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Don't call it a comeback...
Monday, August 10, 2009      3 comments

I've missed sparking! I've been off for almost 2 weeks now. First, work got crazy in preparation for a mini-vacation. (Why is it that we seem to work twice as hard the week before and after vacation? It sort of stinks!) I unfortunately let ... Read more
Old work habits die hard
Tuesday, July 28, 2009      1 comments

So work has been getting quite busy lately. (I'm a freelance marketing consultant, grant writer, PR gal.) I'm finishing up a massive project for my old employer/main client, and worked until 9 pm last night. I'll be in San Antonio for a few d... Read more
I type, therefore I don't eat...
Thursday, July 23, 2009      1 comments

Just checking in for the day... I spark in the evenings instead of munching my way through a bunch of mindless tv. (Oh, it's still on, but just quietly in the background.) Really happy with my weight-lifting results... compared to past w... Read more
crap-tacular day
Wednesday, July 22, 2009      2 comments

Boy, has it been a crap-tacular day. (To borrow a phrase from my best friend.) Actually, it started last evening, when I hopped in the car to go pick up the kids. And about a quarter mile down the road, the car made a loud "thwack!" and stoppe... Read more
putting breaks into perspective
Tuesday, July 21, 2009      1 comments

I'm examining my past few months of sparking history and realizing some patterns that are holding me back. The biggest problem? I tend to do good work for a period of time, and garner results, but then take a "break." It's not always in... Read more
I drove 30 minutes for a scone...
Monday, July 20, 2009      4 comments

Well, last week was a bit of a bust. I took my two little ones to visit my mom while my dad was in Colorado, climbing mountains. While she is a very healthy eater (and excellent cook!), I didn't get much activity in. And worse, I finished off... Read more
Why is this scary?!
Wednesday, July 08, 2009      5 comments

The emotion that I'm most surprised to be feeling during this "me makeover" process is... fear. I know that all the lifestyle changes I'm making are for the good. I am also feeling reasonably successful. After all, my goal this time around is... Read more
lessons of motherhood
Tuesday, July 07, 2009      1 comments

I was thinking last night what a different person I am now that I'm a mother to two little ones. Weight-wise, body-image-wise, having kids can be a challenge. My body changed with my firstborn mainly because I was on bed rest for more th... Read more
to infinity... and beyond!
Monday, July 06, 2009      1 comments

Another pound gone. Now I'm only 5 away from my goal of reaching 179 by the end of July. I'm back on track and working hard. This weekend was a real challenge, but I stayed reasonably on track. (And I was very conscientious all of last ... Read more
keep your wits about you
Sunday, July 05, 2009      1 comments

This has been the most challenging string of days - - food-wise - - since joining Spark. On Friday we went to Summerfest in Milwaukee. Yesterday was my darling niece's 2nd birthday, and we celebrated with a huge family gathering and potl... Read more
the tempting "easy" path
Wednesday, July 01, 2009      8 comments

I have found that the longer I stick with this program - - even though I haven't been perfect the past 3 months - - the deeper and stronger my long-term motivation has gotten. But my day to day actions (and I guess, motivation) seem to be hitti... Read more
My dear husband
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      20 comments

After a ridiculously fun weekend that was challenging eating-wise, I need a little positive attitude adjustment. So I focus on the things I am grateful for. At the top of the list? My husband. First, I am grateful that I've never felt th... Read more
A teensy prayer of thanks...
Friday, June 26, 2009      3 comments

I'm delighted to finally be losing weight again! (Down 2 pounds this week.) I hit a plateau early on. Plateau? Or just not doing things correctly? Who knows. That's the tricky part of this process. Am I exercising too hard? Am I eati... Read more
Actually loving food again...
Thursday, June 25, 2009      2 comments

One of the nicest, and certainly most unexpected, side effects of this diet/exercise regime is that I'm enjoying food again! I know there's a group on spark for emotional eaters. That's me. Emotional and MINDLESS. For almost 10 years no... Read more
Hey! Nice arms!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009      1 comments

Now that's something I haven't thought in several years... my arms (my shoulders, biceps, etc.) are looking really good these days! The weights I'm lifting for my upper body are definitely making a difference. My goal is to have "Termina... Read more

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