Emotional Eating Monster
For about three years while I was losing 100 pounds, I was able to fight the monster of emotional eating. In recent months, I have been failing miserably. So much so that I have gained about 10 pounds. But, honestly, it's not about the weight ga... Read more
October's Goals: BF%, ST 4x/week, Track Daily!
After writing my most recent blog, I did more thinking about BMI and body fat percentage. I even found a formula from my personal training resources to determine what body fat percentage I should be at. It turns out that no matter how I focus on... Read more
Weight Watchers Inspiring A New Focus?
Today I went to Weight Watchers to inquire about a job there. I have lost 100 pounds and like helping people reach their health and fitness goals. Basically, they told me I had to do two things.
1. Be part of their program, reach and maintain... Read more
My fear of having no food
In the last couple weeks, I have gotten up to 168.
Years ago, when I was 260, this would have been a dream... Read more
Thank God for my health!
Most of you know I am dating someone. Not really a news flash. Well, Mark's mom is slow and has diabetes. He lives with her and takes care of her. He tries to make sure she eats right. Since he moved in with her a year ago, he got her blood leve... Read more
Stupid Job Market
Sometimes there seems to be an unspoken rule of only one blog a day. Well, today I am breaking that rule. I need to talk about my future.
On December 15th, I will walk across the stage and graduate from college. When you go to college, it ... Read more
September's ONE Goal
In my last blog, I talked about switching things up by adding TRX and kettle bell group exercise classes. In theory, it was a great plan. In reality, not so much. In the first week, as I dreaded going to my first TRX class, I remembered that I a... Read more
Banished From the Gym!
Since I decided to stop training for Grandma's Marathon in May, I have been struggling with having a passion for fitness like I have in the past. I used to love to do a two hour work out. Now I am struggling with even desiring to get to the gym.... Read more
A new mother feels guilt when she has her first born and has less time for herself. I have been experiencing the same kind of guilt with my work outs.
If I work out before my internships, I feel that I should putting hours into internship.... Read more
Perfect End to the Stressful Week!
I should be heading out to work out but I just had to update you about my life in the last few days.
First, I started my internship this week. Boy, that is way more stressful than I ever imagined it would be. I stress about getting the mar... Read more
Go Dirty Girl Mud Run
Yesterday I completed the Go Dirty Girl mud run in Welch, Minnesota. I wish I could tell you had a blast and cannot wait to do it again. Honestly, that is not my story.
In the first half of the race, I got really bummed out. Everyone had a... Read more
Going to the races alone...
Since I started running, I have had someone, a friend or a family member, at my races. They either supported me by running with me or photographing the new memory for me.
This weekend will be different.
This weekend, I will run Go Dir... Read more
Breaking from Running
The main message from my last couple blogs was to take a break! Many suggested taking a break from Sparkpeople. Honestly, I am not sure if I could do that. I have too many friendships here to just let it go. With that mind, I do think I am going... Read more
Break from SP?
Last time I blogged many friends suggested that I take a break from Sparkville. I am afraid if I did that I wouldn't come back. Not that I don't like it here. I do. It's just that I am afraid it would be a permanent change. In the last month, I ... Read more
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My Spark is Becoming Dimmer.
Once upon a time, my personal training manual said that one when a makes the change for a healthier lifestyle, they can fall off the wagon at any point, even maintenance.
As of yesterday, I have maintained my weight loss for one year to be... Read more