VSG1982's Blogs

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      6 comments

Soooo - looks like I've been MIA for just under a year - and what a year it's been. The past 6 months have been pretty rough for me, but with the New Year I hav e a new attitude to reclaim control of my life. I think my original reasons for jo... Read more
Looking for a new source of inspiration...
Wednesday, February 01, 2012      6 comments

As my progress has slowed, and as I'm entering my busy season at work - I'm realizing that I'm going to have to find new and different ways to get motivated. I won't have as much time to spend on SparkPeople reading other peoples stories and mo... Read more
It changed!
Tuesday, January 24, 2012      13 comments

I jumped on the scale this morning, and that middle number changed! Now, I'm not saying I haven't seen that happen for like a second a handful of times this past month or so... but I REALLY have been struggling with getting into the next "decad... Read more
Motivate Yourself by Motivating Others
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      6 comments

My SparkPeople activity has its ebbs and flows, but I've realized that when I spend the time to reach out to other Sparkers who are reaching their goals, I tend to be more focused on my own as well. I've made it a point to try to stop by the Ne... Read more
Dear Me (BLC-Wk 1 challenge)
Sunday, January 15, 2012      6 comments

Hey there- Happy April Fools Day! You did it- You completed the BLC - AND you did it during busy season. (Speaking of which, almost done! Hang in there!) I'm so proud of you for consistently tracking your calories in and calories out. Go... Read more
Addicted to the Scale
Wednesday, January 11, 2012      11 comments

So I'm one of those bad kids who is addicted to the scale. emoticon ... Read more
2012 - Keep on Keepin' on
Friday, January 06, 2012      6 comments

I am so grateful for SparkPeople and helping light a fire under my big bum in 2011... but now 2012 is the year I expect big success! To start the year on the right foot, I've joined a Biggest Loser challenge (where I am a proud Pistachio Pir... Read more
Saturday, November 26, 2011      8 comments

I'm doing a winter challenge called MOTIVATE, and one of our first challenges is to blog about what motivates us. One of my initial feelings when I joined SparkPeople is that I was doing this for my 2-year old Jack. He deserves to have two... Read more
Who Knew?
Monday, November 14, 2011      7 comments

I joined SparkPeople at the tail-end of August. The first two months + that I've been on the site, I've mostly been adjusting my diet. I cut out most non-water beverages and paid a lot more attention to my fat/protein/carb ratios - and I was p... Read more
Winter Challenge Starts Tomorrow!
Tuesday, November 08, 2011      2 comments

My 20-something group starts the Winter Challenge tomorrow. (Woo woo Team 5!) I could use a kick in the butt. In the past two months-ish on SparkPeople, I've managed to drop 10% of my starting body weight. That being said, my weight has b... Read more
One Pair of Discarded Pants Back in the Closet
Thursday, September 29, 2011      1 comments

So like many Sparkers (especially those with mega weight-loss goals like me) - I've been a million different sizes. I've been up, down and all around - and I have many of the clothes still to prove it. I've been on SparkPeople for about a mon... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge?
Saturday, September 24, 2011      1 comments

So I'm still fairly new to Spark People, and am not sure where the Fall 5% Challenge originates or how exactly it works. But I'm in! And in the meantime, I'll just make my own assumptions. 5% for me is just over 14 pounds to shed, which wo... Read more
First Mini Goal - How I did...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      3 comments

My husband and I are taking a mini road trip this weekend for an old friends wedding. I haven't seen this friend since my wedding in 2007. I was going to say 73 pounds ago, but realized that since joing sparkpeople.com, it's now 57.5 pounds ag... Read more