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New goal
Tuesday, November 25, 2008      9 comments

I have a new goal. The Y where I swim is sponsering a Triathalon in December. I'm not going to be up to it this year, but next year, I think I can be ready. I'll have to jog 2 miles, bicycle 5 miles, and swim 500 yards. I can be ready for th... Read more
Friday, October 31, 2008      8 comments

Well, it's been a while since I blogged, so figured it was time to catch up. I got a new job at the post office. This is the first job I've had outside the house in 6 1/2 years, so I'm thrilled to be able to expect a steady income. Befo... Read more
Thursday, October 09, 2008      5 comments

I love when people ask me about my journey. It gives me cause to reflect and evaluate my goals and philosophies. A fellow sparkster ask me for some advice, as she's having trouble getting motivated to make the changes needed to facilitat... Read more
Plateau Busted!
Thursday, October 09, 2008      5 comments

Wooo Hooo!!!! Lost 4.6 lbs last week.....Finally!!!!!!... Read more
Feeling great!
Saturday, October 04, 2008      8 comments

I'm not sure what actually caused the change, but I felt great today!!! I Only did 30 minutes of strength training yesterday (instead of the 90 I'd been doing), and today I focused only on core strengthening in the pool, and then swam 1/2 a mil... Read more
moving forward
Friday, October 03, 2008      1 comments

Well, I spoke with my YMCA trainer, and he was shocked that I was working out 10 hours a day. He advised that when a strength training program is started, it is quite normal to gain muscle weight, sometimes for several weeks. So, at his agreem... Read more
Too much exercise?
Thursday, October 02, 2008      2 comments

Well, I have been burning over 5000 calories a week, and I think that's too much. the SP program says that means I need to eat over 3500 calories a day!!! I can't eat that much, don't even want to. So, I'm cutting back a little on my exercise... Read more
my "secret"
Monday, September 22, 2008      9 comments

Someone asked me what the "secret" is to my weight loss. Here's the response I gave: I've yo yo'd up and down quite a bit, trying extreme, dangerously low-calorie liquid diets, etc. But, by far, the best advice is consistency. The rapid lo... Read more
Tuesday, September 16, 2008      5 comments

Well, I weighed in for the new BL challenge, and the scales are not my friend this week. up 2.8 lbs. The good thing is, I KNOW I did not really gain 2.8 lbs this past week. I had over 6 hours of exercise, and stayed within my calorie range ev... Read more
Getting better
Sunday, September 14, 2008      6 comments

Well, my leg is feeling much better. It's still really stiff sometimes, with shooting pain, but it eases quickly, unless I stand still for long. So, I guess I just need to keep moving!!! The best part is, I'm back to working out like I want. ... Read more
My philosophies
Friday, September 12, 2008      7 comments

I had gotten to the point where I was almost bedridden. I was breathless after just walking to the bathroom. I was afraid I was going to die in my bed, and have to be hoisted out with a crane. A man came into my life who brought me out of my ... Read more
Came home crying
Thursday, September 11, 2008      12 comments

I went to the scale 2 days early, since I was going to be on that side of town anyway. (I only weigh every 2 weeks). I was worried, since I have been really babying my knee for the past month, so my cardio numbers are down, and my waling is WA... Read more
Quick note
Friday, August 29, 2008      3 comments

After reading some posts on message boards, I decided to do a percentage of weight lost calculation....all total, 25.5% of my weight is GONE!!! From my current efforts (since April), 9.8% .... pretty awesome when I look at it that way!!!... Read more
Friday, August 29, 2008      2 comments

Well, the trip went ok...I am glad I took some healthy foods with me though. The place where we stayed serves dinner and breakfast, and there really weren't very healthy choices available. I did eat some lasagne's Tuesday night, but did not ea... Read more
First Blog
Sunday, August 24, 2008      3 comments

OK, I guess I should take advantage of this aspect of the Spark program. I know it will help me keep a written account of my journey. Right now, I am kind of frustrated. I have worked so hard to change my behaviors and not just lie around... Read more