Most of the last two weeks, I haven't been able to exercise at all due to various physical incapacities. But I've been tracking my food consistently and staying at the low end of my calorie range, and I still managed to lose another pound. Nin... Read more
Getting better and down another pound!
Unable to exercise all week, and spending 90% of my time in bed with my neck and upper back in spasm, I still managed to lose a pound due to tracking everything and keeping calorie intake at the very lowest end of my range (OK one day I went a l... Read more
Woke up at 4AM Saturday with what I can only assume is a pinched nerve at the base of my neck. Can't turn my head. Certainly can't exercise. Terrified that this isn't going away--never had one last this long before. But I haven't stopped tra... Read more
I can't believe it!
Today ends my 3rd week of sticking to my plan and tracking everything I ingest every day but Saturday. I'm not sure, but I think 3 weeks may be my record for doing this. And I still feel motivated--like I have some momentum going. The big adv... Read more
On the one hand. . .
I've managed to stick to my plan this year, which is great. On the other hand, 2011 has been pretty crummy so far. Maybe if I can keep sticking to my plan, I'll be able to control at least one thing in my life this year.... Read more
Pained but Proud
I am so freaking proud of myself today. I have this rare, auto-immune condition that causes my body to occasionally flare up in both internal and external hives. The external hives mostly just itch, but the internal ones are excruciatingly pai... Read more
Still Tracking Everything!
Plus, I'm working out now. Trying to do at least a half hour on the elliptical every day, and I'm starting to add in core exercises, weight training, and yoga. Maybe I really mean business this time!... Read more
Great Food Day
Wow. Today was the first day ever that I met all my goals in my food. Even obscure nutrients like iron and folate, which I get from supplements anyway, I met my minimum dosage of from what I ate today. That's one of the things I love about Sp... Read more
Happy New Year
2011 is going to be a great year! I think this is the first time in my entire life that I've ever started a year feeling that way. But I guess I've finally come to the realization that the time is going to pass whether I make the most of it or... Read more
I had a revelation today at the supermarket. There were free samples of potato chips (one of my big weaknesses), and I didn't take any because I knew I would have to log them when I got home, and I knew it would make me crave more stuff that wa... Read more
Excited for the New Year for a change!
So in previous years, I've always dreaded the new year, because it always meant resolutions that I was bound to break, and a new diet to start. Not anymore. I purposely decided to start back on SP during the holiday season, because I figured t... Read more
Week 2 day 2!!
Still tracking! I'm planning to do my yoga yet this evening too. I'm right on target for where I should be in terms of cals, carbs, fat, and protein for today. Life is good. I know how easy it would be for me to slip, but something feels dif... Read more
Week Number 2!!!
The exclamation points (or as my second-grader calls them, "Excitement marks," really say it all. I am sticking to my plan. Tracked all my food Sun-Thurs last week, Friday and Saturday off, and tracked all my food today. I've stayed in bounds... Read more
I can't believe I actually came in UNDER my calorie limit today.... Read more
3 day streak!
Can I make it to 5??? I logged all my food and stayed within my calorie range all 3 days. My goal is to log everything I eat Sunday through Thursday. Fast during the day on Friday, and then from sundown on Friday until dark on Saturday I eat ... Read more