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Why I'm TOSSING My Scale
Friday, November 05, 2010      9 comments

Well, tossing is a bit dramatic but suffice to say it is now deeply embedded in my closet. I have slavishly worshipped my scale for years. Weighing three times a day when it is going down; eschewing it for months when I knew it was going up... Read more
Anticipating Obstacles and Strategizing to Overcome Them
Thursday, November 04, 2010      4 comments

I know things are about to get hectic for me and I refuse to let the excuses get the best of me. So I'm anticipating my future obstacles and rebutting the excuses in advance. OBSTACLE # 1 My period. It comes every month and yet somehow, t... Read more
New Goals and Visual Motivators DONE!
Thursday, November 04, 2010      1 comments

I had a great Sparkiversary, thanks for all the well wishing! After taking stock of where I'm at, I decided to add some new visual motivators to my life. I have new pictures, signs and mantras posted everywhere from the bathroom, to the bed... Read more
My One Year Sparkiversary
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      5 comments

Wow--it has been one whole year since I fully committed to Spark and started changing my life through diet and exercise. I thought about doing a post full of stats and telling you guys how many pounds and inches I've lost. I'm proud of all those... Read more
My Arms, My Goals, My Upcoming Sparkversary (PICS)
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      7 comments

I have hated my arms since, at least, the fifth grade. On the trip home from our class trip to Paris, I was on top of the world...until a boy named Kevin asked me "What happened to your arms"? Even then, the pale stretch marks stood out against ... Read more
WTF 10/10-10/15 Update
Sunday, October 17, 2010      5 comments

Planned: I still want to concentrate on improving [[my nutrition and tracking on the weekends]]. Actual: Tracked both Saturday and Sunday and worked out on both days, too! Planned: This week, my go-to snack will be [[fresh fruit from ... Read more
Plus Sizes, Fat Fashion and the Crazy Scale
Sunday, October 17, 2010      10 comments

I wear a size 14. This puts me on the tricky borderline between plus and non-plus sizes. Back when I wore a 12, I dreaded the mere suggestion that I could fit a 14; I viewed it as the gate way plus size. But now that I do, in fact, wear mostly... Read more
Cardio, ST and Spreading the Spark!
Friday, October 15, 2010      5 comments

Cardio ROCKS. I have not lost as much weight as I aspired to in 2010 but I have been pretty consistent with my work outs. Today I went shopping and fit into several size 12 dresses, albeit, stretchy ones! Here was my fave: ... Read more
WIN Blog
Thursday, October 14, 2010      6 comments

For WIN, we're meant to write a blog about how and why we gained weight in the first place. I actually wrote a detailed blog about this very topic about six months ago. So, rather than give a detailed account of my weight history, I'd like to tr... Read more
WTF Template for 10/11-10/15
Monday, October 11, 2010      2 comments

~*~ WTF Challenge 10/11 - 10/15 ~*~ Part 1 - NUTRITION AND EXERCISE During my last WTF template dates, I was able to accomplish [[two workouts]] as far as exercise goes, and I was most proud when I [[actually applied to my judicia... Read more
WIN Holiday Wish
Saturday, October 09, 2010      4 comments

For my holiday wish, I want to wear a size 12 dress on New Year's Eve. In order to accomplish this goal, I will continue with my cardio at least 5 times per week and add a hardcore strength work out three times a week. The strength training wi... Read more
Dance Class Update
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      3 comments

Last month, one of my goals was to find a dance class. I love to dance and took many formal dance classes in my youth but have not done so for years. I figured adding dance into my fitness regime would be a fun way to get in fitness and at the s... Read more
WTF Template for 10/5-10/10
Tuesday, October 05, 2010      2 comments

~*~ WTF??? Template 10/5 - 10/10 ~*~ I forgive myself for [[working out five days instead of six and drinking a ton on Friday night]] last week. Forgiving doesn't mean forgetting, so this week I will [[Work out M-S and... Read more
WTF Update 9.28-10.3
Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

Goal: 4 hours of physical activity Actual: 4.9 hours Goal: Work out every day Actual: 5/6 Goal: Ride my bike by the ocean and up all the hills on the way back Actual: Not achieved. ME time: Bubble bath while reading my n... Read more
September Reflections and October Goals
Thursday, September 30, 2010      6 comments

Here were my September goals and here is how I did! September goals: GOAL: Lose 8 pounds Actual: Lost 4.4 pounds Analysis: On the bright side, this is my first "losing" month since...May? April? That is a HUGE deal! I managed to sta... Read more

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