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Hitting Goals and Loving Life!
Monday, December 22, 2014      2 comments

As we are approaching the end of the year, I thought it would be a good time to reflect on the changes in my life in 2014. This was the year of change for me. I recently rattled off a few of these items in an improv class. Everyone was stunned a... Read more
Loving My Fitness Groove!
Wednesday, August 13, 2014      2 comments

About six weeks ago I started a challenge for myself to start working out again. I had been using the excuse of NOT having enough time, which is NOT true. I started by going to one Zumba class through Fit Mob a group fitness app in San Francisco... Read more
Life Changes And A New Challenge
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      2 comments

It’s been a long time since I have posted. I’ve made a few changes in my life recently that were really difficult. This last April, I decided to breakup with my boyfriend of nine years. This is a huge and tough life change for me. It has also be... Read more
Fitness Motivation
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      1 comments

A friend asked me recently how I get fitness motivation. I'll be real honest here, I haven't been motivated for the entire month of January. I am not sure what it is. My life is in a state of flux right now so the last thing that I am focused on... Read more
2013 – A Year In Review
Thursday, January 02, 2014      1 comments

I joined SparkPeople exactly one year ago today and I am so grateful for the year that SP has given me. I joined SP during a strange time in my life. I was living abroad in Amsterdam and studying for my master’s. I felt so isolated from the rest... Read more
Getting The Fitness In While Travelling
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      0 comments

Okay, let me just start by saying that I am not trying to make anyone jealous. I moved to Amsterdam with my partner last August. It has been the hardest year of our lives, learning a new culture, how to live together abroad, a new language, and ... Read more
Letting Go of Weight Loss Stress
Thursday, May 09, 2013      4 comments

I am completing the final week of a spring challenge. Here is an update on my progress. Today, I weighed in at 170 pounds. This is six pounds down from my starting weight. I am very proud of this, although I had hoped to lose eight pounds by the... Read more
Vision Board
Thursday, April 25, 2013      2 comments

For this week's challenge I made a vision board to reflect why I want to lose weight and be healthy. Here is my board. I clearly have bikinis and summer fashion on the brain. But I also hope to be strong like this beautiful yogi in the backgroun... Read more
Fifteen Weeks, Fifteen Pounds
Wednesday, April 24, 2013      3 comments

It's official, my accountability buddy and I have checked in with each other for fifteen weeks as of yesterday. Each and every week, whether on vacation or insanely busy, we have made time to check in, write an email, discuss progress and whatev... Read more
Progress Report!
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      1 comments

I am halfway through the March Into Spring challenge, here is a reflection of my progress. I am excited to say that I am 25% to my goal weight! Unfortunately I haven’t actually lost that much weight during the course of the challenge. But, this ... Read more
Friday, April 12, 2013      2 comments

I love SparkRecipes. It is one of my favorite features of SP. For my spring challenge I made four recipes this week. Some are my tried and true favorites others were brand new. For breakfast on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, I made oatme... Read more
Food Journal
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      2 comments

This has been a very interesting week as I had several visitors in town. The weekend started with six different visitors arriving in Amsterdam. On Friday I was very diligent about not overeating and trying to focus on vegetables. For dinner we a... Read more
What I Hope to Accomplish in This Spring Challenge
Monday, March 25, 2013      1 comments

I am hoping to get a few things out of this challenge. 1) Lose 2 pounds per week. This means 16 pounds over the course of the challenge. This sounds like a big number but I think it is possible. 2) Learn healthy habits that will stick.... Read more
Dutch Vegetables and Good Times With My Sister
Friday, March 22, 2013      3 comments

Two great things happened this week. First, I received a huge CSA box of Dutch fruits and vegetables. They are supposed to be locally grown in a sustainable fashion. But the box included bananas and kiwis which definitely are not grown in the Ne... Read more
My Common Stressors
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      2 comments

I just joined the Stress Busting challenge to reduce stress in my life. I often go over lists in my head right as I get into bed to go to sleep. This leads to making longer lists and then I finally get stressed about the fact that I'm not sleepi... Read more

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