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Day 11: Learning, Learning

Saturday, August 25, 2012      1 comments

Updates: REAL Sweets: I love that unsweetened passion tea, Larabars, and fruit taste like candy to me! I use them sparingly and am working on savoring my food more. Energy Getting Better: Slowly but surely, I don't feel quite as zo... Read more

Coffee = Noooooooooooo.....

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      2 comments

So. It appears Coffee + Smiling Lotus (does not)= TLA, TLF. Let me explain. I got a coffee earlier today to help myself wake up a little. It was a black coffee. It was a small coffee. I drank 3/4 of said coffee within...meh...2 h... Read more

Let's Talk About Detox, Baybeeeee! (Day 7)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      2 comments

I can't believe I've made it 7 days without blogging about my detox once. If you were from MA you might call me a "Whicked Slackahhhh!" but really, I have just been busy with work which, by the way, is AMAZING!!! Just the same, I digress...... Read more

Whole 30-bound

Monday, August 06, 2012      4 comments

Next week I start 'The Whole 30' and I'm pretty jazzed. I definitely feel like I have some sugar addiction and I am ready to cut that out. It has been with me for my entire life. And as I watch my mom struggle with her life, on the cusp of leavi... Read more

And another thing...

Monday, June 25, 2012      1 comments

What I'm learning is that when we are in a state of excess weight, it takes a giant commitment to make the change. Perhaps when we have reached our goal weights we can have a pizza day, etc. but right now, in the need to surge all the momentum f... Read more

Learning and surging...

Sunday, June 24, 2012      0 comments

Haven't been on here in the past month or so, but have made good progress and nice changes. More exercise. More mindful eating. Generally eating healthier foods. A more positive attitude. Stopped focusing on the numbers on the scale so much (tha... Read more


Wednesday, April 18, 2012      2 comments

Got distracted. But the bikini season is RIGHT HERE and so I'm back... I know what made my weight loss successful once, and I can do it again. I exercised a lot, but doing exercises I enjoyed and doing at least a little exercise when I didn... Read more


Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

Numbers on the way down and even though not much lost yet I'm already starting to feel like myself again. Sooooooo empowering!!!! :) In other exciting news, there is no more chocolate in the house. I have just learned the hard way that I ca... Read more

Dear Numbers: You're Going in the Wrong Direction...

Friday, March 02, 2012      2 comments

Lots of exercise lately. Food hasn't been stellar. Is that the reason for weight gain or is it Auntie Flow who is headed into town any second? Uncertain, but it'd ok. Have a chill weekend ahead of me and I'll cook up some good healthy eats!! Plu... Read more


Wednesday, February 29, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was not my brightest day. Among the less fun stuff was a trip to the female doctor's, spending a lot of money on aforementioned doctor stuff, running late, feeling foggy, and some emotional, candy-filled eating. Among the good things w... Read more

Considering the sticky bits as Key Learning Moments

Sunday, February 26, 2012      1 comments

Yesterday, I found me a sticky bit. I finished this awesome spin class and suddenly the group opted for lunch and the place ended up being a pizza shop. Despite a previous plan of turning all eating out experiences to healthy ones, I ordered a p... Read more

My 'Lost' and 'Going' Bottles

Friday, February 24, 2012      1 comments

My sister (who is an amazing, inspirational little powerhouse these days) turned me on to this new idea I'm excited about. The notion is two jars, one with pounds left to lose and one with pounds lost. You place marbles, or whatever, into ... Read more

Back...on track...

Monday, January 23, 2012      3 comments

I've been gone for quite a bit of time. For you, and for me, I'm sorry. The Holidays went mostly well. They started off well. For the first time in my entire life, I actually recorded a small weight loss during the first week home. If you k... Read more

Holidays Done Right...

Thursday, December 22, 2011      1 comments

Haven't sparked much this last week, have been busy with holiday parties and prep to fly home to be with my family. Just the same, things went well on the way out. With Spark in mind, I didn't overeat much at parties and was fortunate enough to ... Read more


Thursday, December 15, 2011      0 comments

i've definitely fallen off my super sparky-ness. it's not horrific by any means, but it's not the devoted zest i started with. i know it will come back, and that i'm not doing horrific, but just the same i miss it. i'm not entirely sure what i h... Read more

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