Super Bowl recap
Unfortunately the Sea Hawks lost, in an unbelievable bad last play of the game. But this is not a blog about that, but a blog about how I managed my food and fitness on a crazy day, with tons of food and activity.
My hubby is a big sports ... Read more
Food Tracking, my new best friend!
At this point, I don't understand why I have resisted tracking my food for the last year. I have been struggling with maintaining and when the pounds came on, I have not been successful at taking them off.
I have done food tracking previ... Read more
14 days consistent food tracking - it works!
I know that consistent tracking works for me to stay on track with my exercising and healthy eating.
I am a very consistent tracker of my exercises, even before I got my Spark Activity tracker, and with the tracker, it is even better. I wo... Read more
Back on track! 7 days in a row...successful
I have been tracking my exercise activity very consistently, plus I have a Spark activity tracker, which I also use consistently. I have been focusing on improving my fitness by eating healthy and doing strength training and cardio. I am happy... Read more
Tracking and golf!
For Thanksgiving weekend, we went to Arizona to visit family and to play golf. This was 2 and 1/2 months after the right hip replacement, so I was excited to try out my new hip on the golf course. Plus it was a milestone marker on the road to ... Read more
On track, day 15
It is Day 15 of my back on track streak. All food and exercise has been tracked. I have stayed within my nutrition ranges for calories as well as protein and carbs. (I aim for somewhat higher protein and lower carbs). I have been exercising,... Read more
Back on track
In 2012, I lost 30 pounds and improved my fitness levels, even though I was having issues with my hip and had hip arthroscopy. They found more wrong than expected during the surgery, and I was on crutches for 7 weeks and I did a lot of physical... Read more
10 pounds lost this summer!
I live near Phoenix, and the summers are when people tend to be less active because it is hard to do things outside most of the summer. When the low of the day is 90 degrees, it is pretty miserable to exercise outside.
Plus for me, I had... Read more
Another learning experience for me
Experience can be such a tough teacher.
Last night my spouse got home and dinner was going to be left over healthy tacos, with ground turkey and low carb tortillas. But, he wanted the taco meat as nachos instead. I said OK, and oh it is... Read more
Lost 30 Pounds!
I have lost 30 pounds since joining SparkPeople! Plus my fitness and health have improved. I have muscles now!
My journey with SparkPeople started after returning from a trip to Hawaii, seeing the pictures of me from the trip, the extra w... Read more
How much sunshine do you need?
How much time does it take in the sun to get your vitamin D?
Well, it is more complicated that it sounds. The link below is an article that includes an online calculator that will tell you how much time you need in the sun, depending on... Read more
Lost 6 pounds in 6 weeks!
It has been 6 weeks since my hip surgery, I am still on crutches with the last two weeks where I can put some weight on my right side, up to 50%, which means I can stand but not walk. It doesn't sound like much, but helps quite a bit.
I ha... Read more
I had hip surgery and am on crutches, week 3 of 6. My spouse has been traveling for most of that time, not the first few days and only back for one weekend.
So I am pretty much on my own, not able to do much, so I have had to be creativ... Read more
Peanut Butter - Stir and Refrigerate
Peanut butter is so good for you, it has fiber, healthy fats, protein and it tastes good! Plus it is nutritious, with vitamins/minerals including potassium, magnesium, vitamins E, B6.
One study published in the Journal of the American M... Read more
2 Week update: Recovery going well!
So far, I am doing well with my recovery from hip surgery. Thank you for all the positive encouragement.
The chronic hip pain I have been having on and off for 3 years is pretty much gone. I am very optimistic that this hip surgery will ... Read more