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Another milestone hit
4/15/2014 3:05:54 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Wow, oh wow. My trip to the scale this morning showed me something I hadn't seen in a very, VERY long time. I'm in the 250's area. I haven't been t...  Read more


4/14/2014 8:58:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I'm not sure what to write, but I want to blog, so let's see what comes. My motivation and energy around Sparking has been lower for the past wee...  Read more


Right Mind, Right Body
4/13/2014 8:27:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately and I feel I need to get into a better state mentally before I start to focus so much on the physical aspec...  Read more


4/13/2014 4:09:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm determined to succeed. That said, I'm into simple now. Trying to keep things simple, uncomplicated, what comes natural. A comfort zon...  Read more


On My 4 Month Surgiversary...
4/10/2014 2:43:03 PM,  6 COMMENTS

In early 2013, I was what is termed "morbidly obese." I was a diabetic that had no control over what was happening to my blood sugar... I was killin...  Read more


Weds April 16th
4/9/2014 12:29:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

In Calorie Range: Daily Calories (W-Y) (T -) (F -) (S - ) (S -) (M - ) (T - ) Exercise Min. (W -60) (T -) (F -) (S -) (S -) (M -) (T -) Ex...  Read more


Learning not to compare...
4/9/2014 9:33:24 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I posted this on my fb page (Planking For Peanut M&Ms) today and thought I'd share it on here as well!! I am guilty of this all the time!...  Read more


3 Gratitudes
4/8/2014 11:17:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

1.) Belle's birthday celebration 2.) Low-stress vacation 3.) Riverwalk...  Read more


Bridge Run #1
4/7/2014 9:44:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I meant to write something about it on Saturday, but I passed out as soon as I got home. I woke up sick that morning and had only gotten 3...  Read more


Happy Spring Break
4/7/2014 11:37:29 AM,  4 COMMENTS

This year I am a teacher on special assignment. This means that I am not in the classroom, but instead work in professional development. It also means...  Read more


Day 7
4/7/2014 6:07:29 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I had hoped to be down to 215 by today. But I have not even weighed myself because I know it is not possible. I have not been good on this plan at all...  Read more


Still in it to win it...
4/6/2014 11:52:08 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Wasn't sure I'd still be Sparking by April, but here I am. Still losing weight, too. A slow process, but it's headed in the right direction. The...  Read more


Better Day
4/3/2014 8:20:51 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I got up very early and started my day by doing 1 hour of cardio and then a round of strength training. I made an amazing smoothie for breakfast. Usin...  Read more


Weds April 2nd
4/2/2014 11:39:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

In Calorie Range: Daily Calories (W -Y) (T -Y) (F -Y) (S - Y) (S -Y) (M - Y) (T - N) Exercise Min. (W -40) (T -50) (F -80) (S -35 ) (S -60) (...  Read more


A Perfect Day outside the arena!
4/2/2014 5:02:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Most of the time this day would not count for my perfect day, but after a busy 2 weeks, it is just what I needed! The skies have been pouring down ra...  Read more


Big Day
4/1/2014 1:45:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Okay so I've gain some weight, especially since I broke my foot nine weeks ago. Today I start a 60 day weight loss challenge. I understand it will be...  Read more


New Goals
3/31/2014 5:29:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday I completed a 5K. It was hard. I had been working up to the 3.1 miles that I knew this race would be, but I hadn't figured in a chan...  Read more


Here's Hoping
3/30/2014 9:29:27 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I am hopeful for a better week. I didn't do terrible with my eating I had food I probably wouldn't normally have but at least I didn't overeat. I had...  Read more


Be a good one...
3/30/2014 4:15:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I'm learning to play the guitar. It's been a dream of mine for a long time. One of the things I'm learning is to take the time to learn each note and...  Read more


Free Day...Who am I kidding
3/27/2014 8:52:55 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Lack of planning/laziness/kind of on purpose/free day?....Sunday we went on a trip to visit my family and we stopped at my favorite restaurant on the...  Read more


Rough week
3/27/2014 8:34:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's been a rough week. My body hit a wall. Either I needed a rest week or I've been pushing it too hard. Whatever the case, my body let me know that...  Read more


Sore muscles...
3/27/2014 2:03:50 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Well several false starts, and finally on Tuesday I did a full but not too ambitious strength workout. As expected I've been sore in the legs from the...  Read more


When nothing changes, nothing changes
3/27/2014 12:31:20 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well, that last blog entry from over 6 months ago can certainly apply today. I have not changed, have not begun to resume the care that I was taking w...  Read more


"Pain!" A Mantra
3/26/2014 6:57:23 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am reading a great book called, 'Daring Greatly' by Brene Brown. It is really, really good. It discussed what the author has learned in her years...  Read more


Week of March 24th Tracking
3/24/2014 12:57:51 AM,  2 COMMENTS

In Calorie Range: Daily Calories (M -Y) (T -) (W -) (T - ) (F -) (S - ) (S - ) Exercise Min. (M -60) (T - ) (W - ) (T - ) (F - ) (S - ) (S -)...  Read more


Here you come again
3/23/2014 11:03:10 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi There. 191 days since I last blogged. Way more than that since I last tracked. One way to look at my life the past 2 years is that it has n...  Read more


I'm not stuck and I need to hear that
3/22/2014 9:36:31 AM,  7 COMMENTS

I recommitted to a healthy lifestyle in ernest on 12/1/13. Crazy to commit to lose weight and getting healthy during the holidays, but I hit a breakin...  Read more


New machine at the gym and food review
3/22/2014 8:46:18 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I tried a new machine at the gym yesterday. It is similar to an elliptical but you don't move your hands. This machine was called the Precor Cross Ram...  Read more


Taking a day off
3/21/2014 8:27:18 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did not workout today. In fact, I've been pretty sedentary. It felt really weird not to get up and go straight to the gym, that's a great feeling. N...  Read more


Hey Good Lookin', Whatcha' Got Cookin'
3/20/2014 7:30:05 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Today was a make foods kind of day! I made an awesome breakfast smoothie, I made a crunchy slaw and oven roasted chicken wrap for lunch and a fried ri...  Read more


3/20/2014 4:57:10 PM,  6 COMMENTS

My kid has ataxic CP, she's 10 and still can't ride a bike with training wheels without white knuckling it the entire time! I entered her into a conte...  Read more


Breakfast lesson learned
3/20/2014 2:45:33 PM,  5 COMMENTS

If I don't make my breakfasts on Sunday night... it doesn't get done and I end up eating junk. I usually make protein shakes and freeze them. This wee...  Read more


Getting Braver
3/20/2014 2:32:30 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Weight loss journey seems to be bolstering my self confidence more lately. I did something today I had sworn for years I'd never do...I rode with my...  Read more


This is tough, but easy...
3/19/2014 2:21:14 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Fighting the cravings is tough. I don't want to be miserable in denying the foods I like. I am though. The weight loss has been great though. I starte...  Read more


3/17/2014 10:18:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Hard to measure, but very welcome progress: I was able to run a bit down a trail after I'd walked up it. (16xx feet) Previously I have felt too weak t...  Read more


BLC #21 Day 28 - Week 4 Done
3/17/2014 1:27:39 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I didn't lose any weight this past week. I had a couple high sodium meals throughout the week and not enough water so it might be fluid retention maki...  Read more


What happens when I try on my old jeans... (pic!)
3/17/2014 1:04:49 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So last year, i believe in like Oct/Nov, I hit my goal of a size 6 jeans. As my clothes got bigger I'd load them up and donate them and totally forgot...  Read more


This is why I blog
3/16/2014 12:23:21 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I have amazing people that comment and share and help. You are all awesome! I appreciate all the support! It means a lot to know that my struggles are...  Read more


BLC #21 Day 27 - Not for lack of trying.
3/16/2014 3:34:18 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I haven't blogged in a little while; been busy with some potentially life changing communication(will explain more later, it's a long story). But I ha...  Read more


Winter 5% Challenge Results
3/15/2014 9:49:52 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Here we are! It has been 8 weeks since the Winter 5% Challenge started. It was a really fun challenge. I love reporting fitness minutes and the new we...  Read more


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