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Apparently "free" has a price tag
So my last blog was all about setting myself free from the scale because The Number became such a paralyzing force in my life. I figured if I stopped the weigh-ins, and continued along in my healthy eating and exercise lifestyle, I'd be fine and... Read more
Setting Myself Free
So I missed my latest goal. By a lot. I set out to lose 8 pounds by my birthday - just last week - and lost 2.
I'm getting really, really tired of trying. I've been working on figuring out why I can't stay motivated to eat the way I need to... Read more
Anyone set any New Year's resolutions? I'm not usually one for that, but this year I have one, although it has a few moving parts.
I resolve to be a grown-up.
I know, sounds weird, but here's what I mean. Only children expect that they... Read more
I've been going to my gym for a few years now. When I first lost a bunch of weight, I got a lot of possitive feedback, and it was great. I also couldn't help but notice that another woman was also looking a lot better.
She's probably a litt... Read more
Dear 164 lb Treena,
Yes, I went there.
164.2 pounds, to be precise.
Not official, huh? Well, it will be when you "officially" get on the scale tomorrow morning and "officially" acknowledge what was on there THIS morning when you ... Read more
February post-mortem and March goals
February weigh loss goal: 5 lbs - bonus points for getting under 160 lbs.
Actual loss: 2.2 lbs
Considering all of my challenges - birthday, birthday night out with my husband, and my vacation the last half of the month
A... Read more
Not a bad week, all things considered
A few big things happened this week, all of them pretty freakin' awesome.
1. My work celebrated its 15th anniversary, complete with a massive cake, on Tuesday. I've been there from the beginning - starting out as a fresh-faced 25 year old n... Read more
January post-mortem and February goals
January weight loss goal: 5 lbs
Actual loss: 7 lbs
A purdy pink Coach wallet is sitting in... Read more
Bomb-blast from the past
I have my MacBook set to cycle through my photo album for my desktop wallpaper, and just today it hit on these couple of beauties, taken in May of 2009 when we were in the Dominican Republic for a wedding.
... Read more
2011: Evolutions and Ammunition
So, here we are at the official end to the "holiday season." Well, almost official end. A couple of days of festivities to get through still, before the insanity ends and it's back to work on January 4th.
About six weeks ago I committed to... Read more
The Road to Somewhere
This lovely little number will soon be gracing my rec room, thanks to the friendly folks at Sears:
I stumbled upon a massive sale when I went in to get handweights. Th... Read more
I'm about halfway between the point I set my "new" goal for weight loss and the date I was supposed to lose it by. And I'm ready to acknowledge that it just ain't happening. Sure, it's physically possible to lose 16 pounds in 5 weeks, but would ... Read more
A Year In Review - The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
It's been over a month since my last entry. Since then, my one year Sparkversary has come and gone without any acknowledgement from me. The year can be summed up in three sentences.
In the first six months, I lost 20 ... Read more
Found out today that a very good friend of mine has breast cancer. It's a very treatable form with a high survival rate - so if you're going to get breast cancer, this is apparently the one to be diagnosed with. She is being really great about i... Read more
Falling into Fall - and a big thank-you to Yoovie
It is Labour Day, and it is raining. I think summer is pretty much over, if not officially.
So, the month of August wasn't a complete wash. I got back down to 165 pounds, but probably put 2 back on again over the last few days with my entir... Read more