The Fat Vegetarian: I'm vegetarian so I'm healthy by default.
I've been a vegetarian for almost 17 years (WOW! and my older sister told me it was "just a phase") Recently I was looking through photos of myself in high school (I became a vegetarian when I turned 16) and realized, I was not a slim as I thou... Read more
Running for my life
Over the course of my running "career"...all 3 years...I understand when people refer to running as their therapist's office. When I run, my mind is free to wonder and think about anything, everything, or nothing at all. When I run, I come home ... Read more
Please vote for me in the
SparkPeople has been a driving force in me gaining my self confidence and pride which was lost for almot 25 years. with this new sense of myself, I started to run. I joined lots of running groups on Spark and was encouraged to runmy first race..... Read more
Trying something "new"
For Mother's Day, my kids and husband got me 5 scratch off lottery tickets and lo and behold, I won $50 on one! Everyone kept asking me what I was going to spend my fortune on...new clothes, a massage, toys, going out to eat, etc... I almost did... Read more
It's my pity party and I'll cry if I want to...then get back to business.
Its been awhile since I was active on Spark. I sign SP praises to everyone struggling and even though who are not. Yet when I find myself lying face down on my bed in only nylons and a bra with tears in my eyes and a husband telling me he thinks... Read more
The Great Race
Yesterday, I ran in my second 5K (first one was last Thanksgiving). I was so nervous about the run, not as much as for the first one but more of an uncomfortable nervousness. I shouldn't have been because the race was awesome! I could feel mysel... Read more
I turned on the TV yesterday afternoon as I was getting ready to clean the living room (this hot weather is doing a number on my 2 dogs and their shedding!!) On NBC they had on a program about the 2010 Ironman competition. I kept it on because I... Read more
So close I can almost taste it!
(As I sit here waiting for the last few minutes of work to be done) in my workout gear, I started thinking...I am so close to my goal! When I first started, I was 60 pounds away. Now I am 18 pounds away. I am 1.4 away from being considered havin... Read more
I just love Just Dance!
So RedBox just starting putting video games in their kiosks near me. I am not a gamer by any stretch of the imagination but I thought I would just check it out. I saw Just Dance 2 for the Wii and remembered hearing people on here rave about it s... Read more
I signed up for SparkPeople before the book came out and before I was really ready to start. I picked up The Spark at the beginning of 2010 and it changed my life! The book encouraged me to feel good about myself, urged me to keep going, and ch... Read more
Failed but not a failure
A few weeks ago, I set up a challenge to myself to help me lose the extra weight I have before a big family get together. I failed at actually even STARTING it but I don't feel like I am a failure.
Last year, I lost 40 pounds and then plate... Read more
I DID IT!!! FINALLY!
I stepped onto the scale this morning and its official, I have FINALLY broken into the 160s! It might only be 169 but seeing something in the 160s is something I have not seen in, man, maybe high school or so! I actually thought that there was s... Read more
Rule #452: Don't weigh yourself/try clothes on when trying to lose weight and...
...its your TOM!
I was feeling good this week, had a great step class on Monday and even ran to the gym that evening. Yesterday, I stepped on the scale (day 3 of TOM) and GAH! Let's just leave it at that. There was a 3-4 pound increase sinc... Read more
My mantra this time around
"Don't start something that you don't intend to finish."
I was watching a show on PBS and one of the interviewees said this. I've heard it a million times before but some how it really resonated with me. So for this leg of my journey, hopef... Read more
At the beginning of June, my whole family is getting together to celebrate my nephews baptisms and my sister being back "home". My parents live in NE Ohio, me and my family live in SW Pennsylvania, brother and his family live in Chicago, and my ... Read more