Peace Corps: Update!
I miss you all! Gosh, I didn't realize how much. It's been nearly TWO years since I have checked in on Spark. I am still in the Peace Corps, about 5 more months, but I randomly decided to come back and check my Sparkpage while ... Read more
As this was too long to put in a status, I alas have made a small blog.
Sparkfriends it will be awhile until we chat again - I have just finished with school and in preparation for the Peace Corps, I am cutting my electronics for the last b... Read more
Body Image Test: C-
I took a spark quiz to assess my body image, how I view myself. Well before I even started the quiz I knew it wasn't looking good. And in the end, it didn't look good.
I didn't need spark to tell me I had poor body image, but it was a nice ... Read more
Confessions of a Diet Perfectionist
Yes. That is me.
I go completely against what almost everyone hears about dieting. Rule 1: Do NOT go all or nothing. Everything in moderation. 3 steps forward, one step back. 80/20. You get my point?
I am an All-or-Nothing girl. I al... Read more
Retreat this weekend
An early morning blog. Yes. I will be leaving this afternoon for a weekend retreat, and I think it came at the perfect time. I am looking forward to the break from my computer, cell phone, and looking forward to my walks, my me-time, group refl... Read more
Delayed Spring Cleaning
Feeling better today. I had had a rough week of sugar, sugar, sugar...then some sugar. I hadn't been to the gym, I was tired, cranky, and bloated.
Well just one night and I am feeling better. I had a good workout yesterday, followed by a gr... Read more
Loving Yourself Challenge
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.." -Vivian Greene
I chose this as my motivational quote for two reasons. One, it is currently sitting in a frame at the corner of my desk, so it w... Read more
Paleo Eat Clean & Insanity 1 Month Challenge
I have been inspired by several other sparkers, as well as myself, to do a 1 month eat clean / insanity challenge.
I have always loved working out - I am a gym rat. I love being active. But, as the saying goes, you can NOT out run a bad di... Read more
Lent and Bridesmaid Dress: HELLO motivation
Tomorrow I will have two new-found motivations to aid me in my goal to "lose and tighten."
The first is more physical - my bridesmaid dress arrived! And, I will actually say, if the wedding were tomorrow I would not be too upset with how I... Read more
Cheerios added to the Trigger Food list
Up until now, actually, I did not have a formal trigger list. But in my head it went something like this.
1. Peanut butter
2. Peanut butter
3. Cookies/Granola bars
4. Peanut butter
5. Peanut butter
6. Peanut butter
... you g... Read more
Cravings come from even GOOD carbs?
Yesterday I had eaten very very well through dinner, though as I look back, I probably TOO much underate given the intensity of my workout. So like a good clean eater, and as my lower carb plan would have, I went and made an evening protein shak... Read more
Fun with Balls!
For some of you, yes I know you are out there, get your mind outta the gutter! I'm talking about the gym ... Read more
Working Out, I think I am in love.
It's true. Let me start off by saying running is not my thing. I did a half marathon, just to prove that I could, but I do NOT enjoy running like you see other people do. I've always wanted to be one of those "when I'm stressed, I run" or "God ... Read more
Mac and Cheese is nasty
Yet, I just ate it. Not only that. It wasn't the home-ade, whole wheat low-fat cheese kind. It was stouffers full on frozen dinner kind. What was I thinking?
Something has been up recently, I just feel off. And that is odd, because everyth... Read more
Nothing, truly, tastes as good as being thin feels.
I got a little lazy last night. I had pulled in the reins and was sticking to my strict eating and workout regimen for my final 30ish days before my brother's wedding (bridal dress motivation). Even after only a couple days, I was just feeling g... Read more
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