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Planned Rewards for 50 lb Goal

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      10 comments

12.5 -- Try Out For Master Swim Team 25 -- A pair of designer jeans 37.5 -- A weekend in Monterey 50 -- A trip to an exotic land: South East Asia, South America or Australia (some place I have never been!)... Read more

Great Run and Meatless Meal!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      5 comments

I had a great run this morning! I started out running by a man made lake in Golden Gate park which is all concrete. But the concrete was really bumming me (too much impact) so I ran off my usual path and discovered an amazing dirt track just a f... Read more

Trigger # 3: Can there ever be enough?

Monday, November 08, 2010      8 comments

So, I am now in the midst of TOM. Thanks to all my exercise last week though, the symptoms are not nearly as bad as usual. I am mostly feeling a little tired and hungry but I will up the cardio and see if the endorphins help. Today, I'm doing ca... Read more

Trigger # 2: The Battle of Little Big Cheese Puff

Sunday, November 07, 2010      2 comments

Today, my husband and I went grocery shopping at Trader Joes. I saw my favorite Baked Cheese Crunchies (like a reduced fat cheeto) but I didn't get them. Last week, I polished off a bag of those in 24 hours (should take about 5 days using the co... Read more

Avoiding the Winter Blues

Sunday, November 07, 2010      2 comments

Last year, I lost a lot of weight in the Fall but really started to fall off track in the winter. The weather changed on me. I didn't have appropriate gear for running in the rain. I didn't go to the pool as much because I didn't want to be damp... Read more

Trigger # 1: It Feels Like the First Time

Friday, November 05, 2010      10 comments

Yes, the title is Foreigner inspired. It occurred to me that while I know what the end of a binge looks like, I don't know how they start. Maybe figuring that out will help me in my journey. Today, I went to the supermarket to pick up ... Read more

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


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