After almost a week of the scales not moving, I'm finally down another pound! I've finally passed the 10 lb. mark! Maybe it was the rock climbing I did yesterday? :-D Although, oddly enough, I ate more calories yesterday than I should have. A... Read more
No excuses, but today is a new day
Last night I really blew it. I sat and munched on about 2 to 2.5 servings of wheat thins, AND ate 1/2 of this giant peanut-butter-filled heart left over from valentines day (150 calories! in just HALF of the thing!) and an Andes mint. That is ... Read more
Rock Climbing, Roller Skating & Weight Loss
Well, I took it easy yesterday, since my knee has been acting up, and didn't do any exercise other than cleaning a house. No walking or elliptical. Today my knee feels better, so I went for a leisurely stroll through the woods for about an hou... Read more
Change, where are you?
I really thought I would be seeing some sort of change (or at least feeling it) in my body or the fit of my clothes after losing almost 10 pounds, but I am sadly disappointed to note that so far, there has been no change in how I feel or look. ... Read more
Am I doing enough?
Am I the only one who wonders if the things I am doing are enough? I know I suffer from Instant Gratification Syndrome (I'll call it IGS for short) and want my results NOW, but I honestly wonder if the things I am doing are really enough to get... Read more
I Should Know Better...
I find myself sitting here wondering why I fall off the wagon. When I'm eating better and working out, I feel so much better, physically and mentally, but for some reason, I keep falling off, and going back to my old habits. Maybe because it's... Read more
Ups & Downs
Well, there's good news & there's bad news. The bad news first: I've gained back all the weight I'd lost and a little extra, besides. :-( *sigh* The good news: I've quit smoking. More good news: I'm coming back to SP to drop this weight I've... Read more
Sometimes I Wonder Why I Even Bother...
For me, the hardest part about losing weight is finding the motivation to continue my efforts when I don't see ANY results.
I'm almost half-way to my 10% weight-loss. (18.1 lbs for 10%, I've lost 8.2 lbs) and I see no difference at all. M... Read more
The Little Engine That Could...
... that's what I feel like :-D
Anyone who read my blog yesterday knows that for the first time (in my life, I think) I ran 1/4 mile without stopping. Well, today I ran 1/2 mile without stopping. I knew yesterday that I'd sold myself sh... Read more
I ran 1/4 mile!! :-D
That's right, me, Miss 'I won't run unless my life depends on it' RAN 1/4 mile today. At once. Without stopping!
If I'd quit smoking, I could run further. My lungs gave out before my legs did. Yes, yes, I know, smoking is bad for me, ... Read more
A Scenic Outlook...
Well, today is my first day working out since Monday. Tuesday I woke up feeling HORRIBLE, and mid-day, left to go to my brother's house to babysit until Thursday, while my sister-in-law was in the hospital.
Ohhhh the junk food that was in ... Read more
Woot! I'm so excited! I have been impatiently waiting ALL WEEK to put in my new weight, so my little tracker would move, and I've finally been able to do it! YAY!!!
Eating healthy, check!
Water, working on it (but it'll be Check... Read more
CAKE! (now that I have your attention...)
I've read it over and over again this week, while looking through SP, and other books/articles for encouragement; Congratulate yourself, be proud of your accomplishments, no matter how small. I rolled my eyes, chuckled, and thought 'yeah, right... Read more
My Mind is a Fun-House Mirror
I was reading a blog post today, and it suddenly hit me that the only time I see myself the way I truly look is when I don't look that way anymore. Pictures of myself from high school, when I though I was SO overweight, I look at now and wonder... Read more
A side order of Self-Discipline, please!
A year ago I weighed 155 pounds. The day I joined Spark People, I weighed 181.8 pounds. For months now, I've been telling myself I was going to lose weight. Several false starts and a few ADDED pounds later, I was completely despondent about ... Read more