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Last day of summer...
Sunday, August 25, 2013      3 comments

I can't believe it. Tomorrow, both myself and my girls will start back to school. It has been a lovely break, and I'm actually looking forward to getting back to a normal schedule. Some summer highlights for me: *Lots of wonderful ti... Read more
I dooded it! (with a pic)
Saturday, July 20, 2013      6 comments

I'm practically a certified Turbo Kick instructor. I don't have the official paperwork yet, but my instructor already told me that I passed. It has been a crazy week, so I haven't had the chance to post about it yet, but it was an amazing expe... Read more
My exciting fitness news!
Tuesday, July 09, 2013      6 comments

I love sparkpeople, and I love blogging, but since I've been in maintenance, I don't do it very much. There doesn't seem to be as much to say; I bounce around two pounds in each direction, but I don't stress about it too much. This week, h... Read more
One year maintenance anniversary!
Tuesday, June 25, 2013      9 comments

I've really been away too long. I've been so busy that I've not been checking in as much as I should / used to. Today is my one year maintenance anniversary, and I felt I should write. So many changes have happened since I started my sp... Read more
What is a good goal?
Wednesday, April 10, 2013      5 comments

When I originally started on SP, I was in the overweight range in terms of BMI. I randomly picked a goal of 125, which at 5' 2" puts me at a 22.9 BMI. That weight is in the healthy range, but closer to the high end than to the low end. Accord... Read more
Making progress...
Sunday, April 07, 2013      3 comments

As I've said before, I struggle with maintenance. I hung out below my goal for a few months, and then slowly started the rise again. Luckily, this time, I'm a sparker, so I knew what to do when I managed to get 3 pounds above goal. Since this... Read more
What I did today INSTEAD of emotional eating...
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      4 comments

Today started out rough. Lots of emotional triggers. It turns out that being a parent to a teenage girl is challenging? Who knew, right? I got to the office, grouchy and tired, but instead of eating, my first thought was that I wished I ... Read more
Trying for balance.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      4 comments

I struggle with balance in all things. It is hard to balance work and family, cravings with good food choices, exercise with my busy schedule. I guess it shouldn't be a surprise then, that I struggle with knowing how much time to spend on ... Read more
Really, Dogs??? REALLY????
Sunday, February 03, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday was my first day with the new fitbit, and so far, my report is pretty positive. I really like that it cuts out the need for all fitness logging, and that it syncs with SP without me having to do anything. I just get close to the comp... Read more
I just got a toy!
Saturday, February 02, 2013      8 comments

My husband just started his new job, and for the first time in more than 10 years, he works for a BIG company. He's been startup man for a long time, and got a really cool opportunity to work for a giant, but to start his own team that is compl... Read more
I can't blame this on the Ethiopians...
Monday, January 07, 2013      7 comments

I don't know what is going on. I DID this. I lost the weight, I learned the lessons, and I fell in love with fitness. I got below my goal. Well, the holidays happened, and the ethiopian night happened, and I've just been unable/unwil... Read more
Oh Ethiopians, why do you hate me???
Thursday, January 03, 2013      10 comments

I can be good. I can make healthy choices, and do great things for my body and mind. I have willpower. I enjoy the pride I feel when I end a day on target. I can do this. I DO do this. Almost every day... But... Oh Ethiopians!!!!... Read more
16 years of marriage and 1 year of sparking!
Friday, December 28, 2012      13 comments

Today is my double-versary! A year ago today, I joined sparkpeople, weighing 143 pounds. I lost down to 123 (my goal was 125) in July. Since then, I've bounced around a bit, but the things I've learned on SP have helped me so much. Rig... Read more
Mid-Terms and losing sleep over political issues...
Thursday, October 18, 2012      5 comments

I'm exhausted! Not only have I been staying up super late grading mid-term papers for the past week, but I'm still not done. I've got exams from 4 classes that have to be graded by Monday. On Tuesday, I'll give one more exam, and get papers f... Read more
What just HAPPENED???????
Thursday, October 04, 2012      10 comments

Last night, I did a new "hip hop" workout with a friend. It was really high impact, but I LOVED it! Since we worked out so late, I set my alarm for a late morning, and planned to skip my workout today. Well... I got up anyway, and th... Read more

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