50 pounds lost!!!
Friday, February 28, 2014      15 comments

When I first joined Spark, I weighed 196.7. That is my all-time highest weight and I was miserable and couldn't wear anything in my closet. I was turning down social invitations because I was embarrassed and anxious about my appearance and kne... Read more
"Comfy" weight - Update and progress pics
Saturday, February 15, 2014      6 comments

It's been a while since I've blogged but I have still been logging in and tracking! It seems like since I lost my first 40 pounds two years ago from 196 to 155, I've hovered around 155 (and gained and lost about 5+ pounds over and over) for qui... Read more
Weight Loss is my First World Problem
Wednesday, November 06, 2013      11 comments

We had an AMAZING speaker at my Rotary Club meeting last night. This gentleman (from my local area) just got back from a 3-week trip to Malawi, Africa where he helped install 120 water wells for communities in the "bush" that had no clean water... Read more
Losing weight without a deadline (and Warrior Dash pics!)
Monday, August 26, 2013      5 comments

I had a little epiphany today. I was thinking about all the times I've gained/lost/gained/lost in the past and they all have one thing in common. I was either: (A) depressed and not eating, or (B) had a "deadline" like a wedding or vacation I ... Read more
Oh, the dreaded SCALE. How I hate thee.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      9 comments

First, an admission: I'm an every day scale girl. I weigh every single morning. I know there are a lot of schools of thought on this and many people say you shouldn't do that and should only weigh once a week or less. But I've tried that and ... Read more
My own garden!
Monday, June 17, 2013      4 comments

It's been a goal of mine these past few years to start my own garden, but I seem to have an excuse every year why it's just not a good time. So this year, I finally got it done. And let me tell you, after the initial work of building the raise... Read more
Delicious new recipes from the weekend
Monday, January 14, 2013      4 comments

With the holidays over and our annual "No Spend January" (we buy NOTHING except groceries, gas, and pay bills) in full force, we have to be more creative to entertain ourselves on the weekends...no dinners out with friends or trips to the sports... Read more
Focusing on what I can GAIN in 2013
Thursday, January 03, 2013      10 comments

I guess it's cliche but I love this time of year for reflecting back on the past year and looking forward to new goals for the future. I am the kind of person who sets a few "resolutions" and I generally do stick to them. So it's January 3 and... Read more
5 Reasons to try Monthly Meal Planning.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      4 comments

I must have a little dose of crazy in me to add another thing to my "to do" list. I tend to fly by the seat of my pants sometimes and have never even tried weekly meal planning. But I read in July about a friend of mine who was doing monthly f... Read more
"You are not a REAL runner if..."
Thursday, September 20, 2012      21 comments

Have you ever heard a self-proclaimed "real" runner talk about all the things that makes one a "real" runner? Or vice-versa? For example...you aren't a REAL runner, according to some circles, if: 1. You listen to music while you run ... Read more
Back on track with a new last name and a new job! (Wedding pics attached)
Monday, July 16, 2012      22 comments

Hello all! Well, last time I checked in I was just a few days short of my beach wedding in May (wedding was May 28). All went well! Pictures below: ... Read more
I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth, but...40 pounds?!??!
Wednesday, May 16, 2012      14 comments

Well, just last week, I posted a blog about how thrilled I am to have lost 35 pounds. And somehow, less than one week later, I am officially at 40 pounds lost!!! How did this happen?!?!?!?!? Now, I'm not complaining - in fact I coul... Read more
It's "Go time!"
Tuesday, May 15, 2012      7 comments

I can't believe the wedding is almost here! Two weeks from yesterday is the big day. We are getting married on the beach so we leave to head down there on May 24 - just a little over a week away! I will be off work for 10 days. Hallelujah. ... Read more
35 pounds down - BOOM!
Thursday, May 10, 2012      20 comments

When I started this journey (and just before I found Sparkpeople), I weighed in at 195.7. This morning I clocked in at 160.3!!!! I have now officially lost 35 pounds since January 5! To say that I'm excited is the understatement of the ... Read more
Warrior Dash and LAKC 5k - an awesome weekend of racing!
Monday, May 07, 2012      11 comments

So, through a scheduling snafu, I ended up signed up for not one but two 5ks this weekend. First, the Warrior Dash on Saturday. Then, the Lawyers Association Kansas City race on Sunday. What a rush! The Warrior Dash was AMAZING!!!! I lo... Read more

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