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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times...

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      6 comments

Forgive me Spark, for I have...not exactly sinned but have been focused on things other than weight loss.. it has been three months since my last confession... er, entry. My last two weeks have been a rollercoaster. Two weeks ago I slammed... Read more

Work is hard work! Part Deux

Thursday, July 30, 2015      1 comments

Have I ever mentioned how much physical work is involved to put a store back to rights after a strip-n-wax floor service? Because it's a lot. Seriously, A LOT. Tuesday night was the craft side of the store, meaning all ladders, boxouts, stackou... Read more

Rule 11: enjoy the little things.

Saturday, June 20, 2015      0 comments

A million years ago I signed up for a website called Weight Commander. A man, on his own weight loss journey, came up with a program where you enter your weight, and it charts it. Very simple, very straightforward. It has links and tips and hin... Read more

Work is hard work!

Friday, May 22, 2015      1 comments

Last night we had a scrub-n-recoat at work, which means the closing crew has to remove anything on the floor that isn't screwed down. If it's on wheels, it goes. If it can be removed by pallet jack, it goes. All chairs, tables, basket racks, rol... Read more

Cherries and berries and 2 pounds down, oh my!

Sunday, May 17, 2015      4 comments

21 day log-in streak here. Holy carp. O.o Of course, there are days where I'm about to crash for bed and I think, "OMG I forgot to log in! AUGH!" and I snatch my phone from off the nightstand and start poking the SparkPeople app icon like I'm t... Read more

A little competition 'mongst the fabric slingers...

Sunday, May 03, 2015      0 comments

My boss has been freaking out because she's gained weight. She's a tall, slender woman, and I can't tell she's gained, but she insists she has (and I can tell you it's not from eating bad but from the insane amount of stress that we've all been ... Read more

Love makes me chubby... and laziness. Definentely laziness.

Friday, May 01, 2015      1 comments

The reality of the situation here is that my boyfriend and I suck at cooking. There, I said it. I admit it, I avoid cooking. I hate wasting food, so I'm afraid of ruining dinner and having to throw it out. I love looking for new recipes to try, ... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015      2 comments

There is no greater reality check than a skirt that won't zip. I have this skirt. It's red, it's plaid, it's pleated, and it would have looked hella cute with my Marceline the Vampire Queen shirt which is a red/white design on black. So I... Read more

Are you ready for some FOOTBALL?!? Um... maybe?

Sunday, April 05, 2015      0 comments

Ahh, Easter in Michigan, where you never know year to year what it's going to be like. Will there be four feet of snow on the ground and all the eggs will be well and truly hidden until May? Or will it be sunny and beautiful and picture perfect?... Read more

Great timing there, chief.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      1 comments

It's just my luck that I come down with a cold just as it's getting nice out. UGH, what the frack, immune system?! Haven't I been giving you what you need to keep me safe from ye olde creeping crud? Especially Taylor's creeping crud; thought for... Read more

"I don't feel bad, and that's good! I'm feeling good, and that's not bad!"

Sunday, February 22, 2015      0 comments

(Why yes, I was watching Wreck-It Ralph last night, how'd you know?) This last week I haven't consumed a drop of soda, have pre-packed my work lunch with good-for-me things, and have taken all my vitamins and such in the correct amounts (no... Read more

You win some, you lose some...

Wednesday, January 28, 2015      1 comments

I have discovered that while one is on time off of work it is very easy to track foods and exercise and all those things... but when one returns to work and real life.... eh, not so much. *grin* While I may not be writing down every single thin... Read more

Feed me, Seymour!

Saturday, January 10, 2015      2 comments

I have discovered that being constantly hungry does nothing for my state of being. Today I have been hungry, and very restless and grouchy with it. I made a proper breakfast. I had a healthy snack. I had a salad with good proteins for lun... Read more

Aren't we a whiny little VelvetAlchemist today!

Thursday, January 08, 2015      1 comments

Thing one I have realized about why I keep losing track. Logging everything is a pain! Yeah, I said it. A PAIN. Seriously, picture me with a small green notebook in my left hand, a pen (a nice one) in my right, walking around my apartment loo... Read more

It's something!

Tuesday, January 06, 2015      1 comments

yesterday I re-affirmed my desire and drive to get myself back in shape. Not skinny, not flat-bellied, not perfect... just fit. To be able to run up stairs without getting winded, to fit all my clothes, to just be... fit. I drank water, I logg... Read more

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