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Chocolate covered pretzels are my nemesis
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      2 comments

Recently, I attended a training in Atlanta for work. The Marriott in which we stayed was lovely, but the food served launched a vendetta against my waistline! There are certain foods I know to NEVER buy, because I find it impossible to stop eati... Read more
Getting it off my chest, pun intended
Monday, September 27, 2010      4 comments

I won a session with a personal trainer at my gym, and one of the first things he asked me is what my goal was. When I couldn't answer, he offered a couple of body types I might like: Beyonce vs. Serena. "Yes" and "yes" were my replies, lol. I k... Read more
A size what?
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      9 comments

I am not a fan of vanity sizing, since it makes it hard to tell what size I am at any particular moment. In different stores, my size can range within 6 sizes. But the good news is that while my size ranges, that range has been getting lower and... Read more
Thursday, June 24, 2010      3 comments

I am in a rush to re-lose this weight and get back to 166, where I was after Body for Life. Today I am steady at 170, but hopefully with my increase in cardio through jogging 6 days a week I'll get there in the next few weeks! Here's to not re-l... Read more
My love affair with my tape measure
Saturday, June 19, 2010      7 comments

This year has been difficult for me with weight loss. I lost 11 pounds on Body for Life, then proceeded to gain back 9 pounds of it. Thankfully I've refocused in the past few weeks, and now I'm 6 pounds from where I started on New Year's. It's d... Read more
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      5 comments

This week I am finally in a size 8!!! When I started this in December 2008, all I wanted to reach was a size 10 (the smallest I've been until now)! The funny thing is I'm still 15 pounds heavier than I was at my lightest in undergrad, but now I'... Read more
Struggling.... health problems
Monday, February 08, 2010      1 comments

I have hidradenitis suppurativa, and it is really making the exercise part of my weight loss program difficult. It's Monday, and I last went to the gym on Wednesday last week. I usually go 6 times a week! Sigh... Anyway, I'm excited because I fo... Read more
Body for Life
Sunday, November 29, 2009      1 comments

I've finally reached the point in my life where I can make a serious commitment to weightlifting! I just started 3 weeks ago, and I'm seeing a tremendous difference already- especially in my abs! Here's to a bright future and a tight body- I sta... Read more
Weekend Exercise!!!
Sunday, September 06, 2009      2 comments

Weekend exercise is the best- without the pressure to either get to work on time or get home at a reasonable hour, the gym is mine for as long as I wish! This week I joined Bally's because there's one that's easily accessible by my house, and I ... Read more
Mission Possible!
Monday, August 10, 2009      2 comments

Somehow losing weight this year was achievable, even though I didn't really expect it to work. Who knew the simple caloric math would work for me! I'm lucky to have the time to be able to focus on going to the gym and eating right. This has been... Read more
I never thought this would work
Friday, July 10, 2009      1 comments

I have been struggling with my weight for ALL of my adult life. I spent a year in the gym only to gain back the weight I lost, while STILL going to the gym. I was fed up. As one of the many things I've tried, I chose SparkPeople... and it has m... Read more
Where did the men go?
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      4 comments

Years ago I lost a lot of weight (60 pounds) and noticed a change... overnight men were suddenly attracted to me! It was such a dramatic change because I finally stopped wearing baggy clothes and wore contact lenses for the first time. Suddenly ... Read more
Broken Scale?
Friday, February 20, 2009      1 comments

I stepped on the scale yesterday and saw a number I hadn't seen in over 2 years! Although we were fighting I called my boyfriend into the bathroom and asked him to step on the scale- had I made a deal with the Devil in my sleep, because sudde... Read more
Keeping the energy up...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009      1 comments

It's difficult to maintain motivation when the scale isn't moving. However, I am excited that the scale didn't move up after this Super Bowl weekend spent in Pittsburgh! You know the Burgh puts fries on salads, so our party food was killer!... Read more
Monday, January 26, 2009      1 comments

I can see such a difference in how I look now that I've added strength training into my routine! I'm considering getting the P90X, which promises that sculpted body we all want- has anyone tried it?... Read more

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