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Day 2 - My Goals
Thursday, December 18, 2014      2 comments

I was feeling sad most of today, which means it wasn't hard to stick to a calorie budget. Usually I eat my emotions when I'm feeling stressed, but not when I'm feeling sad. That just makes me want to sleep a lot. Anyway I'm feeling better n... Read more
Day 1
Thursday, December 18, 2014      5 comments

It's late and I am sleepy but I wanted to write a quick blog. Today was my birthday, the day I've been counting down to for my official start. This isn't the first time I've started something like this, but I hope it will be my last "Day 1.... Read more
Tomorrow is the day
Tuesday, December 16, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow is my 30th birthday. I really can't believe I am not going to be in my 20s anymore. It feels kind of scary, not because of getting older per se, but because I feel like I now have no excuses left for taking control of my life. I can't ... Read more
How did I get here?
Sunday, December 14, 2014      0 comments

Remember that Talking Heads song? And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack And you may find yourself in another part of the world And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile And you may find yoursel... Read more
In-laws holiday party and self-control
Saturday, December 13, 2014      5 comments

Tonight I went to my in-laws' annual holiday party. Naturally, there is always a lot of food and not all of it is healthy. This year they had some kind of beef (not sure what as I didn't have any), baked potatoes, garlic bread with butter, somet... Read more
My personal reasons for exercising and eating well
Saturday, December 13, 2014      0 comments

I had these up on my front page for a long time and I want to save them to read. My Personal Reasons to Exercise 1. When I exercise, it makes me feel productive. That feeling carries over, motivating me to be more productive in other a... Read more
We All Struggle
Sunday, November 25, 2012      2 comments

Logged into Spark for the first time in a few months today and started checking up on some of the people in my friend feed. To my surprise, someone who I thought definitely had it together has begun struggling and fighting a hard battle against ... Read more
Back in the (Vegan) Saddle again
Sunday, September 30, 2012      2 comments

Wow it's been a while. I'm overwhelmed knowing where to start, and honestly I'm not sure how much time I have for community interaction these days, but here's a little update. - I stayed at 135 for a while, meaning that I permanently lost ... Read more
Doing Vegan This Week
Monday, April 02, 2012      2 comments

Well I took about 2 weeks off and now I think I am ready to make that final push toward the last 5lbs. What I loved about this time off was: 1) I barely had any cravings for junk because I did not feel deprived at all 2) I did not force m... Read more
Things I've Learned
Friday, March 23, 2012      7 comments

Well, I haven't been around spark that much the past week. I have been partially tracking my food and logging my exercise, but on Monday I woke up and I could just tell that my "obsession" with all this was over. What does that mean? I've ... Read more
The Climb
Thursday, March 15, 2012      5 comments

Sure, Miley's another teen star with angst issues, but this song is great. Heard it on my way to work this morning and it seemed so relevant to what we face daily. Hope it inspires some of you! "The Climb" I can almost see it That dr... Read more
Happy DST, Sparkers!
Monday, March 12, 2012      8 comments

Unlike a lot of people, I love DST. I love not having the sun in my eyes as I squint to see the stoplights on my morning commute. I love still having 2 hours of daylight left when I get home in the evening. And I love the warmer temperatures. My... Read more
Great Outdoors > Gym
Saturday, March 10, 2012      6 comments

Today I went to Crowders State Park, about 20 miles from my home in Charlotte, for a Saturday morning hike. A friend of mine told me about the mountain and how much fun she had hiking it with her boyfriend. Last night before bed I told Brad... Read more
10 Weeks to New Orleans
Friday, March 09, 2012      5 comments

A few days ago, Bradley and I booked our summer vacation. We are going to New Orleans! I am so very excited. I have been once before, over ten years ago, and I fell in love with the city. I am absolutely thrilled to be going back. Not gonna... Read more
My Mantra for Today
Thursday, March 08, 2012      5 comments

I am not the only one feeling this way. I can make better choices. I may have gone backwards but I am not back at the starting line. I can learn to include nourishment and fitness as part of my life and still have energy for other... Read more

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