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Too big clothes...
6/29/2014 9:51:21 AM,  2 COMMENTS

SparkCoach wants to know what I am going to do with my too big clothes.... They shall go to goodwill....  Read more


Slow going
6/26/2014 6:46:07 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Today was slow. Luckily the weather cooperated and we were able to do our @work break" walks outside. Used the Staff of Balance on the second round....  Read more


~*Weigh 2 Go*~
1/21/2014 3:50:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Today will be the start of a new life!!!...  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


The recipe clean up
1/5/2014 2:03:12 PM,  2 COMMENTS

One of the first things I did when I joined SP was donate all my cookbooks that didn't have the nutritional values. It was just easier to collect hea...  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


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


I keep planning to write this.....
9/8/2013 1:35:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I keep planning to write up a post about where I'm at these days and what is working for me. But I always think of it at work, where I shouldn't be b...  Read more


2 compliments
8/5/2013 12:23:12 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I decided a few weeks back to put away my scale indefinitely. It has done nothing but upset and depress me for MONTHS. I haven't gained anything, wh...  Read more


as if I needed another symptom
7/28/2013 9:45:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

For the first four months of this year I consistently went to the gym an average of 4 days a week every single week and saw no change in my body or we...  Read more


Day whatever - so, i jogged the other day
7/1/2013 11:18:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last weekend I got upset about something. As usual I pictured myself running out my frustration. Usually I picture it and then go have a cupcake or...  Read more


Day 3 - more meh
6/26/2013 1:04:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Saw some comments on my last two blogs, figured I'd check in again. Tracked everything late last night. Calories way high, but I expected them to...  Read more


Day 2 - reset, doin ok
6/25/2013 10:10:49 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Thought I'd check in again quick. i didn't quite get 5k before leaving work yesterday, but did nearly get to 3k, which is a significant improvement....  Read more


Day I've lost track - fail
6/24/2013 10:23:33 AM,  5 COMMENTS

So, it's been a couple weeks since I blogged. And nearly as long since I tracked. At least that long since I actually paid attention to that steps g...  Read more


day 2 - meh
6/11/2013 11:18:36 PM,  5 COMMENTS

meh day. didn't get 5k at work. again with the excuses etc. Overslept this morning so I took a short lunch to make up for it. got 3500 though, whi...  Read more


Habits day 1 - 1 for 2
6/11/2013 12:28:08 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Day one of new focus. 5,000 steps - nope. Just under 4k. But I have excuses ... not that it makes much difference. I got paid 3 days early and...  Read more


6/9/2013 11:33:35 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A couple weeks ago I started reading The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg.
ss/dp/1400069289/ref=sr_1_1?i...  Read more


Party's over, back to work
5/20/2013 11:14:13 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I turned 35 last week. For a number of years now I have drug my birthday out to as many celebrations as I can justify. And I can justify a LOT. I o...  Read more


discouragement -5 Me -1
5/4/2013 12:34:29 PM,  5 COMMENTS

So years ago I saw a video online somewhere from a MadTV skit called "Eat Less, Move More." It was a spoof on the myriad of ads on tv telling you if...  Read more


SVT and Ablation
4/26/2013 5:55:28 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last Thursday I had a EP study and catheter ablation done on my heart in an attempt to fix the extra pathway(s) in my heart that cause me to have SVTs...  Read more


4/22/2013 12:31:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Last week I had an EP study and Ablation done on my heart to fix my SVT (supraventricular tachycardia) I was having problems with very rapid heart ra...  Read more


Just Keep Swimming
1/13/2013 10:41:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Pretty sure I've used this for a blog title before. Might have been on my personal blog, but still feels a bit like cheating. Oh well! ;) For...  Read more


How powerful is your mind?
12/26/2012 12:23:49 PM,  2 COMMENTS

So, i've been percolating this entry for awhile now. Quite awhile. Somewhere in early/mid-November I had a Monday at work where I forgot to get a 12...  Read more


Who knew it was 2 servings?!?
10/16/2012 12:48:47 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Went grocery shopping last night. Needed to desperately, or it felt desperately anyway. Went to the super Walmart because I needed some toiletries a...  Read more


Off to a good start
10/15/2012 1:14:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It is a new week. I had a highly productive weekend, and lots of good times with friends and family. Last night I got everything set for myself...  Read more


work out - challenging myself
10/11/2012 12:07:15 AM,  5 COMMENTS

today I walked at lunch. That isn't really a challenge. The closest thing to a challenge was to get the habit of it started again. yesterday...  Read more


quick update
10/10/2012 1:05:26 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Through a couple of circumstances, I'm back on Spark. I need something. I'm such a walking contradiction of terms! I want to get healthy and fit,...  Read more


Round 20 plan for success
9/17/2012 12:18:03 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Well, looking back at my last 12 week plan, I did meet some of my goals, but didn't commit to meeting them all. So, I needed to take a look at w...  Read more


And we're off
7/24/2012 7:14:15 AM,  1 COMMENTS

No real improvement on my knee. Still pretty limited in what I can do. I've done the recumbent bike a couple of times successfully and I've been walki...  Read more


The diagnosis
6/28/2012 10:30:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Six months ago I wasn't a runner. The thought of me ever being a runner was ludicrous. As my previous posts have indicated, I've never been good at ru...  Read more


6/28/2012 6:58:51 AM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I tried the KRANKcycle at the gym a couple of times. Tshe first time I didn't go super hard, but I went for about 20 minutes....  Read more


Update on my knee
6/19/2012 9:02:32 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had an MRI last week and my evaluation today. The good news is that there is no fragmentation. Meaning that there aren't any actual chips in the...  Read more


And... We're done
6/8/2012 8:50:41 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I had been having issues with the running. Suddenly, I couldn't do it. Like my last post, I thought it was because I had been stuck in my head. Then I...  Read more


C25K May 8
5/10/2012 11:19:22 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My Run on Tuesday. I've been kind of busy so I didn't get to post about my run. It was long. It was hard. I, once again, didn't finish. I had one of...  Read more


C25K May 3
5/3/2012 7:30:17 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My run... Lessons learned: 1) Humidity sucks. 2) Trying a harder route when it's 30 degrees warmer than your last run is a bad idea. 3) Humidity...  Read more


C25K May 1
5/2/2012 11:14:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

My run(s)... I realized when I was running this morning that I never posted last Thursdays run... I didn't run on Sunday. I wanted to be lazy. And I...  Read more


Happy Birthday to me... C25K April 24
5/2/2012 11:11:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Ran for 26 min straight. Best birthday present I could have given myself....  Read more


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