starting to see changes!!! *** PROGRESS PICS ***
It has been two weeks since I seen the infamous pictures taken of me that made me realize that I was quickly returning to my former, obese and unhappy self. The day that I got those pictures in my email was the day I reclaimed my health. These... Read more
my butt just might fall off
My lovely lady lumps are sore!!! I am pretty sure my a$$ is trying to detach from my hamstrings. I have been working my bum off these past two weeks and now my cheeks feel like concrete. I would ask my hubby for a butt massage, but he is a ma... Read more
*** what keeps you on this path??? ***
This is a fairly simple question and there are two ways you could answer it. One, is you could identify the "WHY" behind your health journey. For some it may be diabetes, for others it could be dreams of motherhood, and then there are those wh... Read more
MOTIVATOR OF THE DAY??!!! Which of my friends rigged the vote???
What in the sam hell is going on? How did yo-yo dieting, back-sliding, Spanx-wearing, little (figuratively) old me get voted Motivator of the Day???? I thought you had to CRUSH IT consistently, and run half-marathons, and track your food to be... Read more
***i was hypnotized LITERALLY, became a yogi, and changed perspective***
So much has happened in the four months since I last blogged! Actually, there has been no major THING that pulled me out of the Spark stratosphere, my heart just wasn't in it. My heart actually wasn't in a lot of things. My life felt BLAH. O... Read more
I know its about the food!!!!
I am stubborn. Not about everything, but the things I am passionate about, I would fight tooth and nail for. I am PASSIONATE about food. I am sure some of my fat may be due to deep-rooted psychological issues, but MOST of it is because FOOD I... Read more
Was it this hard last time?
I don't remember it being this hard to lose a few pounds! When I started my weight loss journey nearly two years ago, I had the eye of the tiger. Everything was about healthy living. I lost 2 lbs a week consistently for 16 weeks and then it w... Read more
Lipstick on the dance floor and fish for breakfast
Am I the only person that has to have on lipstick to REALLY dance??? About once a week I go to this Hip-Hop dance class with my brother's girlfriend. She always makes fun of me because before every class, I whip out my cosmetic bag and choose ... Read more
It's smoke! It's mirrors! It's Spanx!
I had no clue I was getting fat again. Well, no, I KNEW I was gaining a few pounds when my inventory of Spanx increased from two pair of control top undies to a spandex wardrobe of tanks, body shapers and bras. It wasn't until my jawline got s... Read more
I missed you too!!!
Oh how I love my Spark Friends, let me count the ways: 1.) You all are always checking in 2.) You genuinely care 3.) You haunt my dreams and thoughts 4.) You are sticking to your goals.
Having friends like you all are necessary. I ha... Read more
when your mother doesn't like you
I know many women have stressed relationships with their moms. Part of me thinks it may just be part of nature. However, I am reaching a point in my life where I must either decide to confront my mother or choose to walk away from her. If I h... Read more
a tummy bug, bingeing on Christmas goodies and a fun Girl's Night
I have been feeling like crap the past two days. I don't think its the flu because there isn't the vomitting and diarrhea but I definitely feel less than myself. Nonetheless, I moved ahead with my Girl's Christmas Potluck Party. There was ABS... Read more
Lo Siento Mis Amigos!!!
HELLLLOOO!!! I must apologize for my Spark Sabbatical. There were many reasons for it:
1.) Got married, got happy, got lazy
2.) Gym dates with the hubby became newlywed cuddle sessions on the couch
3.) Work has gotten busier on both jo... Read more
The 21-day Lie
Finding your focus after being on this journey for 17 months can be difficult. There is a saying that anything you do for 21 days becomes habit. I would like to be the first one to dispute that finding. While some things are truly second natu... Read more
Last night I had the most fabulously healthy and scrumptious dinner. I had fresh salmon (beautifully pink and marbled, thick cuts) roasted in a bag. I sliced yellow squash, zucchini, red potatoes and red peppers, tossed them with olive oil, ga... Read more
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