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Enjoying my new eating plan (JE 12 week challenge)
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      7 comments

I have been wanting to start the JE 12 week challenge since it came out. Well I didn't start until this week. I won't go into all the reasons why i didn't start before....boring! I skipped forward to the 2nd stage because I wanted to cont... Read more
Plan for this week
Sunday, September 18, 2011      1 comments

I was reading several peoples blogs trying to get my mind together for the upcoming week. I stole this lay out from Eddles08's blog post. Nutrition: Non Workout Days: 1300-1500 Workout Days: 1500-1800 6 meals a day. ... Read more
Watch Me Shrink Challenge - Week 1 Pics
Saturday, September 17, 2011      11 comments

Ok folks......I need a push, a change, ACCOUNTABILITY and so on. Posting pics is stressful for me, but I have been so motivated by how many other Sparker's are brave and willing to do what it takes to shrink! (BTW I do feel Spark is a safe... Read more
Commitment to Goals for Self
Monday, September 12, 2011      6 comments

Wow, I have fallen off the wagon and haven't gotten up!!! Vacation, three day holiday weekend parties, etc.......I did better than years in the past, but definitely lost my routine and pizazz for my new healthier life style. Even DH said "... Read more
Finally a progress pic and some notes about the journey thus far
Sunday, August 21, 2011      7 comments

I have always wanted to do the side by side pic comparison but was always too chicken and technically challenged. Additionally I hate standing in this attire to have my photo taken. I have my husband take them which if he isn't laughing at me ... Read more
One of my unthinkable"s came to be!
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      9 comments

One of my unthinkable"s came to be! I have never embraced the elliptical machine. I gave it a try a few times after motivation from SHAPNUP and one of her blog post, but quickly gave it up for my friend the treadmill. Last night I met... Read more
Mental struggles have been interfering lately
Sunday, August 14, 2011      7 comments

Mental struggles have been interfering lately. I have been sticking with the fitness plan, except the 2 weeks recuperation from a sciatic injury. I love the feeling of accomplishment and sticking with it. Unfortunately I'm in the plat... Read more
I feel proud to have a craving that is good & positive for me
Saturday, July 30, 2011      0 comments

I feel proud to have a craving that is good and positive for me. I'm still often tempted with food in this lifetime journey of living a healthy lifestyle, but I suppose temptations will always be part of life. Finding victory in adding healthy... Read more
The good of the bad
Saturday, July 23, 2011      2 comments

Last 8 days ago I made a wrong move and sent my sciatic into a series of spasms. Had to seek medical attention and was out of commission for 3 days. Started therapy and while I have about 90% of my range of motion back I still have some sc... Read more
Do you Swai?
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      3 comments

Hey folks I just experienced my first Swai! Tasty, tasty!! My trainer recently told me about a white fish that is moist and doesn't have a strong fish taste. She described it as similar to Tilapia. So I thought I would give it a try. ... Read more
Small victories....if I keep telling myself this will it come to be? (Pic from race)
Friday, June 17, 2011      4 comments

Sometimes I think I keep selling myself.......small victories lead to big victories. Consistency wins, don't stop now. It will happen, just enjoy the journey.......... Small Victory list on the 5k run last night. Completed Moonligh... Read more
Frustrated & Sad.....I want results
Saturday, June 04, 2011      2 comments

Warning....I'm having a whiney moment. I try to remain positive, and succeed a large percentage of the time, but I'm really frustrated. I have not lost a single pound since January. I have worked out a minimum of 4 x a week or more since ... Read more
Vacation, Cinnabon and victories
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      3 comments

Vacation and fitness. It was one. Not separate. Not Oh I have to the gym and get my work out in. It was oh, it would be nice to go for a run on the beach. I have been on a girls trip with family members to a beach house. It was peaceful... Read more
Today's journal with a couple pics
Saturday, May 21, 2011      2 comments

Plan for the day - get a 2.5 mile run in. Worked out last night and had tuff time w/ankle pain and mental negativity. So today I looked out the window...it's not raining.. to self.....Come On Girl, get your gear on, get your mind ready. I... Read more
Results are pumping thru my veins.....
Thursday, May 12, 2011      2 comments

2.5 inches gone from the bust 1 inch from the waist .5 inch from the J-lo or hips if you prefer Today was fitness day with my trainer. Last test was Jan 23rd. Vertical Distance - 187 feet (5 minutes at 30 incline and 1.5 pace can not... Read more

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