ANOTHER fresh start? Hope there's not a limit on these!
No more whining (for now, heh-heh). My new formula for making this thing work is an about face. Exercise LESS (as atrocious as that sounds to a compulsive person such as myself) and cut back on my calories again. That really should have been ... Read more
According to RealAge.com...
I've got such conflicting information and viewpoints that I really just don't know what to do...other than just getting back to exercising in an attempt to improve my health as much as I can, without worrying about my weight...since it (the weig... Read more
OK, seriously...why do I even bother?!!
It's been three months now that I've been at this...exercising faithfully, watching and logging everything I eat, staying below my calorie range...and still no real weight loss. That belief that just getting healthier is more important than wor... Read more
What's happening NOW? - continued
AND.... I'm not sweating enough. Although I totally understand the importance of "mixing it up" rather than doing the same thing all the time in regards to exercise, I've gotten into a rut, and have been doing the same thing, day after day. And... Read more
What's happening NOW?
I'm still gaining weight, even though I know I "shouldn't" be. I'm eating healthy - low calories, low fat, low sugar, low simple carbs, low everything it seems! Exercising a LOT, and gaining weight. SP has been "telling me" (via trackers) that ... Read more
Pick Your Poison challenge 1
“Pick Your Poison” Challenge #1
CHALLENGE DURATION: Monday, June 1 - Monday August 31
THE CHALLENGE: This is a 3 month challenge in two parts. The first part of the challenge is to lose 10 pounds this summer. The second part is to pick to... Read more
I'm having a tough time this week, staying focused, on track, remembering my name, etc. I'm not sure what's going on with me, but this week I'm just feeling overwhelmed. I can't keep up with all the places I'm "supposed" to be posting, so find ... Read more
What became of that rhubarb...
Low cal Microwave Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp
I put the full nutrition facts at the bottom, because this dessert is really healthful as well as delicious! Substituting something for the butter would make it even healthier, but butter was all... Read more
Just In Case You Weren't Feeling Too Old Today...
JUST IN CASE YOU WEREN'T FEELING TOO OLD TODAY:
THE PEOPLE WHO ARE STARTING COLLEGE THIS FALL ACROSS THE NATION WERE BORN IN 1990.
THEY ARE TOO YOUNG TO REMEMBER:
THE 'CHALLENGER' BLOWING UP.
THEIR LIFETIME HAS ALWAYS INCLUDE... Read more
Help! I've fallen, and I can't get up!
I had promised to post this picture of "the chubby old lady crawling on her hands and knees", apparently because some people thought it might be motivating...???? LOL Well, I guess, but if you ask me, it's just plain funny! I was trying to *w... Read more
Core Disk? Anybody have one of these?
I got one of these impossible inflatable torture devices about ten years ago, when I was gathering fitness equipment in an attempt to find a habit to replace smoking, which I ... Read more
Alrightythen, time to get this trainwreck back on track!!
And I mean NOW!!
Really, I was planning on a lengthy blog post, but I need to get outside and git 'er' done!
I'll be back later with my post (maybe), in which I'll confess to my true feelings of jealous frustration whenever I read about s... Read more
Smoking cessation, weight GAIN, and ranting (eeyi eeyi o)
I have been meaning to get a post up here for quite some time now, but have been all caught up in my efforts to stop smoking - again. Fifth time's a charm, right? (J/K) We'll come back to that.
I was *planning* on posting nothing but enc... Read more
Facebook - look me up! Debbie Solum is my name :D
Thanks to SparkPeople, I have become active on Facebook. I've actually had a profile on there for quite some time, since my initial involvement through another fitness website, but I hadn't made that known to anyone in my "real" life. Until Sp... Read more
Build Muscle: Strength Train + Stretch!
Weight-training builds strength by causing tiny tears in the muscle, which then quickly repairs itself, ending up bigger and stronger. Fast-track your strength gains by adding static stretching-in which you hold a stretch for 10 to 30 seconds-t... Read more