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Getting Back in the Saddle
It's been a long time since I've logged in. I got tired of needing to enter information for every recipe, so I stopped recording foods all together. Work got super-stressful in the past few months, so I stopped even visiting SP. I got depressed,... Read more
FitBit Syncing Problems
There's definitely something wrong with the SparkPeople to FitBit syncing, so I'm recording all of my food and exercise at FitBit for now (I'm still here for the community). But there's no way I burned 500 calories in a 30 minute WALK. Anyone el... Read more
Inadvertent NSV x 2
I never took measurements before I started this new way of eating; I just kind of fell into it, and by the time I realized I should I had already lost about 8 pounds and it just didn't seem worth it. My first NSV came today when my mom and I Sky... Read more
Keeping Myself Honest
I've come within a pound of my original Valentine's Day goal 5 times in the past two weeks, only to swing upwards and away. I don't record most of these weight jumps because I tend to be ashamed of myself; I only like recording when I lose. I've... Read more
Just a quick update: I'm finally managing to hit my protein requirements. I added eggs and a piece of a bacon to breakfast and cut cereal (I still have oatmeal occasionally), and I'm doing much better. We had leftover roast chicken this week, to... Read more
Getting to know me meme
I saw this on another Sparkie's page and thought it sounded fun!
Getting to know me:
Instructions: Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you
and help your SparkFriends get to know you.
Where is my cell phon... Read more
So, I've mentioned that my apartment complex has decided that now, in the middle of winter, is the best time to re-roof the whole complex, starting with my building. The whole thing has been a mess since they started.
Three week... Read more
Getting Enough Protein
Just a quick entry before work today: I've been going over my nutrition reports and I have a lot of trouble getting enough protein each day. I tend to barely meet the bottom threshold (60 grams for me, right now) if I meet it at all.
I rea... Read more
Secret Weapon #1: Cinnamon Gum
I love food. I love to cook it, I love to eat it, I love to share it with people, and I love to talk about food I've eaten or am planning to eat. (Small wonder I've gained weight over the years!) I've already mentioned my love of cheese. Another... Read more
A Small Stumble + A Small Success
We went to Noodles and Company for dinner last night. I had food in the fridge to make a healthy dinner but we both got home late, and by the time dinner was ready it would have been almost 8pm. At Noodles I broke my rule (get a sma... Read more
The Challenge of Bedtime and a Craving for Fun
In the evenings, I love to spend time reading, knitting, or playing games with my husband. I feel like I'm channeling my 7 year old self when my self-appointed bedtime rolls around---I don't want to go to bed, I want to stay up late and have fun... Read more
9 Reasons Why I'm Doing This
Sometimes when I'm faced with a particularly difficult temptation (to skip exercise, to eat more than I need, to skip making a salad to go with dinner), I forget why I decided to lose weight and get healthy in the first place. It's so easy to ta... Read more
Sleep Journal Entry #1
Wake time: about 7:40, but I went back to sleep on and off until 9 am
Bed time was: 12:30 or so, got home late from being out with friends
Routine: checked blogs/facebook, read a little
What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? S... Read more
Lately I've been tired of making good decisions about eating. I love to eat, and I'm not good at doing it in moderation. I think I'm a pretty good cook, and even though I know I can make whatever it is again, I find myself snacking all the time.... Read more
My biggest enemy in weight loss so far has been other people: friends or acquaintances---even family---who act like it's a personal attack on them and their choices when I refuse dessert or seconds. When I admit I'm trying to lose a few pounds, ... Read more