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Finishing Christmas
Sunday, January 23, 2011      14 comments

The Christmas gathering with the in-laws went really well yesterday! Everyone talked and was nice. What was I worried about? One problem with me and my thinking is I remember the bad stuff. Then when I think back on an occasion, that is what... Read more
Christmas Gathering
Saturday, January 22, 2011      12 comments

This week has been a whirlwind...haven't had much SP time. But I have been staying in range...on calories...but not on everything. Things at work have been stressful...and some of it spilled over to home...so that was not too cool. I'm glad t... Read more
Ahead of the Game
Tuesday, January 18, 2011      18 comments

It was a good day! I got to the gym this morning. I got a partial work-out in before work. Better some than none! Tuesday is a shorter work day...so that was nice. Now, I'm home and looking forward to Biggest Loser. One of the thin... Read more
Blog full of Hoorays and Pics!
Monday, January 17, 2011      22 comments

Yay! The scale moved today! Finally, moved past 202.5 to 201.5! Woo hoo! I'm so happy to see the movement. This weekend was fun and stressful and productive. First of all, the fun...the Activate Butler County Event put on by the local ... Read more
Eventful Day
Friday, January 14, 2011      26 comments

Today was my 7th day in a row of being in range for everything. Woo hoo! So, I feel pretty solid with this new habit now. Tomorrow, I am going to begin a streak on one of the other good habits I need to form...either the water or the exercisi... Read more
A Sparkling Day!
Thursday, January 13, 2011      19 comments

Today was a great day. I did get to the Y...I did all of my cardio and strength training. Woo hoo! And while there, I "spread the Spark" again. A friend of mine was in the locker room and asked if I was still doing "the diet thing." I told ... Read more
Putting my Nutrition Puzzle Together
Wednesday, January 12, 2011      21 comments

The times they are a changin'. So, DH and I are contemplating what to have for supper. My requirement...I need 40 more grams of protein for the day...so whatever that is...that's what I want. Oh, that is so different from the old pre-SP Cathy... Read more
New Light Meals
Tuesday, January 11, 2011      20 comments

Grrrrrrrrr....today was a "snow scare" day. They were predicting all this snow. And we did get 3-4 inches, I think. When I first got up, it was only 1/2 - 1 inch. Then it started snowing heavy and was accumulating an inch an hour...but only ... Read more
Pretty Fridge
Monday, January 10, 2011      23 comments

When we went to the grocery on Saturday, I bought some good fruits and veggies. Yesterday, I got my kitchen all cleaned up (ah, that feels good) and then I got my veggies all washed and cut up and "contained." I thought the fridge looked so pr... Read more
6-Month Sparkversary, 40.5 lbs Down! Pics Included!
Sunday, January 09, 2011      32 comments

I am really excited about today. It's my 6-month Sparkversary! This is one of my 6-month progress pictures. I am pretty amazed at the difference I see. I look like a diff... Read more
Great Workout/Planning Success
Saturday, January 08, 2011      18 comments

Shooooey! Am I wore out! I made it to the Y this morning. Boy was it crowded. So, I had to go to a different set of treadmills for my workout. It would only go up to 45 minutes for the workout time, so I did that. As I was walking, I decid... Read more
Becoming "Normal" Again!
Friday, January 07, 2011      24 comments

So, I wore my new jeans yesterday, size 18W. They're tight, but a good tight. DD said I looked good in them. Here's me in my new jeans: Did you know that straight ... Read more
Retail Therapy Works!
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      21 comments

Today was a bit of a rough day at work...mostly early on. So, at lunch, I indulged...in a little retail therapy! ... Read more
Woo Hoo Day!
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      19 comments

So much exciting stuff! Where to start! I DID get to the Y this morning. I was a little late and only had time for cardio...but I DID IT! I'm really happy about this. I even had a nightmare that I went to the Y and didn't have my swimsuit i... Read more
Smaller Clothes/Exercise Struggle
Monday, January 03, 2011      17 comments

3-day weekends are awesome...but they sure make the Monday after tough. I'm so glad to be home. Nothing really bad happened or anything...it was just tiring and a long day...and the desire to be back home was so strong. I did go jean shop... Read more

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