5% Winter Challenge & Starting Over
Itís still hard to believe I have gained back the 50lbs I worked so hard to lose (and some bonus pounds). I canít claim that I donít know how this happened, because Iím guilty of poor food choices and inactivity. Losing weight is tough, but for... Read more
No Hands Required
Last week I could not cross my legs without an assist from my hands. Today, I'm sitting comfortably with my legs crossed. No hands needed!! So happy!... Read more
Training like a Sumo Wrestler
After an extended absence, Iím finally returning to Spark and happy to be here. The work project that kept me away is finally wrapped up and I can now move forward. It is not a complete surprise to me that I am returning with a gain on the sca... Read more
You ruined it - or did you?
Where do I begin? Ah, Iíll start where I screwed up. Letís seeÖoh, well, that was a series of mistakes. Ok, Iíll start with the biggest one: 2010 Holidays Ė I deliberately ate whatever my heart desired because ĎI want to enjoy the holidays. ... Read more
At some point in the last few months, old "Sue"moved back in an took control. Old Sue finds lots of excuses for why she is not able to put forth a lot of effort. Granted she has some really good excuses, the problem with old Sue is that she do... Read more
Vacation Pics & Recovery
We had a great time in Aruba! Relaxed, woke up when I wanted to, stayed up late, planted my butt on the beach for hours at a time...it was all that a vacation should be.
Although I did manage to make some good choices (vegetables and frui... Read more
I'm not all talk, I swear. Gonna get it done.
Itís time for some tough love directed toward myself. If there is one thing that I have learned on this journey (or re-learned) is that in order to be at a healthy weight and stay there, you have to work at it. I donít look at a thin person an... Read more
January was a tough month. I was determined that it would not be a repeat of last January, but in the end the results were the same Ė although the reasons behind it were very different. Following several weeks of work spilling over into all ar... Read more
Slacker Be Gone!
Letís get this show on the road! 2011 is here. Itís time to take charge.
Iíve been a bit of a slack... Read more
What you can learn from others & a New Years resolution
Iím logged in for one of the last times in 2010 before I head out of town. This year went by so quickly. It has been a pretty good year. Although my weight loss has not been significant this year, Iíve worked hard, lost inches and kept the ne... Read more
WL Goal Here I Come...
Inspired by progress pictures of a SP friend last week, I promptly ordered Turbo Fire. The box arrived earlier this week and I started the program two days ago. I typically do not like to read instructions, but sat down with the materials and ha... Read more
Back to Basics - November Plan
Tomorrow is November. In June 2009 I foolishly thought I would have completed my weight loss journey by November 2009. As November 2010 approaches, I find that I am crawling, not sprinting, to that finish line. I have spent almost two months ... Read more
This is why SP created SparkFriends
I pulled pieces from an e-mail exchange with a wonderful sparkfriend because my words and her responses are important messages for me right now. I'm really struggling to figure how to move forward. My spark pal is a life-long southern gal and... Read more
What am I waiting for?
It's time to get the ticker moving again and finish what I started. I created a challenge to conclude my weight loss journey by the end of November, but have struggled with maintaining momentum for the last several weeks. I am keeping up with ... Read more
The Answer? Simple - More Good than Bad
A long-time co-worker sent me an e-mail earlier this week after seeing me for the first time in many months. Once upon a time, this man was my manager, then he was a friend. He met me when I was thin and fit and watched years later as I became... Read more
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