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2016 Goal Adjustments???
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      2 comments

I never did get to my goal of 205lb back squat as I have been dealing with injuries most of 2015. My right knee, my left thigh, my pec, my elbows. I think my body was trying to tell me something. So I have not pushed it. I still do what I ... Read more
I've come a long way
Friday, July 11, 2014      2 comments

I can't believe I'm in the 130's. One year ago I was in the 150's. One year ago I remember doing a 95lb deadlift with my trainer and thinking "This is soooo heavy. I think he has me confused with someone else, I can't believe he expects me t... Read more
I now know that...
Monday, May 19, 2014      2 comments

a family (in-laws) destination vacation can be devastating to my weight loss progress if I don't plan ahead and stick to my plan. I just got back from our annual trip to Illinois - I gained 6 lbs (139.5 when I left, 145.5 when I returned). Why? ... Read more
Vacation Success!
Saturday, April 05, 2014      3 comments

I was in Cabo for 2 weeks. On the last week of our trip we had 4 days of all-inclusive and guess what? I lost weight. I wasn't trying to lose weight. I wasn't depriving myself. So how did it happen? I have to give credit to the Beck Diet Techniq... Read more
"Thinner, Leaner, Stronger" Book Report
Friday, January 10, 2014      3 comments

I've gotten through the "meat" of the book, "Thinner, Leaner, Stronger" by Michael Matthews and here is a recap of the things that I learned about training and nutrition. Do Strength Training 5 days/week (working different muscle groups allow... Read more
I'm on my own
Saturday, January 04, 2014      1 comments

My trainer has moved out of the area. I had my last training with him on Thursday. Now it's up to me. I have to admit, I had a little bit of a sabotaging thought: "Now I can cheat a little bit - I won't be training or weighing in with him any... Read more
I love to Clean
Friday, December 20, 2013      0 comments

Did some cleans at my training yesterday. I got a PR, 95lbs....My form was not as good as the last time I did cleans - for some reason I wasn't getting my elbows up as high. But I managed to get some good ones and got my PR so that was good. ... Read more
Wednesday, December 18, 2013      0 comments

I've been getting back to logging into Spark and checking things out. I try to read one article a day (and get 5 points!). The article about HIIT was interesting. I had heard about HIIT, I thought I was doing HIIT workouts but after reading t... Read more
Dare I say it...
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      1 comments

I have changed my goal weight to 125! I was always afraid to make this statement, thinking it was an intangible goal and for some reason I thought it was unrealistic for me. But, actually, on the BMI scale, at 135, I would be at the high end o... Read more
I'm in the 130's!!!
Monday, November 25, 2013      5 comments

I can't believe it! I broke into the 130's. I have never seen this weight as an adult. I am just following my normal routine - well, it's my new normal routine after having read "The Beck Diet Solution". I have created a healthy routine tha... Read more
Olympic Style Strength Training
Saturday, October 26, 2013      2 comments

In my training this week my trainer had me do a progression of RDLs, Cleans and Jerks and then I put together the Clean and Jerk. Wow, what a workout and I loved it. He had me start with RDL, very heavy, as I was lifting the bar the thought cr... Read more
I am strong
Saturday, October 05, 2013      0 comments

I love saying that to myself. The other day I did a squat of 175lbs. Fairly easily. I love doing weights and feeling strong when I work out. I want to work more on front squats and pull ups and deadlifts. My legs are still flabby/mushy, the... Read more
Just checking in
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      0 comments

I'm still around. It's been a long time since I've checked in with Spark. I've had some great weight loss success, finally, these past 10 months- about 25 lbs. It's slow but I'm not complaining - the best part is that it finally feels like it... Read more
Finding my rhythym
Thursday, February 23, 2012      2 comments

I definitely like the eating smaller meals....I don't get hungry like I used to. I still need to watch my portions when I eat out. But otherwise I'm doing well. I like that I don't eat at noon, gives my the time to do something else...today I... Read more
This will be my year
Thursday, January 19, 2012      0 comments

I didn't have sustained success with Jenny Craig. My fault. I have trouble with rigidity. Trying something new....instead of 3 main meals and a snack or two, I'm eating 5-6 smaller meals, feedings, they are called in the ebook I'm reading : "... Read more

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