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Friday, March 26, 2010      10 comments

Here is me in November when I started FIWC... Me in January at the start of WTTS... Here ... Read more

Big Thanks to the DONE GIRLS!

Friday, March 19, 2010      2 comments

A big thanks to everyone who stopped by to give me some Done Girl love yesterday! I was so proud and surprised to be the Done Girl of the Day. Ever since I first arrived on Spark I have been impressed with the Done Girls. Most of my Spark bestie... Read more


Wednesday, March 17, 2010      5 comments

SMART Goals are goals that are: Specific Measurable Achievable Realistic Time Specific I have two SMART goals for the Spring: 1) Weigh 196 (or less) by June 1, 2010 This goal is Specific (196 is what I weighed wh... Read more

The First Week of March

Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

Well, I am counting the first week of March as a success. I started the week with a gain and ended it with a loss. I was so mad at myself for gaining weight last week--it was my first gain since starting on Spark. But it gave me the fire I neede... Read more

March Goals

Monday, March 01, 2010      6 comments

February was kind of a wreck for me. I ate right for the first two weeks but neglected the gym. I hit the gym for the second two weeks but didn't eat right. I'm ready to get back on track. 1) Follow triathlon training schedule meticulously.... Read more

Bodybugg update--Good News!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010      3 comments

So far, I like the bodybugg. I'm not entirely convinced it is worth the money yet but I am keeping an open mind. Here is some good news for you Sparkies though: most of the calorie counts on Spark Fitness are pretty accurate as compared to... Read more

WTTS #4: Back in the Saddle Again

Thursday, February 18, 2010      9 comments

To paraphrase Aerosmith, I'm back in the saddle again. I'm back! Where did I go? Not too far. I didn't go back to ordering take out every single night, glasses of wine every single night and no cardio. That is what got me up to 245 lbs and ... Read more

WTTS #3: The Perils of Weight Loss--Embarrassment! TMI!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      26 comments

So, this is an embarrassing little indignity I suffered due to my weightloss. It is a little TMI but I hope it makes you laugh. Last night I was on the treadmill at the gym. I did my five minute warm up walking and then started to run. Afte... Read more

WTTS #2: Doing What Works

Tuesday, February 16, 2010      5 comments

A big shout out to MSFICOSCORE. Her comment on my last blog was the first thing I saw this morning and inspired me to work out today. I've been trying to figure out what has been interfering with my workouts and I think it is a pretty simple thi... Read more

The Road to Onederland

Monday, February 15, 2010      5 comments

The Road to Onederland is paved with good intentions. At 213 pounds, I could be in Onederland within the next six weeks. Yet I feel myself running out of steam. Fortunately, I am still eating right and getting in a bit of exercise. But... Read more

Race Report! PICS!

Sunday, February 07, 2010      29 comments

Well, guys, with your encouragement, love and support, I did it. I ran my first 5K. I banished the word "can't" from my personal vocabulary. I left behind my fourth grade humiliation of being the last one to complete a mile. ... Read more

Scared and Excited!

Saturday, February 06, 2010      14 comments

Tomorrow is my first 5k! I'm a little nervous but really excited. The race is at 8am. Please run in spirit with me! I did not get a chance to finish Week 9 of C25K but I will. Can I count the actual race as one of my C25K work outs? Read more

January Progress and February Goals

Sunday, January 31, 2010      8 comments

I am thankful for my progress in the month of January. I lost 6.8 lbs and met my initial goal of 30 lbs. I see my weight loss in 'phases'--increments of 30 lbs. Right now, I am hoping to complete three phases. Phase #2 is just beginning! I ... Read more

Buckling Down!!

Saturday, January 23, 2010      5 comments

I need to buckle down on my nutrition. I only lost 1.4 lbs this week. Yes, I realize that is really good. But I am hovering at 29.8 lbs down and I insist on meeting my initial goal of 30 lbs down sooner rather than later! Working out is vit... Read more

MyTrouble Goal: Restaurants

Thursday, January 21, 2010      3 comments

For Lifestyle Change #4, I have to blog about my trouble goal. I spent a few days thinking about this. What really sets back my progress the most? Sometimes, I overeat or skip workouts but I consider those mistakes to be part of the process, not... Read more

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