Results (a numbers blog)
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
Grateful for 5 Years on this Adventure!
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
A Preview of What's to Come
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
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
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
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!
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
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
It's been a long time since I felt a strong sense of community here on Spark, outside a small particular set of Sparkfriends. This feeling of disconnect started right around the time that I started getting featured as a success story (early 2012... Read more
'Tis SPICE Season!
The San Antonio Spark Team is starting a new holiday challenge. From Halloween until New Year's Day - 9 weeks total - we will have a friendly little competition to help us keep on track through the holidays. Focus will be on:
Pou... Read more
So. I used to be very anti-paleo, and very skeptical about the whole thing. That skepticism was compounded when I attempted Whole30 back in May, an attempt which led to a 7-lb gain in nine days, my cholesterol shooting through the roof, a lethar... Read more
Whole28 - Week 4 - Final Results
Well, the scale barely moved this week, though this was expected. I'm at 158.4 lbs, for a 1.2-lb loss in Week 4 (plus 1.5 further inches lost). The stall-out, I know, is a combination of two things. First, it's TOM week and I'm right in the midd... Read more
Whole28 - Week 3
This was a very bad week with very bad home things. There was one day I barely ate. I don't have the strength to say more. It's just been a very stressful, awful week.
However, adding back exercise seemed to help get the scale moving again,... Read more
Whole28 - Week 2 - Meals
I want to say something re: yesterday's blog. Despite what it may have sounded like, and despite what people seemed to think, I do know that 1.4 lbs lost last week is a good thing, and that I've had really good results with this program so far. ... Read more
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