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Guess what I found today...

Thursday, October 29, 2009      6 comments

So I was looking in the mirror today, and I saw my collarbones. I am certain that they were not there yesterday and since I haven't seen them in quite awhile I was very excited to see them. Welcome back clavicles! I can't tell you how hap... Read more

Week 13: 1.5 lbs & 1.5 inches

Wednesday, October 28, 2009      3 comments

Whoops - I meant to enter this a few days ago, but got busy. I know these are relatively boring blogs but it makes me feel good to see the weekly progress. My big goal for October was to get under 250 by October 31st, which is my 39th birthday... Read more

First Yoga Class

Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

I went to my first yoga class today and I was really surprised. I have always wanted to try yoga but when I was younger I thought my time was best spent doing all cardio. As I have matured, I realize that trying new things and actively controll... Read more

Gift to Myself

Tuesday, October 20, 2009      12 comments

So for my birthday this year I am giving myself 2 gifts: 1. A smaller body This is probably the better (and definitely cheaper) of the two gifts. I started this journey on 7/27/09 at 286lbs and by the 3 month mark 10/27/09 (4 days ... Read more

Week 12: 3 lbs & only 0.25 inches

Monday, October 19, 2009      3 comments

Ok, so just a brief comment on how my weight loss and inches lost seem completely independent of each other...Weird. Just glad to have the scale going in the right direction. I am also quite happy to be at the end of a series of travels and ho... Read more

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

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