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Fitness Sistas update and the 30 Day Water Challenge
Friday, January 08, 2016      15 comments

Thank you to all of you gorgeous Sparklers for the support on my last blog. We are two weeks into the health and wellness group (Fitness Sistas!) and we are KILLING it! I bought a new scale, one that measures body fat, body hydration, muscle m... Read more
Fitness Sistas!
Wednesday, December 30, 2015      19 comments

At just ten pounds shy of my highest all-time weight, I have begun my own weight loss, nutrition education, and fitness group. Well, I didn't really start it; it was started FOR me. Back in October I received a random Facebook invite to join a... Read more
Kickboxing my way to a better body
Thursday, December 10, 2015      12 comments

Hey Sparklers! Yet again, I sneak in through the backdoor of Spark to update you on the madness I call my life, and then I slip away like a thief in the night. Now that this mommy thing has become second nature again, I hope to stay a while. ... Read more
Post-baby body
Thursday, August 20, 2015      19 comments

I've got 30 pounds to lose and unfortunately, I can't blame most of those pounds on being pregnant. Over the past year and a half I have let my weight creep up from my lowest of 215. I lived comfortably at 225 for a while and I was okay with t... Read more
Back at it after baby **TONS OF PICS***
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      26 comments

Hey Sparklers!!! It's been awhile! The last time we spoke (February) I had announced my pregnancy and then went into hiding like the CIA was after me. To be honest, it wasn't you, it was me. With this being my fifth attempt at producing a lit... Read more
This is going to make BLC27 hard to do
Thursday, February 05, 2015      26 comments

First off, let me say that I am PROUD Honey Badger and am so glad that I have been surrounded by this team of supportive women. We have just begun Week 4 of the BLC and the past couple of weeks have been pretty difficult for me. I was struggli... Read more
I gained two pounds AND I got in 5 servings of freggies
Wednesday, January 28, 2015      12 comments

Today was BLC27 weigh-in and as expected I gained weight. I did not have a committed weekend, I did not get in my freggies, and I lacked in lean protein. They say 80% of the work is done in the kitchen, and my kitchen was more like a bar & gril... Read more
My weakness: processed foods
Monday, January 26, 2015      14 comments

Yesterday I realized just how bad my nutrition was when I tried to remember the last time I ate a vegetable and FOUR days had passed! FOUR DAYS??!!! In that same time frame, I had only consumed 3 servings of fruit. 90% of everything else I at... Read more
. . .then my thighs began to quiver
Thursday, January 22, 2015      22 comments

This may sound like the intro to a romance novel, and while my evening was torture, it wasn't 50 Shades of Grey. I was getting my butt spanked in the gym by a cute blonde named Kellie, and there was nothing sexy about it! Holy Lord, my thighs ... Read more
Obsessing over a donut stick
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      19 comments

Have you ever had a craving for something so bad that your only mission in life becomes getting that thing? That was me last night. I was off of work yesterday and did a really good job most of the day with eating good foods. It was the first... Read more
Monday, January 19, 2015      11 comments

This past week has sucked a bit - I have had an upper respiratory infection that has me coughing like a seal, especially at night. It is viral so there was nothing I could really do but suffer through it. At one point I ended up in the ER and ... Read more
BLC27 Day 1: An update on my hubby and my first personal training session
Wednesday, January 07, 2015      12 comments

BLC 27 IS HERE!!!! LET"S GOOOOO!!! I am super excited to start my first BLC Challenge. I also really need to thank my Sparklers for supporting me with my DH recent health issues. You are more than deserving of an update so here it goes: ... Read more
HELP NEEDED: Does he have an eating disorder?
Monday, January 05, 2015      14 comments

I am reaching out to my Spark family looking for some insight or help. Last night I had to take my husband to the ER to receive fluids. The whole experience took me from joking about him having "Manorexia" or body dysmorphic disorder to really ... Read more
This process gets better when you finally stop giving a damn
Friday, January 02, 2015      23 comments

I wish someone had told me that 2 1/2 years ago. For the first two years of my journey, I was so concerned with how much weight the next person was losing, what diet someone else was eating. I was desperate and willing to do whatever it took t... Read more
Dying can be fun . . .I guess
Tuesday, December 30, 2014      7 comments

I came to this conclusion at about 1 hour and 20 minutes into my new Zumba Class. I was having fun, sure. I was also experience complete muscle fatigue and the early signs of heart failure. My brother's girlfriend, Tameica, invited me to a fr... Read more

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