Successful weigh in
Friday, October 15, 2010      6 comments

I had my two week weigh in today and I was down two pounds. I would love to be one of those sparklers who drop 2 pounds a week but for me even one pound a week seems to be a stretch so I am going to be happy with my 2 pounds in two weeks. ... Read more
Not so Successful Day
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      8 comments

Well after a 29 day streak of hitting my calorie goals, I broke the streak by going over my calories by about 200. I didn't really lose control of my eating I just lost track of where I was at for the day and ate dinner before I logged. I am d... Read more
Lovely Weekend
Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

My daughters and two granddaughters spent the weekend and we had a lovely time. We ate healthy and walked and walked. Ice Cream is my biggest trigger food and I haven't had any in the house since I began this journey. So Friday I bought a 1/2... Read more
True Confessions
Friday, October 08, 2010      4 comments

I can't run. I don't mean I can't fun because I am fat (which I am), or because I have bad knees (which I do). I mean I don't know how to run. I know this sounds absurd and when I say it aloud people laugh because they think I am being funny ... Read more
Stay the Course
Wednesday, October 06, 2010      4 comments

No big words of wisdom or eureka moments today but I haven't blogged for a couple of days so I am just checking in. I have met my food and fitness goals without any major challenges or distractions. I am starting to get beyond the phase of nee... Read more
I Can Do This!
Monday, October 04, 2010      4 comments

Now I know I shouldn't be getting cocky but I am really beginning to think I can do this. It has now been 22 days since I ate without thought of what was going into my mouth and what effect it would have on my body. It has also been 22 days si... Read more
Turtletalk vs the all you can eat Buffet
Saturday, October 02, 2010      3 comments

Its day 2 of the 12 weeks to Christmas challenge and my husband decides we should go to a steakhouse all you can eat buffet. But, I took control and showed that buffet who is boss. I started by letting hubby, daughter, and granddaughter fill ... Read more
12 Weeks until Christmas
Friday, October 01, 2010      2 comments

I know I am supposed to be only weighing monthly but I weighed this morning for the 12 weeks till Christmas Challenge. I am down another 3 pounds, Yipeee! For the challenge my goals are 1. Log in and track calories daily 2. Stay under ... Read more
Goodbye September
Thursday, September 30, 2010      2 comments

Well the weather has given us a beautiful day to bid September goodby. I started taking my sparking seriously 18 days ago and have logged 18 days within my calorie goals and 14 days within my fitness goals. Of course I wish for perfection but ... Read more
Walking through the stress
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      4 comments

The last two days at work has been like working in a nut house. Not the funny parts of working in a nut house, the stressful parts. My historical pattern would be to head to the lounge and scrounge for something sinful to reward myself for dea... Read more
15 Successful days
Monday, September 27, 2010      3 comments

As I have mentioned earlier I am great at starting but not so good at finishing. That is why I am so excited about having 15 successful days of logging everything that goes in my mouth and not going over my calorie target. Note that those 15 d... Read more
Yahoo! 2nd Successful Weekend
Sunday, September 26, 2010      1 comments

I stuck to my nutrition goals and walked every day. The beautiful weather made it easy to stick with the walking. I even managed a few minutes of jogging during today's walk. I am struggling with my sodium goal. I don't salt anything but I ... Read more
It's all about the choices
Friday, September 24, 2010      4 comments

This weekend I will choose to plan ahead for my weekly date night dinner out. I will choose to take a walk around the lake and enjoy this beautiful autumn weather. I will choose not to use the weekend as an excuse to eat foods that I easily ig... Read more
No inspiration
Thursday, September 23, 2010      1 comments

Don't panic, I still have plenty of inspiration for my food and exercise plan. I just have no inspiration to blog. I am tired and ready for bed, I have met all of my daily goals except the one to post something daily. When I decided that I wo... Read more
Wahoo 5 pounds!
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      7 comments

I weighed in 5 pounds down this morning. Keep in mind that is for a month, not a week. I have had a few people ask how I manage to only weigh once a month. I must be honest, I actually weigh much more often than that, sometimes daily, somtime... Read more

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