SWIMMERM0M3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWIMMERM0M3 SWIMMERM0M3's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ When Reality Bites... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568786 My daughter talked me into joining SP the first part of June 2011. Even though our weight goals were at the opposite ends of the spectrum, our fitness goals were the same and it felt good to have the support and motivation of someone who loves you for who you are and not how you look. All through the summer, she encouraged me to stick to my workouts and was actually relieved, I think, to have someone eating the kinds of food she wanted to eat. <BR> <BR> I loved the SP experience and the sen... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 19:48:39 EST Positivity Challenge - Summer Series, Blog #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361590 For the nine months prior to starting SP, I would certainly have not considered myself an "outside" person. My days were primarily spent fueling myself with copious amounts of caffeine and sugar before, during and after homeschooling two of my three kids. My outings were the daily trips to the pool to deliver my youngest for practice. Hours passed by at a time as I sat hunched over history, science, and math texts making sure I thoroughly understood the material I was teaching. My knees, le... Thu, 14 Jul 2011 02:36:41 EST Day 36 or Patience is not MY virtue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349760 This morning I made the decision to remain comfortably curled up in my bed and to delay my swim until this afternoon. Since I couldn't go back to sleep, it only made sense to Spark for a while or it made sense until I began reading some entries from one of my favorite Spark Teams. <BR> <BR> It took me 21 minutes to go from bed to the pool deck. After all, you can't be one of those wild women in wetsuits or a buff badass by staying in bed. I was rewarded for my, er, "self-discipline" with a... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:28:54 EST Positivity Challenge - Summer Series, Blog #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4324840 Prior to starting SparkPeople, I seldom went outside anymore and often opted out of family activities like rafting or hiking because I felt so uncomfortable about my weight. When I was looking for Spark Teams to join, the Positivity Challenge one seemed like a good choice because if there was one thing I need more of, it is a positive attitude. <BR> <BR> Being outside, especially in nature, definitely boosts my mood and my outlook on life. I am fortunate in that I live near one of the large... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 00:44:13 EST Discovery Daze or What I have learned my first three weeks with SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4318514 Three weeks have passed since I made my way onto the SaprkPeople site thanks to the encouragement of my daughter, who is a fitness fan and almost half my size. <BR> <BR> "Try it , Mom. There is a lot of good resources and encouraging people on there." <BR> <BR> " Look, the tracker thingies I can do, but there are silly little trophies...and...oh ack...so not me." <BR> <BR> So I guess the discovery I need to start with is: <BR> <BR> 1. Actually, I like "silly, little trophies."... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 18:24:51 EST