The "What's Up" for my SparkFriends
The "what's been happening" since April. Trying to keep it short.
April: My daughter's 17th bday. She went to a trampoline park to celebrate with 3 friends only to come back with an ankle sprain (2 of 3 outside ligaments torn), which transl... Read more
Oh, the Apps
I'm not a millenial so they don't come as easy to me as breathing. I'm not a techie, but I work for a small start-up software company as a trainer to those who use the software. I am a translator from tech to average user. So I always ask techie... Read more
Dancing With Myself
At 64 pounds overweight, I figured I'd better do exercise I enjoy.
Note: I did NOT say do something I am good at. I said something I ENJOY.
So, I'm dancin' with myself (oh oh uhoh...)
And it makes me happy.
And gosh almighty,... Read more
From the Mouths of Babes
I weighed in today, the "first" day of my effort (of THIS round of efforts). As expected, I lost a pretty good chunk of weight, as history has told me this is the case.
But because I am using the advent calendar to remove pounds as I lose t... Read more
My Goal/Reward Sheet (with kids' input!)
After our Wii "Just Dance Marathon" last night, I asked the kids to give ideas for rewards for weight lost. For those of you who looked at my last blog, you saw an advent calendar of sorts, where I (or my kids) will rip up the numbers of pounds ... Read more
A New Approach...? See photo.
A visual reminder for the entire family that they have to help me with this. This sparked a lot of questions from my kids.
My 16-year-old: "What's this?"
Me: "It's my remi... Read more
A Quick Fall Lower-Cal Dessert Recipe
A friend gave me a recipe for pumpkin muffins that is super easy. She said it was a Weight Watchers recipe. I modified it then entered it into the calorie counter I use. Give either a try - you may want to enter the ingredients into your own cal... Read more
Your water, infused
On impulse, I bought a water bottle based on a spot I saw on Good Morning America's "Deals and Steals." It is a personal water bottle that allows you to have flavor-infused water.
My water flavor of the day is cucumber cilantro. My sister ... Read more
A Little Inspiration
Read this on my LinkedIn account today (if you have an account, you probably saw it, too):
"Stay committed to your dreams and you'll see them reflected in your future."
and the image that came with it - very cute...
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Me & Mom Time
Since putting my then 66-year-old father in a nursing home full-time last year due to his Alzheimer's disease, my mother has not had a break -
* She remodeled the basement of her home, which was 'almost' an apartment, to make it into a liva... Read more
I watched an episode of "Extreme Weight Loss" tonight, quite by accident. I'm traveling, and was flipping through channels in my hotel room as I sit at my computer. I came across it, and watched.
And cried, of course.
I'm learning what... Read more
Back in the USS...A
Because I have a song from the Beatles on my brain, and nothing ends in "USA." Anyway...
I took a trip to the UK. It was because of work that I went, so I took some extra days and an extra person (my husband) and we took a few days of enjoy... Read more
A Little Perspective
I put on a pair of summer shorts this past weekend and at first was angry about them fitting. These are the shorts I wore last summer, the shorts I wanted to have shrunken out of.
But then I realized that had I not lost the 10 - 15 lbs that... Read more
Face it, I gotta maintain
So here's the deal.
I have grand plans for a month's challenge, even ask my SparkFriends or brother or husband to join me, then I eat crap until I hurt. It's like planning out a hike using a very detailed map and then leaving the map behind... Read more
There Once Was a Girl, Who Had a Little Curl...
...right in the middle of her forehead.
And when she was good
she was very very good.
But when she was bad
she was HORRID.
... Read more