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Gym day 2 and packing
Monday, March 27, 2017      5 comments

A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? She helped motivate me!) Once I got there, I was fine. I did 6 jogging intervals on the treadmill with... Read more
Saturday, March 25, 2017      10 comments

I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because this one is horrible and is really close to the highway, and no matter what I do, I cannot relax here!... Read more
First day at new gym
Thursday, March 23, 2017      6 comments

Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing is hard), and then I used 3 weight machines -- leg press, chest press, and lat pull down for two se... Read more
Weekly Weigh-In
Wednesday, March 22, 2017      16 comments

Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting 405 or higher :) So, I'm down about 6 lb from when I was in the hospital earlier this year, and down... Read more
Feeling Better
Tuesday, March 21, 2017      7 comments

Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment with the sleep doc today and it went well; I'm going to have a sleep study on Apr 1st. She said I shou... Read more
First day back
Monday, March 20, 2017      7 comments

It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very strange to be feeling good in it right now, but I guess I will get used to it. I almost feel afraid that ... Read more
Back to Columbus
Sunday, March 19, 2017      6 comments

Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible portion for dinner and didn't binge or snack afterwards. This is my last day visiting my family. T... Read more
Fast Food Plan!
Friday, March 17, 2017      3 comments

Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that I can get from fast food places near me and not have it be a cheat meal. Now obviously most of ... Read more
2 Months
Friday, March 17, 2017      5 comments

OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of absence from this boot camp because of my mental health, but they are letting me complete a later o... Read more
I worked out today
Thursday, March 16, 2017      20 comments

This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because it was too cold to walk outside. It feels really good. I took the time to do intentional exercise an... Read more
Joining a Gym with my friend!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017      6 comments

It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fitness center and I was considering trying to find a cheaper place to work out... well, today my frie... Read more
Cutting Refined Sugar
Monday, March 13, 2017      7 comments

The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating sugary breakfast cereals and I have been known to snack on sugar-laden granola bars and sometimes sug... Read more
Blood sugar too high
Sunday, March 12, 2017      7 comments

I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to make an appointment with an endocrinologist to get onto some medication. I want to reverse this. ... Read more
Day 2
Saturday, March 11, 2017      7 comments

I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it with baked potatoes (I ate half of it and saved the other half for tomorrow). I started my ent... Read more
Day 1 - Measurement Time
Friday, March 10, 2017      6 comments

I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now. I need to learn to accept and love myself at this size if I want to make a lasting change for the ... Read more

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