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Here's to the cookies
2/12/2013 8:14:40 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well, I am not doing well with food choices, but I am recording everything. Maybe that helps to curtail things a bit. Still not much official exerci...  Read more


The Weigh and Win Adventure
2/12/2013 9:46:47 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I've added a new challenge to my weight loss quest. Thanks to my Spark Buddies on the Colorado Team, I heard about the Weigh and Win program. It's a...  Read more


2/12/2013 12:48:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So I had not logged in for a while. I logged in today to document the test results from my A1C and log the weigh in at the doc. A1C down to 5.1 from 7...  Read more


Got my steps on a Sunday!!
2/10/2013 10:39:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It was a crazy day with a lot of standing around at the archery store as they prepped the oldest kid's new bow. By early evening I was just sure I wo...  Read more


Slothful Sunday
2/10/2013 10:32:40 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, got up on time, got dressed and didn't go to church. I only got 3000 steps in, and I don't think I ate one single fresh thing. The good, I worke...  Read more


Keep on keepin' on
2/9/2013 3:13:25 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay- so new goal is to blog several times a week. I think it will help me get through the emotions that I often try to soothe with food. I hav...  Read more


Weekend, what's that?
2/9/2013 12:50:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'll start with confessing that I don't understand the concept of weekends meaning there's nothing to do. I mean sure you're home from the paid work...  Read more


So flattered!
2/7/2013 7:05:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I got a surprise phone call last night from a friend. I shot her engagement pictures in October. She liked them so much (feels so comfortable with m...  Read more


Day 17 - Sushi and broken
2/7/2013 3:14:58 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I went out for sushi last night, and I now believe it is the ultimate indulgence in eating out. My calorie counter hit over 4000 before I could blink!...  Read more


3 Day Streak
2/7/2013 11:31:30 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Realized last night that I hadn't had any soda for 3 days. Amazing! I hadn't made a conscious decision to cut it out but suddenly just...  Read more


Day 15 - Football, Cosmos and water
2/5/2013 9:31:29 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So, superbowl happend this past weekend, the Ravens won and I lost. I lost because though I was within my daily limits for food and was careful about...  Read more


Where I Stand, January 2013
2/4/2013 5:14:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Hi. I have been writing monthy check-ins since I got serious back in September. I usually go over my goals from the previous month, assess how...  Read more


Day 9 - Calories, an internal dialogue
1/30/2013 10:38:27 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I seem to have an issue with Calories, I either eat too few, or to many. Yesterday I thought I had a perfectly balanced day, Special K for breakfas...  Read more


Restart - Day 8 (To Monitor or not to monitor, a matter of the Heart)
1/29/2013 10:46:05 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Good morning Sparky Bloggers! Okay, so dinner turned out okay and when I graphed everything yesterday was in fact my BEST DAY YET! I kept everythin...  Read more


Restart - Day 7
1/28/2013 11:24:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Must come up with new name for these blog posts, if anyone has something catchier then "Restart" let me know! SO, the weekend... Oh what fresh hell...  Read more


Tipping the scales
1/26/2013 2:42:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

The scales have been stuck in the 170's for awhile now. I almost got to 169 earlier this month but then I got hit with the flu which made me swell du...  Read more


Restart - Day 4
1/25/2013 1:52:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Yes, I missed yesterdays blog, but I was still on the site! So there's a step in the right direction. I've been working hard to prepare for this wee...  Read more


Restart - Day 2
1/23/2013 3:35:09 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Though I didn't get to do the sparks run yesterday, I did up my weight at my BodyPump class today and was shaking by the end of it, something I consid...  Read more


Restart - Try 2
1/22/2013 9:51:14 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well here I go again... I really suck at this stuff! Today I'm going to my spin class, 45 minutes of torture but I really want to do that triathal...  Read more


The Stumbling Block
1/21/2013 10:08:27 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hey All It has been a long time since I blogged, and even though it was one of my goals for this month I haven't been able to get my act together...  Read more


Sleep is RX!
1/15/2013 1:57:38 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Late December and early January were a really scary time for me. In late 2012 I had gotten every cold/flu under the sun. Each time I went to the doc...  Read more


January 14
1/14/2013 12:50:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Goals: Workout four times a week. Report workouts on Spark. Get points. Check myself once a week on Wii Fit. Get points. Already organize...  Read more


Money talks
1/9/2013 11:32:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday, while perusing my companies website, I discovered that there is a program that pays you-cash money!- for working out. What? How did I not k...  Read more


Goals for 2013 and January
1/8/2013 3:11:49 PM,  1 COMMENTS

2013 Goals - Lose 40 pounds. I don't usually make pound/time specific goals but I just need to this time. 40 pounds. That less than 4 pounds a mo...  Read more


Just another starting fresh in 2013 post
1/3/2013 12:36:12 PM,  1 COMMENTS

How many posts are there about starting over in 2013? Well this is another one. 2012 was a great year in that my son was born in February. He is fanta...  Read more


Where I Stand, December 2012
1/2/2013 10:40:41 AM,  7 COMMENTS

If November was a speedbump, then December was a massive sinkhole. I am not happy with myself, my progress or my attitude right now. I was derailed A...  Read more


Today, HMR
12/26/2012 2:39:17 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I have five days of HMR left and five days left in the year. Start it off with a bang right? I was in line to get presents wrapped last week and saw...  Read more


My Year
12/21/2012 9:25:08 AM,  0 COMMENTS

January was one of the most stressful months. Moving from Germany back to the USA was scary. Watching my life being hauled off by non-English speaki...  Read more


Woo hoo!
12/8/2012 11:14:23 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I went shopping for a couple of stuff tonight at Target. Since I have time on my hand, I started pulling out jeans to try. I can wear size 16 mi...  Read more


Holiday Goals
11/30/2012 11:49:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

My goals for this holiday season? Well. 1. Start running, going to the gym, Zumba. SOMETHING. 2. Get rid of this butt that is growing on my b...  Read more


Where I Stand, November 2012
11/30/2012 10:27:50 AM,  4 COMMENTS

So universe, how am I doing? This is the third month in a row I have sat down to write a review of my monthly progress. I think that is a NSV in and o...  Read more


Post Thanksgiving Regroup
11/27/2012 1:52:22 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Whooeee, was the past week a blur of binge eating and bad choices, or what? I am actually ashamed of the way I ate, and doubly dour about my lack of e...  Read more


Pre dinner thoughts
11/22/2012 6:42:15 PM,  4 COMMENTS

There has been no good news program wise for the past few days. I have been travelling down to West Virginia to visit friends for American Thanksgivin...  Read more


I will tell my daughters I am Beautiful
11/14/2012 10:33:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I read something important today:
im-beautiful I often wonder how my weight loss journey...  Read more


Is this the edge?
11/11/2012 10:38:46 PM,  5 COMMENTS

There is a moment when weight loss journeys derail. I feel I am perilously close to it today. For the first time since August I ate over my calorie r...  Read more


Countdown to Christmas Challenge
11/8/2012 9:29:36 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My healthy living motivation this season is stress reduction. I've put off running and other exercise all Autumn because there were other urgent and i...  Read more


Leap of Fashion Faith
11/6/2012 9:46:40 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The winter winds here in Toronto are starting to blow. In addition to curtailing my outdoor exercise (until ski and snowshoe season arrives, at least...  Read more


Willpower Booster Please
11/5/2012 8:36:35 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Today, I find my sense of mission is waning. The scale slid up a bit, the thermometer slid down and I find myself at the top end of my calorie range...  Read more


Yet Another Glorious Re-Start, with a new motto
11/4/2012 12:31:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

My newest motto is: "Celebrate initiation, not endurance." By this, I mean to focus on just starting my exercise or healthy eating, and not wor...  Read more


Where I Stand, October 2012
10/31/2012 1:38:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Another month back on track at SP! It is time to look back at October and assess the situation! First, let's look at the goals I wrote down at t...  Read more


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