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Sparker of the Week: Me?

Monday, November 29, 2010      7 comments

Today I am crabby. Yup, that is it! I am stressed out about my schedule not working out with the YMCA. I REALLY want to work there but... I just need her to work with me for the next three weeks. Three weeks! Tomorrow, I start training and I hop... Read more

Frustrated about the job... (and I haven't even had my first day)!

Sunday, November 28, 2010      4 comments

In my last blog, many of you inquired that you wanted to be updated on my new job. I start on Tuesday. And, I am already having problems with the hours the "boss" wants to schedule me. Read more

The New Job!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010      7 comments

One last blog before vacation? I think so! My big news of the day is I have a new job. She called me this morning and offered the job to be... via voicemail. I was sleeping. Hopefully, tomorrow we will be able to connect and make it offici... Read more

I am NOT an elliptical trainer!

Sunday, November 21, 2010      13 comments

It has been nearly TWO years since I have changed to a healthier lifestyle. During most of this time, I have alternated between working out the elliptical trainer and walking (which is now turning into running). After I graduate college an... Read more

The Plan.. for Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 20, 2010      5 comments

It has been awhile since I have blogged... like seven days! That is a long time for me considering I have blogged twice! I thought I'd write a quick blog to tell you I am still around.. just quieter, I guess.. and some other updates my life. ... Read more

Sparkpeople Poll Reflection

Saturday, November 13, 2010      10 comments

Recently Sparkpeople had a poll asking if you current or have worked out with a buddy in the past. I took the poll and answered that I have buddy. Over the next day or so, I gave this some thought. In the beginning, I worked out with my fr... Read more

Um.. thanks for the insult?

Tuesday, November 09, 2010      13 comments

Today, I was chatting with an old friend, the same one that helped me start my weight loss, and he said this: "I heard u lost more weight and are looking better." I am trying to not let it bother me... but... it does. The part that really bother... Read more

Me? An expert?

Saturday, November 06, 2010      9 comments

A few weeks ago, I worked out with my friend and she basically had me be a personal trainer for her. I loved it. I loved knowing what to do and being the person that she trusted. It was great but I didn't think much of it. Than, last night... Read more

No-weigh November?

Thursday, November 04, 2010      9 comments

In northern Wisconsin, sometimes the hunters do something called no-shave November. As you can guess, it is when they don't shave all month. I think they do this to stay warm when they are out hunting.. because it can get pretty cold out in Wisc... Read more

Rambling about judging people and group interactions.

Tuesday, November 02, 2010      6 comments

I judge people. Basically, I judge people that used to judge me in High School. Is it right? No. Not at all. But, after years of teasing, I have found that I judge them. Who are they? They are the atheletes and jocks. Isn't that ironic? I am kin... Read more

What if...?

Monday, November 01, 2010      6 comments

What if I did not lose another single pound? I'd be okay with it. Could you be okay with not losing another pound? Right now I am at 184. Yes, I am not the ideal "healthy". BUT.. I am healthier than I was two years ago. I am 75 l... Read more

My Trip (and an update).

Saturday, October 30, 2010      4 comments

I am sure some of you are wondering how my trip went. It went alright. Here are the highlights (good and bad) of the trip. The sessions were awesome. My favorite one was watching the jump roping wizards. They did things that I didn't know ... Read more

My BMI Stats (So far)

Sunday, October 24, 2010      8 comments

Today I read a few blogs about the idea of what the right weight is. Most people use the BMI Calculator to determine this even through research has shown it is fairly inaccurate. Anyhow, I decided to play around with the BMI calculator. Here are... Read more

Burning Machine

Saturday, October 23, 2010      3 comments

Lately, I have been seeing/reading a lot of articles about the little things to do to increase our metabolism. It sure add up after a while! Here are a few that are pretty consistent in my life right now! Read more

Mental Block

Thursday, October 21, 2010      8 comments

The last few months I have been bouncing around the point where I have lost 75#. Not losing much more. I don't think it was plateau because my weight was changing. Personally, I think it is a mental block. I am not sure if I am quite over it. I ... Read more


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