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21 Things I Did to Lose 50 Lbs In A Little Over 6 Months

Sunday, June 14, 2015      8 comments

If you asked me on the street, "how did you manage to lose 50 lbs in such a short time?" (short time for me considering how many times I've lost and gained in the past), I'd tell you "oh I'm doing the low carb, high fat thing". That is the... Read more

The 5 Yr Anniversary Challenge!

Saturday, May 23, 2015      2 comments

On August 3, 2015 I will celebrate 5 yrs with SparkPeople - which I consider pretty amazing. I haven't been committed the whole time but I always knew it was here to help, support, guide, and inspire me when I was ready. In January 2015 after 3 ... Read more

Finding Momentum Almost 5 Yrs Later

Monday, March 16, 2015      2 comments

This August will mark my 5th Anniversay on SparkPeople. That 1st year I was pretty dedicated and made some real strides towards my health. In the last 4 years I kept coming back to SP - sometimes for a few months or sometimes just a few days. I ... Read more

The 100 day challenge

Monday, January 13, 2014      2 comments

If you GOOGLE "100 Day Challenge" right now all kinds of awesome articles and YouTube videos come up - people losing weight, learning to dance, changing their life just by committing to something new for 100 days. For me its nothing new (except ... Read more

Get Back

Monday, September 23, 2013      3 comments

Although not one of my favorite Beatles' songs, there is a lyric that went running through my head today: Get back, get back. Get back to where you once belonged This thought crossed my mind because I happened to go into my SparkSt... Read more

Start from Where You Are

Sunday, February 19, 2012      8 comments

Its been awhile since I checked in - had a rough Christmas because my only daughter and I are at odds. Then January rolled around, I stopped exercising and sparking. Lost my job of 14+yr on January 13th (downsized but not down any sizes, ugh) an... Read more

Off the Beaten Path - My Weight Loss Journey is Like Wheeling in the Jeep!

Monday, November 28, 2011      4 comments

Saturday my adventurous boyfriend and I went off road in his Jeep Cherokee, followed on the trail by our friends in their Jeeps as well. It was a crazy ride but I think I may have found some similarities of that experience with my weight loss jo... Read more

Lessons Learned from 5k (with pictures)

Sunday, October 02, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday I raced in my 2nd ever 5k, the Runway 5k at the Asheville Regional Airport to raise money for mammograms for uninsured/underprivileged women. It was amazing - the start line in the general hangar area with old and new planes on display... Read more

A Drowned but Festive Overstuffed Crossing Guard

Friday, September 23, 2011      7 comments

Here's the deal - I'm racing in a 5k next weekend, October 1st and have been using one of Sparkpeople's 5k training plans for several weeks. This one is the walk/jog one that takes you from walking to intervals of jogging 3 minutes/ walking 2 mi... Read more

A Tale of Two Bikes, Part One

Saturday, June 18, 2011      8 comments

A couple of months ago I was hiking with my boyfriend and the trail wasn't stupid hard or anything but my bf said, "Wouldn't it be more fun if we could mountain bike these ... Read more

The World's Worst Cyclist

Thursday, June 02, 2011      8 comments

Whoever said you never forget how to ride a bike was apparently not acquainted with my nonexistent biking skills. Last night I went for my 2nd ride with the new mountain bike, this time in my neighborhood and I learned I'm mentally (and physical... Read more

When Being Happy Keeps You Fat

Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

Here's some signs that you're so happy you may start gaining weight... *You feel so good that you don't need to exercise, especially if you're busy doing something you love instead. Like spending time with a loved one or working on a new pr... Read more

Permanent versus Temporary

Wednesday, March 30, 2011      9 comments

Since I began dieting at age 15, I've been searching for the elusive destination of "permanent" weight loss. Although I've seen inspiring stories of weight loss, there seem to be very few examples of those successes being long-lasting. But afte... Read more

Emergency Brake Has Been Activated

Monday, March 21, 2011      12 comments

For 2 weeks I've been eating like there was no tomorrow. I checked the scale once and it was up a little but I was still in denial so I figured it was just water weight. But this morning I checked and I am up 8 lbs. EIGHT because I've ATE like i... Read more

Adventures in Couchfree Living

Thursday, March 10, 2011      7 comments

Up until last August when I started Sparkpeople I was a bonified couch potato. Getting into a regular exercise routine was tough but has had wonderful benefits on the scale, in my clothes, increased stamina, and in my overall outlook. But lately... Read more

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