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I'm running out of excuses and thanks for the support
Wednesday, February 15, 2012      4 comments

In the continuing saga of post surgery Melissa, last week I essentialy begged my physical torturist...I mean therapist, to try some elliptical and I think I wore him down enough that he told me I could do 10-15 minutes to start and work my way b... Read more
One month post surgery...I'm stronger than I'll ever believe!
Monday, February 06, 2012      8 comments

So a big, huge update from surgery and beyond. MRI showed a "significant" tear in the posterior horn of my medial meniscus. In English: a tear of the meniscus on the inner part of my left knee which unfortunately is not the type that can he... Read more
Err...So it's been awhile...oops?
Wednesday, December 07, 2011      5 comments

So I went from a frequent sparker to one of those people that disappears off the face of the Earth. So spark friends, I'm sorry about that! The month of November also flew by for me. Still standing steady with weight. I hadn't tracked much... Read more
So it's November, and I'm being lazy
Tuesday, November 01, 2011      4 comments

The whole month of October FLEW by. I blinked and it's another month and yet again my weight hasn't changed. I suppose it's good that I haven't gained weight, but I've been lazy. No measuring food, eating when I feel like it, not packing a lunch... Read more
And he's back in action!
Thursday, October 27, 2011      1 comments

Good news from the doctor again. Steve got the all clear from the surgeron. NO KNEE SURGERY!!! He also got the ok for some light impact activities...walking as long as there is no pain, elliptical, and some weight lifting. No squatting, jumping,... Read more
MRI Results, stress relief!
Friday, October 21, 2011      2 comments

I'm not sure if I posted this already or not, because I was a flipping nervous WRECK, but on Wednesday I had an MRI of my brian. At my doctor appointment last week, I complained of headaches that happen quite frequently, so they wanted to check ... Read more
You can have a life and lose weight...wait, really?
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      3 comments

For the past 5+ years of my life, I’ve been going at this whole thing all wrong. I would essentially eat what I want and exercise until I was a puddle of sweat on the floor, until my muscles ached so bad that I could barely move them. I wish I ... Read more
Tracking your calories really works…lost almost 4 pounds last week!
Monday, October 17, 2011      4 comments

Ok, I know this isn’t some breaking newsflash or brand new information. In fact, I know myself that tracking your calories really works. But I didn’t know how WELL it would work. I stepped on the scale on Friday morning and 161.4 was staring bac... Read more
A year later: Saying no is like saying yes to myself
Thursday, October 13, 2011      9 comments

I posted this exact blog title about a year ago the day after watching an episode of Biggest Loser. Those words are so true. Saying no to food, is like saying yes to being healthy and happy and positive. So yesterday, I said no to frosted c... Read more
Confession & realization: I eat in my car
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      4 comments

As no surprise, I once again cried during Biggest Loser. Video chats from home always get me, but what really got to me was the realization that I do some of these really bad habits. Namely eating in my car. It’s definitely a hiding thing becaus... Read more
Every day is a new opportunity
Monday, October 10, 2011      4 comments

I keep reminding myself of this. Every day is a new opportunity. Every day gives me a chance to make good choices, good decisions, help me help myself. Every day I have the chance to right the wrongs of the previous day. It seems like recently, ... Read more
Iron man in a week...am I crazy?
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      3 comments

I know I need some sort of motivating factor in my life. I don’t currently have one so I kind of float around on a day to day basis not making very good decisions about my food. So if I’m going to do this, I’m going to have to make it up with ex... Read more
One step forward one step back
Monday, October 03, 2011      2 comments

Well I didn’t really do myself any favors this weekend. Out to dinner and then out to breakfast the next day. Though we did work hard getting the house ready for painting. I primed the walls of the kitchen and dining room for two days and then w... Read more
My tail is between my legs; Attainable goal: 1 lb per week
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      4 comments

Seriously. SERIOUSLY!!!! This is seriously the most attainable goal that I can make for myself. It’s something that will really truly actually, really, FINALLY get me down to my original goal before the wedding. The infamous 150 pound mark. I di... Read more
The Biggest Loser is back...AND SO AM I!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      7 comments

In the time I’ve been gone… -We had back to back wedding weekends -I started eating like garbage and started to feel terrible about myself -Went over the weight I said I would never get back to -Had a mini-meltdown -Got frustrated, ... Read more

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