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Plateau blues
Thursday, February 09, 2017      8 comments

When losing a significant amount of weight: 1-2lbs up and down each week aren't a big deal, but effectively I have hit another plateau. This is discouraging but I know why I am in this situation... I am not paying attention. My work has c... Read more
Why did I join Spark?
Thursday, January 19, 2017      2 comments

One of my teammates posted this question today and I thought it was awesome.... Share with us why you are on this journey and why you decided BLC was the best fit for you to get where you want to be? In around 2009/2010 I found SparkP... Read more
Happy New Year (reflections and next)
Saturday, December 31, 2016      5 comments

My BLC new years challenge: 1) What were 3 things you did exceptionally well in 2016? 1. Started to face my problems and decide to get healthy 2. Raise my son 3. Grow as a person 2) What were 3 things ... Read more
Thin ice
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      3 comments

Holiday season, 4 parties, 3 pot lucks, 6 batches of Christmas baking, more activities than I can attend, a toddler and high needs mother...and a job that is nothing like a partridge in a pear tree... Feels like I have no time at all. My s... Read more
Sunday, November 20, 2016      9 comments

A few weeks ago I posted a progress report and I think I need to update that due to some changes that have occurred (and some bad math from the first time). Phase 2 in full effect. Thank goodness for measurements, I am very impressed with... Read more
Ebb and flow...
Saturday, November 05, 2016      3 comments

So I have been taking things one step at a time this past week. I even had a rest day yesterday because I was so tired - I have been kicking myself as about gaining and then I decided to do some research... If I look at the past 3 months, this... Read more
Cleanup of closet
Thursday, November 03, 2016      6 comments

Noticed I have been slowly working in my to do list. I am sure there is a coral action between healthy living and facing procrastination. I needed a new DL photo card and left it for 2 months (didn't care) - but today I took care of that. Y... Read more
Breaking up with the scale
Monday, October 31, 2016      6 comments

As part of Phase 2 of this journey, I need to stop weighing in daily. That means breaking up with the scale - I see it every morning and am 'secretly' weighing in. This has been going on for about a month now - but it isn't doing me any good. ... Read more
Progress report - Phase 1 complete, Phase 2 starting now
Sunday, October 30, 2016      2 comments

Today feels like a good reflection moment. Lets call this the end of Phase 1 to the lifestyle change and the beginning of Phase 2. Thank goodness for measurements, I am very impressed with the progress! I think too often I focus on the sc... Read more
How can I be a motivator?
Friday, October 28, 2016      8 comments

Sparkcoach strikes again. I am supposed to blog about how i can motivate others on the journey...thats hard for me. As much as I would love to be, I am not the most optimistic or positive person. I am trying to change this, but that is my inte... Read more
Sleep = weight loss science
Saturday, October 22, 2016      4 comments

So I have been struggling getting more than 6 hours of sleep for around a month. I blogged about this befor but I am back to say that it is now proven that I only lose when I get sufficient sleep! Thursday we started a sleep part of the BLC ... Read more
Wednesday, October 19, 2016      5 comments

Today's spark coach assignment is to think about how you treat yourself with your weight loss and recognize if it is positive or negative. This made me think about how I hold a standard of perfection for myself that I don't expect from other pe... Read more
Tuesday, October 11, 2016      2 comments

I am having trouble with the expectations I set on myself. I am noticing my attitude is more critical of myself with the more weight I lose. What I mean is, I actually feel fat now when before I was just numb and didn't care. I am critical in... Read more
Monday, October 10, 2016      1 comments

In Canada, today is thanksgiving Monday. I spent all morning making our family meal and it only took 20 min tonight for the 5 of us to eat it. Ahhhh thanksgiving! I am thankful for: My life My family My friends Sparkpeople My health My inte... Read more

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