IGSBETH
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Confession
Thursday, December 22, 2011      7 comments

Confession is good for the soul, right? Okay, here it is. I'm back at the weight I was when I joined Spark 13 months ago. *cringe* I had two bad months, and gained 5 pounds each. October was one, and now December. It is ... Read more
Check your Nutrition Facts!
Monday, December 19, 2011      9 comments

I am sure everyone on here knows this already, but checking nutrition facts before you eat out can make such a huge difference. Due to my dad's birthday and the gift certificates the neighbors gave us, (plus a box of German cookies longer than... Read more
200 Days!
Wednesday, December 14, 2011      5 comments

I have logged into Spark People every day for 200 consecutive days! Woo-hoo! I have been so stressed, trying to study for the GRE while working till 10 or 11 at night. Thankfully, it is over now, and I need to stop stress eating! Here'... Read more
Breakfast
Friday, December 09, 2011      3 comments

These days I usually eat Kashi cereal for breakfast, with either milk or yogurt. It gives me a good start on getting my protein for the day, and it sticks around. I work my first job (on weekdays) from 5:45 to 8:15 AM. Then I usually have ... Read more
Progress!
Thursday, December 08, 2011      3 comments

I am proud of myself. I have advanced to using my mom's eight pound weights for strength training. It's not easy, it hurts. But it will become easy, and how great will that be! I also did a new workout DVD yesterday- a Biggest Loser Cardio... Read more
12 Days of Eating
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      9 comments

It is the holiday season, and my library (where I work) is celebrating with 12 Days of Eating. Seriously. From next Monday until Christmas, my colleagues are bringing in goodies in turn to eat and share. A twelve day potluck. Why is this a g... Read more
Evil Monkeys of Doom
Monday, December 05, 2011      2 comments

Yesterday evening I felt like Evil Monkeys of Doom were sitting on my shoulder, cheering me on to overeat. I was in this deep dark pit of a mood, and I didn't even want to overeat, but The Mood was cheering me on. It is the way I imagine a ... Read more
Zumba Wii?
Friday, December 02, 2011      9 comments

I've wanted to try Zumba for ages, but with my odd work schedule, it just hasn't happened. It works way better for me if I can walk or do DVDs on my own rather than going to a class. Soooo the other day my mom and I saw a Zumba program for ... Read more
My bad
Thursday, December 01, 2011      2 comments

The doorbell rang, and I was sure it was the FedEx guy with my mom's Nook. I raced down stairs, and somehow wrenched my knee, and it was the FedEx guy, but it wasn't the Nook. Grrrrr. Ouch Poor mom is gonna be so sad her Nook isn't here yet... Read more
My Bicycle!
Thursday, December 01, 2011      1 comments

I am such a lucky girl. When I was at work the other day, my mom brought the exercise bike down from the attic! I am excited. I had told her I wanted my brother to get it when he came home for the holidays, and she did it herself. She had ... Read more
Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 24, 2011      3 comments

I hope everyone is having a happy Thanksgiving with family and friends. It is just my parents, my brother and me this year. We have been having a quiet day. Mom and I have been slowly cooking one dish after the other. We used SparkRecip... Read more
Be Kind to Grocery Store Employees
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      10 comments

Be Kind to Grocery Store Employees* It is a very rough time of year to be working at the grocery store. Everyone is out buying food for Thanksgiving. Many employees are taking time off to celebrate the holiday, and it is very rough on ... Read more
Sparkiversary!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011      10 comments

I did it! It's my Sparkiversary! I've been here a year! Go me! And not only is it my Sparkiversary, I reached level 15 today! What a way to celebrate! And no, I didn't plan it that way. Although I realized a few days ago that it was going t... Read more
In Sickness and In Health
Saturday, November 19, 2011      6 comments

Just a quick update- My dog is maybe not so sick. The doctor didn't find any cancer or any liver problems. He tried giving her some very expensive low fat canned dog food and she loved it. She is even eating some dry food along with it. ... Read more
Inspiration from a Sweet Dog
Friday, November 18, 2011      1 comments

My dog is named Mattie. She is half German Shepherd and half collie. She weights 35 pounds. She is fourteen years old. Mattie is a rescue dog- twice over. She was part of a litter of puppies that was rescued. Then her first owners, who kep... Read more

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