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changing lifestyle
Wednesday, May 06, 2020      0 comments

Well, here we are in the midst of a pandemic that has created a stay-at-home order that coincided with my quitting my job. Literally, the first week that I stopped working was the week they canceled public school for my two kids. So much for tim... Read more
happy place
Thursday, June 14, 2018      1 comments

making another comeback... rough year, lost a good friend to cancer, started a new job, moved... done feeling sorry for myself and making excuses and realizing that I've not felt like myself for more than a year. Yes, I'm back to my top weight, ... Read more
Back to tracking
Friday, September 29, 2017      0 comments

I've been off Spark for more than a year, and during that time I would guess I was successful in keeping my healthy habits for about 6 months. Which is pretty awesome. Yes, the weight crept back on... yes, I stopped making time to exercise... an... Read more
Just checking in...
Wednesday, December 09, 2015      2 comments

It's been about a month since I last logged in to Spark. I'm on a brief hiatus, and still doing great. November / December are so very busy (as they are for nearly everyone!), and I'm so close to my goals that I determined a brief break from dai... Read more
I've come a lonngggggg way!
Monday, November 16, 2015      5 comments

Disclaimer: This might just be the endorphins talking. Tonight after work, I ran. I made it my "long run" for the week, because this night the kid stay at karate with my husband (so I have more time). And because I haven't done a long run i... Read more
Tipping points...
Thursday, October 22, 2015      3 comments

So I got the exciting adventure of a (very short) trip to Atlanta last weekend, to attend the wedding of a dear friend from my growing-up years. It was fun to be "jet set" and it was REALLY fun to meet a whole bunch of new people, all in joyous,... Read more
Eating (a bit) more is working!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      6 comments

I am delighted to report that eating a few hundred more calories (essentially just connecting my fitness tracker to my nutrition tracker) has BUSTED my month-long plateau!! I spent the entire month of September stuck at 184 (or bouncing around b... Read more
Eating back some calories
Friday, October 09, 2015      9 comments

I'm within about 15 pounds of my goal weight, and my progress has been stalled for over a month. I've decided to try something new / different... for at least 4-6 weeks. The past month has been one long plateau. Partly I think I've let a f... Read more
Monday, October 05, 2015      9 comments

I'm not totally off track, but I'm feeling like a little "regrouping" is necessary. Two main reasons: 1) I'm feeling kind of overwhelmed by life: to-do list, family and friend commitments, time for myself vanishing; and 2) caffeine: I let this t... Read more
Me? An athlete??
Sunday, September 27, 2015      7 comments

"If you have trained well and perform your very best that day, then you are a beautiful and passionate athlete." Julie Isphording, Olympic marathoner What an inspiring quote from an article on spark this morning! I'm one of those who was a ... Read more
Non-Scale Achievements
Saturday, September 19, 2015      8 comments

Starting a list that I can edit / add to as a great reminder of what I'm achieving... even when the scale seems stuck. RUNNING/CARDIOVASCULAR FITNESS New PB (11/12): Ran 60 minutes (no walking), 5 miles (11:45 min miles) Distance (10/13... Read more
10 Reasons
Monday, September 14, 2015      5 comments

Part of the Fall 5% Challenge... 10 Reasons I'm Working to Lose Weight 1. I want to live a really long time, and be WELL for as long as possible. 2. I want to feel strong and capable. 3. I want to know my body is healthy inside and out,... Read more
making yourself a priority (it's not easy!)
Friday, September 11, 2015      4 comments

I'm still making wonderful progress on weight loss, and--more importantly--on my permanent shift to a healthier lifestyle. It's been going so smoothly, I've found myself wondering (often!) "what's different this time?" "Why does this feel so eas... Read more
Rewards start long before goal is reached
Wednesday, September 02, 2015      3 comments

Today I am celebrating 25 pounds lost--a fun milestone number (and one that's taken an extra long number of weeks to reach -- I haven't had a loss in several weeks!). I want to reflect on the fact that 3 months ago, there was no guarantee ... Read more
A New Push
Tuesday, September 01, 2015      1 comments

I joined the "Plateau Buster" challenge on Spark, and 1 week in, I'm realizing that I'm less plateau-ing than I am letting things get loosey-goosey around the edges. :) It's been a fabulous August, full of fun, friends, family... I haven't... Read more

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