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Julia Child said it best: Never apologize
Friday, April 21, 2017      10 comments

I've been looking back through my previous blog entries this week, reading about my past struggles, past wins, past fights. None of these things are really in the past, though. Every day offers up some kind of struggle, win, and/or fight. Almost... Read more
Challenge: Me, Me, Me
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      5 comments

It has been so long since I've done any kind of fitness challenge, and I think it's time. I did a one-week long, anti-refined sugar challenge, and that went really well. Until I started eating sugar again, though in less quantities, but I defini... Read more
No Sugar, Sugar
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      6 comments

Today is my third day of my seven day personal challenge to not eat refined sugar. And it is HARD. There is sugar in practically EVERYTHING that comes in a box. I almost cried last night when I realized that there are 0 grams of sugar in A... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts An Apology to Myself
Monday, April 25, 2016      47 comments

First, I'm sorry that I let you gain all the weight you worked so hard to lose back. I'm also sorry for beating you up emotionally about gaining the weight back. That definitely didn't help the situation. In fact, it made you feel worse. ... Read more
When You Think You Don't Have a Problem But Really You Do
Monday, November 30, 2015      3 comments

You have been letting things slide lately. You seem to be under the impression that things do not apply to you, that somehow you are immune from the rules. Oh, you have your moments of darkness. Standing in front of the bathroom mirror, yo... Read more
Where's the Radar?
Monday, June 22, 2015      2 comments

Seriously, because I think I fell off of it this weekend. My husband and I closed on our first house on Friday. We immediately went to Home Depot afterwards and bought paint for the kitchen, as well as some other supplies like large trash ... Read more
And Week Three Commences Now
Wednesday, June 17, 2015      0 comments

It's been an exciting two weeks. I lost 1.2 pounds this week, making a total weight loss in two weeks of 5.8 pounds. I was so terrified about gaining weight the second week, so this makes me happy and renews my trust in myself that I'm doing eve... Read more
Almost to the Two Week Mark
Monday, June 15, 2015      2 comments

I'm almost to the two week mark of my streak -- I've been walking with my husband M-F every morning before work, and I've been tracking my food non-stop. I record every bite that goes in. I lost 4.6 pounds my first week, and I'm really, rea... Read more
Seriously Tired.
Thursday, June 11, 2015      1 comments

I haven't slept well since Sunday, the day I hurt my back. It's definitely much, much better -- enough that I can still weight train and work out and do normal day things -- but at night, it hurts the most. I've tried putting a towel under my ba... Read more
Weigh-in Day
Wednesday, June 10, 2015      0 comments

I always dread weigh-in day. Why is that when I'm just floating through life, not caring about what I'm putting into my body or what I'm doing with it (sitting on the couch!) that time flies, but when I work out and give everything my all, ... Read more
Do Not Reward Yourself with Food -- You Are Not the Dog
Monday, June 08, 2015      3 comments

Yesterday, I bent over to pick up a heavy basket of laundry, and rather than lift from my knees like my dad has always preached, I simply bent over, picked the sucker up, and immediately regretted doing so. I called a friend whose husband is a p... Read more
Pulling It Together
Friday, June 05, 2015      2 comments

Today is day three of I guess what I could call a streak. My husband and I have dutifully been walking every morning before work, and I'm still sore from our workout at the gym on Wednesday. Apparently when you haven't weight trained in a couple... Read more
OMG, Pull Yourself Together
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      5 comments

At one point in my life, I had lost fifty pounds. Even after losing the fifty pounds and getting myself out of the "obese" and then "overweight" categories with my BMI, I still felt fat and horrible and gross and all the horrible words that we s... Read more
Eight Days
Thursday, December 11, 2014      1 comments

On day eight, I'm sitting at my desk eating egg salad (made with Vegenaise -- no dairy!) with sprouts on a spinach wrap. Apple is riding shot gun. Water off to the side. I'm thinking about how it feels like it's been forever since I've had contr... Read more
Seven Days
Wednesday, December 10, 2014      4 comments

Today marks the seventh day. For the past six days, I have given up dairy due to the extreme congestion it causes me. I feel much, much better for it, too. I no longer wake up with a comically puffy face. I have also not gotten on a t... Read more

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