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Smashed my record yesterday!
Saturday, January 04, 2014      4 comments

I was so excited yesterday when I pushed myself at the gym and totally smashed my former record of 48 minutes for 5K on a treadmill. Made it in 44:52 and jogged a personal best of 18 of those minutes. Earlier in the fall when I tried it for th... Read more
Back at it after a short break!
Friday, January 03, 2014      2 comments

I purposefully and mindfully took about 10 days off my nutrition and exercise plan over Christmas. I know that most people probably think that was the wrong choice, but for me, I think it was right. Fall and into winter 2013 was difficult for ... Read more
Bringing in the new year with hope.
Thursday, January 02, 2014      3 comments

I haven’t been one for New Year’s resolutions for a long time because of all of the years I’ve said, “I’m going to lose weight” and didn’t follow through with any long term results. This year is no exception, other than I am making several prom... Read more
Had a great experience this week
Saturday, December 07, 2013      7 comments

Losing so much weight hasn't been the cure-all I had hoped it would be for the issues that created the weight problem to begin with. All of my life, I thought that if I was just thinner, life would be better. But, as in most things in life, it... Read more
Accomplished a goal today
Sunday, November 24, 2013      5 comments

7 months into this journey, which began with focusing only on exercise to learn to like it and to increase my fitness level from the point where turning over in bed was an ordeal and carrying a basket of laundry one floor up had me stopping to r... Read more
Bit of a rant.
Monday, October 14, 2013      7 comments

So, yesterday I have a fabulous experience with being able to purchase clothes from the non plus sized side of the store. I post about it here (and get lots of support) and I also post about it including this before and "in progress" picture on... Read more
So pleased with success so far! 111.2 pounds gone!
Monday, October 14, 2013      13 comments

Today I went shopping with a specific goal in mind. I wanted to use a $50 off coupon I have for the local plus sized store. I've been hovering around the lowest 2 sizes the... Read more
What an emotional couple of days! Success!
Monday, August 12, 2013      3 comments

So yesterday I walk into the gym for my workout. Chatted with the lady at the front desk as she worked briefly at my work last year. She congratulated me on my progress and told me that it was time for a new picture for my membership card. Se... Read more
One year later.
Saturday, July 27, 2013      8 comments

It's been a year since I started Sparkpeople for the 3rd time and, as they say, the 3rd time is the charm. I truly "get it" this time and love the changes SP has helped bring about. Another huge key to my success this time was learning to love... Read more
Motivation. I think it's the wrong word.
Monday, July 15, 2013      6 comments

I have been here at Sparkpeople this time for almost a whole year. Two other attempts ended in a set of difficult life experiences and my thought that I "fell off the wagon" so I might as well give up. I always thought I'd be back "soon" but i... Read more
Why it's so different this time.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013      6 comments

I have spent most of my life on a variety of "diets", some gimmicky, some more mainstream. When I first stumbled onto Sparkpeople years ago, I knew this was the very best plan out there. Best parts for me? Free, always with me (I have an app ... Read more
I'm back! :-)
Tuesday, July 24, 2012      3 comments

I enjoyed great success using Sparkpeople a few years ago to lose over 50 lbs. Then I suppose I got lazy and stopped tracking which of course, allowed me to fall away from the good habits I was practicing and slowly, some of the weight crept ba... Read more