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Great start
Thursday, May 04, 2017      5 comments

So far, my May is off to a great start! I have succeeded in each of my daily goals: walking, being alcohol free, writing in my gratitude journal and eating a salad a day. These actions (especially the walking!) are creating a positive feedback... Read more
May Goals!
Monday, May 01, 2017      3 comments

Well, thanks for joining us Northern California spring -- took ya long enough this year! The sun is out and shining and the world feels brand new. I feel motivated and ready. Unbelievably, one of my best friends was diagnosed with cancer rece... Read more
Ground zero or the first floor?
Thursday, April 06, 2017      2 comments

I'm not sure what to call it: ground zero or the first floor? The site of a catastrophe or an entry point? Right now, my body feels like both. After I had my baby in August, I lost the first 18 pounds almost effortlessly. Then I had an I... Read more
First post-baby blog!
Tuesday, September 13, 2016      8 comments

My daughter Scarlett was born on August 11. The last month has been absolutely incredible -- one of the most remarkable times in my life. There's a lot on my to-do list and I'm breastfeeding to boot so I won't be going full throttle on my weig... Read more
Week 29
Thursday, May 19, 2016      1 comments

Well, here I am in the third trimester. Baby girl is only about 75 days from joining our family. This has been a very exciting time for me. I wish I had taken more time to write about it. I want to memorialize some of what I am feeling. I f... Read more
Week 26 -- So Happy!
Saturday, April 30, 2016      5 comments

Got great news today -- no gestational diabetes for me! I was very worried about this due to my family history and weight. I knew my blood sugar was normal going into the pregnancy but since my dad died from complications of diabetes, I am ver... Read more
Week 23
Monday, April 04, 2016      5 comments

Wow, I cannot believe I am almost 6 months pregnant! The time is flying by. I have been very fortunate in that I haven't felt ill, just somewhat fatigued and absent minded. I have continued to stay active, walking to and from work about ... Read more
Monday, February 01, 2016      9 comments

Wow, it is very unusual for me to go this long without blogging. And usually when I fall silent for long stretches, it is very bad news. It means I've backslid, regained and am piling on the pounds. Well, I will be gaining some weight ove... Read more
I must keep fighting!!!
Thursday, November 05, 2015      13 comments

It is November and FINALLY a slight chill has set into the Northern California air. There are events galore and the holiday season is a stone's throw away. I'm not super happy with where I am right now weight wise but it is what it is. The im... Read more
A winning streak
Friday, October 23, 2015      6 comments

If you've been on Spark as long as I have then you know that, sometimes, a little streak is all you need. I lost weight this week. But more importantly, I changed my mindset. Here's an example. This morning, I went for a coffee d... Read more
New Goal
Thursday, October 22, 2015      4 comments

I ordered a new pair of designer jeans -- deeply discounted -- from I ordered a size 32, and darn if they weren't so tight on arrival that I couldn't button them. I finally buttoned them last night but darn if the muffin top was... Read more
Compare and Contrast
Wednesday, October 21, 2015      3 comments

Wow! Based on some suggestions from my health coach, I have really upped my protein game and I feel GREAT! Past three days have been 135g of protein. The main difference was adding a protein shake for breakfast and switching up some of my sna... Read more
Mid-month Check-In
Thursday, October 15, 2015      2 comments

Here are my goals for October: 1) 5 classes/week (including 2 ST) emoticon 2) Track nutrition every day ... Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2015      4 comments

Today things are going pretty well. I've manged to do well on diet and exercise so far this week. I'm prioritizing myself and making time and space to focus on me. Sometimes that means clearing my schedule and saying no to certain social even... Read more
Thursday, October 01, 2015      7 comments

I was going through photos from my 2013 Turkey trip last night. I weighed about 15-20 pounds less in the photos and though I'm fairly happy with my current appearance, there's no denying I look better in those Turkey photos. I had just lost 70... Read more

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