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Sparkpeople has been a great part of my success. I think it is because I have people with like goals and interest to mine. Though none of my Sparkfriends know me personally, it seems they want me to succeed. I know I want them to succeed! I lik... Read more
Wishing everyone a happy Sunday. I have had a great morning and am hoping to share the positive energy. I woke up feeling energized, went to workout and am feeling euphoric now. The nice "high" after an intense workout. Hopefully, nothing will s... Read more
I went to my gym to exercise and I haven't been there in a while. I've been swimming a lot. However, I pay for the gym membership every month so I figured I would go. I walk in and the owner of the gym says "Wow! Have you lost weight?" I grinned... Read more
I am about to take a trip, again, and I prefer not to repeat last week. This trip is 4 1/2- 5 hours one way, we are staying for at least 2 days maybe 3, and then making the 4 1/2-5 hour trip back home. Any tips on staying on track? How do I cont... Read more
Stumble, Stumble, Stumble...*sigh*
So the past week was incredibly busy for me and included really early mornings.
I'm not a morning person. ... Read more
Tired, So Tired...Losing Steam
Though I have been sticking to my calorie diet pretty hard (and according to hubby, obsessively), I have sort of lost my steam for going to the gym. I make it on the weekends but it has been tough during the day. I can go swimming, when it's not... Read more
5 Things I've learned about being "healthy"
These are the things I've learned despite what most people (the media and advertising companies) say.
1. Carbohydrates are not bad for you, but, yes, protein is too.
2. You do not need meat to live. Just protein.
3. Just because it is adve... Read more
Swimming, the best workout.
Liam and I have been swimming three days this week. So now I am way over on burning calories, which isn't a bad thing, per se. Today, I finally managed to buy DS some water wings and a floaty. I think it helped him have even more fun. He really ... Read more
Bright Sunny Days and Sunburns
Today was the first day it wasn't raining. Though a little cool and definitely windy, I took my son swimming. It was suppose to be a day with my sisters (referred to here as Nikki, Leah and Dawn) and they texted me that they were on their way. T... Read more
Maybe I should increase my calorie intake...
So I have been strictly following my 1200-1400 calorie allotment, sticking closer to 1200-1300. Yesterday, I had a terrible headache and I thought maybe it was stress. I went to work out. I was 6 minutes into walking on the treadmill, when I sud... Read more
Swimming Pools and Rainy Days
My son was very excited about swimming, and we have been talking it up for a while even before the pools opened. Well, they opened over this past weekend, and we went on Sunday. Everyday since it has done nothing but rain. He has been asking to ... Read more
I am finally down to 214, its not my goal but it is progress. At the beginning of this year, I weighed myself at my heaviest ever 230 lbs. While 16 lbs isn't a lot for 5 months, I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I will never see those 16 lb... Read more
Today, two boy scouts became Eagle scouts which is the highest rank for boy scouts. I attended the ceremony with my husband, since he had been their senior patrol leader. (If you don't know what that is don't worry, I don't really either.) Anywa... Read more
Making Kid Lunches Fun
As the mom of a picky toddler, I find it difficult getting him to eat his food. So, in a burst of creativity I used my cookie cutters to make a Safari lunch. I have elephant, rhino and crocodile cookie cutters.
Taking whole wheat with hone... Read more