SPARKLE1896's Blogs

My First 5k
Sunday, March 20, 2011      4 comments

I ran my first 5k today! I finished in 31:52. I'm already planning my next race LOL. I was so excited I had trouble sleeping last night. It was colder than we had originally expected. It was supposed to be 51F, but ended up being around 36F... Read more
Motivation Myths
Monday, February 21, 2011      1 comments

I was excited about finding this article. It was almost like it was written for me to find. The main theme is about setting realistic goals and not focusing on perfection. I focus so much on the scale, but I truly don't have control over the ... Read more
In three weeks haven't lost a lot of weight, but...
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      2 comments

So I've been back at eating healthy and exercising for almost 3 weeks and I've only lost 2lbs. I'm disappointed, but I'm trying to remind myself that losing weight isn't what it's all about. So in three weeks I haven't lost a lot of weight, bu... Read more
Back at it for 1 week
Friday, January 14, 2011      0 comments

Well I've been back at it for a week now and I'm feeling pretty great. I planned out my dinners a week ahead of time and that's made eating healthy so much easier. I've made some pretty tasty and healthy dinners. I've even started getting up... Read more
Starting Over
Friday, January 07, 2011      3 comments

How could I go from being so motivated to gaining almost 20 pounds? I feel so frustrated with myself and hopeless. I don't know how I was able to do it before. How did I juggle going to school full-time, working full-time, being a mother and ... Read more
5 things that motivate me to make healthy choices
Friday, February 26, 2010      3 comments

BL Spring Week 1 Challenge Blog Post 1. People telling me I look GREAT! Since I've lost weight people tell me I look so skinny or I look great or even I'm one hot momma! 2. Inspiring others. Since I've started my weight loss journey ... Read more
Boot Camp Day 1
Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

I'm so excited to be starting the SP Boot Camp. Day 1 exercise is done. I'm starting the challenge weighing 166lbs. I'm ready!!!... Read more
Yeah Me!
Friday, April 10, 2009      0 comments

I'm so proud of what I've done since the end of January. I've managed to lose 22 pounds and I'm feeding my family healthy meals! I could never cook before, my husband was the one doing the cooking. With him at work, the kids and I would go ou... Read more
10% Gone!
Thursday, March 26, 2009      0 comments

At today's weigh in I met my 10% goal! I'm so proud of myself. I've lost 20 pounds since the end of January. I'm doing it and I don't feel deprived and I don't feel overwhelmed. I have tried Weight Watchers twice and both times after a few m... Read more
11 pounds down!
Sunday, March 01, 2009      0 comments

I'm feeling really GREAT about my progress. I've lost 11 pounds in February! I'm just 8 pounds away from my 10% goal. I signed up for Stormy's lose 10lbs in March challenge and I'm really excited about starting the challenge today. Hearing o... Read more
Get Fit day at work
Friday, February 20, 2009      0 comments

I've been on my weight loss plan for about 3 weeks now and have lost 5 pounds! Yea me! At work HR put together a get fit program and today was the start of it. They did health assessments and HOLY COW was that depressing! They measured body f... Read more