MANDYG2898's Blogs

Here we go
Wednesday, March 08, 2017      2 comments

30 minutes on the treadmill. It's not much but it's a start. I've decided to go as many days as possible after work and complete 30 minutes on the treadmill for the remainder of the month. I'm hoping each week to increase the minutes. For April ... Read more
The day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossu
Monday, March 06, 2017      1 comments

I'm now 4 years into being soda free. I'm 3 years into being fast food free (nothing with a drive through except Dunkin Donuts) I'm 3 months into being Dunkin Donuts free. Giving up soda was easier than I thought for someone who was dow... Read more
A revelation
Monday, March 06, 2017      5 comments

I fought myself the entire 35 minute ride to the outlet stores. "I don't care how much money it costs, I'm going to buy some damn work out clothes" "But don't spend too much" "They're crazy if they think I'm paying $35 for ONE pair of... Read more
Ooh yeah gonna be lean and mean
Thursday, May 19, 2011      2 comments

Okay..probably not mean although some would argue that I already am. My retort to that is they obviously don't *really* know me! Anyhoo...Today I signed up for 2 workout programs held by my local Parks and Rec department. I am going to be d... Read more
I'm not trusting the system....HELP!
Saturday, May 14, 2011      6 comments

I wish I could find out how many times someone on Spark has blogged aboutthis subject. And then I wish I had a dollar for every time...I probably would be sitting pretty right now. I moved exercise to the back burner for the last 8 weeks. I... Read more
It's gonna be a good day
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      2 comments

I've been pretty absent from Spark for about a month now. I have been tracking my food regularly from my phone but haven't been on the site too much recently. I have not been to the gym since the middle of February and today I'm going back!! ... Read more
What a difference a year can make
Friday, April 01, 2011      6 comments

One year ago I received a call that I no longer had a job. My boss told me over the phone while I was driving home on a Friday afternoon from the Bay Area to my home in Fresno. I knew it was coming and I had already formulated a plan to mo... Read more
A recipe I wanted to share for Pork Tenderloin (or porkchops)
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      1 comments

This incredibly simple and easy recipe printed off the register tape at my local Stop and Shop this week. I tried it last night and it was soooo yummy! I don't know the nutritional breakdown but with the few ingredients in it, it's not bad for y... Read more
Wednesday, March 23, 2011      4 comments

I knew I hit a low today when I called my grandmother. I haven't seen her since August (she lives about 40 mins from me and I've been to her town several times since then for other reasons). I have only spoken to her a handful of times since Aug... Read more
I seriously need some help
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      5 comments

What the heck am I doing?! I have been slipping majorly on the exercise front since February and I just feel like I'm never going to get my motivation back. I started going to the gym when I moved home in May of 2010. I figured if I wasn't ... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Monday, March 07, 2011      3 comments

So after a week off, I am back on track. I did not go on the hike that I was supposed to on Saturday. I even had a friend checking in on me on Sunday to see if I had done what I said I would do...I had to report that I hadn't. I felt strong... Read more
Lost my motivation
Friday, March 04, 2011      2 comments

This week is the first week that I have not been to the gym a single day in nearly 8 months. I have been really busy with friends lately but this week, I simply chose not to go to the gym. The month of February found me extremely busy and ... Read more
Is February almost over already?!
Sunday, February 20, 2011      4 comments

Holy cow! It's almost the end of February. I have to say this month has been super busy and I couldn't be more excited about it! I have been branching out and trying to meet new people. I know I should be putting more focus on getting a job... Read more
And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      3 comments

This quote came from the Healthy Reflections email I get sent daily. Initially I didn't know what to think of this statement except that I thought it was beautiful. The email talks about how taking risks and chances in life will help you pr... Read more
A crappy shopping day
Friday, February 04, 2011      8 comments

UGH!! Today should have been a good shopping day and it totally wasn't. It has taken me FOREVER to lose 20lbs. This past month is the first month in 6 months that I started to track what I was eating. Prior to this, I was working out with m... Read more

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