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Wow! That hurt...now will I still be able to run the 5K?
Monday, May 17, 2010      2 comments

I have worked so hard training for my first 5 K race this Wednesday. I HAD a plan for my last minute preparations. I WAS going to run 40 minutes on Sunday, 20 minutes on Monday, and rest on Tuesday. My plans have changed a little. My 2 dogs... Read more
2 lb loss & I met 15 lb loss goal - Finally!
Friday, May 14, 2010      7 comments

Woo hoo! I lost 2 lbs. this week after being stuck at the same weight for the last 3 weeks. And, I have met a 15 lb. goal! I was very careful with my foods and kicked it up a bit with exercise. I am so happy to see a pay off. The weight is comin... Read more
Not sure if ready to move to stage 4?
Monday, May 10, 2010      2 comments

I guess this is week 18 because I have automatically moved to stage 4, "Spread the Spark" . I have mixed feelings.... I know I have made progress, but I have only lost 13 of the 41 lbs. I plan to lose. I am not sure if I should go back to stage... Read more
Stuck at same weight for 3 weeks now!
Saturday, May 08, 2010      1 comments

I am really getting frustrated now. The scale won't budge. I was sure I would lose at least 1 lb this week. Normally about every 3 weeks I stay at the same weight for 2 weeks, then I have lost 2 lbs. on the following week. Not this week! I am n... Read more
When I get overwhelmed....
Wednesday, April 28, 2010      1 comments

My "action step" this week is to write about a life issue that may cause me emotional eating. When I get "overwhelmed" with day-to-day stress, I let my guard down. I cannot say that I have any specific life problems - I have a supportive f... Read more
"Trouble Goal" - Weekends!
Sunday, April 18, 2010      4 comments

So my "action step" this week is to write about a trouble spot. Well....I guess that has to be weekends in general. The structure of the work week keeps me on a schedule Monday through Friday afternoon. I plan my meals (for the most past), plan ... Read more
Time to refocus
Sunday, March 28, 2010      0 comments

I need to refocus. I am disappointed because I have stayed the same weight for the last 2 weeks. I guess I should be happy that I have not gained weight. After all, I have been on vacation from work and really out of routine. All week I have bee... Read more
I lost my first 10 lbs!
Saturday, March 13, 2010      6 comments

Yeah!!!! I am so happy. Now I am ready to work on the next 10! Because I have reached this goal, I am going to treat myself to a new Wii exercise game. Not sure what one. I have Wii Fit (the old one, not the Wii Fit Plus) and the old Jilli... Read more
It's been a while since I blogged...an update
Monday, March 08, 2010      2 comments

I haven't blogged in a while. So, here is an update....I am proud that I have been consistently exercised and recording my foods daily since joining SP in January. I am liking the Couch 2 5K. I completed Week 2, Day 1 yesterday. It was a challe... Read more
"You're overweight"....YEAH!
Thursday, February 18, 2010      4 comments

My Wii fit said "You're overweight" today. I am so excited....today is the first day it has not declared "You're obese!" My BMI is slowly moving towards healthy. I WILL get there.... Read more
Balancing stress...tried accupuncture
Monday, February 15, 2010      0 comments

It's been a week since I wrote. I was happy that I lost 1 lb on Friday. But, I was challenged this weekend (again). Too much Valentine chocolate! Now it is time to stop and get myself back in control. Although I still went 100 calories over my g... Read more
Working on stress level
Monday, February 08, 2010      0 comments

I am working on reducing my stress. I am getting overwhelmed with clutter/papers in my house. I had a tough weekend...my cat (17 years old) died last night. My plan for the stress: Get enough sleep. I am going to bed in 10 minutes. I will... Read more
First 5 lbs lost!
Friday, February 05, 2010      4 comments

Yeah. I achieved my first mini-goal of losing 5 lbs. I just ordered The Spark book from Amazon. Can't wait until it arrives.... Read more
High blood pressure, Oh No!
Thursday, February 04, 2010      0 comments

I went to the doctor yesterday. My blood pressure has been creeping up and is now 140/90. My doctor put my on BP meds. I need to return to doctor in 3 months for a recheck. New goal: Lose enough weight to get off BP meds. In 3 months plan to l... Read more
Tough Weekend
Sunday, January 31, 2010      0 comments

I had trouble staying on track this weekend. I didn't have time to even get to Sparkpeople all weekend (until now!). I am determined to not give up. I think I started to lose motivation a little when my weight stayed the same on Friday. I have ... Read more

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