Well, I'm back.
In 2013 I lost 30 lbs to get to an all-time low of 153! I felt stronger and more energetic than ever, because at the same time I reduced my body fat percentage from the 30% range to the 24% range, bringing me into "healthy" for ... Read more
I just took the American Heart Association 7 step assessment tool survey thingy ( www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=are_you_following _steps_to_live_a_long_heal thy_life ) and all of my scores were "excellent" except for... Read more
I've been trying to figure out how much of my weight loss was fat. I've been thinking about it all wrong, and way underestimating.
I was trying to times the difference in percentages by the amount I lost; that's dumb. Of course the simples... Read more
I have been struggling with my food for a while. It's so discouraging to track and see that no matter how hard I try my calories are too high and my vitamins are too low and my fiber is never high enough and blah blah blah. I know that the inter... Read more
We signed up for a gym on Friday. Good timing, right? Right after Thanksgiving, I'll try to get back on track. One of the "Black Friday" benefits of the deal was a free once-a-month meeting with a personal trainer. Last night we had our first me... Read more
So, DH and I have been living with my in-laws all summer, waiting to hear back from the bank on the short-sale we've had an offer on since May.
When we first moved in, I tried running with the dog. She loved it! And I did too, but then my ... Read more
I Miss Sparking!
I got a friend request the other day (well, more accurately a notification that someone had added me as a SparkFriend) and it reminded me of how much I enjoyed being a daily Sparker. I had a streak of almost a full year of ... Read more
I was brave this morning and weighed in. I've been avoiding it for months, because I knew that it would say "that's overweight" and until this morning I didn't think I could handle that. I had made so much progress! Back in September I was down ... Read more
OK, so October, November, and December were not so great with regard to staying "on track." In retrospect, choosing the three most calorie-laden months of the year to stop tracking was not a good idea. :) I think I gained about 10 pounds, but I'... Read more
I just discovered that I can track my fitness minutes without tracking calories through SparkAmerica.com! That's perfect! I don't really want to track my calories burned because I'm worried about getting caught up in the numbers. But I still kin... Read more
My goal has always been a size 8. Starting at size 14 this time last year (highest was 18, but that was in high school), I never thought single-digit pants size was even a possibility. I haven't had one since I was about, oh, 11 years old. But l... Read more
I've been reading "The Spark," and I realized that the whole time I've been on a diet. Which is not a bad thing, because on this diet I have lost approximately 25 lbs and I feel much healthier and better. I am definitely not the same person I wa... Read more
It's been so long since I had time to blog that I don't even know where to begin! I guess I'll start with some of the follow-up stuff from July's blogs then move on to what's going on now.
First off, I went and got some new bras. :) Definit... Read more
I'm going to join my "Gonna Make It Happen" team-mates and set these goals for July, but I'll modify a little, because most of them aren't really stretch goals for me right now.
1. Drink [80 oz] of water a day. They are going for 6 glasses,... Read more