WINDMILLS18
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Ignoring Negativity
Saturday, January 19, 2019      13 comments

Last week I received my first negative comment on a weight loss post. I deleted the comment, tried to block the person who posted it (someone I do not ... Read more
Some Real Talk
Monday, November 05, 2018      15 comments

I am addicted to food. I was doing well navigating through my emotional eating triggers and then one day I caved and succumbed to my old habits. That one time was all it took for me to slip back to my old ways. I let work stress and life stress ... Read more
Crying in the Fitting Room
Sunday, August 05, 2018      28 comments

Adventures in clothes shopping turned out to be an emotional roller coaster! For most of my teaching career I have worn flowy peasant tops and tunics, wi... Read more
My Favorite Non-Scale Victory!
Friday, July 27, 2018      16 comments

I've been wanting to post about this for a while...so here goes! I used to never cross my legs. I also never understood why anyone would want to cross ... Read more
So Much To Be Proud Of
Friday, July 13, 2018      10 comments

Hello, my Spark friends! It’s been a while since my last blog and I owe you all a lot of incredible milestones and non-scale victories! As of Sunday I have lost 118 pounds! What??? It’s still seems crazy to me! Along with those pounds disap... Read more
Transformation Tuesday 5-22-18
Tuesday, May 22, 2018      15 comments

This transformation pic makes me have so many feels. I see the obvious physical changes but I also see that the woman on the right has so much more ... Read more
Sharing My Story
Saturday, May 19, 2018      17 comments

I have been attempting to get healthy for over 10 years. This current journey began in January of 2017 weighing in at 355 pounds. I began 2017 with some pounds lost (losses then gains then losses then gains), but took on a steady surge in Octobe... Read more
Crushing Goals
Wednesday, May 16, 2018      6 comments

The past month has been packed with huge weight loss journey milestones and some new adventures. -I hit the 100 pounds lost mark the last week of April! Woot! -This past weekend I crushed my next big goal of getting to 250 pounds! Do... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Bye Bye Morbid Obesity
Monday, March 05, 2018      164 comments

Yesterday was weigh-in day and I am down another 3 pounds (woot), which is a loss of 85 total pounds (double woot)! I did all of my math updates and that's a 24% weight loss! I've lost almost a quarter of who I used to be...crazy! But... Read more
Crushed my next BIG goal!
Sunday, February 18, 2018      8 comments

I DID IT! emoticon I finally hit my second BIG goal! I am so ecstatic right now! I had a lot of ... Read more
Happy 1 Month Gym-i-versary!
Monday, February 12, 2018      3 comments

Today marks one month since I started going to my local Y. I have gone every weekday (except one due to foot pain) and have worked out at least 60 minutes each of those days. It has become my new normal. I always dreamed I would be that pe... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Not What I Was Expecting
Sunday, January 28, 2018      9 comments

Well, I had the best week I've ever had for calories in vs calories out. I was on point with my food and went to the gym every weekday morning getting in over 6 hours of exercise. I was so excited to get on the scale this morning because I thoug... Read more
Confession: I like going to the gym!
Friday, January 19, 2018      2 comments

I joined my local Y on Thursday of last week. I went last Friday morning at 5 am. I only walked on the treadmill and tried to get comfortable with my surroundings. My feet were blistered and sore, but I went back on Monday. My feet were beginnin... Read more
Chalkboard Goal
Thursday, January 18, 2018      3 comments

I usually write cute messages or holiday greetings on my kitchen chalkboard. Today I decided to make it be my goal countdown. I am 7 pounds away from reaching my next goal and I think this visual reminder will help keep me pushing through. I set... Read more
Productive Snow Day!
Wednesday, January 17, 2018      3 comments

I woke up this morning at 4:30 and saw snow on the ground and knew that school (I'm a teacher) would be cancelled and sure enough I got the call at 6am, The roads were too bad at 5am to go to the gym so I planned to go later in the day. I u... Read more

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