When you run - you're an athlete. When you swim - you're an athlete. When you hike, or bike, or curl, or skate, or ski, or play really hard - you're an athlete. Even when "you're only doing it to lose weight."
I'm beginning to realize that ... Read more
Write It Down
Three people in the last 2 weeks have told me to "write it down." My doctors want me to keep logs of pain, my therapist thinks writing things down is a good way to keep track of trends, and I've been trying to food journal again. But it wasn't u... Read more
Things have been going well for a few weeks now. I have found a bit of a groove with cooking meals, and exercising and have posted losses on the scale.
Until this past week.
Despite my best efforts, I've been hungry all week, have eaten well ... Read more
It's been a while since I was able to answer the question "What makes me feel good?"
I find when I can't answer that question, it's because the only answer I have is food. It's a sad state of affairs when I can't come up with one other thin... Read more
The Definition of Insanity
We all know this one, right? The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and over again and expecting a different outcome.
So, by definition, I'm currently insane. And boy, oh boy, do I ever feel it.
I have taken s... Read more
I'm lying in bed on Easter morning, drinking decaf and cuddling with my cat. Sounds idyllic, right? Like the stuff of a Folgers commercial, all shiny-happy.
But the reality is that I'm lying in bed because I'm so depressed, I can't get out ... Read more
The Key To Starting Over Is Starting Over
I'm a different person than I was when I started Spark in 2010. In the 4 years that I have spent in and out of this friendly confine I have lost countless pounds, gained some back, run countless miles, moved, changed jobs, changed boyfriends, ma... Read more
Give Me Back My Spark!
I now know why this site is called SparkPeople. It's because when it's working and you're successfully achieving goals and losing weight, you've got that "thing," that SPARK, that accounts for so much more than just simple motivation. It's a dri... Read more
Hi Sparkies! I'm BAAAACCCKKK!
Be honest - you missed me, right? :)
This is just a quick note to tell you the reasons that I have returned and just a brief "here's what's up in my life right now" update.
I didn't fall (totally) off... Read more
New Life, New Blog
Yesterday marked another Sparkversary for me. Hard to believe it's been 3 years. But yesterday also marked another anniversary. Yesterday I quit my full-time job. Amidst the bombs in Boston, my heart was racing for oh so many reasons. So many ... Read more
Ten Things I Hate About Binging
I'm going to post this blog on my cupboard and try to refer to it when I get in that unstoppable mindset. Waking up the morning after a binge (a really big binge) has to be one of the worst feelings in the world. So here's a list of everything I... Read more
How many times have you said "No" today? Last week? Last month?
It's a powerful word, but we tend to live in a "Yes" society and I can bet that most people here have a bit of a "Yes" problem. I know I do. I have guilt, I don't like to clo... Read more
Reset. Start Again.
I'm not proud. I said that I would NEVER EVER EVER again see a 2 in front of my weight. Currently I weigh 206.6 pounds. I need to fix that.
First goal is to get back to Onederland.
Second goal is to stop feeling like a sausage in my... Read more
Ten Pound Warning
I've gained a solid ten pounds since running the Marathon in October.
This happened in a myriad of ways - injury prevented me from running or zumba, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, a month without drinking for December made me into a d... Read more
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Living In The Glow
It's been almost a month since my last WEIGHTY blog. Didn't mean to leave anyone hanging, but you know how it is - things be busy yo!
A short update: my boyfriend and I are fine, the parties haven't stopped - but my attitude towards them i... Read more