of the... Read more
Addictive Foods
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

So, I have come to the conclusion that I have an addictive relationship with certain foods, especially the usual suspects, white flour and sugar. I'm trying to figure out how to proceed with this knowledge. Eliminate them entirely? Keep a tig... Read more
I'm in Size 12!
Sunday, February 17, 2013      14 comments

Today, I had a major non-scale victory: I fit back into size 12 clothes. I went shopping with a buddy and we went to all sorts of stores. I was shocked when I fit into a size 12 dress and size 12 jacket at H &M. ... Read more
My Husband, the Chef: Valentine's Day Recap and Pics!
Friday, February 15, 2013      12 comments

So, my husband is a professional chef. Sometimes this is a bad thing (like when he brings leftovers home from work!) but often this is a good thing, like when he devotes his creative efforts to making me a beautiful and healthy Valentine's Day ... Read more
Food Pushers
Thursday, February 14, 2013      6 comments

Man, the food pushers are out in full force today, as expected! I'm glad I gave some thought to my strategy for handling the holiday. Sure, I could have a cookie, or a piece of cake. But I'm doing my best to avoid those foods for the time bei... Read more
Wednesday, February 13, 2013      10 comments

When I first started using Spark seriously in 2009, my goal was to lose 40 pounds. I figured I'd do it in six months or a year, tops, and then be free to return to my preferred state -- one of unhealthy nutrition and no regular exercise. L... Read more
My Water Streak Reward (Pic)
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      4 comments

During my lunch time walk, I stopped off at Cost Plus and grabbed myself a little reward for streaking! It was only ten bucks but it matches my outfit today and every... Read more
New Streak, New Reward!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      2 comments

Today, I've beaten my previous streak of getting 8+ cups of water a day by streaking for 18 consecutive days! I'm very proud and, of course, plan on continuing my streak. Water is like the back bone of a healthy lifestyle. Without water, prop... Read more
Expiration Date
Tuesday, February 12, 2013      3 comments

I stumbled upon a journal entry I wrote this time last year. In it, I wrote about my new healthy lifestyle and all the benefits I was reaping from it. Then I wrote the following: "I plan on remaining committed to this at least through May." ... Read more
Pizza Perfect
Sunday, February 10, 2013      5 comments

Technically, my only nutritional goals at the moment are to track my intake every day and to eat at least two plant based meals a day. These goals are going very well. I'm also, obviously, trying to limit my intake of junk food. More specific... Read more
Getting Stronger Every Day
Saturday, February 09, 2013      5 comments

I started taking toning classes under duress. I have always avoided strength training. I know, I know, it is good for me. But I didn't think it was fun and hated the way it left me feeling the next day (sore, sore, sore). I recently deci... Read more
Well done.
Friday, February 08, 2013      3 comments

I had another small victory today. I went out to lunch with my co-workers. I have no doubt that I chose the healthiest item on the menu. We went to an Asian fusion noodle spot. I ordered grilled salmon with mixed greens and cold noodles in a... Read more
Big Non-Scale Victories!
Thursday, February 07, 2013      2 comments

Wow! This morning, I was going through some old photos and contrasting them with new ones. All I could say was WOW. I have lost 36 pounds but that just does not accurately communicate the change to my body. I guess because there has also been... Read more
Midweek Check-In
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      1 comments

So far, so good! My tracking streak and water streaks are still going strong. The scale is tending down. I've handled a few challenges successfully! My nutrition has been good and I've made (and enjoyed) all my workouts. I had a g... Read more

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