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My Medium-Term SMART Goals
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      1 comments

SPECIFIC: I want to lose 10% of my body weight (21 pounds) and tone my body by 6/30/2013 so I can be fit and strong for my wedding in July How: - Eating within the calorie range on Sparkpeople - Tracking my food intake daily, e... Read more
Making New Choices - Step 1: Assessing the Past
Sunday, January 13, 2013      1 comments

Currently reading the Spark, and Chris Downie asks a question within the context of goal setting which really speaks to me "is there a clash between what you really believe and what you are trying to accomplish?" I've been thinking a lot ab... Read more
Taking Back Control
Friday, January 11, 2013      1 comments

A couple of days ago, I wrote a blog on self-sabotage. I realized that I have been treating my healthy life/weight loss goals as an all or nothing exercise. I work really hard to put my eating in control, which in itself is not bad. But the... Read more
Self sabotage - why is this happening
Wednesday, January 09, 2013      2 comments

Over the last couple of weeks, I have watched myself eat without thinking about my calorie limits, telling myself at the end of each day, that the following day would be better. I don't gorge on food. I am a nibbler and have a weakness for... Read more
2013 - taking this year to love myself
Thursday, January 03, 2013      2 comments

Happy new year sparkworld! It has been a long time since I have written a blog, and since then my weight loss efforts have all but stalled. I haven't been paying attention to my eating and for many reasons, I have stopped exercising. I somehow... Read more
Working out against all odds
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      0 comments

I was supposed to work out at 6pm today. A classmate called me about an unexpected event that the same time prompting me to put my workout on hold. During the event, I was seriously struggling with myself about whether or not I could workou... Read more
August Goals in Review
Friday, September 07, 2012      1 comments

hey sparkworld, it's been a couple of weeks since I've posted. I definitely fell off the wagon in terms of keeping exact track off my august goals - pushups, drinking 5 cups of water, doing at least 30 min of exercise daily. However, al... Read more
This is personal - dressing for size - this is quite a long post
Sunday, August 19, 2012      5 comments

I am hesitating a bit before writing this blog, not sure why - maybe because what I am about to discuss cuts to some of my deepest insecurities. Excuse the rambling. I had a huge two day fight with my fiance regarding how I dress, and it br... Read more
Progress on August Goals
Thursday, August 16, 2012      0 comments

Hey sparkworld, this was supposed to be the first of four posts on my progress for the month of August - it's a little late because of traveling and internet issues. SO, this progress note will be for the first two weeks 1. Work out fo... Read more
July Goal Review and August Goals
Thursday, August 02, 2012      7 comments

Hey Sparkworld, For the month of July, I had two modest goals 1. Do 15 pushups straight by the end of the month - I exceeded my goal and I'm now able to do 20 pushups in two quick sets of 10, which is awesome! 2. Drink 4 cups of wa... Read more
Tabata Intervals
Thursday, July 19, 2012      0 comments

I read about tabata intervals in a sparkpeople blog a couple of days ago, and decided to try it out today, as I needed to squeeze in a quick workout this morning. I warmed up quickly with some moderate jump rope skipping. Then, I did 20... Read more
Never Quit Pledge
Wednesday, July 11, 2012      2 comments

Found this pledge on other spark member's page, and wanted to do the same for myself Wednesday July 11, 2012 Today, I promise I will not quit. I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my jou... Read more
Small Non-scale Victory
Monday, July 02, 2012      0 comments

I gave myself a small goal to achieve by the end of June - do 15 pushups straight. Glad to say, I have completed this goal. It is not much, but it is something! The goal for the month of July is 20 pushups (2 quick sets of ten), and drink... Read more
Long Term Non-Scale Goals
Monday, June 25, 2012      3 comments

These are the long-term general things that I want for myself, that I need to remember every single day Feel comfortable wearing clothes without SPANX Have my fiancé pick me up without worrying that the sheer weight will break his back... Read more
Feeling Insecure
Friday, June 08, 2012      1 comments

In Senegal for the summer on an internship, with 4 other thin women. I am writing this post because every time we share a taxi, I feel a twinge of guilt/pain that says "Nana you are too big, and that's why you get the front seat while they share... Read more

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