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Why am I on this journey to losing weight?
I have spent my entire life being a people pleaser. I did everything I could to make sure everyone around me is happy...everyone except myself. As I felt that I didn't do enough to make others happy, or it wasn't appreciated, I would get depre... Read more
Motivation to start out the New Year RIGHT!!
I am almost embarrassed to show this picture, but at the same time, I guess this is what everyone is looking at all the time. I was looking through my pictures from last n... Read more
A New Year, A New Me!
As I look through my blogs, I keep seeing 'I'm back on track, I'm back on track.' But clearly I was not focused. I've had a lot of ups and downs the last few months. I started my doctoral program in August and excelled. I received a 4.0 GPA fo... Read more
I am back. After weighing myself on the scale and seeing that I gained 10 lbs, and am back over 300 lbs, I decided NO MORE. I let school and emotional issues get in the way of my ultimate goal. I need to find time for ME. And that is what I am... Read more
Couch to 5k -- Day 1
I've been trying to find a way to move myself into running/jogging. I've never been able to do it for more than 15 seconds before I stop and start panting. I found from another Sparkie that there was a Couch to 5k program on the iPhone. I dec... Read more
Almost to my 10% goal!!
I am feeling so very happy today!! I stepped on the scale and lost another 4.4 lbs! That puts me at a total loss of 26.2 lbs!! I started at 334, so 33 lbs would be my 10% goal to lose -- 6.8 lbs away!!!! I don't think I've ever lost more than 20... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp Challenge -- Day 4!
Waking up today, I no longer felt myself questioning, should I work out today? It was, Oh man. I need to do this RIGHT NOW! Very proud of myself for sticking through 4 days. I decided to switch the cardio and try out Yoga Booty Ballet. I did th... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp Challenge -- Day 3!
This morning was a bit of a struggle. I worked out yesterday morning and followed that with a 14 hour shift. By the time I got home, it was after 11, and I didnt fall to sleep until after midnight. Having to be at work at 9:30am, I needed to ... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp Challenge -- Day 2!!
Today I proved to myself that I could do something I thought I could never do! I work two jobs on Mondays and Thursdays and always told myself that I could never work out because I just had too much to do. Well, this morning I proved myself wron... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp Challenge!
I'm feeling so great today! This morning I started the 28 day bootcamp workout here on Spark and I couldn't be happier!! I feel like if I can do this bootcamp, I can stay motivated and keep working out. Cutting the calories was a piece of cake ... Read more
Planning and Tracking
I think I finally found my favorite iPhone app. I usually use the Spark food tracker, but the other day someone told me about a MyFitnessPal app. This app allows you to scan the barcode and automatically uploads the nutritional information. It h... Read more
Wow...Can't believe I fell off again..wait, yes I can...
Man, I can't even remember the last time I logged in here. I started the 4th of July challenge on one of my forums and barely made it 2 weeks. I started letting all the stressors in my life take over, and my emotional eating came in. Personal... Read more
Fell off, but ready to get back up again!
These last couple weeks have been so difficult. I was doing really well planning my meals and working out. Then Easter came, followed by my time of the month, followed by graduation. Celebrations and constant cravings of chocolate and I compl... Read more
A lesson learned...
Today, I learned the hardest lesson. NOT to cook food and endulge until you've calculated all of the points. I've done so well with it thus far, but today, I ate food earlier in the day that was so low cal, that by the time I came home from wo... Read more