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Still Cleaning Out Closets and Goodbye to Fat Clothes

Saturday, May 30, 2009      5 comments

I am cleaning out my closets in stages due to how much I've accumulated. And I have to admit that, while I am giving away the fat clothes to charity, I did have the "what if" thought. I try not to EVER entertain the thought of regaining. Feel... Read more

So Impatient to Get this Yucky Stuff Off My Body

Friday, May 29, 2009      2 comments

Some days I'm patient, and some days I'm not. Now I can feel this extra weight on my bones as though it's 10 tons rather than 20 lbs. Feels so heavy and burdensome, and should motivate me to exercise more. My body is stubbornly holding onto t... Read more

A Day of Gratitude and Joy

Thursday, May 28, 2009      2 comments

Today's one of the day's when it dawns on me - wow, I feel so much more wonderful without these 33 lbs (fluctuates between 31-33)!!! Not that I ever take it for granted, but most of the time, I'm busy lamenting that I've been on a plateau or tha... Read more

Adding Equipment to My Home Gym

Wednesday, May 27, 2009      3 comments

I celebrated the holiday weekend by adding two pieces of equipment to my home gym. I have a treadmill, elliptical, exercise bike, stairmaster, etc. I added an ab cruncher and leg magic. Now, I have to get busier on all of them. (p.s. I have a... Read more

I Finally Get It - No Magic Bullets for Me!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009      1 comments

This past holiday weekend, it finally sunk in. First, a little background. I've been on this new lifestyle change since last October. I found SP in January 09. Since then, I've been on a slow loss but mostly plateau and I recently read that'... Read more

4-Month SP Anniversary - Celebrated w/new Spark Shirt

Monday, May 25, 2009      2 comments

Today is my 4-month anniversary since finding this great website. I celebrated by ordering a sharp shirt and plan to make it my official workout shirt. Thanks for everything, Chris and staff. And thanks to all of my sparkfriends for all your ... Read more

Memorial Day Tribute - Thanks to All

Sunday, May 24, 2009      0 comments

I am a person who has a lifelong appreciation for those who are serving and have served our country. My respect and admiration of the sacrifices that have been made run very deep. To all who have served and those who are now gone - you are che... Read more

Okay, I'm Over the Scale Scare

Saturday, May 23, 2009      2 comments

I freaked out a few days ago when, for the first time in 7 months, the scale went up instead of down. I was discouraged and disheartened. As always, my good sparkfriends delivered encouraging advice as we all have been there a time or two. We... Read more

Discouragement & A Turning Point - If I Allow it to Take Control

Friday, May 22, 2009      3 comments

Okay, I tried to let go of my freak-out over my first gain in 7 months - 1.5 lbs. I know rationally that I just need to let it go and not let the discouragement take over. I doubt I will allow it, but I have to admit that a step backward like ... Read more

Uh, Oh! I'm Headed in the Wrong Direction

Thursday, May 21, 2009      1 comments

How can it be that just a week ago, I was on Cloud 9 about being 3 sizes down, and today - for the first time in the 7 months I started this healthier lifestyle - I am UP 1.5 lbs? I understand one reason. My calorie count has crept up A BIT (o... Read more

4-Month Sparkpeople Anniversary

Wednesday, May 20, 2009      2 comments

In 5 days, it'll be four months since I found this great website. I catch myself before I go too far in chastising myself that I should be so much further along than I am now. Instead, I redirect my thoughts to all of the good that has come fr... Read more

Enjoying the Journey

Tuesday, May 19, 2009      0 comments

Well, I've always been a person who enjoyed the "getting there" process almost as much as the destination (sometimes more). And on this website, I get a lot of advice to enjoy the road to the goal. It's a little difficult to truly enjoy it in ... Read more

The Biggest Loser On Jillian Michaels' Sunday Morning Radio Show

Monday, May 18, 2009      2 comments

You can catch Jillian Michaels every Sunday morning on kFI 640 radio, or listen on the internet from 9-11 a.m. Yesterday, Jillian had someone phone in and tell her listening audience how she, the caller, won this last Biggest Loser challenge. ... Read more

Getting A Little Cocky and Complacent

Sunday, May 17, 2009      4 comments

Yesterday was a rare day of rebellion. I was hungry. I didn't want to deal with calories, weight issues, or whatever. Didn't eat junky stuff, but did ingest more than usual. It was like I needed a vacation day from just thinking about all th... Read more

How People Treated Me When I was Chubby vs. Thin

Saturday, May 16, 2009      4 comments

I'd been thin and active all my life - up until a few years ago when a combination of things tidal-waved me and packed on the pounds. These included hormonal changes, lots of stress, less activity due to more time spent working, etc. You get t... Read more


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