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Month 1 Updates
Wednesday, October 11, 2017      1 comments

Tomorrow is my 1 month Sparkaversary but I couldn't handle the anticipation so I did my weigh in and measurements today. I'm pleased to report the following progress: Goal #1: Get under 170lbs by 10/12 ***Achieved 9/20 Goal #2: Lose 10l... Read more
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Sunday, October 08, 2017      2 comments

With a 4 month old baby, it's a common occurrence for me to not get a good night's sleep but this weekend has been more challenging than most. Normally the way I combat fatigue is with food, particularly sugar. On top of that, the first thing ... Read more
I AM Enough
Thursday, October 05, 2017      4 comments

It's easy to forget in the day to day that I AM enough. Enough to get what I want, be what I want, do what I want. I, like everyone, get beat down by stress, money, society and not least of all, myself. I have struggled with self esteem for m... Read more
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Monday, October 02, 2017      10 comments

Today is the day I quit my gym membership. This may seem like a bad omen to some of you but here's what I realized recently: Sometimes good enough is good enough. I bought the membership months ago with good intentions. In 2 or 3 months I've ... Read more
Goals, Goals and More Goals
Thursday, September 28, 2017      4 comments

Its near the end of the month, or close enough, that I'd like to update my goals, reflect on the last few weeks and create new goals for the remainder of the year. First, let's take a look at September and the goals I achieved (always good to s... Read more
Managing Expectations
Monday, September 25, 2017      3 comments

So there I was, preparing for my 2nd weigh in and feeling nervous and excited. During my first week on Spark People I lost almost 9lbs! Of course, prior to that I was eating incredibly poorly (large quantities of cookie dough type poorly) and ... Read more
Why there should be a waiting period on second helpings
Friday, September 22, 2017      6 comments

I've been meaning to write this blog for a few days now and I'm glad I'm finally getting around to doing so. This week I have gone over my daily allotment of calories not once but twice. This may not sound like a huge deal (and it's really not... Read more
Temptation and how not to give in
Tuesday, September 19, 2017      3 comments

If any of you are reading this looking for the answer you can stop now. I was actually looking for it myself and hoped you had it! In all seriousness, I'm feeling a relapse coming on which is a little disheartening as I'm just entering week t... Read more
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Monday, September 18, 2017      13 comments

It's Monday and the start of a new week. Today I am thankful for small victories. This in itself may seem easy to some but for an all or nothing type like myself, it takes a big paradigm shift to appreciate the little things. I think my jour... Read more
Ahh the weekend...
Saturday, September 16, 2017      1 comments

Generally the weekend is a dreaded time for me when it comes to maintain my healthy habits. During the week there is routine and structure. The weekends are a proverbial free for all! But today is day 4 of my renewed Get Healthy journey and I... Read more
My Why: A Reminder
Thursday, September 14, 2017      2 comments

I want to document why I'm here so that on the difficult days (and they will surely come), I can look back and remind myself of why I do this. Why I take the time to measure and log my food. Why I spend time exercising and reading articles. W... Read more