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Calories Burned - Common Workouts

Sunday, October 24, 2010      0 comments

Note to self: when tracking exercise, use the following general numbers: BodyCombat 500 caloies BodyPump 300 calories 3 mile jog (10 min/mile) 400 calories BodyJam 450 calories BodyFlow 200 calories BodyStep 500 calories Zumba 4... Read more

Closing in on those skinny jeans!

Sunday, December 14, 2008      0 comments

Last night was my husband's work Christmas party. He works at a Christian school, so his "work friends" are actually our good friends who we see really regularly. It was a fun chance to get together. Something very cool happened there. Someone I... Read more

A Note for Myself

Tuesday, December 09, 2008      1 comments

My period started today. I noticed, as I've been tracking food and generally paying more attention to what I've been eating, that I have been all about the fat yesterday and today. I ate more fat yesterday and today than I have any other day in ... Read more

Home for the Holidays

Sunday, December 07, 2008      0 comments

My daughter (2.5 y.o.) is old enough this year to help me decorate christmas cookies! I actually haven't made many cookies the last few years - usually I make one or two batches and then a batch of fudge (DH's favorite), then use the batches for... Read more

Something clicked!

Friday, December 05, 2008      0 comments

Last week, I was wallowing in a sea of Thanksgiving starches and goodies, with Christmas cookies on the horizon. Pretty depressed - we had family in town so I didn't make time to work out and spent the entire time cooking and offering people foo... Read more

Not that into it

Tuesday, November 25, 2008      1 comments

I am having a food problem. Working out is going well. I am loving my PowerCut class on Tues and Sat am. But the eating... aah, the eating. Friday, after a week of trying really hard and still gaining a little weight, I figured if I'm going to b... Read more

3 week plateau?

Friday, November 21, 2008      0 comments

Weighed in today. Gained .8lbs. DH pointed out our scale sucks, so he said I should consider +.8 to really be staying the same. I guess he's right. I have to say I am not surprised, but am disappointed. Last week I was scared to weigh in be... Read more

When I exercise, I feel...

Wednesday, November 19, 2008      1 comments

When I exercise, I feel energized instead of tired! That isn't to say I emoticon every minute I exercise, I definite... Read more

Not getting good support at home

Tuesday, November 18, 2008      1 comments

I am doing well. Following my diet. Doing the exercise. Exercising is becoming easier, though I can tell I'm pretty out of shape by how sore I feel in the mornings. Anyway... I should be excited about my progress. Instead, I feel tired and crabb... Read more

Week 1 weigh in

Friday, November 14, 2008      0 comments

Last week - 172.8 This week - 170.4 Lost 2.4lbs!! What I did right -- * followed my meal plans almost to the letter, with some substitutions but no "cheating" * did at least 30 minutes of exercise daily - made time for the gym... Read more

Nervous about tomorrow's weigh in

Thursday, November 13, 2008      0 comments

I am scared of tomorrow. I have done really well this week. Stuck to my meal plan, exercised at least 30 minutes every day this week so far, drank more water than usual. I am not "feeling it" though. I have a horrible feeling that I a... Read more

Gym daycare

Tuesday, November 11, 2008      3 comments

My kids don't have much exposure to daycare settings. When DD was little, we tried a few times to leave her in the church nursery and she had a really hard time. Little Man is MUCH more attached to his mama, DD has always been independent, and h... Read more

Day 1... Again

Monday, November 10, 2008      0 comments

Now that I am done nursing, I am back to Sparkpeople. I am at the high end of my pre-pregnancy weight range. So I have arrived at the scary moment where I am ready to commit to trying to lose the 15 extra pounds I was struggling with before I ha... Read more

Update/check in

Thursday, April 10, 2008      1 comments

Well, I've been MIA for awhile. It's the guilt. I haven't been focusing much on myself lately in really any aspect. I'm in a "survival mode" instead. It is just a really busy time for us right now. I haven't been careful about my diet -- some da... Read more

Reflections, week 3

Friday, March 28, 2008      1 comments

Well, this is week 3 since I started making an effort to cut sugars and processed foods out of my diet. I can't say I made much effort this week. I think I actually didn't eat enough over the past 2 days. Wednesday I drove 4 hours each way with ... Read more


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