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All the things I wont miss
Today I pulled on a skirt I haven't worn in a while and breathed a sigh of relief that it fit. Last summer it was falling off, but then I had a relapse. The fact that it fit was great, but then I felt my thighs rubbing. Just then my mind buzz... Read more
It happened again...but this time it's different
Apparently I am not ready to venture off the reservation. I thought I was, but in five days away from home I gained almost 7lbs. I was certainly relaxed while away, but I worked out three of those days, and honestly don't think I had eaten tha... Read more
A Year of Sparks
I just realized that I have been a Spark People member for 379 days. I didn't even realize that a year had passed. I have to say, other than school, I have never stuck to anything this long. Quite honestly I didn't think I would need to. I h... Read more
I gained weight. Not just a pound or two, but more than 7lbs since my last weigh-in in January, and 9 lbs since the last time I stepped on a scale. I could die. My heart is literally broken. The wind has been knocked out of me.
My weight lo... Read more
At least I did it
Up until a few months ago, I didn't even think I could run, then I started running on the treadmill at the gym. Now, I'm not the fastest and I'm not doing 7 miles at a time, but I'm running. Yesterday, I ran on the road for the first time. I o... Read more
My rollercoaster week, Part 2: The upswing
So Monday I freaked out because the scale at the gym said I had gained 7lbs in a week. My friends tried to cheer me - it must be muscle, the scale must be wrong, it must be that time of the month - but I could not feel better. I wanted to, but... Read more
My rollercoaster week, Part 1: What's good for the goose will drive the gander crazy
I went from not thinking about the scale, to hating the scale - no stops in between. Since I started my weight loss efforts a year ago, I've read a hundred articles that say you should weigh weekly to keep tabs on small gains and losses. I igno... Read more
I swear, I am not a whiner, or someone who shirks responsibilities. I swear I'm not, but I feel like food, people, my body and circumstances have all been conspiring to get me off track.
I have been ridiculously tired. I have no idea why. E... Read more
Taking a moment to be petty
My weight-loss buddy has been super-supportive and I've kept plugging in large part to her.
Now for the petty part: she tried on a 8! I am happy for her, but how is this even possible? I'm 20 lbs lighter, and I'm still in a 10. She's bustie... Read more
Too much or too lazy
I got off to a late start in the new year. I was thrown way, way of course during the holidays and afterwards with a bad throat and ear infection. This past Monday I was ready to jump back into exercising and eating right, but things have not ... Read more
Not resolutions, lessons learned
I am not one for making the house spotless. In general yes, but not specifically for New Year's Day. I don't make sure to change the bed sheets or put out the garbage. I also eschew the cliched tradition of making and announcing resolutions. It ... Read more
I get it now
I have not been losing weight very quickly. Honey moves faster than my weight is moving. This despite my doing some form of exercise five days per week and trying to be careful about what I eat. To say I've been frustrated would be a lie of u... Read more
I'm skeptical about everything. When my nutritionist recommended SparkPeople I thought I would check it out and then never use it. What I found instead was a community of people helping each other even as they face their own great challenges.
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My Weight Loss Buddy
I've had the flu and haven't worked out in six days. Typically that would mean depression and anxiety for me, but my fitness buddy has calmed my soul. On Sunday night when I worried about not feeling well enough to work out on Monday Nicole sa... Read more
Stuff I've Learned (so far) on My Weight Loss Journey
Today as I consciously pulled my shoulders back and straightened my spine, I realized how much as changed since I started this journey at the beginning of the year. Yes, I've lost some weight, but I've also done much more.
I've learned di... Read more