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I am starting to get back on track with my healthy habits. I've done really well this week, tracking my calories and exercising. I feel so much better already! I have a long way to go, but it feels good to take that first step. Why do I wait... Read more
My Life Turned Upside Down
I can't remember the last time I logged on to Spark, but I think it's time to return. Unfortunately, I have gained 20 pounds since my lowest weight a year ago. I never thought I would be someone who would lose weight only to gain it again. I ... Read more
5 Months Later...Weight Gain and Half Marathon!
Wow. It has been a LONG time since I've logged on to SparkPeople! I can't promise I'm back for good, but I thought I'd check in and let everyone know what I've been up to the past several months.
The bad news is, I've gained back most... Read more
Things did not go as planned yesterday. We arrived at the party to find a spread of typical party foods: chips and dip, cheeses, deli meats, mini-quiches, and a table of desserts. There really wasn't anything substantial that could be consi... Read more
Wish Me Luck!
I'm going to need it. I have a few hurdles to jump over this weekend. First up: another holiday party tonight. I'm feeling a little vulnerable after a stressful day and a light lunch. My plan is to go home to eat a snack and decompress for a... Read more
I Beat the Buffet!
I have very little self control when it comes to food (a big reason why I gained 15 pounds.) Parties, potlucks and buffets are disastrous in my world. I always go in with a positive attitude, hoping that maybe this time I won't over do it. ... Read more
On Thanksgiving day I ran a 5 mile race. This was my longest race to date. My goal was just to run the whole thing without stopping. I took it nice and easy, running just under 11-minutes per mile. It felt GREAT! It made me realize that ... Read more
I am going to be a bridesmaid in a friend's wedding in a couple of weeks. I went to get my dress hemmed today and when I put it on...it was snug. UGH. I don't have time to exchange it for another size and it would be difficult to let it ou... Read more
Facing the Scale
I bit the bullet this morning and weighed myself. As I stepped on the scale I had a brief moment of optimism. Maybe, just maybe, I hadn't gained since my last weigh-in. Well, the scale was brutally honest with me and spit back a whopping 1... Read more
This time of year is always a struggle. Temptations are hiding around every corner. My office is filled with holiday treats and the holiday parties are slowly but surely taking a toll on my diet. On top of that, the cold and blustery wint... Read more
Today is the second day of tracking my calories again. I almost forgot to log on to do it. I used to log on after each meal to enter the information but I guess I'm not in the habit of doing it anymore. I'm sure it will come back with a li... Read more
I took a break from Spark to see how I could do on my own. Well, I have gained back a few pounds. I am now back up to 130. That's not too bad, actually, but I don't want to see a couple of pounds turn into 5, then turn into 10.
So h... Read more
I'm taking a break from using the nutrition tracker. I'm a little nervous to do this because tracking my calories has been integral to my weight loss progress. But I don't want to have to count calories for the rest of my life, so I'd like ... Read more
I Now Weigh...
...what I weighed 5 years ago! So despite my plateau, I'm still quite happy to be at that weight again. :)
Still waiting to hit the 15 - pound mark. I'm almost there!... Read more
As I mentioned in a previous post, I relaxed some of my weight loss efforts over the holiday weekend. I pretty much ate what I wanted, including fried foods, wine, ice cream, etc. It was an interesting experiment that resulted in some valua... Read more