LAURELJ72's Blogs

Plant-Based But How?
Monday, January 02, 2017      1 comments

I understand the concept. I agree with the science. I love the animals and planet I'm on. But, when I search the internet, I get 1000's of site explaining that I should, but never exactly how to implement it. I grew up eating a traditional... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2016      2 comments

The highest weight I have ever hit in my lifetime. It's not an achievement I want to blast to the whole world, but it's one I feel I need to share here. To feel accountable. To grasp the weight of the situation, so to speak? It's no laughing mat... Read more
Friday, August 19, 2016      1 comments

I've kicked it into high gear this week and lost over 8 pounds. Utilizing a massive eating shift to "normal" portions and dancing every night has brought this about. However, I used the Spark measurements section of the site, and on 1/31/16, I m... Read more
Tiny Swaps Make Huge Differences
Sunday, July 17, 2016      4 comments

You know how annoying it can be when all your friends, your doctor, your coach, your gym trainer, etc. will tell you to LOG YOUR FOOD INTAKE? They're adamant about it. But I'm the kinda girl who never kept a journal or diary growing up. I'm the ... Read more
Motivational Moments
Wednesday, June 08, 2016      9 comments

So, everyone has their story of when "that moment" arrived. After tons of diets, giving up, deciding you didn't care and it didn't matter, all the way full-circle back to realizing you absolutely care and it's the only body you're going to get i... Read more
Cumbia Mania
Sunday, May 08, 2016      1 comments

I have recently been asked to help out a Cumbia class. There are only 5 participants total in the class, so I agreed to help out. They'd like to participate in the August Showcase that the studio puts on to showcase teams and students progress a... Read more
Do I Need a Time Out?
Monday, March 14, 2016      2 comments

So. I had the BEST of intentions. I came home and had those vegetables all cut up? So, I got them out and decided to do a stir-fry? That part is the good part. The bad part is I followed the directions on this bottle of asian stir-fry sa... Read more
Stop Wishin' Life Away
Monday, March 14, 2016      4 comments

I know we are supposed to be blessed and grateful for EACH and EVERY moment in life. We don't get a second chance at it. Time keeps moving right along with or without us. But, as a person who recommitted to weight loss on Sunday (yes, yesterday)... Read more
Oodles of Zoodles
Sunday, March 13, 2016      4 comments

I just love saying the word. Zoodles. ... Read more
Back From The Grocery Store
Sunday, March 13, 2016      4 comments

I have avocados, sweet potatos, zucchini, bananas, cauliflower, broccoli, carrots, and dark chocolate covered almonds. emoticon I am going to ... Read more
Peeking Out of Dormancy
Sunday, March 13, 2016      3 comments

Good morning and happy Sunday. We've sprung forward and I am going to take it literally as a SPRINGING FORWARD back into action. Anyone following my page knows I've been around since 2011 (I can even argue earlier than that but with a different ... Read more
Fat: 250 v 120
Sunday, January 31, 2016      5 comments

This photo shows a 250 pound woman and a 120 pound woman. Do you see the difference in fat and the effects on the body? Wow. I was floored. I'm not ... Read more
How Many Times
Friday, January 01, 2016      1 comments

Happy New Year to all my Sparkler friends! :) I am blessed to say I made it yet another year. I know we're going to see loads of new friends during this season as everyone wishes they were healthier, more energized, and hoping for a better tomo... Read more
Hit 10,000 Steps Nightly
Thursday, December 17, 2015      6 comments

It's Day 3. So far so good! I've hit my 10,000 steps each night. Hopefully tonight will be no different. Unfortunately since I work a desk job, I have to cram all these steps in the evening. I just go and go until the FitBit vibrates it's celeb... Read more
Wednesday, December 16, 2015      2 comments

I have been struggling so hard to find a way to eat breakfast in the morning. I go to work so early. I can't possibly move my body out of bed even 15 minutes earlier than I already do. So I was struggling. I didn't want to have to eat at work. I... Read more

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