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Ready to go back to school with a plan.
Sunday, April 25, 2010      12 comments

April vacation is over...back to school tomorrow. Right now my cabbage soup (the one featured on Sparks yesterday, plus my own modifications) is simmering and I have a couple other batch-cooked recipes in the freezer. I have everything ready t... Read more
First day back to calorie counting was a success!
Saturday, April 24, 2010      11 comments

It's kind of funny how something that was just about second-nature for me a few months ago - calorie counting - is now so monumental. Yesterday was my first successful day counting calories in over a month! I didn't have any preconceived limit... Read more
After much reflection, I'm back to calorie counting.
Friday, April 23, 2010      12 comments

Over the past week I've written pages upon pages of thoughts about my weight management journey in a Word document. I didn't want to post them here because I didn't want my decisions to be influenced by anyone's comments - I wanted to find out ... Read more
Memo to Marathon Runners - from a Marathon Spectator
Monday, April 19, 2010      16 comments

Dear Marathoners, You truly inspire me - each and every one of you. I am in awe of how far you can run. I watched many of you today near the Mile 8 mark - I don't think I've ever run 8 miles in one stretch in my whole life, but you made i... Read more
Marathon Monday
Monday, April 19, 2010      9 comments

Yesterday I opened Microsoft Word and opened all my old, pre-Spark fitness-related documents - basically blogs before I had access to a real blog spot. I realized that my pattern of gain and loss has gone on far longer than just my three Spark ... Read more
Healthy fake chocolate ice cream
Saturday, April 17, 2010      9 comments

Here's a recipe I invented for healthy fake chocolate ice cream: *frozen fruit (berries, cherries, and mango for me) *cocoa powder *milk *walnuts (optional) *honey (optional) Blend until you get the consistency of soft-serve ic... Read more
Stream of Consciousness
Saturday, April 17, 2010      11 comments

I weighed myself this morning for the first time in a week or two. Not good. Not going to share, either. I get a boost of motivation when I read diet books. I read one yesterday at Barnes & Noble called _I Can Make You Thin_ by Paul McKenna... Read more
"Illustrated BMI Categories"
Sunday, April 11, 2010      20 comments
9008819/ I found this fascinating. There are over 100 photos, each captioned with the person's height, weight, BMI, and BMI category (underweight, normal, overweight... Read more
A Blog a Day Keeps the Binge Monster Away?
Sunday, April 04, 2010      14 comments

OK, still no "plan," still kind of okay with that. Yesterday I went for a jog (through a proper neighborhood this time, no honks!). Then my husband and I went to the gym and did strength training (and I was lucky I didn't give myself a concuss... Read more
Taking things one day at a time, for now...
Saturday, April 03, 2010      9 comments

I still don't have a PLAN, but I'm feeling better. Yesterday was my best day, eating-wise, in several weeks, even though my grand total was over 2,700 calories and my weight stayed exactly the same today. The weather was beautiful so we went to... Read more
Unsure where to go from here.
Friday, April 02, 2010      5 comments

I didn't stick to my challenge rules. On Tuesday night I ate too much and then I got stuck in the "I've already blown it" mindset. I have the day off from school today, and I slept in 3.5 hours later than I would have if I'd had to go to schoo... Read more
Respark My Spark Challenge
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      17 comments

Purpose: Experience tells me that some small success often leads to much more success. Therefore, I'm giving myself a completely doable yet challenging program that will help me get back to healthy behaviors, lose a few of the pounds I've recen... Read more
Big Exercise Day Yesterday!
Monday, March 29, 2010      9 comments

I think I went 11-12 miles yesterday, plus strength training! *SparkPeople core video - 10 mins at home *Jog outside - 23 mins - probably about 2 miles *Walk outside with hubs - about 1.5 miles *Chest strength training at gym - about ... Read more
I'm Better than This.....
Sunday, March 28, 2010      12 comments

Wow, I guess race season has started - I just read race reports on about five different blogs! People are running their first races, their fastest races...even just getting out there would be so much better than what I've been up to. I need to ... Read more
A Fresh New Day
Saturday, March 27, 2010      7 comments

There's something about new beginnings...a fresh start, a new chance. Especially on a Saturday morning in early spring when the sun is shining - there's just so much potential there. Today could be the day I take on the world. Do my taxes. Fi... Read more

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