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The power of stress
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      51 comments

My day started awesome because I landed a big party for a big higher up at big name university. He is leaving and becoming the CEO of some other big name place so they are throwing him a huge, lavish party and apparently he has very high standar... Read more
I can't stop crying
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      138 comments

I hate feeling this way. I hate going to work and being miserable. I am tired of the only way I am spoken to is with condescention, accusations, and distrust. I am tired of nobody at work communicating and then playing the blame game to cover th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sometimes I still feel like I am 300+ lbs but I am beating it
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      70 comments

My buddy HOLLYS-DOIN-It and I were chatting about this very topic earlier today. Both of us still have moments of insecurity that bring us right back to that place of feeling like we did when we started. The supermodel-look-a-like is the produce... Read more
Amazing Doctor Visit and Good Day!
Saturday, March 19, 2011      39 comments

Saturday's are always busy for me and my honey. It is our only day off together and there is so much to do! This morning started with a visit to the doctor who hadn't seen me in a year. When she saw how much weight I had lost she was very excite... Read more
Score: Gym 1 Laziness/Bad Day 0
Thursday, March 17, 2011      32 comments

This week has been pretty soul sucking and since I don't eat my stress away anymore it tends to make me tired. As in I want to go home directly from work and sleep until tomorrow kind of tired. Today I decided how to handle the ugliness of my wo... Read more
Re-evaluating my weight loss goals
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      46 comments

Onto the happy blog! First I want to say to all of the people who read and commented on my halfway blog. THANK YOU, seriously, THANK YOU. I can't say that enough. You all said the most kind, touching things to me and brought me to tears so many ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Halfway Point Reached and 89 lbs lost with Pics!!!!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      618 comments

This is the first time I actually wrote out a blog before I put it on SP. I usually fly off the cuff, write it and publish it right away but I felt this one deserved more forethought. The middle of last week I reached my halfway point. 86 lbs lo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weekend wrap up and shopping in the land of tween sizes
Monday, March 14, 2011      41 comments

This past weekend was a nutrition challenge for me and I will be honest and say I was nervous about it. We went to 2 different restaurants for 2 different birthday celebrations and I was scared. This past week was so good for me nutritionally an... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Life is too precious to spend it unhealthy
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      113 comments

Sometimes events in our lives bring perspective. They do not even have to directly concerning us to have a significant impact. To start one of my dear sparkfriend's was told her husband has terminal cancer when he had gone in originally for a ba... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My 5 lb maintenance promise to myself
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      238 comments

Last night I read a status update from a woman who had noticed that a good number of people who were spark motivators had regained a good portion of their weight and were starting over. This was something she couldn't understand how they could l... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts When portion sizes look...correct!
Monday, March 07, 2011      30 comments

Saturday was a fun day for us. We went shopping for my fiancés birthday during the day. We both pretty much get the things we need on a day to day basis so for birthday's we just go shopping together and pick out something special. His pick was ... Read more
A painful reminder of my past
Sunday, March 06, 2011      60 comments

Yesterday my fiancé and I decided to do some spring cleaning and batch cooking. I was making my healthy marinara sauce and he came into our kitchen and I could tell by the look on his face that he was upset. Out from behind his back came a pizza... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Be honest with yourself
Friday, March 04, 2011      207 comments

I think one of the hardest things about losing weight is admitting your own part in it. It is easy to blame the universe, advertisers, fast food companies, past trauma, addiction, etc. Then there has to be no blame, no pain, no personal growth. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Food Journaling Experiment Week 1 Results
Thursday, March 03, 2011      52 comments

I had mentioned in a blog last week that I was done counting calories. The reaction I got to that blog was interesting. For the most part people understood where I was coming from and some very much agreed with me that journaling was a system th... Read more
Sesame-Honey Tempeh with Quinoa
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      22 comments

I told RAVENSONG37 I would give her this recipe and then I thought why not share it so everyone could have it. It is Vegan except for the honey so you can replace that however you wish or leave it out entirely. Quinoa & Carrots 1 1/2 c wa... Read more

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