Judge me by my size, do you?
I ran my fourth 5K of the year this morning. And by "run," I really mean "jogged, then power walked, then kinda waddled for about a mile, but totally finished at a sprint while everyone at the finish line was looking!" My pace was a whole four ... Read more
Grateful for Gratitude
At this current moment in time, I have two jobs. Both are more-or-less "part time," though labeling either of them in such terms is complicated. What's easy to explain, however, is that they play off each others' schedules well and I can frequ... Read more
My Most Embarrassing Moment
For many years, I didn't have an answer to the question "what's your most embarrassing moment?" for the simple reason that I do so many conventionally embarrassing things, intentionally, on such a regular basis, that it takes a lot to faze me. ... Read more
Twirl and Swirl
I frequently get asked where my general purpose user name, "twirlandswirl," comes from. I usually flippantly answer, "oh, some poem," because saying I wrote it makes me feel like a teenager in a dark corner with a sketch book and a can of Red B... Read more
Mindset - Bad Night
I'm struggling tonight.
I've actually made progress since my last update, but I'll catch up on that later.
Tonight, my anxiety levels are high. I'm tense. I can't relax, and I've been making poor food choices most of today because my m... Read more
Some of you may have noticed I haven't been posting about my weight loss progress lately (of course, I haven't posted HERE at all, but I've not mentioned it, specifically, on other social media accounts, either). There is a two-fold reason for ... Read more
So I posted 3 nights ago that I'd lost 14 pounds so far and I was thrilled! However, the next day, I'd gained two back... no idea why. It disappeared again the following day, but I've been steady for the last two, with no cumulative progress a... Read more
For any readers who know me in the mythical land of "Real Life," or have simply seen photos of me, it's obvious I am more than a little chubby. If you wanted to be medically accurate but slightly less tactful, "morbidly obese" is another applic... Read more
A step backward, but it's okay
After a decent day of tracking yesterday, I kinda tossed it out the window today, but I have to let myself believe it was okay. It's a holiday weekend, and this was my little "celebration." It's okay to indulge once in awhile, I know that. It... Read more
I've made a miserable mess out of my life, to be honest.
I got married on February 7, 2009. I had lost around 40 pounds in the months leading up to that, and had lost a considerable amount of SIZE. I was roughly 230 pounds when I got marr... Read more
Here we go again
Anyone tired of hearing me say I'm starting all over again? Yeah, I basically suck at this "lifestyle change" thing. Of course, I've also moved, lost two jobs, my dog, and my uncle in the last two months, so that's a big stressful... but it re... Read more
When I last left you, dear Sparkers, I had motivation, I had a plan, and I was determined to stick to it. Well, sometimes life has other plans.
In case you weren't aware, I live in Gainesville, Florida, which is about a two-hour drive nort... Read more
So about a week ago, I decided I needed a few new bras. I generally wear sports bras, because in addition to being heavy, I'm also... gifted... so finding a "regular" bra that fits right can be a challenge. Well, at Wal-Mart (of all places!) I... Read more
So the bad news is this: I totally BURNT OUT before the wedding on dieting and have yet to hop back on the wagon. Sure, I planned to relax over my honeymoon before getting back to the regime, but it's been almost 3 weeks since getting home and... Read more
So, I need to write more about it later, but just so everyone knows... I GOT MARRIED, without incident, on February 7, 2009.
Hurrah! :D... Read more