Wednesday, August 28, 2013      5 comments

Well, I sort of disappeared for a couple of weeks. It has been a bit frustrating trying to count calories when I'm not generally in control of what I'm eating. Weekends are especially hard; sometimes, nothing I ate is really in the tracker... Read more
A New Road
Wednesday, July 31, 2013      2 comments

On Saturday, July 27, I moved into a basement apartment in the house of family. This will give my partner and I a chance to pay for his schooling while also paying off my student loans at a good clip. Plus, these people are great and their kitch... Read more
Some New Short-Term Goals
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      2 comments

Today marked my second week back at Spark People, although I've been at this lifestyle change thing since September. Recently, I met all of the short-term goals that I set for myself: 1. I broke my plateau! 2. I officially have a "normal"... Read more
Life Is Not a Competition
Monday, July 22, 2013      1 comments

Sometimes I worry that all my talk about losing weight and getting fit is annoying or harmful to others. I try to be mindful of other people's experiences and struggles and how they differ from my own. When I seek validation from others for how ... Read more
Plateau Busted! Goal Update
Sunday, July 21, 2013      1 comments

Weigh-in: 142 lbs My plateau has officially been busted! So here are my goal updates: Goal 1: Break the plateau - CHECK! Goal 2: Become "normal weight" (lose 2 lbs) - CHECK! (99% sure... I'll know more on Tuesday when I can access... Read more
Exercise: A 7-Day Challenge
Saturday, July 20, 2013      0 comments

I've been in a pretty deep plateau for a month or two now. I'm not sure if it is because I started strength training (and rapidly built up some muscle) or if my body has just needed some time to adjust. In an effort to kick the plateau, wh... Read more
Updated Goals and Strategies
Monday, July 15, 2013      0 comments

It seems that the last time I was using SparkPeople, it was February 2010! I thought I'd take the opportunity to look at how far I've come and where I am heading. (This may be a little boring for others to read, but I think it's important to rec... Read more
Goals and Rewards
Thursday, February 18, 2010      0 comments

My goals are as follows: Goal 1: 149 pounds to 130 pounds by April 30 2010. Goal 2: 130 pounds to 120 pounds by December 1 2010. Once I have taken all of my measurements, I can refine these of course! Rewards and Milesto... Read more