TWALKER0475's Blogs

Where Has the Time Gone?
Wednesday, October 01, 2014      1 comments

It has been awhile since I've been on Spark. A quick update: at the beginning of this year I found myself at my highest weight ever (possibly including pregnancy, sheesh!), 223 lbs. I had been struggling with depression for around a year and ... Read more
Moderation Experiment/Staying Motivated
Friday, May 10, 2013      4 comments

Well, my moderation experiment yesterday turned out not to be with cookies. Instead, I tried a "moderation day" out at the ball park with my son for his class field trip. I decided I would experiment with just eating what I wanted - not bingei... Read more
Moderation Experiment
Monday, May 06, 2013      6 comments

Moderation is hard for me when it comes to certain foods. Chocolate chip cookies come to mind...last week I discovered that Chik Fil-A has a chocolate chunk cookie to DIE for. I consumed several, on more than one day. ... Read more
Nutrition: What's Working for Me Now
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      1 comments

Right now I've found a groove with nutrition that seems to be working and that I find sustainable. I've basically gone back to what worked for me in the past - clean eating. The more processed foods I eat and the more regularly I eat them the ... Read more
Everything is Fine
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      3 comments

That is one of my son's favorite songs, by Josh Turner. We listen to it on the way home from his MMA class three times a week. It is a great song, very upbeat, about basically counting your blessings. It is how I am feeling. I admit, the... Read more
20th high school reunion on the horizon
Monday, March 11, 2013      10 comments

Mission accomplished last week: Got a workout in 4X last week and did stellar on the nutrition front Mon-Fri! I relaxed a little on the weekend and had a few too many jelly beans and a brownie, and Sat. night I had a bowl of pasta later in the... Read more
I joined Weight Watchers (again)
Thursday, August 09, 2012      3 comments

I considered my options before I signed up with WW again and decided that what I most need right now is accountability. It has been too easy to blow off weigh-ins as I have been struggling to get back on track these past 6+ months, plus it woul... Read more
Conditional support
Wednesday, June 20, 2012      4 comments

I feel lost in the woods, searching for the path back to health and happiness but can't seem to find the trail. Or maybe it would be more accurate to say that I see the trail ahead, but it looks scary...lots of twists and turns, I'm not sure I ... Read more
April 2012 progress: Frustration
Monday, April 30, 2012      4 comments

I was feeling really good at the beginning of April. I had lost a little over 9 lbs since early February and I fully expected to continue losing roughly 1 lb/week, hoping to be down close to 15 lbs by the end of April. My overall plan to lose ... Read more
How I got my groove back
Thursday, February 23, 2012      1 comments

I feel like I am back on track with the healthy lifestyle I created for myself a couple years back. The path ahead of me is clear and I feel confident once again in my ability to follow it. It has taken longer for me to find my way back than I... Read more
Why's it gotta be so complicated?
Thursday, December 01, 2011      4 comments

I haven't blogged in awhile...I veered off track at the beginning of the summer and have only been finding my way back in the past month or so. The bad news is I managed to gain nearly 30 lbs between June and November. Do the math...yep, that'... Read more
Finding Balance
Thursday, September 01, 2011      1 comments

It is the start of a new month...30 days lie before me, unblemished, a clean slate. What do I want to do differently this month? To start with, I'm breaking up with junk food. There is no such thing as moderation with me and junk food. T... Read more
Taking Back the Reins and Getting Paid to Do What I Love!
Monday, August 22, 2011      4 comments

What is it with me and challenges? I just cannot resist them! The promise of a new and improved body always calls to me, especially at a time like now when I have managed to put on 10 lbs. Yes, this would be the same 10 lbs that I lost back i... Read more
Self image issues
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      3 comments

For the past year and a half I have considered myself basically at goal. I have fluctuated between 136-150 lbs during that the high end I felt I was in the "danger" zone heading back to overweight territory, but at the low to mid regi... Read more
28 Day Challenge - Final Stripped Results!
Monday, May 23, 2011      12 comments

So here are my stats, presented as "beginning/ending" (change): weight: 150.6/140.4 (-10.2) body fat %: 22.2%/20.2% (-2%) bust: 36.5/35 (-1.5) waist: 31.5/30.25 (-1.25) abdomen: 35/33 (-2) hips: 37/36 (-1) butt: 39.5/38.5... Read more

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