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"Zumba for Dessert"
Tuesday, December 04, 2012      10 comments

Every Tuesday, for the past 2 years, and as long as my schedule permits, I take an ever-morphing "Boot Camp" class and "Zumba" right afterwards. Boot Camp involves dumbbells, barbells, and cardio intervals. It's one of the few classes I ... Read more
Hmm, Short but effective...
Monday, December 03, 2012      4 comments

I was feeling rather sluggish today due to lack of good sleep and an overall challenging day. The day got even dimmer when I had to cancel my gym appointment with myself. Growl! Pass me the blanket, I'm done! Or am I? The bad news is I didn... Read more
Sunday, December 02, 2012      3 comments

The more I tread this road to better health, the more I realize I’ve got to be flexible. Today I woke up with every intention to go to my strength training class at the gym. I got up, drank my hot lemonade, ate an apple and got in the car,... Read more
Authentic 10
Wednesday, November 28, 2012      2 comments

You know how most women's closets have clothing that range between 2-3 sizes? Our husbands think we're crazy because when they shop they'll buy a 34 waist with a 34 inseam and call it a day. Women, on the other hand, when shopping have to cons... Read more
I’m not alone...Thank you.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012      4 comments

After writing yesterday’s blog, I was quickly made aware by some of you, via sparkmail, spark pages and blog comments, that we are navigating similar waters. It appears that quite a few of us have been derailed from our health goals by letti... Read more
Ever feel like this?
Monday, November 26, 2012      3 comments

Having a hard time keeping my eyes on the prize. Lots of distractions and I'm finding it very challenging to focus. I know everything I'm supposed to do but just don't feel like doing it. I'm not being awful with food, but I can do way better... Read more
Ready to dream again :)
Monday, November 12, 2012      5 comments

Ok, 171 point whatever was good while it lasted. To be honest, I've been fluctuating between 171 and 175 pounds on and off, since September because I haven't been as disciplined as I should be. Won't beat myself up about it because it all help... Read more
Still in the Game!!!
Tuesday, October 23, 2012      5 comments

Life gets very rough but I'm still in the game! Feel like I'm losing my mind but I'm still in the game! I'm on another plateau at 171.2 pounds but I'm still in the game! Learning how to balance life (is that even possible?) but I'm still... Read more
Book Share
Sunday, September 23, 2012      3 comments

I've provided a book list that helps me with strength training & fitness in general. I hope it will be useful to some, if not all. If you feel inclined to suggest more books in your comments, I'm wide open! Here are my a few of the ones ... Read more
Wednesday, September 19, 2012      8 comments

Ok Sparkies, ever since I started work again this month (was off for the summer), my routine has gone askew. I'm trying desperately to fit exercise in and it's hit or miss. I realize it's a re-adjustment period and I'm sure I'll get back on tra... Read more
No Sparkie Left Behind.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012      4 comments

My heart is completely filled with gratitude for you fabulous SparkPeople! I just want to take a moment to thank you. I thank you for your emails because they're personal and kind. I thank you for your comments because there are 1000's of oth... Read more
What's a vegan-striving girl like me doing
Monday, September 17, 2012      4 comments

in a Brazilian Churrascaria restaurant? Celebrating my husband's birthday, that's what! Our family decided to reward "The King" with a Brazilian night out. We chose Texas de Brazil. Food was fantastic, ambiance incredible and service exc... Read more
I’m. Not. Skinny. -_-
Monday, September 17, 2012      7 comments

I’ve only lost 14 pounds since July, and suddenly I’m being congratulated for my “tremendous” loss by friends, colleagues and church brethren. It’s funny to have some of them seriously study my body as they question me about the absence of the ... Read more
Yeah. That's All!!!
Sunday, September 16, 2012      5 comments

My 13 year old daughter was recently questioned by an adult about my weight loss. Here’s the exchange. Adult: Your mom’s lost a lot of weight. How did she do it? Daughter: She just exercised whenever she got a chance and changed her d... Read more
Dear Daddy,
Monday, September 03, 2012      4 comments

I love you and thank you for instilling your spirit in me. Through you, I've learned how to be a lady and when to be a woman. You've taught me to always be true to myself even when I'm not so endearing. Thanks to you, I learned how to embrace ev... Read more

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