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Finding Motivation
8/14/2014 10:18:33 AM,  2 COMMENTS

This is my first blog on SparkPeople and I hope this wont be the last. I just recently restarted using SparkPeople and I am hoping to keep up my momen...  Read more


Here I Go Again...
7/1/2014 12:33:16 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Since this is my first blog in over three years…aaaahhh, I’ll make it the down and dirty recap/update. When I last dropped off from Sparkland, I...  Read more


June 2014
6/17/2014 8:53:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm at an all time high - over 260 lbs. I now have over 100 lbs to lose. I feel terrible. It didn't really hit me until I saw the pictures from thi...  Read more


6/9/2014 7:57:53 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday I ran 6 miles. It’s the most I’ve run ever and it was hard. Not just a little hard but I can’t breathe, I really want to walk, no maybe I’...  Read more


My First Big Test.
6/3/2014 1:53:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

This past weekend I went to visit some friends in Denver. I hadn’t seen them since graduating college and I told myself that it would be okay...  Read more


Getting Messy with My Sister
5/19/2014 6:30:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This weekend I did a 5k race with my sister. I originally had 5 miles on my training schedule but decided to do the 5k with her and figured I could r...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #15
5/12/2014 1:16:13 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, after two full weeks on the plan, I've learned a few things: 1) Going out to eat is really rough. Everything is cooked with added salt and fa...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #12
5/8/2014 7:13:00 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 lbs Current Weight: 117.8 lbs Goal Weight: 110.0 lbs We went to a friend’s house for dinner and offered to bring a de...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #11
5/7/2014 7:03:55 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 lbs Current Weight: 118.0 lbs Goal Weight: 110.0 lbs I am *loving* this Chickpea Tortilla recipe! www (dot) thepancake...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #10
5/7/2014 1:03:58 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been eating tons of fruits and veggies this last week, but I haven’t always remembered to eat a few nuts or seeds with them. Adding nuts and seed...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #9
5/5/2014 7:08:59 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 Current Weight: 118.4 Goal Weight: 110 So, I gained some of my water weight back after the drinking and off-diet eatin...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #8
5/5/2014 7:00:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today we had a big vegetarian Cinco de Mayo party planned, so we spent the whole day shopping, cleaning, and prepping. I made a fake “taco meat” with...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #7
5/5/2014 6:52:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Tonight was the first time I really went off diet. We went to a fancy-pants restaurant for dinner, and there was nothing on the menu that fit exactly....  Read more


Fair Weather Fan.
5/5/2014 6:39:51 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It’s raining, normally I love the rain. One of my favorite things to do is curl up with a good book and drink hot coco while listening to the rain. I...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #6
5/3/2014 2:37:51 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 lbs Today’s Weight: 116.4 lbs Goal Weight: 110 lbs I made a major commitment today in healthy living: I threw away my...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #5
5/1/2014 6:35:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My computer crashed, and I lost my food log for this day. I know I stayed on track, but ate a lot of snacks. I made a Strawberry Lemonade slushie with...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #4
4/30/2014 10:43:57 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 lbs Today’s Weight: 118.4 lbs Goal Weight: 110.0 lbs Last night I stumbled upon some information about cortisol and be...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #3
4/29/2014 3:02:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Starting Weight: 119.4 lbs Current Weight: 119.2 lbs Goal Weight: 110.0 lbs 7:30am - This morning’s smoothie was 2 cups frozen tropical fruit...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #2
4/28/2014 1:44:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

7:00 am – Due to a mis-communication, I only had 15 minutes to get ready this morning, including making a healthy breakfast! Luckily, smoothies come t...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #1
4/27/2014 6:17:10 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was a big day of shopping and cooking! Since healthy food takes prep time, and there are very few nutritarian meals available on-the-go, I wante...  Read more


Eat to Live - Day #0
4/26/2014 3:11:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Tomorrow I will start my Eat To Live 6 Week Challenge. For the uninitiated, that means I will only eat the following things: - Unlimited non-star...  Read more


4/28/14 Back to the Future
4/24/2014 2:06:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm now back to creating my future. Still in a transition period, but my depression is lifting thanks to my new, smart & caring, female doctor. She...  Read more


I am a real runner
4/23/2014 5:04:33 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last night while out for my run the wind was blowing crazy hard. It was so load that I couldn’t hear my music over it. Normally I’m a firm believer...  Read more


Eugene Half Marathon...Here I Come!
4/17/2014 3:22:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I’ve started training for my first half marathon and I figured this would be a great place to record my journey. I always figured I’d be much closer...  Read more


3/20/2014 4:57:10 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My kid has ataxic CP, she's 10 and still can't ride a bike with training wheels without white knuckling it the entire time! I entered her into a conte...  Read more


The hardest thing about fitness right now...
3/20/2014 12:00:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

well there are two... 353 Starting the workout... getting myself to move and sweat and actually do something besides stretch is a struggle...  Read more


Insomnia plagues me
3/17/2014 9:48:11 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have insomnia. I have problems falling asleep at night. I read before I try to sleep, reading in the bed. I have a Nook and I usually play a game...  Read more


My focus is 3 months
3/17/2014 3:41:14 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Where I could be in three months... if I work hard enough then maybe ill be down a size or two... maybe I might be able to fit into some of my o...  Read more


3/11/2014 12:22:41 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This is my new commitment blog. I'm starting this since I lost weight and gained it back again shortly after... RESTART... weight 195 104 by the...  Read more


one block at a time, getting in the groove
2/6/2014 11:48:22 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm here, I'm spinning the wheel, I'm logging my food and fitness minutes...I'm checking off my goals! Last night I was looking at my goals and saw I...  Read more


again...I'm back...again sabatoging/indulging self....again...
2/4/2014 11:26:25 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Been here, done this, it's been very good for me. Good people, good ideas, good inspiration, good things to learn about, good incentives, just plain g...  Read more


1/20/2014 10:50:28 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My SMART Goals for BLC24: To lose 12 lbs by April 9th. *Average of 1 lb loss per week To achieve my goal I will: *I will exercise a min...  Read more


Oh my aching back
1/18/2014 11:00:23 PM,  1 COMMENTS

All the carpet is pulled up from the floor in the bedroom. Thankful that ex came over and pretty much did it. Got it rolled up. I see a trip to the du...  Read more


No sugar - Day 16
1/16/2014 9:49:48 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm feeling a lot better without the sugar. I cannot imagine how out of control it must have been this past year. I've got them under control. I am...  Read more


1/14/2014 7:52:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I’m a stress eater. I recognize that. Today, I went home at lunch with the intentions of cooking the ground turkey and cutting up my veggies for...  Read more


My aching........
1/14/2014 9:36:50 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So I did Zumba last night at the new gym. I tried to talk myself out of going, but I knew I need too. The room is way too small to fit 40 people in....  Read more


Up 4 lbs.
1/13/2014 9:11:46 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I got up this morning and weighed. I am up four pounds since the first of the year. Even with the exercise and watching my calorie intake. My docto...  Read more


Great weekend.
1/12/2014 10:18:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It was very busy and although I ate way too much yesterday, today was a good day. Yesterday I went grocery shopping. I bought lots of fresh frui...  Read more


First Temptation of the Year
1/10/2014 9:51:27 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the first day my boss was back from two weeks in Hawaii. So, it was extremely busy and stressful. I started to feel the stress of him...  Read more


1/9/2014 9:31:10 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Day 8. I've stayed within my calorie limit and have have exercised one hour a day for four days. I am up 3 pounds. I know that it is just a glitch...  Read more


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