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Tuesday, January 20, 2015      19 comments

I'm pulling away from Spark for a time. I'm not sure how long. It might be a few weeks, it might be a year. I need to focus on other, more-important things right now. Whether I gain or lose weight in my time off doesn't matter. I haven't thought... Read more

Primarily Paleo #2: Up, But Not Disappointed

Thursday, January 15, 2015      9 comments

I'm up 0.8 lbs this week, taking me to 158.4 lbs. I'm not worried about the gain so much, however. It was expected, for two reasons. First, I started a new ST program on Monday. Well, REstarted, I should say. I tried to start this program i... Read more

Belly: A Saga, Part VI (Anniversary)

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      13 comments

Today marks one year since my abdominal surgery. The surgery was to correct muscle and skin damage from my third pregnancy, nearly ten years before. My surgeon removed ~2.5 lbs of skin and moved in my abdominal muscles, which had been separated,... Read more

Primarily Paleo #1: Tough

Thursday, January 08, 2015      13 comments

Isn't the first week supposed to be the easiest?? MAN this week was difficult. I really didn't eat well for most of December, and I'm suffering from a lot of grain/sugar addiction right now. And hunger. I'm REALLY HUNGRY a lot of the time, proba... Read more

Primarily Paleo: An Introduction

Monday, January 05, 2015      23 comments

A new year, a new journey. On 2/21/13, I hit my goal of 100 lbs lost. I entered maintenance, dropped a couple more pounds, and then maintained in a +/- 5-lb range for the next 15 months. In May 2014, my personal life fell apart, and I began... Read more

It's That Time of Year...

Thursday, January 01, 2015      18 comments

...when people return to the gyms and weight-loss sites for a week or two before they get tired/bored/discouraged. :D Okay, I'm just teasing. While there are plenty of people who start off strong and fall off the wagon after a week, there ... Read more

She Eats Healthy, She Eats Healthy Not...

Saturday, December 27, 2014      7 comments

Thaaaat has pretty much been my month since Thanksgiving. "Healthy" means something different to each of us. For me, it means cutting out grains and sugars completely, and avoiding alcohol for the most part (mostly because drinking a glass ... Read more

Results (a numbers blog)

Friday, December 05, 2014      9 comments

I had blood work done this week. It was the first full-panel blood work I've had since Feb 2012. (I had a finger-prick test in Dec 2012, but doc tells me that those numbers are wildly inaccurate, so I'm not counting them.) The blood work in 2012... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Grateful for 5 Years on this Adventure! (video blog)

Thursday, November 27, 2014      67 comments

Things have been very rough on me for the last 7-8 months, yes. Even still, I have a lot to celebrate this Thanksgiving, a lot to be thankful for. Five years ago, I began my weight loss journey. It hasn't always been fun or easy, but it has DEFI... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Preview of What's to Come

Thursday, November 20, 2014      65 comments

My five year weight loss anniversary is a week from today. I've had ups and downs, sure, and I may not be to my ultimate goal, but these last five years have been a HUGE success, and I wanted to give you guys a preview of what's to come when I C... Read more

Not dwelling on What Could Be

Wednesday, November 19, 2014      12 comments

This morning, my scale says 157.4 lbs. Y'all, I haven't seen a number lower than 158 since June 6th. I am ecstatic. Over the moon. I am SO CLOSE to being back at that 100 lbs lost line and a healthy BMI. Sure, a month ago, when I finished m... Read more

General Life Updates

Friday, November 14, 2014      13 comments

1. No tooth news yet. Appointment is scheduled for Monday. 2. For those of you who have been concerned about my mental health, rest assured. I was finally able to see a doctor and am now on an anti-depressant. I am working to find a nearby ... Read more

Probable Bad News

Tuesday, November 11, 2014      14 comments

So things haven't been great for me since May. My family has moved across the country to a place I despise, a place where I know no one. My marriage is completely in the toilet, and my kids are in chaos because of it. My body image issues have f... Read more

Fun, exciting news!

Friday, November 07, 2014      18 comments

Every year in November, I participate in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo. I've been doing this since 2009 and love the event. This year, however, with all the stress and depression, I decided last minute to drop from the program. I've... Read more

Get Thin, Get Strong

Wednesday, November 05, 2014      8 comments

For some people, these are simultaneous goals, two things they can do at the same time. There are all sorts of fantastic programs out there for heavy lifting and fat loss. Some of the people I admire and trust most use and/or designed these prog... Read more

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