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Saturday, August 03, 2013      3 comments

I haven't had much time for blogging lately although I enjoy this chance to connect with SparkFriends and to organize my thoughts about my journey. Truth be told, I don't have time right now either, but I am making a few minutes!! Things h... Read more
Dear Self:
Sunday, July 28, 2013      7 comments

I just wanted to take a moment to tell you how proud of you I am! You've been doing a lot of great work lately and it shows! Just a little over 5 months ago you weren't getting any exercise at all and not concerned about changing your eating hab... Read more
Get out the door!
Thursday, July 25, 2013      1 comments

Tonight I was feeling tired after a very busy few days at work, and to be honest, after a couple of beers with a friend while catching up with her. I knew I wanted to get a little easy cardio in so I put some leggings and walking shoes on, even ... Read more
Tackling the scary stuff
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      3 comments

I wish I had a bit more time so I could blog more; a lot has been going on lately on my journey-- struggled with motivation for a week as I hit a plateau, but stuck with it and started finding it again. SparkCoach has been helping me with consis... Read more
Reflection on Big Goals
Sunday, July 14, 2013      3 comments

My SparkCoach challenge a couple days ago was to identify some big, long term goals in my life, not necessarily related to weight loss goals. I didn't have much time that day to really reflect on this so I am taking a few minutes now to think ab... Read more
Milestones and Motivation
Friday, July 05, 2013      4 comments

I'm getting very close to 50 pounds gone. Celebrating these milestones and the good feeling from them is definitely motivational for me. As of today I have 21.3 pounds to lose to reach my goal weight. I know that this stretch could be harder wit... Read more
Running App Test 2
Friday, July 05, 2013      0 comments

After taking a look at the first round of tests on the running apps on my iPhone (
al.asp?blog_id=5410484 ), I corrected my weight on all of them and then did a run at a loc... Read more
Running App Comparisons
Thursday, July 04, 2013      2 comments

As you might know, I love running using the iPhone app Zombies, Run! for motivation and entertainment. I sync my Zombies, Run! data to Runkeeper as well. Theoretically, these two apps/websites use the same exact GPS info but I've been noticing l... Read more
Note to Self: Running is awesome!
Friday, June 28, 2013      4 comments

Lately I've been slacking with running. I started running back in February using a couch-to-5K style app that had me training three days a week. Since then I've graduated from that app, run two 5ks and started running without the structure of a ... Read more
Same Place, Same Shirt; Different Year, Different ME!
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      6 comments

My father and stepmother have been in the habit of visiting me in Maine each June for the last several years in a row. This year they requested we go back to the same res... Read more
Recent Victories
Friday, June 21, 2013      3 comments

It's been a busy few weeks and even though I am on vacation from work for another week, life is still moving at a fast pace. I've really struggled the last couple of weeks to find time to exercise, cook, Spark, and take time for myself. I defini... Read more
Focusing on the Positive
Friday, June 14, 2013      2 comments

Today's blog is part SparkCoach assignment and part reflection on the past week or so. I've been frustrated with myself and the lack of time I've had this past week. I've wanted to be more active on Spark this past week but I've been getting pul... Read more
SparkDiet: Rewards and Setbacks
Sunday, June 02, 2013      1 comments

I've been participating in the SparkDiet plan since I joined here, starting with the Fast Break and getting through the Healthy Habits section. These parts of the SparkDiet both involved weekly, manageable challenges and action steps. I'm in Sta... Read more
Saying Goodbye to Obesity
Saturday, June 01, 2013      1 comments

As of today, my BMI is 29.9. emoticon I've been looking forward to this moment since starting my weight los... Read more
Another not-so-ordinary day
Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

Job interview...fasting most of the day...cholesterol and breathing test...swimming in the Maine ocean in on the patio of a favorite pub in 85 degree heat...biked to work and medical appointment...rocked strength training...gentle yo... Read more

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