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March's Stats
4/5/2014 5:11:18 PM,  7 COMMENTS

FITNESS: Steps: 315, 233 (up from 263,089 in Feb) Average steps per day: 11,258 (up from 9,396) Fitness Minutes: 4,462 (up from 3,532) Calorie...  Read more


Tail Between My Legs...
4/4/2014 7:50:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't even know where to begin. September was a big month for us. We decided to put our house up for sale, things changed with my job, and we had...  Read more


Vacation report
3/30/2014 10:51:52 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm baaack! (TMI warning: with significant intestinal distress! Woooo!) Mexico was awesome. We had amazing weather -- hot and sunny; the only r...  Read more


Small Changes and big slip ups
3/19/2014 7:22:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Thanks for all the support and great advice. Today was a tuff one. I worked and was very busy. I was so thirsty and hungry when I got home, I ate a fe...  Read more


Spring 2014 "Small Changes"
3/18/2014 9:45:08 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Each year I have started and stopped a diet. When ever things got hard, I just gave up. No More! I on a life style change journey and doing great. I s...  Read more


3 days to Tulum! Fitness plans
3/16/2014 6:20:36 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So excited to be going on vacation! A little nervous, too. I haven't been out of the country since I was tiny, and only speak about a lick of Spanish....  Read more


3/16/2014 10:48:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Here I am again trying it I go back to what worked before. I have gotten married and time is a little tighter but I do have a walking buddy, :) I had...  Read more


February's Stats
3/2/2014 8:00:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

FITNESS: Steps: 263,089 Average steps per day: 9,396 Fitness Minutes: 3,532 Calories Burned: 17,882 Average calories burned per day: 638 ...  Read more


Operation: Mexico (Eat clean, move booty)
2/21/2014 7:04:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Late-week report on my goals for being able to put a bathing suit on more happily in a month (eeek, 28 days!): FITNESS: 4 days at 15K+ steps ...  Read more


Bikini-ready in a month?
2/19/2014 10:38:55 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Enough of this endless snow! I am off to Mexico in a month! 334 I am a lucky girl... my brother, who lives on the other side of the country, invit...  Read more


This was the scariest day of my life 2/10/2014
2/10/2014 8:35:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I wake up around 10:00 and eat breakfast at 11:00 or so of which consisted of a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2% milk, and a banana. I started to get re...  Read more


On Not Counting Chickens
2/3/2014 8:36:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

You all were super wonderful and supportive on my last blog and I wish I had the time to thank each and every one of you personally but 304 Everyone...  Read more


Wanna help me make some major life decisions?
1/29/2014 7:04:49 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I should thank all of you for your good job mojo from last blog because finally (FINALLY!) there are some prospects coming through for me. I int...  Read more


Mid-Winter Blues
1/29/2014 1:30:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Not quite as bad as I've been in other winters, but bad enough that I realized I'm definitely not feeling quite m...  Read more


Quick update
1/16/2014 7:27:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanks for the support on my last blog! I am so glad it resonated with people. I have been making mostly awesome choices. I'm pretty far toward...  Read more


Fan Freaking Phenomenal Tastic
1/14/2014 12:33:59 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Smash the Scale - I am ALL IN.
n-smash-scale-revolution.html Last year I put my scale away indefin...  Read more


Making Success
1/13/2014 11:31:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

We talk about finding success like it's a mysterious treasure, when the (sobering or inspiring?) fact is that it's all in our heads. We decide whether...  Read more


I've fallen but I AM getting up!
1/11/2014 12:22:18 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Oof, rocky start to January. The lake house party did not go as anticipated. I actually did not eat too much, but I drank too much not-low-enough-c...  Read more


A New Year and Some New Goals for the first quarter
1/2/2014 11:13:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been awhile since I've blogged, but not really for lack of trying. I honestly don't feel that I have a whole lot to say for the most part. Fortun...  Read more


Hello 2014
12/31/2013 9:06:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

2013 seems to have been a rough year for many, myself included. Work woes, injuries, etc. all made it more challenging than I would have liked. ...  Read more


Not calling it a resolution....
12/30/2013 9:02:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well it has been a rough few months to say the least. I just cannot get my act together at all. I figured after I was sick and lost 15 pounds in a wee...  Read more


Late-December happy and January goals
12/30/2013 10:27:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Perhaps I posted my last blog prematurely... while it has not been a good exercise or eating month overall (not really working out; not tracking), app...  Read more


December's been a wash
12/26/2013 2:56:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Oh, my, how the mighty have fallen. 20 What happened to me this month? I guess my incredibly busy schedule just caught up with me. My final pro...  Read more


Credit where due, especially to yourself.
12/20/2013 11:17:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been in counseling for 3 years and on meds for nearly that long. I have learned more things than I could likely even put into words. One of the...  Read more


"Not Just Sad" - depression part 4(?)
12/17/2013 5:24:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I saw an article on Pinterest today from Spark and clicked over to read it.
cles.asp?id=1804 "The...  Read more


Have you met my Big Black Dog?
12/13/2013 11:53:35 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've written a lot over the years about my struggle with depression. The last two posts here were about my struggle with depression. A few days ago I...  Read more


Still breathing...
12/13/2013 9:57:34 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Well, breathing may be an exaggeration today. This cold has me wheezing at best. I hope I can manage through my workout tonight! Yikes! Anyway, t...  Read more


Insulting - post-depression blog thoughts
12/10/2013 3:19:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I have blogged a LOT on my two personal blogs about depression and my own struggles and journey. If you want the links, let me know and I'll post the...  Read more


d-mn the depression anyway
12/9/2013 11:46:35 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I struggle with depression. I have for years. I am on meds and see a counselor regularly. But some days it overshadows everything else. I feel like...  Read more


December goals
12/2/2013 12:05:17 PM,  14 COMMENTS

It's December already?! Goodness. Last week was a bit of a wash. I stayed in range some days (including Thanksgiving which was oddly one of my b...  Read more


The rest of this journey, and an interesting perspective
11/29/2013 4:18:43 PM,  12 COMMENTS

If we are mutual friends, you've probably seen me raving a bit in my statuses this past week about how close I am to some of my original goals: one po...  Read more


Happiness, Progress, and Pictures (beware: there is skin)
11/28/2013 4:50:24 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Ok, so on December 4th, I will have been with SparkPeople for 4 months! I have been off and on during these four months, but I am really on track righ...  Read more


I'm not excited for the holidays
11/26/2013 3:48:20 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I am seeing all of these statuses about how excited everyone is for Thanksgiving. I'm happy that I'm cooking (mostly happy, that is) and can cho...  Read more


Weekly recap: Nov 17-23
11/24/2013 6:07:33 PM,  2 COMMENTS

(To me, weeks go Monday-Sunday -- it is the weekEND, no? But since Spark starts weeks on Sundays, I will also). Just some stats at the end of thi...  Read more


The dress
11/21/2013 1:05:52 PM,  26 COMMENTS

Here is the sweet side of nothing fitting anymore: SHOPPING! 244 I headed to Marshall's yesterday, hoping to find something in the cl...  Read more


And it's a wrap!
11/18/2013 10:48:58 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Aaah. Sleep, beautiful sleep. So loved after a crazy week! Saturday night went off without a hitch. We were prepared and ready, and it was a wond...  Read more


The bittersweet side of weight loss
11/16/2013 2:07:58 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Oh, dear, folks. I took my gorgeous silk velvet black Ralph Lauren strapless dress out of storage to make sure it fits for a Vermont winter wedding in...  Read more


Anticlimactic scale victory
11/15/2013 8:58:47 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I am not sure why this doesn't feel like a big deal. Maybe it's because I feel like I waited so long for it (I do believe in August I was sure I could...  Read more


Small victories
11/14/2013 2:34:38 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today's small victories: *Accepting myself and being grateful for it. *Putting down the aspartame-laden garbage and drinking water. I c...  Read more


2 days, and being awesome
11/13/2013 7:45:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Why am I awesome today? Well, that would be because despite not feeling well (i'm getting a sinus infection - 'tis the season), I not only went to the...  Read more


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