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I was doing so well with my eating before we went on vacation. Then we went on vacation and bought bags and bags of M&Ms....and other great foods like Pudgy Pies. And we took pictures.....
Today I downloaded those pictures and almost cried. ... Read more
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Well, last night I did something bad....I sat in front of the TV and ate way too much! I have found that if I get a good idea for somewhat healthy snacks (crackers and lite laughing cow cheese, whole wheat English muffins and lite strawberry cr... Read more
Why is there always a "but"? Even in my own mind??? This morning I got on the scale for my weigh in (after re-sparking on Monday) and I lost 1.5 pds...in four days! I should be happy with that, and I was, until I thought of how long it is goi... Read more
Day Three...doing well!
I re-started my Spark journey on Monday and I am soo Proud of myself! I have yet to start doing regular exercise, because I'm focusing on my food journal. However, I have been doing yard work and such and using that as my exercise for now. I'... Read more
I can do this....
I have finally decided now is the time to pick myself up from rock bottom. I have gained back all the weight I lost with SP, plus I gained 20 pds more. I feel awful about myself and I don't want to go anywhere because I'm afraid people are loo... Read more
I did it!
I put on my exercise clothes and exercised for the first time in....I don't know how long! It was only 20 minutes on the tredmill, but it's a start. And I've kept my calories in check so far today. I'm getting ready to have an afternoon snack... Read more
Wow, I can't believe that I joined SP people 3 years ago and now I'm back to square ONE! I made it down to my goal weight last year and did I stay there like I promised I would...NO! And worse yet, I gained it all back! Why is it so hard to c... Read more
The Obstacle Course
Well, I survived it. LOL I took the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course. It was much more than I expected it to be! The instructor was a Firefighter of over 30 years and was very enthusiastic. It was a fun class, but we were very clear on th... Read more
Burning a barn down!
Last Wednesday I was officially voted on as an active member of my fire dept. How awesome that feels! My four months of probationary time is up! Unfortunatly, my State Manditory training is just getting started. I was hoping to have it done ... Read more
Tonight at the station...
Tonight at the firestation one of the guys and I took the grass rig truck and drove through a small town (basically 4 blocks) and put fliers in the paper boxes for our upcoming pancake breakfast on the 30th. Then I got to drive the truck! It's b... Read more
Before I forget, DH talked to my chief after church last Sunday and I don't have to take the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course this time so we can go to Indianapolis as planned. :) Now I just have to line up babysitters so we can have our 2 n... Read more
Good news, bad news, and a compliment from the station. ;)
Well, I got some good news and some bad news at the station tonight. First, the good news. LOL I found out that I don't really have to sit through an official Manditory classes like I thought I did. The chief can request a test whenever I fee... Read more
January Results (a bit late LOL)
Well, I gained a 1/2 pound in the month of January instead of losing. But I suppose that is doing pretty well for saying that I only exercised 12 days. Man I was a slacker. Although a few days I did take off for my Grandmother's funeral, but ... Read more
Intro to Strength training class from last Tues
Here's what I learned at the strenght training class put on by the city fire dept last tues. It was very informative.
Intro to Strength Training
Resting metabolism--the amount of calories needed to supply the body with the minimal lev... Read more
Core Strenght/Flexibility Lecture
Man, this one wasn't just a lecture; I actually had to work out. LOL It was very interesting though and I learned a lot. Unfortunatly, it is very hard to take notes while trying to do the exercises (and it is hard to write down how to do an ex... Read more