April 9, 2007
Monday, April 09, 2007      0 comments

I've spent the last five days in bed. I've got pnemonia, an infection of the lungs, throat/tonsils, "sinus", and right ear. Anyway, April 1st was my 1 year anniversary with Spark... and I'm reinvigorated to continue losing weight. I'm going for ... Read more
Saturday, January 27, 2007      1 comments

The word change is interesting. I remember going on a trip with my mom during the pre-Edmonton days, and hearing the song "Change - will do you good". I sang along with it. Near the end, my mom was being jokingly upset, and said something like "... Read more

Sunday, January 07, 2007      1 comments

I have specificially not told people about the meds before because I’ve been worried about a reaction. But this site is quite different. And really, if I’m going to progress, I need to be honest with myself. I’ve been extremely consistent ... Read more

Saturday, January 06, 2007      3 comments

Well, I figured that since I’ve been neglecting the other couple of sites I go to, I might as well have some form of journal over here. Let me start by saying that friends often call me “Mer” (pronounced Mare)… Mer in French is a pretty common w... Read more
Day 5
Friday, January 05, 2007      0 comments

Day 5... I'm not sure how I feel about rest days. Let me tell you all what I've been doing in general. Unless I know I'm going to be particularly lazy (and not go to the gym, or do any major sort of exercise) I work with weights either legs... Read more
Day 4
Thursday, January 04, 2007      0 comments

Day 4! Today was a gym day. I did 20 minutes on the elliptical, did my weight training (twice) and then another 20 on the elliptical. After all that, I missed my bus, and walked all the way home again. Twice in one week! Look at me go... Read more
100 Days of Exercise
Thursday, January 04, 2007      0 comments

So, to recap (I did introduce myself in another area) I’m 26 years old. I lost 50 pounds in 2006, and am going for another 15-30 pounds in 2007. I’m a vegan animal rights activist, and I have a vegetarian rottweiler. I have a gym membershi... Read more
December 9, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006      0 comments

I didn't realize it had been so long since I updated this journal. The Christmas party went really well. I looked great, and I felt relatively great. I felt like I fit in, which was a nice change. And there were people that were heavier tha... Read more
Don't give up - Give MORE!
Monday, November 27, 2006      2 comments

After thinking about "don't give up" I think that probably IS my secret. I've been through the weeks (months!) where there has been no weight loss... But now I don't get down hearted about it. The weight WILL come off, but only if I stick with i... Read more
Sad, sad,
Sunday, November 26, 2006      1 comments

Today is the worst day in a long time. I'm sure there are causes and reasons... but it doesn't change the fact that today is really really horrible. I'm very depressed.... Read more
November 19, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006      1 comments

I'm pretty sad at the moment, and it's one of those "I don't know why" times. I DO know what irritants I have that I'm currently stressing out about, but as Niilo says, they really aren't as bad as I think they are. I'll write more about m... Read more
November 13, 2006
Monday, November 13, 2006      1 comments

Well... I've been contemplating leaving my job for some time now... and tomorrow, I will likely have a meeting with my boss. She was on holidays last week, and so when more issues came up, I couldn't go to her. With the promotion I got, I was gi... Read more
November 7, 2006
Tuesday, November 07, 2006      0 comments

Well, for almost a week I've been sad. I've had happy moments, granted, but overall the feeling has been pretty low. No, there's nothing *wrong* but things just don't feel right. Today I weighed-in at 165.6. I do realize that number still m... Read more
(three things... from a group I'm in)
Sunday, October 29, 2006      0 comments

Since joining SparkPeople in April of this year, there are about three HUNDRED things I've noticed about myself. Here's the top three: 1. I *can* lose weight without pills, surgery, etc. 2. I have muscles under all that fat. Who knew!??... Read more
October 29, 2006
Sunday, October 29, 2006      0 comments

Tomorrow we are having some big news at work. It's SO big, that my non-caring company is taking us all out to a super fancy restaurant for dinner. (Dinner, drinks, dessert - all paid for.) This is unheard of. I've been with the company for a re... Read more

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