JPRAHL's Blogs

February 16th - 67 days 'til the wedding!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

Hi Sparkys. I know I've been absent for... 21 days. Wow, that's a long time. However, in that 21 days I've been fully absorbed by transitioning into my new job, as well as diving head-first into classes. On top of all that, there are things... Read more
88 days!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      1 comments

As I wind down my last week at work, Im taking care of a million things - transfering prescriptions to new pharmacies, dealing with insurance and transportation transfers - and I'm also trying to take advantage of this offices gym for the last f... Read more
93 days: Still chuggin' along
Thursday, January 21, 2010      0 comments

I wound up having to exchange the bridesmaid dress I originally ordered for ElleMac7's wedding, as the size 10 was too big and the color was.. not how it appeared on the website. So, I ordered a different dress in a different color and a size 8,... Read more
96 days - and good news!
Monday, January 18, 2010      1 comments

Well, the bridal expo was a mess, but we survived it. GOOD NEWS! A. My dress fits again! WHEW! B. I start a new job 2/1! :) Hooray! Though I'm now stressed about beginning 3 classes, plannign a wedding, working out and dietin... Read more
99 days!
Friday, January 15, 2010      1 comments

Things are going well - REALLY well, actually. I have exciting news that I won't be able to post until Monday when it's official, but know that I'm pumped. ... Read more
100 days!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      1 comments

"100 Days, 100 nights!" - Sharon Jones I stepped on the scale this morning to celebrate 100 days, and found out I'd lost 2.5 pounds in the last 1.5 weeks, which I think ... Read more
101 days: Clock's a'tickin!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      1 comments

I decided this morning to plug in my workouts for the week in advance so I'm more accountable for them. I'll burn 2000 calories this week, which admittedly takes some scheduling, but I don't think it'll be a problem. I'm still eating super... Read more
103 days - and a new motivator!
Monday, January 11, 2010      2 comments

This beauty is the dress I'll be wearing in June to be a bridesmaid in ElleMac7's wedding in Iowa. In addition to my motivation to fit into my own dress and be the prettiest bri... Read more
104 Days: I CAN be a weekend warrior!
Sunday, January 10, 2010      1 comments

Weekends have never been my strongest suit. If I'm going to splurge, it's going to be a dinner out with friends or cupcakes on a Saturday afternoon or a breakfast scone on Sunday with a book and some coffee. However, I am pleased to ... Read more
106 days AND my Sparkiversary!
Friday, January 08, 2010      2 comments

I joined sparkpeople two years ago today. I wish I had more time to write a more insightful blog about how much this site means to me and how it's literally changed my life,... Read more
107: Update. Grrrr.
Thursday, January 07, 2010      2 comments

OR, moments after I get to work, an email is sent that our big event has been moved to tomorrow. So, I wore heels in the snow and have soaking wet freezing toes for no reason, I have to change my dinner plans for tomorrow night, and my food plan... Read more
107 days!
Thursday, January 07, 2010      0 comments

Clearly, I cannot come up with a rhyme for "seven" that does not involve the word "heaven," so I won't even try. I ate within my calorie range yesterday, and got in a 45 minute/450 calorie workout during my lunch hour on our company gym's A... Read more
108: Doing great!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      1 comments

108 days 'til the wedding. Eric and I made homemade pizza last night at home, and it was delicious - and a nice reminder that I don't have to eat purely chicken and veggies for the rest of my life. We used spinach and tomatoes and basil and... Read more
109: Feelin' Fine!
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      0 comments

As of today, I have 109 days until the wedding. Day One of the "Starting over and kicking my butt into shape" plan went well - I ate within my calories, did a 45 minute workout at lunch, and another 30 minute workout with Wii My Fitness Coa... Read more
110 days until the wedding: Back in the game.
Monday, January 04, 2010      1 comments

Okay - Holidays Done. Time to get back to serious work. The quick backstory: After I got engaged in September, I kept up with working out and eating well for a while, but around the time of Thanksgiving I basically just threw it out the win... Read more

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