Worth every minute
Sunday, March 27, 2011 3 comments
In Mexico I wore bikinis, sundresses, high heels, big silver earrings. It was heaven. It was worth every bit of all of it. Every bite I haven't eaten, every drop of sweat, every time I haven't eaten out. And I know I'll make my goal and I know I... Read more
Dream come true
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 5 comments
I am one pound away from the goal I had for years and years. It's surreal. I actually lowered my goal by five pounds because when I was that weight I always thought I'd like to be a few pounds lower to have a margin of error. I never really set ... Read more
Need to add more rewards!
Thursday, March 10, 2011 3 comments
I just looked at my SparkPage and realized that the rewards I'd planned along the way (another GREAT aspect of SP) are well behind me now. It's hard to believe! It's kind of like raising kids: from day to day it doesn't feel like it's rushing by... Read more
Another thing that would never have happened before Spark . . .
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 2 comments
Two weeks after surgery and I'm back to where I was before, in spite of the bloating and not being able to exercise and even having company over the weekend (ie, wine and eating out). I'm so happy I can hardly see straight. I really can't believ... Read more
Worried after surgery
Friday, February 18, 2011 2 comments
I had surgery on Tuesday. Nothing major but I can't lift anything heavy, exercise, or - worst of all - ride my horse for three weeks. It's definitely a little scary! I bounced up a few pounds right away, which I guess is normal after surgery, bu... Read more
Sunday, February 13, 2011 2 comments
So I hit the 120s - 128.8, even. And I have to say, it feels wonderful and amazing and just so comfortable and strong. But I'm still me! The thing about doing it this way - the "Spark way" - is that I don't walk around starving or feeling depriv... Read more
What would happen if I really did hit the 120s?
Tuesday, February 01, 2011 4 comments
I've gotten all the way to 130 but have been hanging in the 130 - 133 range. I think there's some real block going on here. It reminds me of this lovely book I read not too long ago. One character is standing in a doorway, about to step into fre... Read more
SP: it's not about getting back on the horse, it's about realizing I'm ALWAYS on the horse.
Monday, December 20, 2010 2 comments
I can't believe this is me: thinner and better yet, fitter than I've been in years, during the holidays! I know that there will be (and have been) "big" nights during winter break - this Wednesday with friends, Christmas dinner with friends, fri... Read more
A subtle change
Monday, September 06, 2010 3 comments
I had a couple of days of heavy eating (as I posted in one of my teams, if you see Eat, Pray, Love, be prepared - you may end up at the nearest Italian restaurant with a plate of pasta in one fist and a glass of red wine in the other!). This mor... Read more
It's really working!
Wednesday, August 04, 2010 6 comments
It's funny, because if I can't believe this will work, why am I doing it?! But here I am, exercising like I haven't in years. I'm getting back to that place where my body *wants* to move - instead of just feeling accomplished that I exercised (w... Read more
Oh, right - this is permanent
Tuesday, July 27, 2010 5 comments
I read a great blog this morning about this being a marathon rather than a sprint. We've all read this over and over since starting SP, but I really needed it this morning. I really thought I hadn't gained any weight during my weekend away but u... Read more
Starting to understand why I feel tentative even though it's clearly working
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2 comments
I blogged earlier about the fear of getting to my goal weight and not knowing what to do then. Today I weighed myself and am doing great, so I was wondering why the heck I still felt not so great? I realize now that I've really put my eggs in th... Read more
What happens when I get there?
Friday, July 16, 2010 2 comments
Now that I'm feeling my body start to change, now that something is undeniably starting to happen, those scary feelings are starting to come up. It's almost like every pound (and layer of lethargy brought on by lack of exercise, excess of wine, ... Read more
Jillian Michaels' 30-Day Shred
Monday, July 12, 2010 3 comments
I've read so much about this on SP that I went for it. It came today and I did it! I thought I might expire but by the 3rd circuit I was so excited that I knew I could do it. I really feel like I might make it all the way to my goal, for the fir... Read more
Monday, June 21, 2010 4 comments
I have a strong feeling I'm going to regret putting this on the web for all to see, especially if people I know (as opposed to all the wonderful people on SP whom I don't know - but share all kinds of personal information with :)), but I really ... Read more
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