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9 Months...
Monday, August 15, 2016      1 comments

That's how long it's been since I've updated here. I will always be grateful to SparkPeople for helping give me the tools I needed to work towards a healthier lifestyle, but I'm finding my healthy life needs being filled elsewhere these days. ... Read more
What I've Been Up To...
Thursday, December 03, 2015      0 comments

Not too much, actually. Running a lot. I've almost hit 8 miles. I ran my first timed race on Thanksgiving, a 5-mile race that I finished in 55:50 minutes (average pace of 11:10 min/mile, which is fast for me). This is what I look like whe... Read more
Admitting a Wrong Decision
Saturday, October 10, 2015      2 comments

When I joined the 5% Challenge, I was hoping that following the LTGL challenges, tracking my exercise minutes (which I do anyway for a different site), and participating in chat and challenges would really motivate me. I know we're only two... Read more
Ready, Set, Jet!
Friday, September 25, 2015      6 comments

As the start of the Fall 5% Challenge begins and I get ready to embark on this 8-week journey with my fellow Shooting Stars, I thought I'd share a short update on what's going on with me. - I can run a 10k! At least a 10K training run ... t... Read more
5% What?
Wednesday, September 09, 2015      3 comments

Some of you may be familiar with the 5% Challenge, a seasonal challenge here on SP where people try to lose 5% of their weight over the course of 8 weeks. It’s a great challenge with really supportive teams and I encourage anyone who needs an ex... Read more
August Weight Loss Goal & Plan
Sunday, August 02, 2015      1 comments

WEIGHT LOSS GOAL: Lose 3 lbs PLAN: I’m dividing my plan into 3 sections – nutrition, exercise, and weigh-ins Nutrition: - Minimum of 25 servings of fruits/vegetables per week (comes out to about 3.5 per day, which is not easy for m... Read more
Last Week/This Week
Tuesday, July 14, 2015      1 comments

I've decided to keep approximately the same weekly goals for the rest of the month. Here's a recap of how last week went: 1 - Coffee 3x (Monday, Thursday, Friday) - ... Read more
Coming Back ... This Week's Goals
Sunday, July 05, 2015      1 comments

I'm slowly trying to get myself back into my Sparking. I figured a good beginning step would be to share the weekly goals I've set for myself. This week's goals: 1 - Coffee no more than 3x this week (as of Sunday night: 0) 2 - Run ... Read more
What Happened to Your Recaps/Goals?
Sunday, March 01, 2015      1 comments

That's a good question. After a few rough months, I'm taking a step back and focusing on a few other things, not entirely related to health/weight loss (although ... tangentially related). I'm still participating in the 5% challenge, but ... Read more
5% Challenge - Week 5 Update
Saturday, February 14, 2015      1 comments

We're more than halfway through the challenge, and week 5 was not a great one for me. Nutrition: - I meal planned, but didn't really stick to it, and rarely tracked in advance - I was okay with the water, but mostly because I wasn't in... Read more
5% Challenge – Week 4 Update
Saturday, February 07, 2015      3 comments

Week 4 of the challenge is over, weight is posted, and for once I’m taking the time to sit down on a Saturday night to post the update. Nutrition: - Was decent with meal planning and often (but not always) stuck to plan, but didn’t really... Read more
5% Challenge – Week 3 Update
Wednesday, February 04, 2015      4 comments

Here’s a recap of how I did in Week 3: Nutrition: - Meal Planning: Pre-planned a lot of meals, and actually stuck to a lot of them, but not all. When I went to my sister’s office and we ordered lunch, I went with a grilled veggie wrap i... Read more
5% Challenge – Week 2 Update
Saturday, January 24, 2015      2 comments

Week 2 was not a great week for me, and I know I can do better. Here’s a recap of how I did: Nutrition: - Meal Planning: Pre-planned a lot of meals, and actually stuck to most of them. I was cooking dinner almost every night this past we... Read more
5% Challenge – Week 1 Update
Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

I’m trying to help myself stay accountable during the challenge, so I figured that for each week I’d try to write up a short summary of how I did. Nutrition: - I don’t remember the exact percentage, but I did plan most of my meals and sn... Read more
My 5% Challenge Commitment
Sunday, January 11, 2015      5 comments

I so don’t have time for this right now (sometimes it feels like I never do), but here’s a quick overview. Nutrition: - Meal Planning: Pre-plan at least 50% of my meals & snacks for the week (planning is usually done Saturday night) - T... Read more

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