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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Halfway There & New Photos
Thursday, July 27, 2017      42 comments

When I joined SparkPeople six months ago, I had only loosely defined goals. I had been exercising for 10+ minutes a day for a while and wanted to track the number of consecutive days I could do it. Since SP has the nutrition tracker, I somewhat ... Read more
What's "Deliberate Practice" & Why Should You Care?
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      0 comments

Have you ever heard of the 10,000 hour rule? The 10,000 hour rule is an idea from a Malcolm Gladwell book that theorizes that it takes that amount of practice in order to become really good at something. That idea was based on a 1993 study from ... Read more
Big Fat Zero
Monday, June 26, 2017      1 comments

Today's my weekly measurement day, and the title refers to this week's results. I didn't note any change in my measurements at all this morning. Days like today remind me why I'm not able to handle weigh-ins. Working hard all week and seeing no ... Read more
Measurement Monday: Keeping On, Keeping On
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      2 comments

Today was my weekly measurement day, and I definitely wasn't looking forward to it. The past few weeks other challenges have limited my time and energy, so I've been moving forward on auto-pilot. I still work out a minimum of forty-five minutes ... Read more
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      5 comments

Do you ever feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day? Everyday I get up, exercise, eat a high protein breakfast and so on. The positive here is I do these things whether I feel like it or not. The downside is I still don't actually want to do them... Read more
Just Trying to Keep Up
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      3 comments

Anyone reading this probably knows how much time and mental energy restrictive eating (aka "dieting", "lifestyle change" or "modified eating plan") and daily exercise takes up. One of the reasons that I kicked my own butt in hopes of being mostl... Read more
Transformation Tuesday and Why I Hate the Scale
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      2 comments

Yesterday I posted my weekly measurements but didn't have a chance to take photos. Each week I've been taking a set of pictures in the same sports bra and short-shorts to gauge my progress or lack therefore of. The apparel and angles were specif... Read more
Another Measurement Monday
Monday, May 29, 2017      3 comments

Happy Memorial Day and thank you to service members past and present and their families! The holiday weekend is throwing off my meal planning a bit, but I'm sticking to minimum of 45 daily fitness minutes. I've actually done an hour or more almo... Read more
Size Matters
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      5 comments

On Friday my favorite thrift store had a bag sale. Since thrift stores have tons of different brands with varying cuts and a mix of modern and vintage, I judge clothes by holding them up first instead of relying on the number on the tag (assumin... Read more
Monday Morning Measurements + Photos
Monday, May 22, 2017      4 comments

It's time for another set of Monday morning measurements and photos. I'm working hard to see some serious ab definition by the end of the month, so let's see how I'm progressing. Last week I measured 38", 25.75", 39" and 20.5" at mid thigh. ... Read more
How to Become a Consistent Exerciser
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      8 comments

In a previous post I joined many other Sparkers in extolling the virtues of daily exercise. Starting with just ten fitness minutes every day is enough to form a habit. This small change often inspires more changes, which eventually add up to big... Read more
One Week Post-Supplements with Photos
Monday, May 15, 2017      4 comments

A few weeks ago I tried Hydroxycut Pro Clinical after three months of seeing only very modest results with daily exercise and a modified diet. I finished a 72 count bottle on May 8th and posted the before and after photos. As those photos demons... Read more
One Simple Question That Will Change How You Approach Problems
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      4 comments

Thanks for all of the great feedback on my last post! I've read every reply and am glad the message resonated with so many of you. Today I'm going to share some of the best advice I've ever given someone. One evening a few months ago a frie... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Snowball Effect: Advice for Beginners and Begin-Againers
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      77 comments

Beginning a new healthy habit is the hardest part. Almost everyone knows what healthy habits look like, regular exercise, lots of water, whole foods, etc., but most people can't find the motivation to make a serious commitment. A healthy lifesty... Read more
Final Day: Before and After Photos
Monday, May 08, 2017      1 comments

Today is my fourteenth and final day taking Hydroxycut Pro Clinical. I'll finish the bottle around lunch time and am not planning to continue. For first time readers, I tried the supplement out of desperation after working hard for three months ... Read more

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