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April review and May goal ideas
Thursday, May 02, 2013      2 comments

Hi Sparkworld, So a little over two weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about streaks for the rest of April. Here are the results. 1. Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day - this happened unevenly, I would say about 50% of the time 2. Eat 5... Read more
Streaks for the rest of April
Monday, April 15, 2013      1 comments

Notice that my eating habits are getting away from me and I need to be more conscientious, so setting the following streaks for April 1. Drink 6-8 glasses of water per day 2. Eat 5-7 servings of freggies per day 3. Check into Sparkcoac... Read more
What are your tips to avoid emotional eating?
Thursday, April 11, 2013      1 comments

Sparkfriends, Wednesday was a great day, it was beautiful outside, i packed my lunch/breakfast/snack since I would be at school all day, I worked out, overall was feeling great. THEN I saw someone eating a chocolate chip cookie. My school sell... Read more
Recognizing Weakness to Build Strength
Tuesday, April 09, 2013      1 comments

Recognizing weakness is necessary in becoming stronger. I've realized that stress, boredom, seeing someone else eating a trigger food, etc can lead me to the fridge and cupboard. Another realization is that I am not the strongest of finis... Read more
My Body Pledge of Allegiance
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      6 comments

An awesome pledge taken from fellow Sparkmember Sharon10002. A big amen to that! My Body Pledge of Allegiance: Today, I vow to start loving my body – no matter how I am feeling, how I look, and wherever I am in my journey. I p... Read more
Emotional Eating Triggers - Naming the Emotion
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      4 comments

Today's Sparkcoach lesson has me thinking about my emotional eating triggers The common emotions that trigger eating for me are: stress and boredom Today's lesson was talking about the fact that eating when you feel emotional is a cho... Read more
Size 14 pants
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      3 comments

Bought myself a pair of size 14 pants over the weekend. They are snug, but I am in them! Instead of chastising myself for not being a size 12 or for the jeans not being loose enough, I will relish the fact that I am in the jeans in the first p... Read more
207 - the dreaded number
Wednesday, March 13, 2013      5 comments

So the last time I checked in - about 3 weeks ago, all was well. The weight was steadily falling off, I was eating well, working out regularly and doing a good job of prioritizing my healthy life. I weighed myself and found that I was 206-2... Read more
Dropped off for a sec
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      0 comments

Checking back in after a short hiatus because of midterms madness. I need to learn to deal better with periods like this, when I feel like my life is out of control a bit. More on that in future blogs talk soon... Read more
Women's Gym Locker Room Politics: My Body Is not Ugly
Tuesday, February 19, 2013      6 comments

Hey hey Sparkworld, Something strange has been happening over the last couple of weeks and I feel the need to share! My university gym locker room is an interesting exercise in building and or destroying self-esteem. You see the showers,... Read more
Still plugging away!
Monday, February 18, 2013      4 comments

I haven't written a blog in over a week, but still plugging away. Working out and eating within my range most days. No scale victory this week, but a few non-scale victories: increasing the intensity of my cardio sessions and feeling great durin... Read more
Every Little Step Counts!
Friday, February 08, 2013      5 comments

I live in Manhattan NYC and there is a blizzard coming. Earlier in the day, I was weighing my options given that the snow wasn't coming down too hard yet.... go to the gym or go home because I don't feel like spending time outside. (Basically, I... Read more
Boxing for the first time!
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      4 comments

I signed for a boxing class at my school and today is the first day. We walk into class, and I thought our instructor would have us do a quick easy warm up then start boxing, well I was wrong! He had us do jumping rope, burpees, mountain ... Read more
Update on my SMART Goals
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

A week ago, I blogged about setting my healthy life/weight loss goals for the next 6 months. I have four goals: - Eating within the calorie range on Sparkpeople - Tracking my food intake daily, even on off days - Build up to a 5-6 da... Read more
Eating Mindlessly
Monday, January 28, 2013      4 comments

I found myself floating toward bad-habit land today, and not sure why. I felt ravenous all day and when I got home ate dinner, then a skinny cow ice cream sandwich, well within my calorie range. I still wasn't satisfied, and ended up munching on... Read more

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