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A Successful Week (Finally)

Sunday, September 19, 2010      5 comments

This is my first big losing week in too many months to count. I lost 2.8 lbs. So, what did I do that made this week different from the many disappointing ones that preceded it? 1) Tracking! I tracked my food, water and fitness pretty reli... Read more

Finding the Key

Friday, September 17, 2010      6 comments

Man, exercise really is the key, isn't it? Exercise makes me thirsty so I drink lots of water. When I'm all full of water I eat less food. Exercise ---> water ---> nutrition---> weight loss I can lose weight. YOU can lose wei... Read more

The Ultimate Sin

Wednesday, September 15, 2010      1 comments

I've been meaning to write about this for a while now. I recently committed the ultimate sin. I unintentionally shamed a fellow fat person. And in return, he scorned me. There was a recent heat wave and with the sun shining playfully ... Read more

WTF?? Entry Card & Template!

Monday, September 13, 2010      1 comments

~*~ WTF??? Entry Card- Template for 9/15-9/19 ~*~ ENTRY CARD Starting Measurements: (choose any 4 or more- or use the sames ones as me- whatev) Measure your Waist - 36 Measure your Hips - 47 Measure your Thigh - 26 Mea... Read more

Crash Landing

Tuesday, September 07, 2010      4 comments

Trying to regain control of my good habits feels a bit like trying to pull up the nose of a crashing airplane. All the momentum, all the velocity, all the force is pushing down, down, down and here I am at the wheel, leaning back with all my mig... Read more

Plans for the Day

Thursday, September 02, 2010      1 comments

I'm going to study Evidence, do the exercise bike and elliptical, study a bit more and then head to the pool for a much needed swim. I've been out of the pool for more than a week! Read more

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


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

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