I finally found a ropes course to try. I've been wanting to do this for years, ever since seeing it on TV weight loss shows, but could never find one close to me. But finally I was able to do one, and with my husband and son! My husband was relu... Read more
My 2-week update
Today is the end of the 2nd week of refusing to neglect myself (see my last blog).
What did this mean this week?
This week people asked me to do stuff in my home, on the phone, over email after the time I set aside for myself to exerc... Read more
How do I word this so it doesn't sound crazy? Because it feels anything but. I'll just say it, then I'll explain the rationale.
I refuse to neglect myself anymore. Not for one more day of my life.
Spending several days at... Read more
1/2 oz gorgonzola
10g (about 5 halves) walnuts
4g (large drizzle) fresh honey
total under 150 calories, but with so much flavor it was more satisfying than 150 calories of chips or something
yes, I just used the walnuts to scoop up... Read more
Only another Spark Person will understand this
I feel a bit silly about this, but not really. I have a Spark Tracker (AKA a SPAT), and we get trophies f... Read more
Getting caught in the numbers
Sometimes I get nuts with the fitness numbers. I'm a data miner at heart, and I love all the data that goes with trying to get and stay fit. Having said that, it's a trap for me. Let me explain.
I have the Spark Activity Tracker (also known... Read more
Changed my Intro Text
Today I updated my intro text on my Spark Page, and decided to also make it a blog. My last one was from 2013, and I'm ashamed to say I didn't make any positive progress on my health since then, except that my shoulder is 98% healed. That 2% is ... Read more
Thanks and more info
Hey, thank EVERY one of you who commented on my last blog. Usually I'm able to thank each person individually with a page comment or goodie, but right now I'm having to manage my time even more closely than I thought I'd have to this Summer.
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1 pound focus
Ok, I'm so sick of setting my weight goal (on Spark) then utterly failing, and going back to reset it. So I'm actually considering setting a goal of 1 pound. Then when I achieve it, I can set a new goal of 1 pound, etc. This way I get to focus o... Read more
I see a lot of talk out there about what kind of foods to bring to a party to not sabotage yourself. Since I've been fooling myself into thinking I'm dieting for years now, eating well in public and crazy in private, I've actually come up with a... Read more
Yes, rangy. Like I'm tired of pinpoint accuracy, I want a range. I want a range of calories, a range of minutes to expect out of myself for focused exercise, a range of work to get done in any one day, and a range of weight as my target instead ... Read more
As of this morning, I am back to my starting weight. I have lost zero pounds. It hurt to log that in my weight tracker. Why in the world would anyone post a blog about going backward? Well, because it's my reality and I just need to be real with... Read more
I feel like I jumped a hurdle yesterday. I struggle some days, greatly, with the harsh realities of homeschooling my autistic son. No details because that's not what this blog is about today. No, today is about what I did differently.
Usual... Read more
How in the world can I feel one day like I can take on the world and win, and the next day feel so...blah?
I mean I don't want to do diddly today. I have a lot to do, but I had even more to do yesterday and I rocked it! I mean I tackled ev... Read more
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