Not Your Typical 6 Week Challenge
April 7. The date I hope shed a walking boot that is presently my BFF, and the date I expect prove to myself we are a product of our own thoughts, decisions and actions. Good or bad. We have the ability to make ourselves miserable by focusing o... Read more
Catching Myself on the Slide Down
In the last 6 weeks, I've been stuck at roughly the same weight. I tried to not focus too much attention to the number on the scale and simply trust doing the right things would eventually create change. I saw my weight go down quickly after the... Read more
Yesterday I had another disappointing weigh in. Overall, I've done well dropping weight since the start of the year, but recording my weekly weigh ins for the 5% challenge forced me to see most of that loss happened before the challenge began (s... Read more
One Month - Progress Report
Four weeks ago I was 15 lbs heavier than I am today, had not exercised in months (and months) and was completely overwhelmed by the idea of losing weight. I still have a long way to go, but I've managed to get to the point where good choices ar... Read more
5% Winter Challenge & Starting Over
It’s still hard to believe I have gained back the 50lbs I worked so hard to lose (and some bonus pounds). I can’t claim that I don’t know how this happened, because I’m guilty of poor food choices and inactivity. Losing weight is tough, but for... Read more
No Hands Required
Last week I could not cross my legs without an assist from my hands. Today, I'm sitting comfortably with my legs crossed. No hands needed!! So happy!... Read more
Training like a Sumo Wrestler
After an extended absence, I’m finally returning to Spark and happy to be here. The work project that kept me away is finally wrapped up and I can now move forward. It is not a complete surprise to me that I am returning with a gain on the sca... Read more
You ruined it - or did you?
Where do I begin? Ah, I’ll start where I screwed up. Let’s see…oh, well, that was a series of mistakes. Ok, I’ll start with the biggest one: 2010 Holidays – I deliberately ate whatever my heart desired because ‘I want to enjoy the holidays. ... Read more
At some point in the last few months, old "Sue"moved back in an took control. Old Sue finds lots of excuses for why she is not able to put forth a lot of effort. Granted she has some really good excuses, the problem with old Sue is that she do... Read more
Vacation Pics & Recovery
We had a great time in Aruba! Relaxed, woke up when I wanted to, stayed up late, planted my butt on the beach for hours at a time...it was all that a vacation should be.
Although I did manage to make some good choices (vegetables and frui... Read more
I'm not all talk, I swear. Gonna get it done.
It’s time for some tough love directed toward myself. If there is one thing that I have learned on this journey (or re-learned) is that in order to be at a healthy weight and stay there, you have to work at it. I don’t look at a thin person an... Read more
January was a tough month. I was determined that it would not be a repeat of last January, but in the end the results were the same – although the reasons behind it were very different. Following several weeks of work spilling over into all ar... Read more
Slacker Be Gone!
Let’s get this show on the road! 2011 is here. It’s time to take charge.
I’ve been a bit of a sla... Read more
What you can learn from others & a New Years resolution
I’m logged in for one of the last times in 2010 before I head out of town. This year went by so quickly. It has been a pretty good year. Although my weight loss has not been significant this year, I’ve worked hard, lost inches and kept the ne... Read more
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WL Goal Here I Come...
Inspired by progress pictures of a SP friend last week, I promptly ordered Turbo Fire. The box arrived earlier this week and I started the program two days ago. I typically do not like to read instructions, but sat down with the materials and ha... Read more