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Bootcamp, Triathlon and August Goals

Sunday, August 01, 2010      1 comments

Today is my first day of the 28-Day Bootcamp! I'm excited. I've never done any of the official Spark challenges before. I think having a tangible short term goal will help me to regain my momentum. I have made all new weight loss goals and I am... Read more


Wednesday, July 21, 2010      3 comments

I am gaining weight at an alarming rate. Yesterday, I worked from 5:30am to 7:30pm. In a day like that, there is simply no time for exercise (or even placing a phone call to one's big sister to complain, or Sparking). If this were my regular ... Read more

Never Giving Up

Thursday, May 20, 2010      1 comments

After an agonizing finals period, I am back on the horse in time for the start of summer. My new goal is see Onederland before my trip to the Hamptons in August. A more immediate goal would be to be 10 pounds down before the end of June. I ... Read more

Morning Victory Lap!

Thursday, April 22, 2010      10 comments

My sister asked me to join her for a two mile run over the Golden Gate Bridge this morning. Since running my first 5K, I have really slacked on my running, starting back at the beginning with C25K last week. I'm on week 2. I was worried I w... Read more

Lessons Learned

Wednesday, April 07, 2010      8 comments

I cannot do this alone. Yesterday, I asked for your support. You cheered me, you consoled me, you encouraged me. I am looking forward now. I know we can do this together. I have to look forward since I don't like what I see when I look behi... Read more

I Need Help! Please Support Me.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010      31 comments

Yesterday, I wrote on my status "I am having a hard time". Many of you commented with words of encouragement. I really appreciate it! I figured I would elaborate on my hard times in hope of getting more wisdom, support and encouragement. I know ... Read more

Running vs. Swimming

Saturday, March 27, 2010      13 comments

As I have mentioned on this blog before, I LOVE to swim. I view running as a challenge and a triumph when I shatter my own expectations. but for me swimming is like a luxury. It must be the way other people feel about massages or hot yoga. I lea... Read more


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

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