HEALTHYASHLEY
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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who is that person in the mirror?
Monday, February 28, 2011      188 comments

I have reached a point that I look significantly different than I did when I started. I have crossed the line from looking obese to looking semi-normal depending on your definition :). However, I would say very few but the hypercritical would c... Read more
Rookie Running W2 D3 and response to my last blog
Sunday, February 27, 2011      24 comments

Today was the last day of week 2-A, my personal modification of the plan to run 90 second intervals. I felt AWESOME! Today was my first day I really felt like I am a runner. There is something about running that connects me to my body in a way t... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When sparkfriends disappear
Friday, February 25, 2011      495 comments

As I get farther along in my journey on SP I have found that there seems to be stages to this just as there are in life. Interest and dedication increases and decreases. New friends come daily and old friends, well some just disappear. Never to ... Read more
Rookie Running W2 D2
Thursday, February 24, 2011      45 comments

Last night was my 5th run. I decided to modify the program to fit me so I added a week 2-A (A for Ashley lol) That means 90 seconds of running intervals with 3.5 minutes of walking. I have to say I was scared to run more than the minute but scar... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I am done counting calories
Wednesday, February 23, 2011      55 comments

It is my nature to analyze everything. Some would say a bit too much emoticon. When you are a scientist you just q... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weight loss is teaching me patience
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      124 comments

If I could choose one of my worst qualities it would be my lack of patience. Not just a little lack. I can't go clothes shopping with other people because when they get indecisive it sends me off the deep end. You like or you don't. What is the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Results of Me Day Shopping/Trip to Mechanic (Lots of pics)
Monday, February 21, 2011      63 comments

So after my large declaration of me day on Saturday the fates decided to throw me a large curveball. Friday night when I left work my fiancé headed out to do some errands he needed to do and then we were going to go for shabu shabu in Chinatown ... Read more
Doing Things For Me Day
Friday, February 18, 2011      39 comments

Tomorrow my fiancé has offered to cover a shift for a buddy of his at work so I am on my own until the evening. All week I have been thinking about what to do since this is normally pretty much the only day I see him at all. That is when it hit ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sparkpeople didn't save my life
Thursday, February 17, 2011      98 comments

They gave me something better. They gave me the tools to save my own life and that is much more valuable. We all the know the give a man a fish he eats for a day but teach a man to fish he eats for a lifetime. That is what this is all about. No ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Ask your sister, she's the nutrition expert"
Wednesday, February 16, 2011      54 comments

This is one of the single best compliments I have received since joining SP. My whole family is pretty into health and fitness at this point and my mom, who if you haven't read in my past blogs lost a hundred pounds 7 years ago and is a trainer ... Read more
Learning the importance of rest and balance
Tuesday, February 15, 2011      27 comments

I have mentioned before I am pretty all or nothing about exercising. I get OBSESSIVE about my health in all aspects to the point where it isn't fun anymore. Learning to recognize when I get this way and taking steps to find balance has been a bi... Read more
Got fitted for running shoes with pics and V-day dinner
Monday, February 14, 2011      62 comments

This weekend was a fun weekend. My fiancé and I really only see each other on Friday night and Saturday because he works the night shift for his full time job as well as about 30 hours at his PT job. Friday night after work I went to whole foods... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I DID IT!! I RAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Friday, February 11, 2011      94 comments

Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind for me in that I actually signed up for my first 5K and got not just 1 but 3 spark girls signed up with me as well! Way to go girls! If the timing could not have been better SP released their new running page w... Read more
Doing things that scare me: Signed up for my first 5K!
Thursday, February 10, 2011      63 comments

It scares me to even write this. When I started SP I watched so many people talk about running and doing 5K's and I never ever believed I would be one of them. NEVER. As I got healthier and more fit I thought about it over and over again but did... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Huge breakthrough/NS victory for me!
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      63 comments

I am so excited to report this today. One of my biggest battles with my weight is against sugar. If I fantasize about food it is almost always related to desserts and candies. When people will try a dish and tell me it is too sweet I usually loo... Read more

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