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I feel like my battle with food is over!!! PLEASE READ.
Friday, October 02, 2015      1 comments

Hi everyone! I really wanted to share some of my story with the Spark community, because I know that a lot of you are struggling. Maybe this information can help. Sorry in advance for the long post! I have struggled with my weight since I w... Read more
My first 10k race!
Monday, October 20, 2014      4 comments

As some of you remember, I did my first 5k race in April, and I LOVED it! I was inspired to sign up for a 10k race, and thought it would motivate me to keep up with my running through a training program. Unfortunately, I got lazy and didn't tra... Read more
What to tell myself when I want to give up:
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      4 comments

You hate when your pants are too tight. You walk with your head held high when you are feeling good. You enjoy shopping at this smaller size. Your energy goes through the roof when you are following the Actual Nutrition plan. You have co... Read more
Mud run!!
Monday, July 07, 2014      4 comments

Yesterday, I was able to cross something off my "bucket list" - I completed a mud run!! It was Mud Hero Halifax, and it was SOOO much fun! I wish my husband would have run it with me, but my 2 friends and I had a great time. Maybe I can t... Read more
Maintenance Plan
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      3 comments

I can't believe I'm getting close to maintenance. In the past, I have lost weight and gained it back over and over. This time, I have lost 50+ lbs, and I am determined to keep it off for good! I have learned that NOT having a maintenanc... Read more
BIG milestone!!
Wednesday, July 02, 2014      9 comments

I am SO excited to say that I have reached the milestone of 50 POUNDS LOST!! In June 2013, I set a goal for myself to lose 54.2 lbs in a year (to get to 160 lbs). I didn't quite make it, but I came close. I've been working hard to make my goa... Read more
Thinking about giving up the scale
Thursday, June 26, 2014      1 comments

I've been obsessed with scales since about the 9th grade. Weight was a very popular topic at our house. Everyone always seemed to know what everyone else weighed. My mom got weighed daily (pretty sure she still does), and I adopted the same h... Read more
Feeling AMAZING!!!
Friday, May 16, 2014      1 comments

This is my 5th day on my nutrition plan, and I feel SOOO great! It takes a lot of planning, but other than that it's really easy to follow. It's a large volume of food, so I never feel hungry. And it's a much better balance of foods than I wa... Read more
Nutrition Program
Monday, May 12, 2014      2 comments

So, setting up an accountability chart for myself hasn't been working to get myself back on track. I gained about 8 lbs back over the last 2 months, and my clothes were starting to feel uncomfortable. I had to admit to myself that I needed hel... Read more
Picking myself back up again
Tuesday, April 29, 2014      3 comments

Hello SparkFriends! I was doing so well... and then Easter weekend happened. We had houseguests for 4 days, and our families gave our 2 kids TONS of candy. They are only 2.5 years and 13 months old, so we didn't want them eating too much ... Read more
April 9 - 15 recap
Wednesday, April 16, 2014      5 comments

This was my first week using my new checkbox accountability system. I think it worked fairly well. It helped me focus on the basics, and since I didn't expect perfection from myself it kept me feeling positive about my week. Here are my r... Read more
My first 5k race!
Saturday, April 12, 2014      5 comments

Today, I checked something off my bucket list that has been there for a LONG time... to run a emoticon race! ... Read more
44 lbs down, 11 to go
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      9 comments

After a hiatus that lasted longer than intended, I'm ready to get back on track and LOSE the last 11 lbs to get me to 160. I don't know if I'll ultimately aim for a weight that's lower than that, but it would be such a huge mental boost to get ... Read more
Updated Goals for 2014
Monday, April 07, 2014      9 comments

I had posted a blog in January setting out my goals for 2014 (
al.asp?blog_id=5597074 ). I have been slipping lately, and have gained back about 6 lbs. It's time to ... Read more
Before and After
Saturday, March 22, 2014      13 comments

Last year, I wrote a blog about how I wanted to get to my goal weight by my son's first birthday:
al.asp?blog_id=5388095 I wanted to go from 214 lbs to 160 lbs. We... Read more

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