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Finally Made It to the 25 Pound Gone Mark!
7/14/2014 12:01:37 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Right after I posted my last blog I noticed on my tracker that I have made it to the 25 pound lost mark. I have come close before while on Spark but s...  Read more


Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Cupcake Recipe and Mushrooms to Die For
7/14/2014 11:57:01 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am including the recipe for Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Cupcakes that I blogged about a few days ago for those that would like to make them. Sorry if...  Read more


Weigh in day 7/14/14
7/14/2014 10:18:43 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Weigh in 171.8 (stayed the same) I'm focusing on healthy eating. Just 2 things: watching my portions, including not having second helpings (woo hoo! 5...  Read more


Got my mojo
7/13/2014 6:53:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

On my way to the gym, I backed into a ditch. I waited for a friend with a tow rope, then went to workout. I could have "ditched" the gym (pun intended...  Read more


IOWL #258-259 Bouncing Back from Bumps in the Road
7/10/2014 4:28:02 PM,  7 COMMENTS

OMG Renee read my letter on the podcast!
46-bouncing-back-bum...  Read more


Day Three Eat to Live - Another Pound and Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Cupcake Healthy Recipe
7/10/2014 2:44:16 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I was happy to see today that I dropped another pound. Last night I waited a little long to plan dinner and realized that I didn't have mo...  Read more


Eat to Live - July will be great! and report on Mom
7/9/2014 4:11:51 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Two days ago I returned to my Eat to Live Nutritarian eating style that I was on a little over a year ago in which I lost 24 pounds. I got s...  Read more


The Myth of Motivation
7/9/2014 3:19:56 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The myth is that successful people get all fired up & stay that way. At some point it comes down to handling the boredom of consistency. I have to fal...  Read more


7/9/2014 11:12:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

It has been a rather disappointing year. I had hoped to be at my goal weight by now. I've been a member of SP for almost 6 years but my weight conti...  Read more


Tough Love Weight Loss
7/8/2014 12:04:43 PM,  13 COMMENTS

After 5 weeks in a row of success on the scale, and getting down to 169, a milestone 40 pound loss, as well as moving from the obese BMI category t...  Read more


Weigh in day 7/6/14
7/7/2014 9:48:12 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Weigh in 171.8 (+1.2) Oh, sweeties, it's so hard not to be discouraged. Oh well, the scale can't dictate my mood. My plan to make next week's wei...  Read more


Lost 2 lbs of Water Weight Overnight
7/6/2014 8:00:41 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I lost 2 pounds of water weight overnight, just by lowering my sodium, drinking plenty of water, hot lemon water, and eating diuretic foods I enjoy an...  Read more


Natural Home Remedies for Water Retention
7/5/2014 8:57:36 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Water weight and bowel weight can cause HUGE weight fluctuations. Even though it's completely normal to wake up one morning and see the scale go up...  Read more


My Business vs. None of My Business
7/2/2014 11:55:09 AM,  12 COMMENTS

I'm biting my tongue! When someone you love has gained a lot of weight in a short amount of time, I just can't say anything. When they get all excited...  Read more


Pinch Punch First of the Month, July
7/1/2014 9:35:22 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Relying too much on the scale can be discouraging. If I'm eating right, exercising, and practicing a healthy lifestyle, I can be losing fat & build...  Read more


Weigh in day 6/30/14
6/30/2014 9:46:16 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Weight in 6/30/14: 170.6 (+1) The scale is not going to decide "Am I going to be in agood or bad mood today?" I slacked off on the weekend: I had...  Read more


Motivational Mondays
6/30/2014 7:41:40 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi sparkfriends, I am fired up for another, week of weightloss. I have been gaining and losing the same 12lbs since New Year's and it'...  Read more


Wedding pictures, part 1
6/26/2014 5:51:17 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's already been a month since our wedding day!! Time just flies by. And now I'm FINALLY going to share the wedding pictures with all...  Read more


Regain is Embarrassing
6/25/2014 9:26:54 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Regain is embarrassing. I lost 40 pounds with Weight Watchers before I moved to Illinois back in 2007. I gained it all back (and then some) and I've n...  Read more


2014 Zumba Playlist
6/24/2014 12:54:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

2014 Zumba Summer Playlist I love Zumba. I do it twice a week and I asked my instructor for the playlist so I can dance on my days I can't get to...  Read more


Weigh in day 6/23/14
6/23/2014 4:13:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Weigh in 169.6 (-.2) I can't tell you how freaking thrilled I am to "only" lose a quarter of a pound! 1. I'm inching closer to my next mini goal...  Read more


Oops, went over calories today; & I'm grateful
6/21/2014 10:02:04 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I went over my calories for the day. I own that I made choices that are not what I say I'll do. It happens. I know weekends are a challenge for me...  Read more


Desserts Crush Results
6/20/2014 11:13:10 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Forget about having dessert every night. It feels good at the time, but it's demoralizing afterwards. It hurts your self-efficacy, and it hurts your r...  Read more


Permanence is an illusion
6/18/2014 12:02:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I woke up at 5:30 this morning and wondered "What did I want to do?" I have Zumba at 12:10-1, so it's not workout. "Oh, yeah! Color my hair." So I got...  Read more


What didn't work for me
6/17/2014 2:05:43 PM,  13 COMMENTS

(your mileage may vary) I tried giving up artificial sweeteners, because I thought it caused sugar cravings, but after I kicked my sugar jones, I grad...  Read more


Weigh in day 6/16/14
6/16/2014 4:33:06 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm weighing in down a pound! w00t! Look at that progress chart: Down 8.2 so far this year. I can't wait to hit 10 pounds lost this year. Yes!...  Read more


Smores & Cicadas
6/14/2014 11:23:24 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Last night I had my once-a-week dessert, 3 smores! Finally the rain stopped & the wood dried enough to make a fire in the fire pit, and roast marshmal...  Read more


Set yourself up for success this weekend
6/13/2014 11:05:13 AM,  8 COMMENTS

TGIF! Remember "The Weekend is Nearly 30% of Your Week!" If you splurge all weekend, you're eating right only 70% of the time. That's a C-. You're g...  Read more


Why is it so Hard to Lose Weight?
6/12/2014 1:33:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Why is it so hard to lose weight? Why do people struggle to lose weight? Is it about will power? Is it mental resistance that sabotages the weight los...  Read more


Appetite & Relaxed Around Food
6/10/2014 12:29:42 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Thank you for voting for my blog! I appreciate your support along the journey. It's really heart-warming. 247  Read more


Weigh in day 6/9/14
6/9/2014 10:49:29 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Weigh in 170.8 (-.6) Cumulative -7.4, 4.18% since Jan. 1 (I'm nailing it!) 1/1/14: 178.2 1/6/14: 175.4 (-2.8) 1/13/14: 176.6 (+1.2) 1/20...  Read more


Success is not a destination
6/7/2014 6:16:10 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Success is a feeling. You can have it right now. Success is a constant effort, striving for improvement, living in alignment with my values, and inten...  Read more


Progress pic
6/6/2014 10:04:16 AM,  37 COMMENTS

My unofficial weigh in for the last 3 days has been under 170, which is so terrific because I'm finally out of the "obese" BMI category, and now...  Read more


I'm back
6/4/2014 11:18:03 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I'm back to work today and feeling much better. Here's a pic of me so you can see just how nice & healthy I look. Well, I cheat! I like to wear a p...  Read more


Pinch, Punch, First of the Month...June
6/1/2014 6:30:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I invite you to take your measurements with me on the first of each month. Take a picture, too. Sometimes progress doesn't show on the scale, espec...  Read more


Lose Weight Without Diet, Exercise or Motivation (hint pneumonia)
5/31/2014 3:20:24 PM,  7 COMMENTS

What's it like to lose weight without diet, exercise or motivation? To lose weight without even trying? Without tracking food? Or how many steps I tak...  Read more


Long Story Short (not)
5/29/2014 10:28:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My weight has pretty much stayed the same, a small miracle considering my stress, travel bloat and illness of the last 10 days. Last Tuesday I d...  Read more


Travel Snacks
5/20/2014 10:49:00 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Driving 1000 miles is a real push! And a challenge to my motivation to eat healthy foods. I have to fight boredom and fatigue, stopping several times...  Read more


Weigh in day 5/19/14
5/19/2014 9:46:31 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Weigh in 5/19/14: 172.6 (-1.8) I'm nailing it! 1/1/14: 178.2 1/6/14: 175.4 (-2.8) 1/13/14: 176.6 (+1.2) 1/20/14: 177.2 (+.6) 1/27/14: 176...  Read more


Weekend Success!
5/18/2014 9:50:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I stayed within calorie range & exercised both Sat & Sun! I even had dessert tonight, 4 marshmallows roasted over the fire. I'm sure it burned off mos...  Read more


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