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  • Weekly weigh in

    3/29/2017 1:41:19 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm down 2.2 lb this week :D!!! I wasn't perfect (far from it), but I made a lot of good, small decisions. Hopefully this trend conti... Read more

  • Gym day 2 and packing

    3/27/2017 1:39:33 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    A good start to the week! I made it to the gym this morning despite not wanting to go (I guess that's why it helps to have a gym buddy, right? Sh... Read more

  • Moving!

    3/25/2017 11:54:49 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm so happy!!!! I'm going to be moving from this apartment to another one with the same floor plan, in a different building. Why? Because th... Read more

  • First day at new gym

    3/23/2017 8:52:22 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Went well!! I took the advice of other Sparkers and I didn't push myself too hard. I did a brief warm up on the elliptical (phew that thing... Read more

  • Weekly Weigh-In

    3/22/2017 12:08:46 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Omgosh! I weighed in much lower than I thought I would and well below the threshold for my scale to measure me. 390.4 I was expecting ... Read more

  • Feeling Better

    3/21/2017 5:59:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks for the support on my last blog. It means a lot to me that so many wonderful Sparkfriends are supporting me. I had my appointment wi... Read more

  • First day back

    3/20/2017 9:58:25 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It feels really weird to be back in my apartment, but here I am! I have these memories of feeling bad in this apartment, so it's very stran... Read more

  • Back to Columbus

    3/19/2017 11:29:01 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Last night we saw Beauty and the Beast. It was good! I also managed to only have a handful of my brother's popcorn, and I had a very sensible por... Read more

  • Fast Food Plan!

    3/17/2017 8:45:53 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    Thanks to the helpful suggestions on my previous blog, I've decided not to demonize fast food, but to simply make a list of *allowed* meals that ... Read more

  • 2 Months

    3/17/2017 12:05:58 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    OK, I found out I have a seat reserved in the boot camp that starts May 15th (if you'll remember from my previous blogs, I had to take a leave of... Read more

  • I worked out today

    3/16/2017 11:17:20 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    This might not seem like much of an achievement but for me, at this time in my life, it is. I went to the mall and walked for 30 minutes because ... Read more

  • Joining a Gym with my friend!

    3/15/2017 12:03:10 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    It's amazing to me that this has transpired the way it has... because just yesterday I was thinking about how much I missed my (expensive) old fi... Read more

  • Cutting Refined Sugar

    3/13/2017 4:58:52 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    The first thing I'm going to do to try to get my numbers down is cutting refined sugar from my diet. I don't drink soda, but I have been eating s... Read more

  • Blood sugar too high

    3/12/2017 1:16:02 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I am upset to see that my blood work came back and my blood sugar and HA1C are both way too high... in the diabetic range. I'll need to mak... Read more

  • Day 2

    3/11/2017 5:48:23 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I cooked dinner for my family today (as well as I could in my mom's crowded kitchen)! I made lemon asparagus chicken with mushrooms... we had it ... Read more

  • Mulch much? Yup.

    3/10/2017 3:08:34 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    We have an annual Pi(e) party on (you guessed it!) Pi day so we like to put on our best "face" for the party. Each year, we invite some new folks... Read more

  • Day 1 - Measurement Time

    3/10/2017 1:39:54 PM, by VALKYRIA-

    I'm trying hard not to be ashamed of these measurements, and I'm sure they will be decreasing soon :) This is just the way it is for me right now... Read more

  • I need support and Sparkfriends - I'm recommitting to my health

    3/10/2017 11:37:56 AM, by VALKYRIA-

    Hi guys I'm back here on Sparkpeople again after some crazy life circumstances and I feel like I am ready to commit to a healthier lifestyle... Read more

  • Winter gardening

    2/5/2017 11:35:37 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    I am a gardener. That means that sometimes, I'm out when it is yucky out there. I bought some elephant garlic the other day and the seller kept s... Read more

  • I'm a Size 6!

    1/30/2017 11:01:10 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I put on a pair of old size 6 work pants this morning, and they fit perfectly! No tugging, pulling, or squeezing to get in, and I can sit down i... Read more

  • Cluckables

    1/22/2017 5:40:04 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    The Man dotes on "his girls" as he likes to call them. We (ha ha - HE) feeds them fresh produce from the garden and lots of fruit from the grocer... Read more

  • Recomposition: It's Working!

    1/22/2017 5:18:36 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today was my 30 day review at my gym with my new program. To Recap: Exercise: Monday: Peak High Intensity Interval Training (max HRM ... Read more

  • New Direction, and Staying the Course

    1/21/2017 11:04:05 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Every time I change my routine to do something that seems backwards to the way I used to do it, I have a few days of anxiety. "Am I really doing... Read more

  • What's love got to do with it?

    1/21/2017 11:02:29 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    Apparently a lot. Lots more than I gave credit to. My husband is my rock, best friend, partner, cheerleader... I could go on and on. He is ... Read more

  • Eat More, Move More

    1/20/2017 10:54:06 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today wraps up my first week of my new eating plan. I haven't talked much about why I am changing my fitness and nutrition regime. Basicall... Read more

  • Progress, One Improvement at a Time

    1/19/2017 11:41:19 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    My calorie tracking programs are all freaking out over how many calories I am eating. I've reset them for 'maintenance' to quiet them, even thou... Read more

  • The Plan for the Next 3 Weeks

    1/18/2017 12:52:17 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I didn't lose any weight in December, but that was to be expected. Between our cross country move, selling our house, settling into a new routin... Read more

  • How Do You Eat 1800-2000 Calories Per Day?

    1/17/2017 11:28:21 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I put together a tentative meal plan to try and push my calories up to 1800. I'm finding it quite challenging. Here's my plan for today's m... Read more

  • 1800 Calories Per Day

    1/17/2017 9:54:06 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    After the results of my RMR test, I'm in the surprising position of having to eat *more* calories in order to meet my goals. I followed the stan... Read more

  • Resting Metabolic Assessment

    1/16/2017 7:46:12 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about taking an Active Metabolic Assessment where my fat burn was measured during various levels of exercise exert... Read more

  • Resistance Training Day

    12/29/2016 9:44:54 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Resistance training is my biggest weakness in my fitness goals. I know it's good for me. I'm just not consistent or disciplined in doing it. ... Read more

  • Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 4

    12/28/2016 10:37:00 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today I completed Day 3 of my Active Metabolic Assessment plan. Wednesday's workout is a light "base interval" where I stay within Zone 1-2 of m... Read more

  • Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 3

    12/27/2016 12:05:08 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Last night I completed the first set of my 4 week program based on the results of my Active Metabolic Assessment I took last week. The chart... Read more

  • Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 2

    12/23/2016 10:34:11 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Continued from my last blog... I got the results of my active metabolic assessment from the gym today. It was a test that scientifically me... Read more

  • Active Metabolic Assessment Results Part 1

    12/23/2016 3:10:12 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    As mentioned in my last blog, I purchased an active metabolic assessment as part of my new gym package. I went to my appointment yesterday to ge... Read more

  • Metabolic Assessment

    12/22/2016 12:41:19 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Hello again, Sparklers! Hope you are staying healthy and happy through the final stretch in the holidays! Just a quick update. I'm doing g... Read more

  • Maintaining Through the Holidays!

    12/13/2016 11:24:12 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Hello, Sparklers! Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season, and all is going well as we end 2016! For me, I mostly met my goal of... Read more

  • Women who farm... lose weight

    12/11/2016 3:16:10 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    I follow a group on FB called Women Who Farm. Today's story struck me because even though we do a good bit of growing our own, my dependencies on... Read more

  • Holiday Calorie burners

    12/2/2016 12:17:09 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    Check out the link to see just how many calories you are burning this holiday season! Read more

  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    11/22/2016 5:42:01 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Hiya, Sparkfriends! Long time no see! How is everyone doing? Last I wrote, we were preparing to move to Colorado. Well, we're here! It w... Read more

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