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September Goals: Learning From Past Mistakes, Overcoming Challenges

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      1 comments

So, in reading the Spark book, I had a major epiphany about how and why I went off the rails this summer. As Chris Downie explains it, Sparking is not just about fitness and exercise; it is about overhauling your life to make it the best and ful... Read more

Healthy Lifestyle Resume

Friday, August 27, 2010      2 comments

Here's my Healthy Lifestyle Resume--a list of skills I've picked up since I started Sparking. Even though I am experiencing a setback, I am armed with these skills to help me get back on track. 1) Cooking Prior to spark I ate 1-2 large... Read more

Dealing with Setbacks

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      2 comments

In some ways, I'm very proud of myself. This time last year, I was unhappily inching towards my highest weight ever and feeling like I didn't know how to stop it. I've had some success with Spark since then losing over 30 pounds. However, I've... Read more

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

Ugh.

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

SIS Before Pics + PROGRESS PICS

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

SMART Goals

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


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