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Well today I finally measured myself and I have lost 7 inches. Woo HOOO..getting somewhere. I had a perfect day yesterday. That means, I stuck to my nutrition and fitness goals, and today well, let's just say it won't be a perfect day, but I ... Read more
OK..i got into a workout shirt I bought sometime ago and it was too small. this morning I thought, just try it on! So I did. It is a tad tight but it FITS..YAY. I think this is a better way for me to go than to weigh myself. Somehow; if I t... Read more
Scale is finally moving!
On this time around, I am in my second month, and the scale is finally starting to move. When I first joined Spark, many years ago..I was sooooo out of shape. I couldn't even do 10 minutes on the elliptical. I was at about 184 I think. I did ... Read more
SANTA ANAS ARE BLOWING TODAY
I guess I will have to do the elliptical! Boring...boring...oh well better than nothing. Feel great today!... Read more
Thank you for your support yesterday! It means a lot knowing I am not out here drowning without a life raft..I was able to stay on track yesterday..1000 calories and a 2 hour bike ride (1/2 of it being uphill with a head wind.) The ride home w... Read more
I guess I am just expecting something that is not going to happen..the scale will not budge! I am not sure if it is healthy for me to get on the scale, I let it put me in such a bad mood! The problem is I have to weigh in. So somehow I need t... Read more
Boy, it sure beautiful today here in Santa Clarita (L.A.). Breezy and already this morning it must be at least 70 degrees. I felt myself slipping a bit, I figured out that if I don't get on Spark right away each morning I drift from my goal. ... Read more
Beautiful Day today
Walked 4 miles this morning. Looking at all the landscaping has inspired me to do some more planting today! It's about 70 and beautiful outside. YAY... Read more
Soooo...had family and friends over yesterday for an Oscar party. Normally I am a foodie and I love to entertain, but since I have been trying to reach my new goals of weight loss and healthy eating, I am not watching the food channel, nor am I... Read more
Today I am at the end of my third week. I started this program by eating healthy foods, staying within my calorie range (mostly). And working out more than usual. Each week the first two weeks my girlfriend and I did long bike rides. 20 some p... Read more
Since Monday, today is the first day I have craved something sweet. I looked back at my food log and realized I haven't been eating enough carbs. So I ate an apple and peanut butter, had ravioli for dinner and it seems to have satisfied my swe... Read more
Many months later
I am here, my weight is still the same, 163. It is lower than my original weight of 184. Before I even started Sparkpeople, I lost 21 lbs but seem to be stuck. I have worked out, hired trainers, done all kinds of exercise. I just eat too muc... Read more
Food, Food, Food, or is it?
I have been reading the Politics of Food. As a citizen of this country, it was always my naive understanding that the government we pay to protect and serve does this for us. The longer I live, the more I can confirm that Power creates corrup... Read more
Thin vs. healthy
While browsing the motivational pages this morning, I was looking at a nutrition tracker of one of the spark pages. I couldn't help but notice while this person is very successful in losing weight, they are failing in getting the proper nutrien... Read more
As I was reading over the success stories this morning, a thought crossed my mind. Why is it we can gain, gain, gain, and not notice it, each and every day we look into the mirror? Or worse, we somehow justify the fats existence. When I look ... Read more