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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
Day 10: Let's make a plan
Friday, December 29, 2017      2 comments

I bought 2 skinny taste cookbooks today. I'm going to use them to make my meal plans. My mom gave me a binder so I can print meal planner pages. I'm go... Read more
Day 9: Medevial Times
Thursday, December 28, 2017      3 comments

Tonight we took my son to Medevial Times. He loved it! So did we. It was great to hear my son's excitement over the sword fights. Those knights are sup... Read more
Day 8: post-christmas weight
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      1 comments

The scale read 188lbs. That's a 2lb gain since Friday. Yikes! Here's my dog immitating how I feel.... Read more
Day 7: Cookies and cross stitch
Tuesday, December 26, 2017      3 comments

I lost count of the number of cookies I ate today. It honestly gave me a sugar headache. I consumed them while starting my new cross stitch project a... Read more
Day 6: It's Christmas!
Monday, December 25, 2017      3 comments

Merry Christmas Sparklers! We spent the morning with my family. My mom made a delicious spread for breakfast. Totally not on my diet plan. I took a... Read more
Day 5: Merry Christmas Eve!
Sunday, December 24, 2017      3 comments

Christmas Eve is the best day of the year. The excitement and anticipation is almost too much. This morning I was blessed to have my family come with ... Read more

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