Saturday, April 07, 2012      1 comments

I've found that I am better able to meet my caloric goals when I have time to look at inspirational photos. Seeing images of people who used to weigh close to what I weigh succeed in getting fitter really inspires me. Before and after pictures a... Read more
Anyone want to tell me about their assessment by a personal trainer? I'm a little nervous!
Sunday, April 01, 2012      4 comments

My mom bought me 6 sessions with a personal trainer! She'll be seeing him herself for 6 sessions, too! I'm excited for us, and grateful that she is helping me in this way. Also--I'm really nervous! Ideally, I'd like to be trained by someone kind... Read more
Friday, March 23, 2012      1 comments

I've been thinking... This weight loss thing goes pretty slowly. I understand. I've gotten into the low 190s a few times over the past 2 years. I'll be happy to get there again as I lose weight, but I'm really looking forward to seeing "18" at t... Read more
Lovely Day
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      1 comments

Today was a beautiful day--sunny and breezy and lovely. And, I managed to fit some fun time in, and not just do work (I did a lot of work, but I went out with my family too)--it was so nice! I also exercised, which makes me feel great. Went... Read more
Weigh in--and Cooking!
Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

Today I weighed in--my first official weigh in since i started Spark. I weighed 205 this morning--down 4 from 209! Yesterday I discussed my starting weight a bit--I'm not sure 209 was correct. No matter--I'm happy to be eating the right amount o... Read more
Unofficial Weigh In: Argh
Saturday, March 17, 2012      4 comments

I ate 500 extra calories today. Yesterday I went on a date and managed to stay within my limit (I may have been over a bit). I've been doing so well, and enjoying the process, and then I decided to eat too much. I know why. Will this knowledge h... Read more
Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

Life has been really hectic lately. I've been doing my best. I am meeting some of my goals. I am eating the right amount of calories. I'm finding it hard to eat all the right things, though. And I don't have time to enter full nutritional info r... Read more
Worked out for an hour at 1:00 a.m.!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      2 comments

I was away from 8:50 a.m. to 9:20 p.m.. Busy day. Very tired. At the same time, I wanted to work out. I realize I will always have competing priorities. I need to make sure that my actions reflect the high value that I place on my health... I ne... Read more
My calories are okay, but I need more nutrition!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      1 comments

Thanks to everyone who has been so supportive and helpful already! I appreciate it! I now have a sweet little tracker, too. I had a feeling I may not be able to work out today, so I made sure to get at least a small walk in. It was actually... Read more
Where I've been and where I'm going. A little introduction.
Saturday, March 10, 2012      3 comments

I've become more fit and healthy over the past several years. There was a time when I wouldn't even try to run; when I weighted 242 pounds; when my main motivation for eating right and exercising was to lose weight. I know that I've done myself ... Read more