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New Year's Day
Friday, January 01, 2016      3 comments

I'm not really sure where my head is at today. My son and I were invited to a couple of New Year's parties, which is new for me. I haven't been invited to once since before he was born and he's 9 now, so I was really excited. The first one... Read more
Recalling Past Success
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      2 comments

About a year or so ago, I was doing Weight Watchers with my mom and started to see results. I dropped about 10 lbs and was hungry for quicker results. So, I joined a gym (with child care- my biggest obstacle to a gym membership). I paid up front... Read more
SparkCoach Day 3
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      2 comments

Today I've been really tired. I tried to incorporate more fruits and veggies and low fat protein into my day but I ended up going over my calorie intake. I also spent some time shoveling the snow and my back hurt, causing me to pause more frequ... Read more
Motivation for Working Out
Monday, December 28, 2015      1 comments

SparkCoach prompt Day #2 5 things that inspire me to work out: 1. The stress relief it provides 2. Escaping work, kid, school, etc. 3. A great workout playlist 4. Pretending not to notice the "lunks" at the gym :) 5. The post-workout high (en... Read more
Day 1: Baseline
Sunday, December 27, 2015      4 comments

When it comes to exercise, I am really good at procrastinating and need work learning to create routines that work for me.... Read more
Weekend Slip
Sunday, October 26, 2014      2 comments

I have to admit that it is harder to track calories than it was to track points on WW, but honestly keeping up with the monthly charges was difficult, too. I get excited about making new recipes when I have the time to actually cook and I tend t... Read more
Saturday, October 25, 2014      0 comments

I try to refrain from posting anything negative online because I'm aware of the possible impact it has if I end up regretting it. I've recently had an experience that reminds me of the types of patterns that propelled me to start working on weig... Read more
Solution-Based Thinking
Friday, June 03, 2011      0 comments

I just finished reading the Motivation on Solution-Based Weight Loss, which explores the concept of not focusing on the problem that prevents you from losing weight (or keeps you gaining) but instead on finding solutions that fix the problem. ... Read more
"What's My Motivation?"
Thursday, June 02, 2011      0 comments

Why do people set fitness or weight loss goals? What is the underlying motivation... the driving force behind our desire to be thinner or fitter. It could be for family- to get in better shape, decrease joint pain, lower cholesterol, increase st... Read more
The Weight of Strength
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

Every morning I weigh myself before I do pretty much anything else- before my coffee and before I make lunches. The past few days when I've seen the numbers go down on the scale, I actually exclaimed out loud. It felt kind of silly but if not fo... Read more
Goals are wishes with deadlines
Tuesday, May 31, 2011      2 comments

For a good part of my life, I have been unable to tell people what I want. What's worse is that I can't admit it to myself. I feel like I'm pathetic or weak for it. I always took pride in being different and unique so part of that is not falling... Read more
Taking Another Step?
Tuesday, February 19, 2008      0 comments

Recently, I have tried a couple of things that I'm hoping will help me in my quest to reach a few of my goals. The first is that I found this website called and it's all about goal setting. I'm still navigating my way around it, but... Read more
Highly Discouraging
Wednesday, August 29, 2007      0 comments

Every time I try to eat healthy, it seems to backfire. I was doing really well last week, but somehow whenever I go to Justin's house, all of my hard work and discipline seems to go down the drain, but I'm not really sure how that happens becaus... Read more
A Step Backwards in Time
Saturday, August 11, 2007      0 comments

About a week ago, I accidentally read something I wasn't supposed to... an email that my boyfriend had sent to his best friend when we were broken up and he was angry with me. It made reference to my weight (and even exaggerated it quite a bit).... Read more