LACT8RN's SparkPeople Blog LACT8RN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I just keep getting smaller! Well, no more weight loss but some how I have lost an inch on my hips and 1/2 inch off my bust, and 1/2 inch off each thigh. That stubborn tummy fat just stays there! I must have a very strange body, it just does what it wants and ignores common knowledge and conventional wisdom. I am getting smaller from the edges in. It looks a bit peculiar, I must admit. But at least its less. Now if I could lose some weight too, that would be great! Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:39:32 EST WOOHOO! I am finally FINALLY off my plateau and I hope it is for good! I have set up the 'exercise room' with my equipment and plants and I have started walking my corgi now it has cooled down and the new subdivision next door has obligingly poured a sidewalk right up to my driveway. No more goatheads! And the weather is finally cooling down a little bit, I have started walking at lunch at work. Now to the next goal, some weight loss on a weekly basis! Wish me luck! <em>104</em> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:12:09 EST Breaking the Plateau I hope! I lost 2.5 pounds last week, trying to lose about 1.5 this week to finally GET OFF THE PLATEAU I am on. I have done a major clean-up of my diet and I am also upping my activity, more by necessity than choice as my dearest Corgi is having trouble walking because she needs to lose 30% of her weight to be at maximum for her breed! So we are walking in the evening as well as what else I do--plus the garden is going crazy, so lots of time out there. Watering, weeding, transplanting, thinni... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 12:48:09 EST Komen walk on Saturday My daughter-in-law and I went on Komen walk this Saturday. We finished the walk in less than an hour, still had evergy to spare, and I was actually passing people this year that were 'too slow' all the way up to the end! I have never timed myself before and I always straggled in in the last bunch of walkers, pooped and ready to sit. This marks my seventh year as a survivor so it felt really good! We are going to shoot for a shorter time next year, and may even try running it! <em>253</em> Mon, 13 May 2013 09:57:09 EST Taday's Sprak Coach challenge Today's Spark COach challenge is a GREAT idea. I already know it works, and I will put it into effect in my office today and when I get home. Just put those treats we all have out of sight at the back of a cupboard, in a box, or just WHERE YOU CAN'T SEE THEM and even if you know they are there, you won't automaticlaly reach for them and pop them in your mouth. Humans are so visual! Try it, you'll like it. <em>381</em> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 09:55:45 EST Its FINALLY getting warmer! I am able to get out with my little corgi Miss Corgiality and walk on weekends now. Confidentially, she has a bit of a weight issue herself. She LOVES to walk, however. And she never minds the cold or snow, but I do! Hoping after the time change I can take her out after dinner too--it won't be so dark and cold (again, she doesn't care) but I prefer walking when the sun is still up and its only jacket weather, not underwear-layers-sweater-wool coat-wool scarf-hat-gloves with glove liners weath... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 11:30:14 EST Playoffs! OMG! Big weekend coming up--four football games! I am planning to do all healthy snacks, hummus (homemade sparkpeople) with crunchy veggies, reduced sugar juices like cranberry with diet lemon lime for sparkle. And something hot--maybe the sparkpeople buffalo chicken soup with lots of skinless boneless chicken and hot sauce. And, of course, I will get in my water aerobics and maybe some walking in the snow on Sunday between games. I really have to focus, because the fooball treats is often where ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 12:36:37 EST