SparkPeople Works
Thursday, December 17, 2009      1 comments

I posted this on facebook today, in regards to a Sparkpeople blog post that a study has proven Sparkpeople works. I wanted to share here too. I'm not sure how valid the study/survey is, but I've seen this site's effectiveness demonstrated ... Read more
Progress Report
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      2 comments

It's been over 2 months since I last blogged on SparkPeople. I think I'm finally reaching a point where it is time to analyze what I am doing and decide what changes need to be made. I've been making a big mistake by getting on the scale... Read more
Gaining instead of losing
Thursday, August 20, 2009      6 comments

So I've been carefully counting my calories and monitoring my activity with Bodybugg. I know I have been eating way less than I burn, but I've actually gained weight this week! I may have overdone it by a bit (ok, a lot) on the sodium this we... Read more
I just tried a workout video
Sunday, August 02, 2009      5 comments

I just tried the biggest loser "boot camp" workout video, and it totally kicked my butt. I've been doing strength exercises for about a month now, but I guess I was doing something wrong. I haven't felt like I worked this hard since I was a te... Read more
8 cups of water isn't enough for me
Friday, July 31, 2009      11 comments

Today I learned that you can change the "cups of water" goal from the nutrition page under "change nutrition goals." I changed my water goal to 15 cups of water a day. Does that sound like a lot? It actually might be on the low side of ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Why I am not having weight loss surgery
Wednesday, July 29, 2009      52 comments

A lot of people have asked me lately, since I have health insurance, why don't I just have weight loss surgery? The answer, for me, is very simple. If I can eat right and exercise, I don't know of any good reason to go under the knife. ... Read more
I fought the buffet and I won!
Monday, July 27, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday, for our 7th anniversary, my husband took me to my favorite restaurant, Tokyo 1. It is a japanese buffet with sushi and all sorts of other delicious Japanese foods. I was really careful to log all my food as i ate it, so I had an ide... Read more
Friday, July 24, 2009      6 comments

i think it's really difficult to stay motivated when well-meaning folks tell me things like, "you can just get weight loss surgery," "you can skip logging your calories just this once," or "you don't have to exercise." those things might be OK ... Read more