So after writing my last blog post, I decided to see what the damage was and reached out to our on-site nutritionist to get another InBody scan. If you've never had an InBody scan, do it. It's super motivating! It uses different frequencies of e... Read more
I think the decision has finally stuck. I've just decided to eat better, and it's stuck around. Not in a depriving way, but in a "I think I'll choose something else" sort of way. It has been easier, because the decision is already made. I like i... Read more
One of the things I remember about the first couple times around this block is that I was always hungry. My stomach got smaller, and eventually it wasn't terrible, but my blood sugar would dip and I'd get grouchy. It usually led to bad eating ch... Read more
Last night my husband made Hamburger Helper for dinner. Pro: he made dinner! Con: It was Hamburger Helper. But, it's easy, my kids love it, and it was done more-or-less before bedtime. What can I ask for when I get home from work at 7:30 pm?
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It's been quite a while, and things have certainly changed. I moved from a house in Utah to an apartment in SoCal. My twins are 3 1/2 years old. My husband got a St Bernard, so we've got 2 dogs, 2 kids, 2 adults, and a cat (emotional support ani... Read more
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