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Good-Bye Seat Belt Extenders

Saturday, October 17, 2009      15 comments

For those of you who don't me...I am a PEAR with a capital P and about 2/3 of my weight is below by waist. So when I got heavy, I learned that seat belt extenders were necessary. Honestly asking for one and being told that they are going to gi... Read more

Week 11: 2.0 lbs & 3.25 inches - Woo-hoo!

Sunday, October 11, 2009      7 comments

YAY! I am working really hard to get under 250 by my birthday (consider it a gift to myself). So today is 254, and now I have 5 lbs to go to get to 249...not sure if I will make it (birthday is sneaking up fast on Oct 31st) but I work better w... Read more

Home Sweet Home

Thursday, October 08, 2009      5 comments

I am so happy to be home from Boston! I have never seen so much fattening food in my life. In 2 words: lobster rolls. Need more? Clam chowder, butter, fried clams, etc. I felt like I was in a Biggest Loser challenge, with frequent temptatio... Read more

Week 10: 2.5 lbs & 1.25 inches

Friday, October 02, 2009      4 comments

I decided to do an early weigh in today since I am going out of town to a conference tomorrow and won't be near a scale for several days and got a big surprise! Down 2.5 lbs to 256! 258 was the marker for 10% of my body weight loss and 256 ma... Read more

Ab-Revolution Update: Conquering it

Tuesday, September 29, 2009      2 comments

6 weeks ago I had a rough day. My brand new exercise machine (gift to myself) arrived and I was so excited to use it...only to discover that I couldn't. (Literally did not have the strength to get it going) I blogged about feeling inadequate a... Read more

Week 9: 4 lbs & 4 inches

Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

Woo-hoo! I think what I am seeing today is not all from this week, but partly due to being on a different scale last week in California on weigh in day. This is the least I have weighed in about 1.5 years so it feels really good (and maybe a l... Read more

2 Month Sparkversary: What I have learned so far...

Sunday, September 27, 2009      3 comments

Today marks my 2 month Sparkversary! I am ecstatic to still feel so connected to the site and be making such progress. The following review of achievements and lessons learned is primarily for me to reflect on but I welcome feedback as well. ... Read more

Week 8: 1lb & 2 inches

Monday, September 21, 2009      3 comments

I am going to post the 1lb weight loss, but I think it is probably more. Since we are in California on vacation I have to rely on my friend's scale. I did take my measurements though and finally saw some decrease in the hips (yay!)-must be all... Read more

The Channel Islands

Friday, September 18, 2009      3 comments

Ron and I have been hiking in the Channel Islands National Park for the past few days so I have been a little lax in keeping up with Spark due to lack of Internet, but have beendoing pretty good staying on track.. Except a little accidental ice... Read more

Week 7: 0.5lbs & 1.75 inches

Monday, September 14, 2009      3 comments

Well here we are at official weigh in day on week 7. I am ecstatic to pull off any loss at all this week after 6 lbs last week and feeling bloated today. Inches are down and my clothes are looser, so I am satisfied. Hoping to have a solid los... Read more

Exercise: 50 consecutive days!

Saturday, September 12, 2009      6 comments

I don't think I am going to lose any weight this week, so I will need to be excited about something else. Today is officially day 50 of exercise. I don't think I have ever made it for this many days in a row (and I know it is ok to take a day ... Read more

Could I be fit?

Tuesday, September 08, 2009      5 comments

So I decided to try out my new Polar Heart Rate monitor tonight to make certain that I am pushing myself enough when I work out. Fit or not, I am still f_t (overweight, will not use that bad word) because the chest strap was borderline cutting ... Read more

Week 6: 6lbs & 2.25 inches

Monday, September 07, 2009      6 comments

Ok, if this is what happens when you take vacation on the spark, then I need to get more time off! Couldn't believe the scale this morning. I moved it on the floor and stepped on it at least 8 times to make sure this number was correct. I do ... Read more

Vacation + Weight Loss, Not a Contradiction?

Saturday, September 05, 2009      2 comments

So, I usually weigh in on Mondays (and I will this week as well) -but I was dying to know if I had maintained on my little 4 day adventure in Niagra Falls. So this morning, I had my husband drag the scale out of hiding and I stepped on....268.5... Read more

Mini Vacation Update

Wednesday, September 02, 2009      2 comments

Ok, I will admit it - I was terrified about going on vacation and having everything go horribly awry. Yesterday we left for a 3-4 day mini-vacation in Niagra Falls. My husband and I visited Niagra 15 years ago this very week as our first ever ... Read more


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