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Bumps in the road

Saturday, June 16, 2012      1 comments

First off, let me just say THANK YOU to my SparkFriends who have sent kind words my way and liked my feed the few times I've updated in recent weeks. It has really been encouraging for me during a difficult time, and been a great reminder that... Read more

Got my knee checked out

Thursday, May 24, 2012      2 comments

I went to the doctor today to find out what's going on with my knee, and she says the knee is just fine, but my tendon is injured. She told me to limit my exercise for the next 7-10 days and to avoid doing any exercise that is weight-bearing. ... Read more

Blah Knee, Blah Energy

Wednesday, May 23, 2012      0 comments

I'm feeling very lethargic today and have had trouble with my get-up-and-go this week. I took a day off from exercise Monday and am doing the same today. Before Monday, I had exercised about 46 days in a row. I felt guilty ending my streak, b... Read more

I have noted and disregarded your opinion

Friday, May 18, 2012      4 comments

I had a conversation with someone the other day who is not a friend but someone whose input I respect enough to hear out even when I don't agree with it. This person was t... Read more

30 Day Shred, Level 1

Wednesday, May 16, 2012      1 comments

I picked up Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred yesterday and gave Level 1 a try today. I tried the video several years ago and remember being so sore I could hardly walk the next day. I think I'm in better shape than I was then, so I decided to gi... Read more

Personal Challenge for the Week of May 14th

Monday, May 14, 2012      4 comments

Last week, I didn't work out as hard as in previous weeks, and I wasn't happy with my level of dedication. I only went to the gym once, even though I did workouts at home. I know I work out harder when I go to the gym, and I like the feeling o... Read more

Today's Mental Weather: Blah

Sunday, May 13, 2012      1 comments

For me, health and fitness is as much of a mental process as it is a physical one. I haven't been happy with my eating this weekend, and I didn't work out as hard this week as I have in previous weeks. That certainly doesn't diminish my 10 pou... Read more

I fit into my size 4 (*snort*) jeans again!!

Thursday, May 10, 2012      4 comments

Yep! It says "4" right there on the label. It also says "Right Fit," and they were purchased at the start of Lane Bryant's ridiculous vanity sizing efforts when "4" really meant "20." It brings a whole new meaning to the term "skinny jeans." ... Read more

HCG and low calories: Eating less than a lazy 8 year-old

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      10 comments

Your basal metabolic rate (BMR) is the amount of calories you burn to maintain the functioning of your vital organs like the heart and lungs. The BMR is the amount of calories you would still be burning if you were in a coma, so you should eat ... Read more

Tanita Scale a.k.a. Liar, Liar Pants on Fire

Tuesday, May 08, 2012      8 comments

I've had it with my Tanita Scale! It is so inconsistent. My weight on Saturday prior to Sunday weigh-in was 267 and was consistent with my previous weigh-in a week before. On Sunday morning, the scale showed 268.4. Obviously, I did not gain ... Read more

April Review: Back to the gym and 10 pounds gone!

Friday, May 04, 2012      3 comments

I got back on track (again) in April, and had a successful month. This is the first time that I've been able to successfully pair healthy nutrition and exercise, beginning what I plan to be a lasting lifestyle of wellness. Here's the rundown f... Read more

Here's how I'm rewarding myself

Wednesday, April 25, 2012      1 comments

It has taken me a long time in my adult life to not feel guilty about spending money and pampering myself. Now that I'm over that complex, I get so much satisfaction and enjoyment from doing nice things for myself. Right now, the best thing I'... Read more

This is Why I'm Healthy, Part 1

Monday, April 23, 2012      4 comments

Many of you may be familiar with the legacy of the This is Why You're Fat website. It was a site that featured photos of calorie-laden, tempting, binge-inducing foods. The site isn't around anymore, but the creators made a book that you can s... Read more

I went back to the gym!

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

I haven't been to the gym in over 3.5 years. When I was going, I was consistent and active, taking aerobics classes regularly and yoga twice each week. I was losing weight but, more importantly, I felt good about myself and I felt strong and c... Read more

Powerful and important reasons to reach my goals

Sunday, December 04, 2011      0 comments

I maintained my weight over Thanksgiving week! In my last post, I talked about the fun-filled and food-filled week that could lead to stuffing my face and gaining weight. I stuck to my plan and made healthier choices than I would have in the p... Read more

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