The Obese Athlete
Wednesday, May 01, 2013      33 comments

Yesterday I did my “walk of shame” as I entered the gym for the first time in about 4 months. It was especially painful for me because at 205 lbs, I am at the exact same weight I was when I joined the gym in August of 2012. I am trying sup... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Resisting temptations, being a success story & saying goodbye to fat pants.
Thursday, April 18, 2013      134 comments

I’m sitting here staring at the 5th grade bathroom wall for the 6th time in the last 2 weeks. We have been doing CRCT testing and the student teachers are in charge of monitoring hallways and bathrooms for 3 hours each day. It’s super boring and... Read more
Back in the saddle and wearing fat pants
Friday, April 05, 2013      29 comments

Hello everyone. It has been forever since I blogged. I am on my last day of Spring vacation. I am rested and calm and in a good space and I thought this was the perfect time to write a blog. Most of you probably know that I am on the l... Read more
Before BLC pic (HORRIFYING), student teaching (TERRIFYING), and being in love (AMAZING)....
Thursday, January 17, 2013      25 comments

Hello dear spark peeps! Hope everyone is doing well. I took my measurements and my before picture. I was horrified at both. I need to get with the program and not stress eat or love eat. I have a tendency to stress eat with school, and now that ... Read more
For the first tme on VIDEO
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      33 comments

Hello spark friends. I thought a good way to say goodbye to my 30's would be to share a video with you guys. Today in Language Arts class, we had the opportunity to write a poem. I wrote this in about 20 minutes. My classmates liked it so much t... Read more
My big decision....
Monday, October 29, 2012      29 comments

I have decided to take the week off from the gym. This was a big decision for me, but I feel really good about it. I am sure a lot of you are probably concerned that I am about to fall off the wagon or sabotage my weight loss plan or am giving u... Read more
In a slump and reaching out for advice/support
Sunday, October 28, 2012      57 comments

Hi all. This is not going to be one of those uplifting type of blogs. But I am really feeling upset, frustrated, down and I feel like crying and I could really use some support from my friends. I just feel like I literally have to work my a$$ of... Read more
Back in the 180's and back in control of my life!!!
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      38 comments

Today is a happy day for me. I lost 3 lbs. this week putting me back into the 180’s. It’s been over half a year since I was in the 180’s and I feel like my weight loss goals are actually tangible now. I am only .2 lbs away from my 80 lbs lo... Read more
Leaving Obesity Behind
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      43 comments

It finally happened. FINALLY! For the first time in over half a year I have left the obesity range and am now just considered “overweight”. Today is my official weigh in day and I am so proud to report that the scale says I weigh 190.2. This bri... Read more
BLC-20 12 Week Goals and Before Pics
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      15 comments

My 12 week goals for the BLC-20 are as follows. Physically Work out at least 60 minutes a day 5 times a week. Do as many sit ups as I can every night Work out on a 6th day of the week if I have plans to go out for a high calorie d... Read more
Overcoming Obstacles - Leaves of Change BLC Challenge
Saturday, September 08, 2012      16 comments

Hi all. For my first team challenge on my BLC team (not my BLC-20 team....I am on 2 different teams)....we are supposed to make a list of 5 things that have held us back from reaching our goals. 1) Not tracking - I have found that when I do... Read more
Reflections on internet dating
Monday, September 03, 2012      22 comments

Is it just me or is this a bit much for a first email from a guy on a dating site? This is brought to you by a Plenty of Fish creep.... "Oh hey, you look like fun, I'd love to take you out for drinks, make you vegetable stir fries and play ... Read more
Got some hate mail this morning....
Sunday, September 02, 2012      37 comments

So check this out. There is this guy I met on OKC and I for a time I was really serious about meeting him. He is 30 and I had reservations of dating a guy so much younger than me (I am 39) but he was really good at wooing me and I found myself s... Read more
My two year weight loss anniversary has arrived & I'm still battling the bulge!
Monday, August 20, 2012      43 comments

Okay, so it is official I have now been on my weight loss journey for 2 years. I am a little bit late writing this blog but not by much. On Aug. 16th 2010 I weighed in at 266.7 lbs. My highest weight ever. I believe that Season 11 of the B... Read more
Goodbye weight gain, goodbye complacency, goodbye Debra Mazda & goodbye Leslie Sansone.
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      49 comments

Okay. So for those of you who know me well, you know that 186.2 is my normal weight. It is the weight I am in my before and after pics. It is the weight where my size 12 jeans fit me fantabulously and not like they are now, pushing my belly up a... Read more

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