I got off the treadmill and ran outside!!!
I DID IT!!!
I’m still beaming with pride. My cheeks hurt from smiling so hard! Sunday, May 29th, as promised (to myself, on Friday afternoon after I got off the treadmill), I went for a run…outside!
Sunday afternoon– It was hot, sunny,... Read more
My entire health journey was “sparked” by C25K on January 17, 2011. Dr. MLK day, you know…because “I have a Dream”… I’m such a cornball, I’m sorry! LOL!!!
Anyway, I decided that I didn’t much like the idea of running/walking outside, not y... Read more
Knitting! It distracts my hands from bringing food to my mouth.
I figure, it's a good a hobby as any. So what if my friends clown me and call me "viejita" (lil old lady). In the winter they're the same ones asking me to make them a hat, lol!
this was my first project. it ended up being a scarf....with... Read more
I need to check in.
I’ve been MIA from the blogging scene and I’m not really sure why. I know I need to write my thoughts to keep me on track, but lately…I’ve just been so….blah. So I’ll try to keep my thoughts organized (yeah right…)
I was doing ... Read more
1.When's the last time you ran? Tuesday, as part of my walk/jog on the treadmill.
2. Do your jeans have rips, tears, and holes in them? No, I don’t really like that look.
3. Would you bungee jump? Yes! I would probably have a panic ... Read more
Stomach bug in Onderland...
Ugh! I had the nastiest stomach bug last week! It was awful. And of course, it traveled. My daughter brought it home from daycare (of course). Then…the domino effect…my son caught it, tossed it over to me and to be fair, I passed it on to my... Read more
UGHHH!!! School vacation week = Hell Week!
My kids are on vacation…but I’m not!! I have a big family, so of course there’s a lot of cross-babysitting involved. The kids, all 6 of them (including mine, 1 boy and the girl) are on vacation from school this week.
During the day they... Read more
a better Monday
Ok, so last week I had a little bit of a melt-down when I saw that I had gained 2lbs after all my hard work the week before. So I fired off a self-inspiring, get-up-off-your-ass-and-stop-w
hining kind of blog…and I really believed in what I ... Read more
had to learn the EXTRA hard way...
I am a type 1 diabetic. What does that mean? It means that somewhere during the Spring/Summer of 2001, when I was 25 yrs old, my pancreas decided, “you know what? I’m done making insulin for you. I quit.”
A little background: In 2001 (bef... Read more
Last week I put in about 3.5hrs of fitness and burned about 2300calories. I stayed within my calorie range (1500-1700). I took my thyroid meds, my cholesterol meds, my insulin…all as prescribed. This morning I got on the scale (like I do ever... Read more
Love/Hate relationship with Jillian Michael's
I dread putting in that DVD cuz I know she's gonna whoop my a$$ and it's gonna hurt, and i might just cry a little.
My "before" pic - to be...
I'm just going to take a huge leap of faith and throw my "before" pic - to be, out there! This is me right now. This picture was taken yesterday, at 205lbs. I am determined to one day look back on this picture in complete awe of how far I've c... Read more
I'm not really religious but...
Someone emailed this to me, and I like the message behind it. Clean out all the crap that weighs you down, simplify your life, and take time to focus on life's pleasures. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Be well and Spark on Read more
I got this.
Maybe I was being a little dense, or maybe I was just conveniently not facing the reality that tracking every single calorie, and hitting the gym 3-4x/week is ESSENTIAL for my weight loss journey.
“MY weight loss journey”, I think that’s whe... Read more
Being honest about...everything
I've read a few inspiring blogs here, regarding "being honest"... and I figured that it's time for me to do the same. It's time for me to be honest about where I've been on this weight loss journey, where I am, and where I'm hoping to go.
I h... Read more
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