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A Different kind of Start
Friday, July 18, 2014      2 comments

It's been awhile since I've had any noticeable Spark activity. It's not that I've been completely away. I kept using the app to track my intermittent exercising and I w... Read more
Never Give Up
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      2 comments

Last fall I kind of fell off the sparkpeople wagon. I thought starting my new job would add structure to my days which would help me to follow the program I had set for myself. It was like that for a while at the beginning but my job turned in... Read more
A little late still feels great
Thursday, July 26, 2012      1 comments

I did it! I reached my first pacer goal of 10 lbs lost. My goal was to do this by July 11 and it is now July 26 but I'm not going to let that bother me. It feels good t... Read more
Virtual 5K Training - Day 3 (kinda sorta)
Saturday, June 30, 2012      0 comments

So I made a commitment to myself that I would blog on training days whether I successfully completed the training or not. My last training day was Wednesday, then I was supposed to have a rest day followed by another training day. Lesson learn... Read more
Virtual 5K Training - Day 2
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      1 comments

Not going to be a lengthy blog today, but I want to check in on training days for my own accountability and record. Today was Day 2 and the training plan was the same: Walk for 1 minute, then jog for 3 minutes. Repeat 7 more times. (Tota... Read more
Virtual 5K Training - Day 1
Monday, June 25, 2012      2 comments

I decided to join in on the virtual 5K. One of my spark program goals is to have the ability to run a 5K. I look forward to working through this training program and running that 5K in early August. I look forward to being able to put up an a... Read more
Hey Tube, Love Me Too (#1)
Monday, June 18, 2012      2 comments

This morning I was catching up on the final season of the television show "One Tree Hill". During the episode there were multiple scenes dealing with the fact that one of the characters gained weight. It quickly led to a blurted stereotype abo... Read more
19 Reasons My Body is Cheering Me On!
Sunday, June 17, 2012      3 comments

I came across this diagram today and for some reason it sparked motivation in me and so I thought it was worth sharing. It shows 19 specific health problems that can potentially be avoided or show improvement by getting rid of excess fat. ... Read more
The Distress of Stress
Friday, June 15, 2012      0 comments

A little stress in life can be good. It can help you to perform on a higher level, push you towards action, and some even say it boosts your immune system. However, to... Read more
My Program
Thursday, June 14, 2012      1 comments

Not feeling super inspired to write today. Maybe it's the frustration with my job search or it could be that I haven't gone outside the house yet today which kind of sucks the inspiration out of you. Either way, this entry is more for my futur... Read more
One Life (Choose Your Adventure)
Tuesday, June 12, 2012      2 comments

We are all given this one life and it is up to us what we choose to do with it. There may be some things that happen to us that we do not choose, but we can choose our attitude in dealing with those things and we can choose what steps to take fr... Read more
How full is that glass anyway?
Sunday, June 10, 2012      3 comments

I've been feeling frustrated because I am at the 30 day mark and according to my scale I only have a 5 pound loss to show for all the lifestyle changes I've made. I could throw my hands up in the air and say that's not worth all the time an... Read more
Taking Aim
Thursday, June 07, 2012      2 comments

I've been with Spark People almost a month now but this will be my first blog post. It is a little scary for me to put my thoughts and struggles out into the cyber world but I've decided to brave it. I am all in on this mission to lose weight ... Read more