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Tim Bits Bad--Nutrition Tracker Good...
Thursday, July 22, 2010      35 comments

I'm a good Canadian--I looooove Tim Bits (they are the donut holes, for those who live without the Double/Double, eh?). I was leafing through the paper yesterday and read a little article about the mighty TimBit--50 to 120 calories, dependi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Pictures--Then & Now
Thursday, July 15, 2010      728 comments

I don't have pictures from the start of Spark, because, well--why would I want any record of how I looked was my thought then. But after some time on Spark, and being really inspired by other people's photographs of the then/now variety, I start... Read more
Changes are Working--I can cross my legs!
Tuesday, July 13, 2010      34 comments

I was having some problems with motivation, eating, and exercising during June. With some help from Spark friends, I realized that a big part of the problem was that summer had disrupted my routine. People gave me a lot of great suggestion... Read more
Fat: Part Two
Friday, July 09, 2010      24 comments

(My previous blog and this one came from the discussion I had with my husband after we watched X-Weighted last night.) Why am I losing weight? In my twenties, I did it because I thought had to be thin to be worthy. Worthy of what? A s... Read more
Fat--the Ultimate Crime
Friday, July 09, 2010      16 comments

Watching last night's episode of X-Weighted (which I enjoy because it is a much more realistic and positive show than Biggest Loser), I was dismayed by the self-loathing the mother felt toward herself because she was fat. At one point, she was s... Read more
4 Pizza Boxes--but I still have the power of CHOICE
Wednesday, July 07, 2010      20 comments

So, four pizza boxes are sitting in our paper recycling bin. Which is collected every two weeks. And, sad to report, 3 of those boxes accumulated over 4 days. Yep--we ate pizza for dinner 3 nights out of 4 last week. ... Read more
Putting my pants on one leg at a time! And Trampolining!!!
Saturday, July 03, 2010      16 comments

This morning, I'm putting on my jeans (which is brand new for me to even wear pants) and I realized that I was standing on one leg and pulling on the other pant leg!!! Some of you reading this blog will know what a huge deal this is--you've had ... Read more
5 New Milestones
Monday, June 28, 2010      27 comments

1. On Saturday night, I fit into an old dress that I loved and hadn't been able to wear for at least 4 years. My husband was actually speechless for a moment--he told me seeing me in that dress again really brought home the changes I was making.... Read more
Summer is Tough
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      25 comments

This might sound kind of whiny, but it is really more of an acknowledgment that I have to realign my expectations. Back in January when I started this, I dreamed about summer--all the fresh produce, not having to worry about slipping on ice, goi... Read more
Running for the Bus
Monday, June 21, 2010      13 comments

I ran for the bus twice this weekend and caught it! Okay--so running was actually a very quick shuffle that probably looked pretty funny if anyone had been taping it, but I still caught both buses. One bus catch saved me a $15 cab fare... Read more
ONE pound up--and No, it's not muscle
Thursday, June 17, 2010      26 comments

I was not looking forward to getting on the scale this morning and sure enough, I was a pound up over last week. Ughh! Yes, that was my first reaction. And my second reaction, too. Okay, maybe a bit more R-rated. ... Read more
60 pounds down AND BMI is below 50!
Thursday, June 10, 2010      29 comments

This morning marks 60 pounds lost. Yesterday, at the supermarket, I did spend an enjoyable 5 minutes staring at the Crisco blocks and seeing what 60 pounds of lard looked like! I could have made a lot of flaky pies with what I've burned up since... Read more
289 Pounds! Only 1 Pound from Insurability
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      23 comments

Yesterday, which was my 4th wedding anniversary and 6 month Sparkiversary, the scales read 289 pounds. WooHoo. Somehow being sub-300 finally feels real. There is no danger that the scale will 'magically' swing back to plus 300. And I'm only 1 po... Read more
"My wife with the pretty jowls"
Friday, June 04, 2010      26 comments

My husband: "Ready for dinner, my pretty-jowled wife?" he actually meant to compliment me on my re-emerging jaw-line, but had a bit of a word mix-up! Me: "Smooth-talker!" It is kind of nice to look in the mirror and see "my" face comi... Read more
Unrealistic Goals Set Me Up to Fail
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      22 comments

Between January 8th and April 1, I dropped 10% of my body weight--34.8 pounds. An absolutely great result that came from eating within my nutrition tracker suggested calorie spread and meeting the exercise suggestion of 15 minutes of exercise a ... Read more

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