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Fat to Finish Line
Tuesday, February 20, 2018      3 comments

After a very long weekend of binge eating and taking an average of 1,000 steps a day, I felt like I needed a kick in the pants, motivational boost last night. With my pumpkin cheesecake in hand, I started searching Netflix for "Extreme Weight l... Read more
I Feel AmaZING!
Monday, February 12, 2018      3 comments

For over a year, I've been working at home 3 days a week. The telework policy at my job has allowed employees to work up to 4 days a week at home. But starting this week, we're having to conform to a new telework policy that only allows us to ... Read more
So much to Gain, So much to Lose
Tuesday, February 06, 2018      6 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning. My weight is still going UP! I've gained 5lbs in a month. BUT I'm losing inches and generally I like the changes I'm seeing in the mirror. THAT's what I'm going to focus on. How I look and feel i... Read more
January Overview
Friday, February 02, 2018      2 comments

If you've read my most recent blogs you'll notice that I didn't end the month of January well. But now I feel like celebrating! I am proud of myself for sticking with my meal plans for at least the first 3 weeks of the month. I also stuck... Read more
Slowly but Surely
Thursday, February 01, 2018      5 comments

I am making a comeback. I love the first day of the month! I become filled with a pulse of excitement over the freshness --"I get a do-over!" Overall, January wasn't so bad. For the first 3 weeks I was really on point and sticking wi... Read more
I lost my footing
Friday, January 19, 2018      4 comments

Last weekend, I fell off the wagon and didn't make attempts to climb back on until mid week. Not to spout excuses but the looming government shutdown has me so stressed out. I did go to BODYPUMP on Wednesday and I plan to go tomorrow morn... Read more
Can't Stop Me Now!
Saturday, January 13, 2018      4 comments

Saturday's are my weigh-ins for the 5% Winter Challenge. Last week I weighed 186--down 2lbs from the week before. I'm not supposed to weigh myself before Saturday but I've been kicking butt at the gym and sticking to my meal plan and I was just... Read more
This Isn't Automatic
Thursday, January 11, 2018      3 comments

I am so proud of myself for sticking with my meal and fitness plan. At times I've had to rely on a plan B or C to keep myself on track but they're all good, healthy options and I'm seeing and FEELING the results. It's still not automatic t... Read more
Why I don't Count Steps
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      3 comments

I used to be obsessed with counting my steps and tracking every piece of food I shoved in my pie-hole. Reaching 10k steps a day always seemed impossible, no matter how hard I tried. I would feel defeated when I didn't reach my goal or feel even ... Read more
Monday- New Week!
Monday, January 08, 2018      2 comments

Yesterday I went to a baby shower. It was nice. I was proud of myself for not overeating at the party. I loaded my plate with coleslaw and fruit and avoided the chips and dips. Overall, nutritionally I did good this weekend. Hubby wanted to go t... Read more
If it doesn't happen, make it happen
Friday, January 05, 2018      1 comments

Wednesday night I took BODYPUMP. It was a lot harder this time around, not necessarily physically but mentally. I was facing a mirror and every time I went down to squat I saw my belly fat scrunch up between my legs. It made me super self-consc... Read more
Tuesday: 15 Day Spark Streak!
Wednesday, January 03, 2018      3 comments

I am celebrating my 15 day Spark streak! I'm proud of myself for making it through the holidays and starting the new year on a high note. I haven't been able to blog everyday, but I try. I stopped numbering my blogs because it was adding pressur... Read more
Tuesday: Back to work
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      2 comments

4:15am came super early this morning. As unprepared as I was to go back to work this morning, it felt good getting back into my routine. My baked apple oatmeal breakfast tasted as good today as it did yesterday. Those babies are going to k... Read more
Monday: Hello 2018! Starting Measurements
Monday, January 01, 2018      2 comments

Happy 2018!! I'm looking forward to the new year. I let myself go last year and the year before. This year, I'm getting healthy for myself and for my family. I have a few basic goals for the year: lose 40lbs, fit back into a size 8 dress..... Read more
Sunday: Happy New Year Eve!
Sunday, December 31, 2017      0 comments

Are you planning anything fun Tonight? We're going to our neighbor's to do a count down with the kids around 6pm. We'll shoot off fireworks and watch the Ravens game. My meal plan for the week is on the refrigerator ready to go :-) I will r... Read more

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