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Unexpected Insight
Thursday, July 31, 2014      0 comments

Recently. it became necessary that I take my fiancee's puppy into my home. Family circumstances and disagreements about the dog's well being forced us to take a stand. However, this "stand" has since caused me some sleepless nights. I had forgot... Read more
Asking for help
Thursday, October 17, 2013      7 comments

I don't think there will ever be a time when I will feel comfortable asking for help. I guess that's just how I function. I have this notion that I need to do everything on my own. If I ask for help, I will look vulnerable, weak, and unqualified... Read more
Igniting the Spark!
Friday, August 16, 2013      0 comments

Blah blah blah. You've heard it all from me before. Well, I am saying it yet again. It's time for me to start over! I am jumping back into losing weight and being healthy after quite a long hiatus and unfortunately, after gaining ... Read more
Confidence
Friday, March 08, 2013      4 comments

I always had this idea that confidence would somehow come with losing weight. Like a side dish: fries go with burgers, confidence comes with losing weight. In my mind, I thought that the amount of confidence (as if one could measure it) was dire... Read more
I will be specific!
Saturday, January 05, 2013      6 comments

Beginning on Monday, January 7, 2013, the following will go into effect: 1.) I will go to the gym at least 4 times a week. If for any reason that I do not, there will be a monetary penalty. I will do 30 minutes of cardio and 30 minutes of s... Read more
"My heart has caught a vision of a life that's still worthwhile"
Saturday, November 17, 2012      4 comments

So, it's out with the excuses and in with determination. I am changing my attitude and my actions to match. I am declaring today as a new start. Numbers aside, my goals are the same. To be healthy. To have self confidence. To live life as G... Read more
The clothing dilemma
Sunday, September 09, 2012      3 comments

Earlier this year, I was very dedicated to my workout regime. I was addicted to making every food choice healhy and clean. I mean, who gets excited about grocery shopping? (Okay, I STILL do, but that's beside the point.) Anyway, my motivation le... Read more
September 8 Weigh-In
Saturday, September 08, 2012      4 comments

I woke up this morning prepared for the worst. I braced myself for the scale to tell me that I had GAINED weight. And then what happens? 199 lbs. I checked three times. This is getting emotionally exhausting! I can't help but be cautio... Read more
Just keep on going...
Friday, September 07, 2012      4 comments

So my best friend made me feel better by assuring me that day by day, weight can fluctuate by a few pounds. I know that I just have to keep pressing forward. I used weigh myself on Saturdays; I liked that day the best. I think I'll official... Read more
Just keep on going...
Friday, September 07, 2012      1 comments

So my best friend made me feel better by assuring me that day by day, weight can fluctuate by a few pounds. I know that I just have to keep pressing forward. I used weigh myself on Saturdays; I liked that day the best. I think I'll official... Read more
Honesty.
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      3 comments

So my weigh- in today: 203.2 I am not going to lie, I am incredibly disheartened. I am telling myself it could be anything from hormones to water weight to adjusting to the new exercise regime. I have to admit though, that I feel like cr... Read more
Feeling fantastic!
Friday, August 31, 2012      2 comments

It's only been a week and a half since I decided to return to my workout regime and healthy eating and I honestly feel great! I realize that this whole experience is an emotional rollercoaster. I mean, one day I'll be motivated and the nex... Read more
Weigh-In 8/29/2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012      1 comments

I have to be brutally honest with myself and everyone in order to kick myself into gear. 201 lbs. I absolutely deserved it to say a much larger number. I completely gave up on exercise and healthy eating for the summer. I lost my mind. ... Read more
I Can Begin Again
Friday, May 04, 2012      4 comments

I will make no excuses. Lately, I have been falling much more often than I have been getting up. I know the key to success is never giving up and always trying just one more time. There are personal and emotional pressures that I have been... Read more
Staying Accountable
Monday, April 23, 2012      2 comments

Here is Monday and I have no cardio minutes. :( I assure you that it's not due to laziness. I fell and twisted my ankle last night. Its pretty sore, but I can walk on it. I was afraid that I would do extra damage or prolong the healing process i... Read more

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