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Did I find my cure for binging?
Thursday, July 05, 2012      5 comments

So far this month (all 4 days, lol....) my evening glass of wine has REALLY been doing the trick for binging! I cannot believe how well it is working out! After I eat dinner I usually have my sweet tooth cravings kick in hard. And when I g... Read more
Overcoming the mental blocks of starting again
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      8 comments

Starting again is so hard! Merely 3 mos ago I was in awesome shape, and ran a half marathon with a PR. I was looking fit and awesome: Now, 20 lbs heavier, I am lookin... Read more
Gained 20 lbs the past 3 months and I am fired up!
Monday, July 02, 2012      10 comments

For the past 3 months I have been kind of hit or miss with SparkPeople because I have been busy, but also because I have been letting the healthy lifestyle fall by wayside. 20 lbs in 3 months is shocking! I had to buy a handful of elastic waist ... Read more
Choosing my "hard"
Sunday, June 24, 2012      10 comments

I read that quote: "Being fat is hard. Being healthy is hard. Choose your hard."on here when I first joined SparkPeople and now for some reason it is what is in the forefront of my mind. I love it and am really thinking about it! I haven't... Read more
Day 1..... again...... (sigh)
Sunday, May 27, 2012      7 comments

OK, maybe I am not so down in the dumps. I don't know if it was the crossfit workout yesterday that really pumped me up? The fact that my summer wardrobe is dwindling because of my weight gain (15 lbs in 2 months! YIKES!!!!)? School is out??? Bu... Read more
My 1st CrossFit Workout
Saturday, May 26, 2012      7 comments

So we decided to give this crossfit thing a shot. The boys really love it! I guess that makes it worth it. The owners all have teenage boys and they ae AMAZING with the kids! Today we all 4 did a beginners class and we were the only ones th... Read more
Anybody joining the crossfit craze?
Thursday, May 17, 2012      6 comments

I think this is the longest I have been away from Sparkpeople since I joined 3 yrs ago. I have really been in a funk and can't seem to snap out of it. My anxiety level is really high right now and there is no good reason for it. Our '... Read more
Yep, I gained 10 lbs this month!
Monday, April 30, 2012      12 comments

And I wish I could say it is just water, sodium retention, that TOM, etc.... But it's honestly not. I am owning up to the fact that I have been binging almost the entire month. The weight gain is due to massive amounts of calories consumed by me... Read more
My Family Went to See a Registered Dietician!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012      13 comments

My hubby made us an appointment (me, him, and our 13 and 15 yr old boys) to get some nutritional counseling from a registered dietician. I felt it was important because I felt like my boys were viewing me as the mean Mom who is saying "no" to co... Read more
Getting Older (may be TMI)
Thursday, April 19, 2012      15 comments

I have always been content with my age. I have never been one to be jealous of younger people or yearn to have certain years back. I don't ever think of myself as being younger than I am. I don't mind the exterior physical changes in my bo... Read more
Slowing Down!
Wednesday, April 04, 2012      8 comments

I have a new mindset, my SparkFriends. I absolutely love to run. It has become my passion. However, I have become extremely intimidated by the heat... and with our upcoming summer I find myself in a predicament. Last yr's heat was extreme here i... Read more
The Joys of Being Fit
Tuesday, April 03, 2012      8 comments

OK, this may seem silly, but I was just so tickled I wanted share. I took this week off from work just because I had several projects around the house I wanted to do. Stuff I keep telling myself I need to do, but found it difficult to carve... Read more
Bloodgusher Race report w/pics
Sunday, April 01, 2012      12 comments

My 3rd Half Marathon. I felt more ready for this one than I did my previous 2. My hubby and teen boys were doing the 5K so this was a family affair about 5 hours awa... Read more
"Normal", binging, Half marathon!
Friday, March 30, 2012      10 comments

Went on and weighed in today135.4. According to my SparkPage, That is about 5 lbs since Feb. 12th. I am happy with that. I was hoping to be closer to 130 by now, but I realize the fact that I had several days of binging these past 6 weeks and th... Read more
Starting to Freak OUT!
Tuesday, March 27, 2012      5 comments

OMG I feel like disaster is on the horizon.... I have been close to tears all afternoon. My half marathon is this Saturday. The one I trained really hard for! Ran in the wind, cold, rain, during awful TOM cramps.... I was feeling great about thi... Read more

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