OK, Baby #3, I love you to pieces, but wow, did you ever do a number on my belly fat!
Hey, Sparkers, I'm back. I was a devoted Sparker for about three months, reached my goal, felt awesome and kept my weight in check. Until I got pregnant. ... Read more
Oh, Spark, you lovely springboard!
I did it!! I reached my goal—and then some. When my sister and a couple friends who were Sparkers turned me onto the idea, I said I'd give it a try. I set a good goal: 10-15 pounds in three months. As of this morning, I'm down 16 pounds from whe... Read more
This is why we need to take a step back
My Spark vacation last week seems to have worked in my favour.
I didn't want to weigh myself until Monday. That's my official weigh-in day, and I wanted to give myself the weekend to bust out some cardio in hopes of at least maintaining aft... Read more
My Spark Vacation
As some of you know, I'm very consistent about using my trackers, staying within my calorie range and getting in my exercise. I have short-term goals that keep me motivated.
Well, from last Friday through today, I took a mini Spark vacation... Read more
Slightly out of control
I used to think I was a pretty flexible person. Now I'm beginning to wonder.
Last night, after an hour-long fitness video that made me want to puke, I decided that as soon as the kids woke up and had their breakfast the next morning, I woul... Read more
My 400+ calorie breakfast
I usually have the same breakfast every morning, chock full of protein, fibre and calcium, with a serving of vegetables and a serving fruit. It's just under 300 calories.
After going over my calorie goals yesterday, I decided to have a ligh... Read more
But I'm just sooooo hungry—HELP!
What gives? For months, I've been hitting my calorie and nutrient goals no problem, feeling full, working out. But for the past three or four days, I've been sooooooooooo hungry. I'm at the very top of my calorie range if not over, and I'm cravi... Read more
What a great day
Well, technically, it's only 2:30pm, but it's been a great day so far. The kids slept in this morning, and when they woke up, we ate a quick breakfast and shuffled out the door to a beautiful park where we were scheduled to meet up (for the firs... Read more
A weird food day
After my typical high protein, high fibre breakfast, I took the kids to the downtown library. Since the trip takes about 45 minutes (bus and metro) and we got a late start, I knew we'd end up eating lunch out. I chose a Second Cup Café. The kids... Read more
Stupid Tim Horton's
My daughter and I were out and about this morning visiting two preschools near our new home. I had a healthy and filling breakfast—my old standby of two egg whites scrambled with spinach and some light cheddar cheese on a whole wheat flatbread, ... Read more
Confused by my nutrition tracker
Today, my calorie range changed and I have no idea why. I usually overshoot my goals in my fitness tracker, but not by too much—maybe 200-500 calories burned a week. If I consistently do that week after week, will the calorie range change automa... Read more
Did anyone read this?!?
Did any of you read this Health News article:
Another reason to track your nutrients and try to get them all from FOOD as opposed to vitamins and supp... Read more
It's taunting me
Right now, I have two options.
1. I can do what I do 9 times out of 10 since joining Spark. I've tracked all my food for the day. I'm within range on everything, but I do have some wiggle room: about 250 calories, lots of fat, some carbs, ... Read more
I'm making progress!
Today, I did my longest bike ride yet: 12.5 miles. No bike trailer or kids in the back, but I've got an 11-mile bike ride with them scheduled for Tuesday. I burned over 300 calories.
I love getting in my exercise with a fun activity rather... Read more
I sparked someone!
It was a combination of my sister and two friends who got me started here on Spark. I didn't start with some huge number of pounds to lose, but it's certainly been a journey nonetheless. I've learned so much and picked up some great new habits a... Read more