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    CARILOUIE   88,046
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Can you be too nice to yourself?

Sunday, September 20, 2015      5 comments

I was thinking this morning about my recent lack of dedication and discipline to fitness and wellness. A thought that kept entering my mind was "remember to be kind to yourself." Well, I've been nothing but kind - "it's ok to go to happy hour, y... Read more


Saturday, July 11, 2015      4 comments

Sometimes I feel like there's a little "click!" that goes off in my brain. This week, something went off in my brain that got me to work out 6 days this week, to really pay attention to my eating, and to continually fill up my water bottle. I do... Read more

Step away from the scale... (maybe??)

Sunday, July 05, 2015      5 comments

As I work on getting back into a workout routine and a mindset of "you can do this!" I go back and forth on the best way to check my progress. The scale? Measurements? Perceived exertion? I didn't think I'd mind using the scale, but the last few... Read more


Sunday, June 21, 2015      2 comments

I love Sundays. The time I have in the morning before church is so peaceful - I get in a run, do some Sparking, and catch up on my life. I'm on a 9-day Spark streak, and have had my FitBit for about the same number of days. It's no coincid... Read more

No more pencils, no more books...

Thursday, June 18, 2015      5 comments

Today was the last day of school! Hurrah!!!! I did pretty well eating overall. I actually declined an invitation to the bar this evening. Tomorrow night is the teachers' last day (I have an interview, so today was my last day) and we'll be going... Read more

Winding down

Wednesday, June 17, 2015      2 comments

I just went back and read some of my blogs from last year. I don't know whether to be depressed or motivated - they were all about Eating Clean! Running 10 Miles! Losing Weight! And here I am now, feeling pudgy and struggling to maintain a co... Read more

Day 1 (again)

Sunday, June 14, 2015      5 comments

It's funny how 15 pounds just crept up on me. Well, not really funny ha-ha, but funny as in "hm." I think it was easy for me to pretend all spring as I was wearing long stretch skirts to school and flowy tops. But the first time I put on my shor... Read more


Sunday, March 01, 2015      1 comments

It's been a long time since I've tracked my food on here. I've written down little bits and pieces in a notebook, but I haven't been looking at the calories. Holy moly! I tracked today's breakfast, and I'm already up at almost 700 calories. And ... Read more

Morning exercise

Saturday, February 21, 2015      2 comments

I used to be a morning exerciser. I woke up at 5:00 every day to get in a swim, a run, or a lifting session. And it was great. I had tons of energy, I stayed on track with my eating throughout the day... So what happened??!?!? I am no ... Read more

A fresh start

Sunday, November 30, 2014      3 comments

Tomorrow is a brand new day. Not only a new day, but a new chapter in my life. I am starting a job within walking distance, and I'll be getting over 10 hours a week back in time I won't be commuting to work. This is amazing. Also, my grad ... Read more

Counting on strength in numbers...

Sunday, November 02, 2014      6 comments

I haven't been on Spark since June - it's the longest break I've taken since I started Sparking in 2009. And you know what? I can tell when I'm active on Spark and when I'm not. I've gained back the 10 pounds I lost after eating clean and vegan,... Read more

Pep talk!

Thursday, June 12, 2014      2 comments

I am having SUCH a hard time adjusting to my new work schedule. My eating is totally off - making really poor choices with food, and having a hard time with a meal/snack schedule. And I definitely feel it. I'm tired, I have to work really hard t... Read more

New job brings new challenges

Thursday, June 05, 2014      6 comments

First, I'm very excited to be working full-time again. It's a relief to have some income and some breathing room with our bills. However, I need to figure out how I will keep up my healthy eating and work it into my day. I am so used to eating a... Read more

A new plan for snacks

Monday, May 19, 2014      3 comments

One of my biggest challenges in keeping up with my Sparked self is motivation. Or rather, keeping my motivation up during the entire day. Evening is the hardest time for me, especially with my eating. I get SO hungry and just eat whatever. My ex... Read more

Goin' to a shower... again!

Sunday, April 27, 2014      2 comments

I think it's funny that the last time I wrote a blog, I was headed to a shower. Today's shower is for my best friend, and much less work than the last one. I don't have as much to do; I think this MOH has a better planning system than the other ... Read more

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