Thursday, October 30, 2014
I found this little card during my walk this morning. On one side it says, "Exercise Today! Move up 5 spaces."
On the other side it says, "When BMR increases, cellular metabolism of carbs, lipids and proteins increases."
It looks like it might be from a handmade game of some kind. I find this intriguing, charming and inspiring.
Us SparkPeeps are used to our fitness and nutrition goals being "gamified" with the points we earn here. But I love the thought of someone making and playing an actual board game with the in person interaction and hands-on aspects that would come with it.
I feel a health-conscious craft project with my kids coming on...
You guys want to help me make up cards? I'm thinking of things like, "get a good night's sleep," or even negatives that the kids would find funny like "you have bad gas, move back 2 spaces." Leave suggestions in the comments.
Friday, October 03, 2014
I hope that writing this out helps me really accept something about myself that I know on an intellectual level, but I just don't seem to assimilate.
When I eat chocolate, I don't sleep well.
When I eat sugar, I get irritable and agitated.
Even if I don't consider the impact chocolate and sugar may have on my weight and other health factors, the impact on my sleep and mood affect my quality of life in real and immediate ways.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Guess who hasnít blogged in nearly 3 months.
Iíve been super busy playing the part of a turtle hiding in its shell.
Letís back up a bit, shall we? I started hoarding candy right after Halloween last year. But I was eating it in a very controlled way. Then the ďcontrolledĒ part went all to hell somewhere between Christmas and Valentineís. In spite of that, I reached my goal weight of 140 pounds in early February. I then proceeded to completely lose my mind. Like I said in a blog in April, I was eating like my starting weight was actually my goal weight.
I didnít start gaining weight right away, but when it did happen, it happened quickly. To the tune of 25 pounds in less than 4 months.
Now for nearly 2 months, since the end of June, I seem to be holding in the neighborhood of 165 pounds. Iím still working on keeping things from getting too extreme, whether that be obsessive-compulsive calorie counting or binge eating chocolate or cookies.
I canít say at this point when or if I will work towards getting back down to my lowest weight. Success for me right now is maintaining where I am - 115 pounds down from where I started.
Drink water. Eat fruits and veggies. Move your body. Get some sleep.
Take care of yourselves, SparkPeeps.
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