Case of the disappearing Spark-ette
Thank you to everyone who sent me a SparkMail or posted a comment on my Spark page to check in on me. Please know that I really, truly appreciate it, and I'm sorry I didn't get back to you sooner.
For the past few months, work has been a s... Read more
Made it to the gym today
Thank you SparkFriends. Your encouragement really helped. I finally went back to the gym today and did a 35-minute walk on the treadmill. When I'm ready, I'll add strength training back into the mix.
I'm going to take it one day at a tim... Read more
Time to ask for help
My training sessions at the gym came to an end 3 weeks ago. When I began training, it was my goal to continue exercising on my own when this day came, but instead I find that I'm struggling with it.
It was much easier having someone push m... Read more
SparkPeople Motivator - Thank you !!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who voted to designate me as a SparkPeople motivator. I could hug you all ! This is a great gift and I truly appreciate it. Thank you !
Thank you for your kind words, inspiration, stories, compassion and encouragemen... Read more
Today at the gym
Usually, my trainer demonstrates each exercise, steps back and counts the reps as I do them. Today, he did all the exercises with me. It was fun working out side by side, him with 60-lbs barbells and me with a 40-pounder. It felt pretty cool. Ma... Read more
Had a long stressful day at work, finishing an iPhone app prototype for a demo, working through network issues AND getting a last-minute request from my boss to start (and therefore, learn) his presentation, in case he didn't make it back from l... Read more
New fitness goal
By the end of April, I would like to learn how to swim without a kick-board, flippers or any flotation devices. That'd be pretty neat !
Maybe there's a beginners program in my area. Google, here I come ! Read more
65+ lbs down
LBS LOST -> REWARDS
30 - new clothes - done
35 - new gym shoes ... Read more
Once upon a time, a friend invited me to her place for lunch. Although I told her we could just skip lunch and hang out, she insisted on eating together. Sure, alright, why not ?
When lunch time rolled around, my friend instructed me to... Read more
Once upon a time, I joined a choir and it was wonderful except for one thing - I couldn't - and still can't - read a single musical note.
I love to sing - I've been in choirs since childhood, but I've never learnt to read a musical sco... Read more
Hello SparkVille. I hope you are all doing well. I'm sorry I've been away for a while. Things are good over here, I've just been adjusting to some changes at work.
A new director was hired and teams were re-shuffled (everyone kept their... Read more
Things my trainer says
On stubborn belly fat:
"I can tone your arms and legs and back, no problem. But the abs ... Those bad boys are made in the kitchen. You gotta to watch what you eat. That's it."
On regaining some weight, following a more active social l... Read more
Changing my mind
A lot of things have changed for me in the last few years. I moved to a new country, learned to drive, bought a car, lost most of weight that I've been carrying around for years, opened up to some really good people, gained back a bit of confide... Read more
I found an old photo while de-cluttering my apartment. It was taken at a Company Holiday party in December 2011.
Those parties were one of the rare occasions when I'd... Read more
So nice to finally meet you (pics)
After many, many months of mulling it over, I talked with my Dad and Head Coach about sharing progress pictures, and have finally decided that I am ready to show my face Read more
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