My One Year Sparkiversary
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)
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
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
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!
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:
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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
~*~ 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
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
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
~*~ 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
Goal: 4 hours of physical activity
Actual: 4.9 hours
Goal: Work out every day
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
Here were my September goals and here is how I did!
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
Big Time Weekend Problems Ahead
This weekend, I am planning on going to a concert with my friends and husband. It is an all day music festival. I can already see that, even if I'm perfect all week in terms of nutrition, this day has the potential to wreak havoc. County fair st... Read more
WTF Template 9/28-10/3
~*~ WTF??? Template for 9/28-10/3 ~*~
List everything you did for exercise since 9/20. You can list this as minutes, exercises, miles, DVDs- or everything, but list it all out right here:
60 mins Elliptical
40 m... Read more
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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
Measure your Calf - 19
Current:... Read more