I'm the next Flo Jo: Why I Feel Justified in Bragging About My Small Wins
Tuesday, April 20, 2010      4 comments

I'm the next Flo Jo. Okay, maybe not. Maybe my 5'1" frame will never be able to compete in a track & field competition, or run a marathon, much less at an Olympic level. Maybe my thighs still jiggle when I jog on a treadmill. But on Sa... Read more
The Great Weight Race (How Someone Else's Weight Loss Can Make Your Ship Sink)
Tuesday, March 16, 2010      2 comments

It's been a while since I've posted, partially because I went through a week-long (okay, two week-long) period when I kind of fell off the wagon and I was ashamed to come on to SP and log my calories; basically, I did exactly what you're NOT sup... Read more
The Miraculous Morning Flat-Belly Effect
Sunday, February 28, 2010      7 comments

Here's a confession: ever since joining SparkPeople, I've gotten a little vain. I've become obsessed (well, not obsessed...let's say "highly focused") with checking my progress every time I pass a mirror. I can't help it. I suppose since I'm ... Read more
Battling your inner demons: putting that "Before" pic up.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      2 comments

I decided to post a couple of "before" pics on my page. Until now, I've been a bit nervous to do it because I guess I was embarrassed, but looking at the progress that other people have made on their SparkPages has motivated me (have you seen s... Read more
Broke through my plateau...
Thursday, February 18, 2010      3 comments

And I did it by falling off the wagon. I was in New York last week for a week-long business trip (and a quick 2-day excursion upstate to visit my parents, who still live... Read more
Really? Two weeks and no weight loss?
Thursday, February 11, 2010      4 comments

So I was kind of pissed this morning. After being bummed last week about not losing any weight in week 2, I got over it because I did really decently in my first week (down... Read more
Red Potatoes: The Silent Killer
Thursday, February 04, 2010      5 comments

I've been obsessed with my CrockPot lately-- it's become a really good way for me to make some healthy meals without having to actually cook anything when I get home at the end of a long work day. After trying some of the recipes I found on Spa... Read more
Down 5 lbs today!
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

It's Weigh-In Wednesday for me, and I'm down 5 lbs! Hoping I can at least maintain, if not drop a couple of pounds by this time next week. Feelin' good. ... Read more
Amici's Pizza and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Weigh-In Wednesday
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      2 comments

This is my first week on SparkPeople. I've been great about sticking to the plan all week, and I've felt great. Tomorrow is my first weigh-in. The logical choice, then, is to go out to a pizza dinner with girlfriends the night before your fir... Read more
Okay, so I'm not a yogi.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010      1 comments

I work at a large company, and we're fortunate enough to have a beautiful gym on site that is free to all full-time employees. This is a fantastic perk to have, and I'll admit that without it, I would not be the healthy, happy, and (mostly) pro... Read more
I survived my first SparkWeekend.
Monday, January 25, 2010      0 comments

And I rocked it, I think. I had a stellar workout yesterday, took today as my rest day for the week, and stayed within my calorie limit. Boyfriend and I have a weekly trad... Read more
Slow and steady wins the race...
Sunday, January 24, 2010      0 comments

...or so they say. I busted my ankle pretty badly about 4 months ago (an unfortunate incident that involved one too many drinks and some wet stairs in a club), and it left me out of commission until very recently. It couldn't have come a... Read more
I'm awesome.
Saturday, January 23, 2010      2 comments

No really, I am. I had a great day today! I had a stellar workout in the morning (until I got kind of nauseous at the end and decided it was time to sit down for a bit), then stuck to about 550 calories between breakfast (almond butter on ... Read more
Second day and doin' it.
Friday, January 22, 2010      1 comments

My second day on Spark, and it was a good one! I woke up psyched to work out, which practically never happens to me. I worked from home today (I've got a nasty cold), but I got up early to hit the gym across the street and get a little ca... Read more
First day on Spark!
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      13 comments

Today is my first day on Spark! I had actually never heard about it before, but I stumbled across an article on it in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was a bit skeptical at fir... Read more