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Having a great week & so PROUD of myself

Saturday, April 07, 2012      1 comments

Well, this week didn't start off very well. Trouble with my Invisalign left me feeling miserable and I really didn't feel like doing anything. Then Tuesday our modem died, so we didn't have internet for 3 days. That led to me not tracking my foo... Read more

"Hey, Fat & Ugly!"

Saturday, March 10, 2012      2 comments

I felt proud of myself yesterday. My boss and coworkers ordered pizza for lunch. I said "no, thank you. I have a salad." When my boss asked if I was sure, I told him I was, plus tomorrow (today) was weigh-in. He is a very sweet, albeit curious o... Read more

Letter to Myself

Sunday, February 26, 2012      2 comments

Dear Self, I have some things to say to you, and I'm afraid they're not going to be very nice. For far too long I have allowed your convoluted fear of embarrassment prevent me from being myself. I've allowed you to convince me that I prefer... Read more

My First 5k: A Survivors Tale

Saturday, September 04, 2010      5 comments

Just a few months after I started losing weight, I decided that I wanted to run a 5k. Of course I had to learn to run first. And that was a long time coming. I was ecstatic when I ran my first mile and amazed when I ran 2. But then winter c... Read more

Why is it so hard sometimes to give ourselves compliments?

Saturday, March 06, 2010      1 comments

Today I bought my first pair of size 4 pants. They fit perfectly. Yet, my first thought when I buttoned them up was, this brand must run their sizes larger. And maybe they do. But why did I rob myself of that YAY! feeling? Why couldn't I revel i... Read more

Size 18 to size 6

Sunday, December 27, 2009      10 comments

Yep, that's right. A year and a half ago I was wearing size 18 (some 20s) pants, was 215 pounds, feeling miserable, defeated, and worthless. Now at 148 pounds, I just bought my first pair of size 6 pants and they actually fit! Woohoo! Now, ... Read more

Update: 12-13-09

Sunday, December 13, 2009      1 comments

I haven't posted for awhile, so I figured I'd update. As of right now, I weight 148 pounds which is a total loss of 67 pounds, and I'm wearing size 8 pants (the first time I've ever worn a single digit since my age was a single digit, lol!). ... Read more

I have a little behind!

Saturday, July 04, 2009      5 comments

So today there was a yard sale up the street. In need of new clothes and never ones to pass up a yard sale, Mom and I headed up the street. I found a ton of new shirts and shorts for real cheap, but something even better happened. As we were loo... Read more

The Climb

Friday, May 15, 2009      1 comments

Ok, I'm not much for "sappy" songs, but I really like this one. I think most of us can relate to this. This morning as I listened to it on the radio, I realized that this song could have very well been written specifically for Sparkers losing w... Read more

The Trouble with Bras

Thursday, May 14, 2009      5 comments

I know I'm not alone in this. Finding the right bra is impossible it seems. And the bigger your chest, the harder it is. Recently, I've started wearing a stretchy cotton sports bra underneath a microfiber sports bra that's starting to get a bit ... Read more

Measurements 1 year later

Sunday, May 10, 2009      4 comments

Even though I started tracking my food in April, I didn't take my first measurements until May (and some a little later than that). But for the most part, here's how much I lost since last year. Measurements started after May will have the month... Read more

Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp: Starting Stats

Sunday, May 03, 2009      2 comments

Weight: 164 Body Fat: 36.1% Waist: 38 Hips: 42 Abs: 36 Neck: 13 Upper Thigh: 23.5 Lower Thigh: 16.5 Arm: 13.5 Calf: 14.5 Ribs: 30.75 Chest: 37.75 Goal: To finally break free of the 160s that I've been stuck in all y... Read more

What I've Learned For Sure (1yr on SP)

Friday, April 24, 2009      3 comments

Wow. Hard to believe it's been one year today since I finally took my life and health into my own hands. One year ago today, I came back to Sparkpeople (after joining and leaving twice before). I have to admit that I was pretty skeptical at firs... Read more

It's hard to believe

Sunday, April 12, 2009      3 comments

In less than 2 weeks, I will have been on SP for a year. A year! That's so much longer than any "diet" ever lasted, and it's still so hard to believe that I am where I am now. This time last year, I was 52 lbs heavier, 3-4 pant sizes bigger... Read more

The Curse Is Broken!

Friday, April 10, 2009      1 comments

At least I hope. Weighed in this morning at 163, after being at 165 for at least a month or so. Wasn't expecting to lose anything, and actually was just hoping I didn't gain. What a surprise! Definitely gives me motivation to work even hard... Read more


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