I got a compliment today from a friend at church. She said she could tell I've lost some weight. It sure is a motivator when someone notices and says something! At least I'm now below where I started last time, and I think I'll reach my second i... Read more
It's Good to be Back on Track
For the first time in quite some time, I liked what I saw on the scale today. I've lost 2 pounds in my first week of food tracking and purposefully exercising more. I know there's often more dramatic weight loss at the beginning, and it will lik... Read more
Reset Reality Check
So I'm starting over 8 years after I first started with SparkPeople. Because I didn't maintain, I am starting again with an additional 4.4 pounds and 3.75 inches that I didn't have in 2009. I originally lost 26 pounds and 29.25 total inches (mea... Read more
This blog started as a post on my Cohort SP team. Beyone the first paragraph is all new.
I am now officially trained as a Zumba instructor (took the training in May) AND a YMCA group fitness instructor (took the training last weekend). I'm ... Read more
Feeling good in clothes...SO worth the effort! (and other thoughts)
(I wanted to share this with those who might not have read it on my cohort discussion.)
I had an absolutely wonderful time in Alanta. There was a 6:00 am pilates class, and I went one day. I decided to "listen to my body" the next day, and ... Read more
You know you're sparking when...
Today my status on Facebook was: I spent two hours at the Y today, my day off, at dance aerobics, core conditioning, Latin hip hop and attempting to shoot hoops with my son...and I enjoyed myself! (Who is this woman, and what happened to Amy?)
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Discovering my Inner Clothes Horse
I missed my 9 month Sparkiversary blog, and I'm a little early for my 1 year blog...but I wanted to write something about a new experience I've had this fall. It IS related to Sparking in that since reaching my weight and fitness goals, I've fou... Read more
A New Twist on Old Painting Clothes
Yesterday, the interminably long dining/living room remodel moved forward again. I finally started painting my dining room. As I was digging out my painting clothes, I had a new experience. For once in my life, my painting clothes were baggy! Al... Read more
Farmgirl, Where are you?
In my spark journey, the beach was my inspiration to reach the first step in my weight and fitness goals. I wanted to be able to walk around Disney for 4 days without getting tired and miserable. We weren’t going to the beach, but we WERE going ... Read more
I thought before I blog about the Farmgirl, I want to write about why Walt Disney was my inspiration for working towards my goals. We didn't just ride the rides and watch the shows when we went to Disney World in March. We walked through a few e... Read more
Navel Gazing and Procrastination
It may be ironic that I'm navel gazing about navel gazing and procrastination when there are things on my to do list for the day that I haven't done, but I think I need to write about this anyway. I've always been a thinker...more than a doer. H... Read more
Reaching One Goal & Making Another
I've posted this on my cohort message board, but I want to blog it so I can find it easier later. Now that I've reached my goal weight, I want to review what this means in numbers.
First, I'm below my goal weight by 1 pound...124! This mean... Read more
Yoga Among the Strawberries
Yesterday I missed my aerobic dance class to go strawberry picking. It's near the end of the season, and yesterday was my first opportunity to get to the field. Got the two kids up and out of the house bright and early (grumbling, but cooperativ... Read more
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Switching to Stage 4
OK. I've decided I'm switching to Stage 4 even though I still have one pound to go before I reach my official goal weight. I need to move from focusing on losing pounds to firming up what I have left. I think that last pound will come off "on it... Read more