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Running and Crying
Sunday, October 16, 2011      3 comments

The last few years I've been a "runner". I say it with quotes because I'm an occasional runner. The last 3 years, I usually run a couple times over the summer and fall. I've also entered the New Haven Road Race, a 5k, on Labor day for the t... Read more
The Price to Pay for Eating Junk Food
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      0 comments

I have learned a lesson today. It is a lesson that I have learned many times in the past, but apparently my I must be pretty thick-headed since I keep on having to learn this one. I spent years feeling sick most of the time because of what I p... Read more
Feeding my inner nerd
Friday, June 24, 2011      1 comments

The other day I discovered something on this site that I hadn't seen before. I found the calorie deficit reports! Being an engineer/mathematician, I love numbers. I can finally figure out my own personal BMR. Sparkpeople do a great job of cr... Read more
Emotional eating
Thursday, June 09, 2011      2 comments

I haven't blogged in a long time, but I'm feeling yucky so I thought I'd put what I'm feeling down and hopefully move on with my day. A little backstory - the last 3 or so weeks I've been AWESOME with the diet. I've lost 7.5 lbs! I was exerci... Read more
Time to get back on the horse
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      2 comments

I had challenged myself to complete one task from the article "25 Ways to Get Back on Track Today" each day for 25 days. I was doing well for about the first 2 weeks, but as I look back on my blog entries, I can see that I was starting to lose ... Read more
Day 18 - Rack up those Sparkpoints
Friday, December 17, 2010      1 comments

I did rack up quite a few sparkpoints yesterday, but I feel like it could have been more. I'm sure most of you are experiencing the crunch of the holidays. Last night I ran around grocery shopping, picking up gifts, decorating the tree (finall... Read more
Day 17 - Take the stairs!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010      0 comments

Today I opted to take the stairs instead of the escalator or elevator. Unfortunately I spent most of the day at my desk while at work. Some days I'm running around up like crazy and taking the stairs would have burned a lot of extra calories. ... Read more
Day 16 - Slow down during meals
Tuesday, December 14, 2010      0 comments

Slowing down during meals is harder than it sounds. I guess I subconsciously scarf down my food. I tried to do this today, but I kept on eating fast. This is one that I'm just going to have to work on in the future! Now to go slow down and e... Read more
Day 15 - Eat a piece of fruit
Monday, December 13, 2010      1 comments

The idea here is just to get some fruit and veggies into your diet. I guess 5-9 servings of fruit and vegetables per day is recommended. I'm usually pretty good about this even when I'm not eating well. My body always seems to tell me when I'... Read more
Day 13 & 14 - Go shopping for healthy foods and check the nutrition facts before you eat out
Sunday, December 12, 2010      0 comments

Well, this weekend has been a challenge. Today I just haven't felt very well. I'm not sure if I'm coming down with something or if it's just the rain. Yesterday was my boyfriend's birthday so I brought him to the casino. We went to a facny r... Read more
Day 12 - Create a motivational collage
Friday, December 10, 2010      0 comments

Today I created a motivational collage. I opted to do an electronic collage instead of whipping out the scissors and glue stick (I'm not exactly a crafty person). I thought this was just going to be a waste of time and I wasn't going to gain a... Read more
Day 11 - Take a Walk
Thursday, December 09, 2010      0 comments

Today's challenge was to take a walk. It's December in CT - it's freezing outside (not to mention I was working during all hours of sunlight). I did walk to and from my car at work, about a 7 minute extremely brisk walk each way, instead of ta... Read more
Day 10 - Find a Buddy
Wednesday, December 08, 2010      2 comments

I am very lucky in that I already have an AWESOME buddy. My boyfriend has been my biggest supporter in this effort. He's been losing weight too so we've been working out together. He accepts me as I am but knows that I am not happy about the ... Read more
Day 9 - Re-start your SparkPeople program
Tuesday, December 07, 2010      0 comments

Nothing too fabulous to report today. I restarted the program and went back to step 1. This was actually one of the last actions on the list, but I decided to do it now while I'm still towards the beginning of my journey.... Read more
Day 8 - Share your goals
Monday, December 06, 2010      0 comments

I have shared my goals in the past, but usually with weight loss I don't meet them so it's kind of embarassing. My boyfriend and best friend already know what I'm doing, so I started off telling some people at work. Some were more interested t... Read more

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