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Lunch time is NOT enough time for the gym!
Monday, February 25, 2013      2 comments

I have learned through trial and error that you have to stick with this for the long haul! Today I missed the gym this morning. My little one decided he wanted to get up at 2:30 this morning! At any rate NO EXCUSES. I decided to use my lunch hou... Read more
TM running update
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      1 comments

I am STILL super proud of myself. Sooo this is what I have decided to do. I do have a past knee injury so I am going to alternate treadmill and elliptical cardio workouts. Today I did 5 minute warm up run 1 minute walk 3 minutes, run 1 min walk ... Read more
Non Scale Victory! YAY!
Saturday, February 16, 2013      5 comments

This is a huge deal to me! I know that there are many of you out there that would be excited about this too! I did it! I jogged on the treadmill for at least a minute at 4 mph WITHOUT holding on! I am so very proud of myself! I plan on increasin... Read more
First fight of a long long battle!
Tuesday, August 07, 2012      2 comments

Wow.. it has been a long time sparkers! I am back from having my son, the hardest most rewarding thing I have ever done! He is now 6 months old and I am so in love! I have come to the realization that I have to do this not just for me... for him... Read more
First week of November update.
Friday, November 05, 2010      0 comments

I stayed on program this week. Down one pound. I have worked hard this week. Headed to the gym in the morning for some extra cardio! I may see if I can't talk my bestie into a hike at our BEAUTIFUL state park on Sunday! Official weigh in an... Read more
November Goals
Monday, November 01, 2010      1 comments

To lose 10 pounds by December 1, 2010. Current Weight: 277 12-1-10 Goal: 266 To go to the gym at least 3 days a week, preferrably 5 days a week! Eat within my calorie range every day. Bring my lunch to work every day. Wa... Read more
10 reasons why I want to lose it.. for good
Thursday, October 14, 2010      1 comments

O.K... So I could have thought of 1 million reasons why I want to lose the weight, but here are 10 that seemed pretty important. 10) I want to be able to do the athletic things I used to do.... comfortably! ... Read more
Treading Water... Still
Sunday, May 02, 2010      4 comments

I have been working my a$$ off at the gym, and eating right, I have changed up my ST routine and added more cardio. I have lost some inches but my weight teeters between 277 and 280. I always get stuck around this weight and in the past I have q... Read more
changing things up again
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

Ok I have found that I too am obsessed with the scale, and I beat myself up when it doesn't read "as it should". So............ I am only going to weigh in once a month and focus on how my clothes fit as well as how my stregth and endurance is i... Read more
This SNOW SUUUUCCCKKKSSS!!!! Messing with my routine!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

I live in a fairly rural community in southern Indiana, we have had snow snow snow. About 12 inches of snow to be exact, I have missed the gym the last 2 days in a row and I am SUPER frustrated! Sure, I can do small exercises at home, but I don... Read more
Tuesday, February 09, 2010      8 comments

First of all thank you to my spark friends for all of your words of encouragement!!!!!!! Last week I gained 2 pounds and got super frustrated, but unlike many times before I DID NOT QUIT!!!!!!! I pushed through, amped up my cardio and changed my... Read more
Daily Report
Friday, February 05, 2010      3 comments

I had a pretty good day at the gym today! It went as follows: 40 minutes on elliptical at level 5 Mileage-2.86 Leg presses, adduction, abduction, heel raises A quick game of H-O-R-S-E with my gym buddy 15 minutes on treadmill to cool dow... Read more
Thursday, February 04, 2010      7 comments

I have been down this weight loss road before right about now, or between where I am now and 277 I ALWAYS freakin hit a #$%&@ plateau!!!!!! I was at 284 last week I was so good and did everything I was supposed to and ended up at 286!! GRRRRRRRR... Read more
This may be it!!!
Thursday, January 21, 2010      0 comments

I have battled with my weight since for almost exactly 8 years! My father committed suicide 1-22-2002. After that event my mother became ill and has since passed. I have gained about 100 pounds in the first year after my fathers death and have m... Read more