No longer carrying one of my kids.
Saturday, October 16, 2010      3 comments

Some days I think of my extra weight in terms of carrying my children. Which fits because I started putting it on during my first pregnancy, added more during my second and have continued to 'grow' with them since. Well, as of this week ... Read more
My Ah-ha Moment.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010      6 comments

I had one of those Ah-ha moments while working out tonight... amazing what goes through my brain when it gets to just shut off! Here it is: I've spent a lot of my life and energy burying my potential and my 'Spark' with extra weight. A... Read more
Fighting my Way Back
Friday, August 06, 2010      5 comments

That's what it feels like... I'm at war with fat... or at war with old habits. Or both. Apparently, doing nothing will not win this battle, so here I am. Again. Re-committing to myself. I have faith that this is the place to be. ... Read more
Goal 1 Met - Finally!
Thursday, July 08, 2010      6 comments

Geez, this has been one long plateau.... But, Happy Birthday to Me (I'll be 39 this Saturday), I made it below 200 and offically am in ONE-derland! That's my first Goal met and now I want to revisit all the goals I initially established - t... Read more
This is such (good) hard work!
Thursday, April 29, 2010      1 comments

Building new habits and breaking down the reliance on old ones is tough! Not to mention facing the fear of success! I really don't get that one and not too long ago would have denied ownership of it. Must be one of those 'Ah Ha' moments t... Read more
Digging Deep and Owning it.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010      4 comments

Alrighty. As of today I am repledging myself to this journey. I was knocked out for about 10 days - but it is time to get back in the game. My Spark Streaks all fizzled and after feeling guilt and self-condemnation... I am finally ok with... Read more
March limps along...
Friday, March 19, 2010      3 comments

This month has not gone as planned! I've really had a hard time transitioning into making sparkpeople a way of life- my calorie count inches upwards every time I take my eye off it- and I strained my right hip by pushing too hard, too fast.... Read more
Sometimes WINS Happen.
Sunday, February 21, 2010      4 comments

What a month - I really felt like I was climbing uphill the whole time! Yet, since beginning Jan 7, I'm down 17 pound! I'm impressed. Amazed.... and more determined than ever. I've learned that some of the battle is for sure in my cup... Read more
Put one foot in front of the other. Repeat.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      5 comments

I know what stopped me before. It was that mountain of weigh-loss looming in front of me. Depressing. Insurmountable. How could anyone defeat that monster? I couldn't! But I CAN choose to NOT eat more than what my body needs. ... Read more
I found my waist!
Monday, January 25, 2010      8 comments

So, I was looking in the mirror this morning and there she was! Thought I'd never see her again and frankly I'm so surprised she came back this soon! We need to have a real heart-to-heart after the way I treated her before and I know i... Read more
A New Group - Metamorphing Moms!
Sunday, January 24, 2010      1 comments

What a Great Week - with many more to come as we steadily unwrap the beauty within - and spark ourselves! Please welcome a new group to SparkPeople - and pass on the word - We're Metamorphing Moms! We're a group of women who have up t... Read more
I'm a Believer!
Saturday, January 23, 2010      2 comments

I believed it in my head. I understood the math of it. But after this week my body knows it to be TRUE! I'm staying within my calorie ranges (1200-1500), I'm exercising every day - 20 minutes right now, I'm drinking 8 cups of water.... Read more
An a-ha moment.
Thursday, January 21, 2010      1 comments

Week 2 wraps up tomorrow with my third weigh-in. I'm looking forward to it. Stuck with my goal of not weighing in more than once a week and it feels a little like NOT shaking the presents under the Christmas Tree.... I read a Blog today abo... Read more
How long before it's not 'uphill'?
Tuesday, January 12, 2010      0 comments

Before I put this weight on (gave up), I was active but it was never easy. I rode my bike to work (20km round trip) 5 days a week for over a year and trained in Karate 4 hours a week. Every morning was a mental battle to get on the bike... ... Read more