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Day 10: Feeling better
Wednesday, January 25, 2017      2 comments

Missed yesterdays blog. Haven't been feeling well at all since Monday night, so yesterday I decided to take a day off from classes. Spent pretty much t... Read more
Day 8: Blah
Tuesday, January 24, 2017      4 comments

I really didn't feel great for most of the day yesterday. I wanted to have a lazy day since I was sore from hiking on Sunday. Binged watched Sherlock (new addiction), worked on my cross stitch, and was exactly as lazy as I intended to be. Some t... Read more
Day 7: Un-winter Weather
Monday, January 23, 2017      0 comments

The weather here in Ohio has been really strange this winter. We had negative temperatures and heavy snow in November, then January has been downright balmy with a high of 66 today. In the early afternoon, my husband and I ran a leg of a dog t... Read more
Day 6: Allergies
Monday, January 23, 2017      1 comments

This is a late entry because last night was a little ... Too exciting. I have known since I was a young child that I'm allergic to latex, after my face swelling up due to a latex bandaid. I've never really thought much about it, just always ma... Read more
Day 5: New ideas
Saturday, January 21, 2017      4 comments

I'm always looking for new things to try that are within my goal calorie amount per meal. Last night, I decided to see how BD's Mongolian Grill, one of my favorite places to eat, would fit in. Surprisingly, by making a few better choices (such a... Read more
Day 4: Long Day
Thursday, January 19, 2017      1 comments

I was really tired last night so ended up falling asleep way too early.. Which of course resulted in waking up way too early. So instead of my normal 8:30, I've been up since 4:30. Which wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact I don't get o... Read more
Day 3: Imperfections
Wednesday, January 18, 2017      2 comments

Tonight was girl's night with two of my good friends. It's a weekly tradition, and it always involves going out to eat. I didn't order "good" food, but with portion control and good choices earlier in the day, I still stayed under 1700 calories.... Read more
Day 2: A Success Story
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      4 comments

After a slow start yesterday, today went much, much better. Under 1500 calories (my daily goal), 10,000 steps thanks to walking around campus today, and about to finish out my 8 glasses of water. Interesting highlights of today are that I atte... Read more
Day 1: slow to launch
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      3 comments

Well yesterday didn't go as planned... Didn't even get my blog post in. But a large part of it is that I had a lot of homework. Normally I'd try to space it out so I'm not doing it all the night before its due, but I ordered my textbook from Ama... Read more
Day 0: 5 years later
Monday, January 16, 2017      10 comments

5 years ago tomorrow, on January 16, 2012, I started out on what would ultimately be my first successful weight loss journey. A lot, and I mean a LOT, ... Read more
I do it my way!
Monday, August 10, 2015      2 comments

I had a very unsavory experience with a BeachBody coach today that made me ever more thankful for the community of Sparkers and reinforce my use of all the tools here. I had a frustrating discovery this morning when I found that in the past... Read more
10 pounds down!
Saturday, August 01, 2015      5 comments

Well... I should say "again." Because before I let things go, I'd actually lost 12 a few month ago. But, from my very first "before" picture until now is a difference of 10 lbs and I'm very pleased with that. The fact I dropped 5 lbs in... Read more
500 days
Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

500 days. That's how long it's been since my last blog post on here. Well, to be completely honest, it's actually 499 but 500 sounds like a much more dramatic title, so I'm going with it. In those 500 (499!) days, so much has changed. As of... Read more
Going Home
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      1 comments

I've been in Florida for 5 months now. It's been 5 months of temporary housing, living out of suitcases, emotional struggles and homesickness. My husband and I finally got out of our friend's house before it destroyed our friendship, and moved i... Read more
Life in the Sunshine State
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      4 comments

It's been two months since I left my job, my home, and my life in east Tennessee. I left behind a toxic work environment, emotionally-damaging boss and sinking economy. I also left behind some of the best friends I could ever imagine, our first ... Read more

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