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Hopefully Happy New Year

Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

It's January 2nd. The second day of 2012. Like many, I see a new year as a way to start off fresh. I have to admit: the second half of 2011 was really tough. I began 2011 with a fresh start. I had just started taking Strattera - a medicati... Read more

Transformation of Mind

Monday, August 15, 2011      0 comments

I'm not quite sure the exact day I became a "maintainer", but it wasn't that long ago. When I first hit my goal weight, I was like, "What's next?" I wondered if what I had done was good enough, if I could push myself further, if I would be able ... Read more

One More Month at the Gym

Thursday, July 28, 2011      3 comments

I'm a teacher and I decided (after a stressful first full year of teaching) that I was going to enjoy my summer off. My husband and I decided to join the gym for the summer. Since his work pays for his portion, we only have to pay for me (which ... Read more

Snacking Adds Up - Bad Weekend Confession and Learning Experience

Monday, July 18, 2011      1 comments

I have to be honest... I ate terribly this weekend emoticon It all started with a bad dinner choice on Friday, July ... Read more

Maintaining is a Challenge Too

Sunday, July 17, 2011      2 comments

A few months ago, I was able to hit my goal weight and continue to my healthy lifestyle journey as a weight maintainer rather than a weight loser. I should be celebrating this fact more, but the truth is maintaining is difficult. In some ways, i... Read more

Giving Too Much Power to the Scale

Friday, June 24, 2011      3 comments

I think many of us give too much power to the scale no matter where we are in our journey towards healthy living. I know that I have a tendency to do it. This week was frustrating for me. My weight remained stable despite my best efforts. I trac... Read more

My SparkGoodie Message to Myself.

Thursday, May 26, 2011      2 comments

This is a gift to you from you as a reminder of your hard work. You deserve to be proud and celebrate your success. Remember, meeting your goal weight means continuing with a healthy lifestyle - it doesn't mean you go back to the way you did thi... Read more

When Is It Ever Good Enough?

Monday, April 25, 2011      3 comments

I've come a long way since 2007. I was about 160lbs and miserable with myself. Here I am four years later almost 125lbs. I remember when getting down to the low 50s, the 40s, and the 30s were exciting. Now, going back up to the 30s would be a ma... Read more

Evaluation Update

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday, I posted an evaluation of my healthy lifestyle. I said that I was going to follow up on my plans to take care of my areas of improvement and that's just what I'm doing. This is what I've done so far... Bought extra water bottles ... Read more

Healthy Lifestyle Evaluation

Monday, April 18, 2011      3 comments

I'm coming up on my second SparkAnniversary. I can't believe I've been with SparkPeople for almost 2 years! My weight loss journey has had its ups and downs, but I've been able to maintain a healthy weight for many years. In addition to this, I ... Read more

My Visual - Envisioning the Desires of My Heart

Sunday, January 17, 2010      0 comments

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A New Me Means More than Less Weight

Sunday, September 13, 2009      0 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for a little over 7 weeks now, and the changes it has made in my life are phenomenal. My weight loss journey has meant much more than weight loss. I not only weigh less; I am more positive, more energetic, and in better ... Read more