Signing back in...
It has been years....and I do mean years...since I have been on Spark People. I think I was last an active member roughly 4 years ago. What a lot has changed! At first I did well with maintenance and I was pretty certain the daily check-ins o... Read more
For all those for whom the news isn't good...
In the past month I have been an infrequent participant at SP. Thanks to all those who have sent me goodies and well wishes...they are much appreciated. I have been so happy with all I've accomplished in the past year and a half on this site. ... Read more
I think I did the math right. Today marks my official one year anniversary for drinking 64 ounces of water a day. I have not missed a single day since I told myself I WAS going to do it! This has probably been one of the hardest things for me... Read more
An addendum to my previous blog...
Jeri, owner of the van, informed me the window I was squished through was actually 7"x14". Now I'M even impressed! That would explain some of the bruising...... Read more
When it pays to have lost the weight...
Okay, I have to blog about this while it is still fresh in my mind because it was SO funny! Some of my coworkers and I went out to lunch today at a rather nice resort restaurant. Afterwards a few of them went home and the rest of us decided to... Read more
My Mother's Day present this year was a fitness monitor. I wear the chest monitor, along with the little wrist watch thing that tracks all the data. In the house, it is a wonderful thing if I'm using it on my elliptical. However, I'm finding ... Read more
My better half
Tomorrow my hubby comes home after about eight days away. It is funny how when he is here I take for granted all the stuff he does, whether it's throwing in the extra load of laundry, running the kids from here to there, cleaning up the kitchen... Read more
Well, between hormones and Easter baskets yesterday...it was the ultimate melding of 2 REALLY BAD things! I normally am not a 'sweets' person. I like some dark chocolate on occasion, but I'm much more likely to dive into potato chips than donu... Read more
New challenges ahead!
Well...my journey continues. I have taken my path to better health in 'baby steps', which SP has taught me to believe is a totally valid approach to getting where you want to be. I have religiously done the small steps, medium range goals, and... Read more
Taking a day off
I remember reading somewhere on SP that it takes a behavior about 21 days to become a habit. So far, I feel like I've cultivated some really good habits over the last 188(?) days. I'm drinking water EVERY DAY. I'm eating fresh produce, at lea... Read more
I kind of had a revelation today. I started my SP journey in September, and it occurred to me that I have not been sick even ONE day since starting this! I work in a setting with children, and there has been a ton of illness...everything from ... Read more
This has been a strange week for me. I have been on my maintenance program for a little over a month now, and have actually gained back about 3 pounds. I mentioned in an earlier blog that I'm okay with that little bit back, because I decided I... Read more
In a Rut
It has been a BAAAD eating week for me! 5 days in a row of going over my calories (and not by just a little, mind you!). I'm not entirely sure why I've been eating so much, but I do know I've gotta recoup so that I don't have to stop being in ... Read more
Spark Community Team-Business Only!
Today I made the leap to join the Spark Community Business Only team. I have been thinking about it for awhile, but have been reluctant to make a bigger commitment. Then I started thinking about how much I have gained from SP, and how every on... Read more
There, but not really...
So....I made it to my goal weight, but I know that is only half the battle. I can see how easy it could be to fall back into old patterns. Sometimes it has already happened. I eat too much, want to put off the exercise, etc., etc. But-I feel... Read more