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Self-Loathing has Left the Building
Monday, January 09, 2012      6 comments

The Holidays were rough. I realized I have very little will power, if none at all. I made 10 varieties of Christmas cookies this year. I tried all 10. Several times. I also ate the following... Roast pork Lasagna (with garlic bread) Wine ... Read more
100 Pounds: Lessons, Regrets, and Hypothyroidism
Sunday, December 11, 2011      10 comments

So here I am. It took me 1 year, 10 months, and 10 days to get here. I'm not at my goal just yet, but this is definitely a huge milestone for me. At times, I thought I'd never get here. But now that I've made it this far, I'm so glad I've stuck ... Read more
Trusting Your Gut
Friday, October 14, 2011      7 comments

I had my annual physical. I went for the blood work over a week ago, and the office called about 2 days later with good news. Everything checked out great. All my numbers are good, including my thyroid. My thyroid is what made me visit the docto... Read more
Discovering Success
Saturday, August 13, 2011      4 comments

I usually join these Biggest Loser Challenges every season, and I'm always successful. I've lost between 7-14 pounds during that 10 week period. This summer I expected the same results. Needless to say, I've been disappointed. We're just days aw... Read more
Please Explain...There Must Be a Purpose
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      8 comments

I had a long rant this morning that made me feel so much better. One peave I had was gym etiquette, and how some people lack it. This isn't really etiquette, it just annoys me. Can someone please explain to me why there are some women that... Read more
Caution: Rant Ahead
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      9 comments

I'm in a negative trench. I'm hoping to claw myself out real soon. But the past week has made me irritated. Here's why- 1) The Biggest Loser. (Not our teams...the tv show) I'm not a huge fan, but if I'm home (which is most Tuesday evenings)... Read more
Ignorance Truly is Bliss
Friday, April 01, 2011      5 comments

I love going out to eat. My household is on an extremely tight budget. After paying bills and expenses, providing the needs of my 4 children, and going grocery shopping, there is almost never any money left over to eat out. When we do go out, it... Read more
I'm a What?
Sunday, March 20, 2011      6 comments

I ran 5k for the first time about a month ago. It took me nearly 40 minutes (not too bad) but the pain I was in was ridiculous. I was stiff, and sore all over, especially my hips. My legs hurt, and I had to push through that feeling of "Are we t... Read more
Party Ends...BL Spring Challenge Begins
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      4 comments

So I ended the winter challenge losing 7 pounds in 10 weeks. Not so great. Since then I've been sticking to my eating plan and calorie range. I usually consume between 1400-1500 per day. I've been slacking slightly at the gym, only getting in ab... Read more
Hitting the Reset Button
Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

Last year, I decided to work on my 2011 birthday present. I joined Spark and gave myself a year to drop to under 200 pounds. This birthday is a biggie....the big 40. I can't even believe it myself. So what better present to give to ones-self tha... Read more
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      4 comments

I began my journey on February 3rd, 2010. I joined Spark 3 days later, on my birthday. It was my goal to reach one-derland in a year. It seemed attainable. I needed to drop 72 pounds. But I was giving myself plenty of time to do it. Or so I th... Read more
Safety Net
Thursday, January 13, 2011      3 comments

I'm sure my closet looks like like so many others. I am the anti-hoarder. That is most likely because my grandmother is a hoarder, keeping things like a thousand plastic supermarket bags, empty cake boxes, jars, shoes that don't fit, food that's... Read more
Operation Christmas Cookie
Friday, December 24, 2010      3 comments

On the evening of the December 22nd, I did something I didn't think people did anymore. I went Christmas Caroling. My preacher called, and wanted to go to the homes of a few church members that were either elderly or had families with small chil... Read more
Keep it Up
Thursday, October 28, 2010      4 comments

This journey has been long. I know that etch day, I grow stronger, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Making good choices is almost natural now, and the craving for most things bad for me are gone. The reactions I get are so positive. I l... Read more
Too Big
Wednesday, September 08, 2010      17 comments

It was just 7 months ago that I joined Spark, and the title of my blog would be in reference to waist, my thighs, and please don't forget the hips. My hips were huge. I believe I measured them at 60 inches (and that was a month after beg... Read more

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