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Stupid calories
2/1/2014 11:41:02 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I ate less today than normal, but almost double the calories. I got a fast food burger for lunch. 880 calories. I had pizza for dinner. 900 calories....  Read more


And now for something completly different.....
2/1/2014 2:40:34 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Iv noticed a trend in my blogs. Positive, negative. Happy, sad. If one where to judge my personality by my occasional blogs I may be deduced to being...  Read more


building a routine
2/1/2014 1:11:28 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today was my second day of strength training at the gym. The gym was fairly quiet so I could take my time getting into a routine and using the machin...  Read more


Gettin' my groove back
2/1/2014 1:50:00 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I had a minipiphany today. I don't move anymore. I eat my feelings. I have to work hard to feel attractive. (Like serious mental practice.) ...  Read more


Strength training session
1/30/2014 1:19:17 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The session I had this morning with a trainer went well and she identified 7 exercises I can do in a routine that will give me an overall workout. Sh...  Read more


Under 300 Pounds !!
1/30/2014 10:55:05 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I weighed in today when I got to work and I am 299 pounds ! I have not been under 300 pounds since the late '90s ! The bad side is I feel terrible. I...  Read more


Food hates me
1/30/2014 1:17:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, not all food. Just some food, like wheat bread and conventionally-grown corn. But do I stop eating it? No. Well, mostly, but no. So here I sit,...  Read more


early exercise
1/29/2014 11:48:44 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I am a night owl. So I like to walk after dinner for my exercise. The neighborhood is quiet and the cool weather makes me walk briskly. (remember I...  Read more


Stress is a family affair
1/29/2014 1:43:08 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I am on a quest to destress my husband and me. We made grand plans, but we never followed through. I want to go to yoga once a week. I want to go in f...  Read more


Joined a gym
1/28/2014 1:25:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Got my courage up today and joined a gym close to my house. I had a trainer take me around and demonstrate all the cardio equipment. Thursday I go b...  Read more


Exercise, new experience, and girl time
1/28/2014 1:04:57 AM,  3 COMMENTS

A friend of mine is a professional belly dancer. She is giving me lessons. Today was our first. I got in a good workout, we had fun catching up, and m...  Read more


Lost 30 pounds
1/27/2014 8:44:05 PM,  11 COMMENTS

As of today, I have lost 30 pounds! There's been a few steps backward but obviously more steps forward in this journey to a healthier lifestyle. I w...  Read more


Walking is Going Fine !!
1/27/2014 5:14:43 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am coughing today out of the blue so I cut my walk short but.. I can now walk 1.5 mile at 3 mph !! Today I did 1 mile at 2 mph. I feel the benefits...  Read more


Super Sad Face :(
1/27/2014 3:12:06 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Iv been really down today and no real trigger. I watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night and adored it. I really think I am in love with the Sherlo...  Read more


Good, old-fashioned manual labor
1/27/2014 1:50:03 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I worked in the yard today. I'm sore and tired and have a lot more to do. It never ends, really. The calorie-burning possibilities never end! I'm goin...  Read more


me and my pedometer
1/26/2014 9:39:51 PM,  2 COMMENTS

In the last 3 months, I have been wearing a pedometer to track my steps. I find it very motivating and my step count has increased significantly. Bu...  Read more


If I hadn't eaten dessert
1/26/2014 1:29:39 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I'd have been under calories for the day. If I'd skipped the magic shell (that I put on banana and strawberries, at least), I'd have been in my calori...  Read more


I need to up my game
1/25/2014 12:49:45 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I started off strong. I lost two pounds in the first 9 days I had my tracker. Then I started eating like crazy. I stopped trying to get my steps. I we...  Read more


peanut butter crackers
1/24/2014 4:36:06 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Peanut butter and Ritz crackers were my downfall yesterday. I thought I could have a couple for a "treat" but ended up eating far more. But I'm back...  Read more


Take that you stinking doctor! (Weight loss journey re-ignited)
1/24/2014 3:59:33 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been on a serious weight loss journey since March of 2013. As of this mornings weigh in I have lost just over 60 pounds! 244 Last...  Read more


I just didn't care
1/23/2014 1:25:22 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I didn't care today. I really wanted to get my steps. But I didn't care to actually get my steps. I really didn't want to fill up my body with toxic c...  Read more


want to do strength training but gym phobic
1/22/2014 2:26:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm trying to decide if I should join a gym. I'd like to start doing strength training but I don't know if I'm doing it right at home with the resista...  Read more


In my head
1/22/2014 1:43:06 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Three different blogs today seemed to be birthed from my own thoughts. They were all first blogs. I can't say it any better than they can, so let me s...  Read more


Try it first
1/20/2014 1:10:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I made a meal plan for today so that maybe, for the first time a long time, I would come in close to my calorie range if not actually in it. I account...  Read more


Co-leader of Grain Brain and so much more.
1/20/2014 11:43:27 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Been with Sparkpeople over two years, met goal and now became a co-leader of a team. Recently changed my name to Fitsmallclothes to recognize my...  Read more


Eat to live
1/20/2014 12:41:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

You've probably heard the expression "eat to live; don't live to eat." Maybe you don't really know what it means. Maybe you do. Maybe you hate it beca...  Read more


like a moth, drawn to the light
1/19/2014 10:18:41 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I noticed an oddity about myself when I walk in the evening and the streetlights are on. It's like I'm drawn to light like a moth. My mind must regi...  Read more


Time is flying
1/19/2014 2:01:24 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday my oldest turned 6. Today we had her party. It's been two straight days of celebration. Food-wise, I haven't done too badly. Activity-wise,...  Read more


racquetball fun
1/18/2014 4:32:30 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My husband and I played racquetball for the first time in over 10 years. We had fun and didn't hurt ourselves or each other. We did have quite a few...  Read more


It's All About the Effort
1/17/2014 6:44:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Towards the end of this past year, as my eating habits had spiraled out of control for the umpteenth time and I weighed the most I ever had in my life...  Read more


one step closer...
1/17/2014 1:03:49 PM,  5 COMMENTS

As I was on the treadmill listening to songs on my iPod, one of them had the repeated line "one step closer". And it made me think about how I'm one...  Read more


Soccer moms
1/17/2014 3:14:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I was wondering how so many sports parents could be so overweight. I mean--you're always running around taking your kids to practices and games and ev...  Read more


I feel so good when I exercise
1/17/2014 2:47:55 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Not just because I feel good about myself for being active and not just because of the endorphins. It really regulates my body. When I don't move enou...  Read more


1/16/2014 5:18:52 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I have offically hit the mile walk !! YEa!! YEA !! 1 year ago it seems like a dream..but today I did it w/o even any kind of pain. I have been walkin...  Read more


Sleep is important
1/15/2014 2:34:44 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Every night, my body is ready for bed around 8 or 9, but that's my first opportunity of the day to get stuff done sans kids, so my brain won't let me...  Read more


The silliest things
1/14/2014 9:29:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My BFF was saying she felt silly doing extra little things to get more steps since she got her Fitbit. I assured her she wasn't alone; my husband and...  Read more


It's never too late
1/14/2014 9:09:44 PM,  3 COMMENTS

"It's never too late to be what you might have been." George Eliot Sometimes we live in the past by telling o...  Read more


New Year Intentions
1/14/2014 5:13:45 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Hello all you beautiful Sparkers! I wasn't able to mentally keep up on all my Sparking over the holidays, but all thing considered it went pretty well...  Read more


Technology is wonderful
1/13/2014 6:13:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

The other day I got in 1000 steps pacing while on the phone with a friend. Today I got almost 3000 pacing while researching home improvement projects...  Read more


frustration and food = bad choices
1/13/2014 2:09:10 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I'm amazed that at my age I have NOT learned that I need to make the changes instead of expecting others to be different. Unfortunately, this led me...  Read more


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