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The Run

Wednesday, September 02, 2015      5 comments

Yesterday I went running with a group for the first time. We met up at a designated time and place. I wasn't sure what to expect, but there were eight ladies at the meetup including one girl about 12 and her mother and another woman who appeared... Read more

Running Group

Monday, August 31, 2015      4 comments

A few weeks ago, I joined a running group on Facebook. I have a love/hate relationship with running so I figured if I surrounded myself with people who enjoyed running that I would warm up to it. I like running because it's a cheap and efficient... Read more

Taking Stock of My Progress

Saturday, August 29, 2015      5 comments

So I've been back on the wagon about a month now. How am I doing? Time to take stock. The good: I've been consistent with the exercise. I'm averaging 240 minutes of exercise a week and am splitting it between cardio and strength traini... Read more

Okay, okay--It's a Lifesyle

Wednesday, August 12, 2015      3 comments

I can be a hard-headed woman at times. The Sparkpeople mantra is "It's a lifestyle--not a diet." I've always understood what this means but never, truly internalized it. Not until I was reading this entertainment rag that had published an ... Read more

Getting it Together

Tuesday, August 11, 2015      5 comments

Slowly but surely, I'm returning to the habits that helped me lose 50 pounds three years ago. I'm really starting to internalize the lifestyle change mentality and putting less focus on the week to week results and taking the longer view of trul... Read more

Fall Six times; Get Up Seven

Sunday, August 02, 2015      1 comments

Ever heard that saying "Fall six times; get up seven?" Or however it goes? Yes, that's me. Struggling to build good habits and vanquish the bad. I set goals to keep my food diary and work out more. I've been consistently logging my food in... Read more

Going soda free

Tuesday, May 26, 2015      4 comments

Nearly two months ago, I quit drinking Diet Coke. I had a love/hate affair with Diet Coke and used to drink anywhere from 32 to 64 oz of the stuff daily. I knew that was not good. Even my family was on my case about it. As of today, I've on... Read more

Life Happens So Now What?

Friday, May 22, 2015      2 comments

I admit it. It's been awhile. I could wax poetic on all the reasons I've neglected SP, but what good would that do? The good news, is I'm back. Three years ago, I used Sparkpeople to drop 50 pounds. I was proud of that--still am. I maintain... Read more

Ready to Get Fit and Lean in 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015      3 comments

The last few months I've been so focused on other areas of my life that I haven't thought much about diet, exercise or my weight. I know I've gained weight, but I'm actually not distressed about it. I take full responsibility for the neglect an... Read more

Still Learning Important Lessons

Sunday, October 12, 2014      6 comments

Today, I'm reflecting on a major victory with the scale. After months of near panic as I watched the numbers rise on the scale, I reached a truce with myself. I would continue to focus on eating the same foods that helped me lose 50 pounds ... Read more

Reunited with my Gym

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      1 comments

About a month ago, I switched from a commercial gym back to my good old community center. I had originally changed gyms because I wanted to belong to the gym in my neighborhood. I lasted a year before I decided enough was enough. Why didn't it ... Read more

Sustainable Change versus Losing Weight

Monday, August 11, 2014      4 comments

I've read the literature and seen the reports. It's not about losing weight, it's about making sustainable, healthy changes to your lifestyle over time. Losing weight is a side effect of those healthier choices. But what if you've made sev... Read more

Don't forget your vitamins! (I love Lucy)

Monday, July 28, 2014      1 comments

As I was reading up on nutrition, I remembered one of my favorite "I Love Lucy" scenes ever. I am sharing it so you can laugh as much as I do whenever I see it. youtu.be/m-wErh2qp2o ... Read more

Preventing Exercise Boredom

Sunday, July 27, 2014      1 comments

A few days ago, I rejoined the community center gym that was a big part of me dropping 50 pounds nearly two years ago. I'm 10 pounds over goal and am determined to not only return to goal, but drop eight more pounds before the end of 2014. ... Read more

Staying Motivated

Saturday, July 26, 2014      3 comments

I put my scale away. Although I'm still celebrating yesterday's two pound weight loss, I believed I was getting too scale obsessed. I really want to focus on continuing to build on my healthier habits and doing what I need to do to remain in thi... Read more


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