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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


Dumplings and Sweatfest
10/27/2012 7:32:53 PM,  2 COMMENTS

On Spadina Avenue in the Chinatown neighbourhood there is a place called Mother's Dumplings. If you are in Toronto and want to blow out your calorie...  Read more


A few updates
10/26/2012 4:51:27 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Haven't been writing in a few months. My weight has been up and down the scale but it's nothing I can't control. I tend to retain water and gain muscl...  Read more


Stuck in the Middle
10/24/2012 9:19:02 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Scale hasn't moved in a week. It stopped at a nice milestone, but I really feel the need to get past it now. Onward! I am eating in range and exerc...  Read more


Macaroni Madness
10/21/2012 7:20:09 PM,  3 COMMENTS

CURSES! My husband is an awesome cook. In fact, he's even taken lessons. And what do they teach you in cooking lessons? How to make things taste AW...  Read more


Passing My Last Collapse
10/20/2012 7:45:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today, I am the same weight I was the last time my diet and exercise regime collapsed. In practical terms, I have now lost everything I gained back a...  Read more


It's a new day
10/18/2012 9:19:36 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Today I started off my day with Greek Yogurt and strawberries. I am also drinking a cup of Hibiscus tea (good for blood pressure). I hope to keep it...  Read more


Change! Fear Change!
10/17/2012 9:48:15 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I finally got around to updating my fitness goals, since I have been gradually pushing the workouts longer and longer. Instead of 20 minutes six days...  Read more


Looking pretty
10/17/2012 12:49:30 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I want to feel pretty. I think I look ok, not gorgeous, but ok. But, really, I miss those looks I used to get. In a store or whatever. Hubby tells me...  Read more


back on the wagon
10/16/2012 8:44:37 PM,  1 COMMENTS

no more excuses. I am back. I am at an all time high weight. I have tendonitis in my elbow. I have squeezey pants, achy knees, and crackly hips....  Read more


50 Days
10/15/2012 9:39:58 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I have stayed on track for fifty days. That is how long I have been active on SP according to my login streak. I know I have been recording food and...  Read more


Reality take two
10/15/2012 3:55:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

This is me. I have not seen a picture of me that I did not pose for in a long time. I usually shy away from cameras. OMG, I'm so fat now. St...  Read more


Butt Shaking Sixty Minutes
10/14/2012 4:50:01 PM,  4 COMMENTS

If you had told me six weeks ago that I would someday do zumba for sixty minutes straight, I would have told you to stop taking peyote. On the face of...  Read more


5K Today! Hip Hip Hooray!
10/13/2012 2:51:41 PM,  1 COMMENTS

It's happydance time folks - I have been working on getting my weekend walks longer and higher intensity, and today I pushed over the 5 KM line. In 6...  Read more


New Way To Sweat!
10/12/2012 9:30:21 PM,  2 COMMENTS

It was time to sweeten the deal, to add some spice to the routine. I have been on track since August, and things are generally moving in the right di...  Read more


Phase 2: Day 2
10/11/2012 8:48:14 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I apparently suck at sticking to things! Bah. My darling husband made us the most delicious dinner last night. Homemade pizza, from scratch! I d...  Read more


Phase 2: Day 1
10/10/2012 2:45:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So here we go again! This time I hope to blog more about the experience and try to create some even better results. The overall plan is to...  Read more


Fast Food Panic
10/9/2012 4:30:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

On our way to the family Thanksgiving, my husband made an unexpected stop at Harvey's (a burger chain here in Canada) to have a quick lunch. The idea...  Read more


On Holidays and Control
10/8/2012 7:13:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Yesterday was the big family meal at my mother in laws house. She cooks a terrific turkey spread with all the trimmings, organized so everyone can ea...  Read more


Measurements - 10/8/12
10/8/2012 10:25:18 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been longer than a week, but hey, I'm here right? I had a really good start, but then last week I did NO exercise! Booo! The fall break has be al...  Read more


And Now For My Next Trick
10/6/2012 6:19:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's presto-change-o time! I have now COMPLETED the Game On Challenge, and managed to stay on track for the full four weeks of the challenge. I didn...  Read more


Forty Days Forward
10/5/2012 2:20:19 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Milestone Alert: I have actively tracked my food and exercise on SP for 40 days. This completely blows past my previous streak of 27 days, and is off...  Read more


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