Cooking with Ashley..we ought to have a show!
Yesterday afternoon, my daughter and I could have been on a set filming for the Food network!
Knives were flying, Ashley in her perfectionistic way and me with a Julia Child flair. What a team!
We had decided to make a weeks worth of h... Read more
Lentils, leaks, lumps and lolly- gagging
Having caught the dreaded cold, I find myself lolly-gagging on this Tuesday, morning. Nice to have flexibility, with my work, and rest much needed, I am grateful for the opportunity to catch up on some Sparking!
Coming off of, day one, a l... Read more
Workout made me feel better, but... mama bear kicks in.
Well, my yucky feeling day was stopped in it's tracks by a great workout! So glad that I made myself, even when I really did not think I was up to it. I love "On Demand" workouts!
So, I felt better, until I called my workout buddy, Ashle... Read more
bye bye bananas, hello Faberge'
So this is the week that I bid a sad farewell to bananas. How I love them in a smoothie or for a take along snack. They pack a punch, with all that potassium, but, no more. I have the dreaded banana bloat.! Who knew? A banana a day is not the w... Read more
Rewards in a reward!
August first and my daughter and I rewarded ourselves for loosing weight in July.
We started Sparking together at the end of June and July brought good results for both of us.
A day at the river was in order!
Well, we swam, did water aer... Read more
Yes, for the first time since on SP, I have gone over in my calories. Mental note, Drumstick Ice cream cones will only enter the house on very rare occasion. It was good, but was it worth it? Thank goodness the men took care of the rest!
I won... Read more
Not my first rodeo!
At 53, this is certainly not my first rodeo, when it comes to weight loss.
My greatest triumph was going from 184 pounds to 117. It was a wonderful experience and I learned so much. This was in my late teens!
What a confidence builder! I l... Read more
Small changes, good results!
After a slow start, I seem to have finally gotten the ball rolling! Working out and eating healthy was the initial plan. Tracking and using SP, help from my SP buddies, holding myself accountable, was the next step. Still, slow. Then I tweaked ... Read more
Only twenty to go!
Twenty to go sounds so much better than 22 to go! What a difference two pounds makes.
Slow and steady wins the race. Yes, I have always loved turtles, being half turtle, myself.
I am enjoying the benefits of working out combined with much he... Read more
Less Spark time
Hi fellow Sparkers! I have had less time to do my sparking. A very busy work schedule, mainly from training a new person. Of coarse I have three jobs, work seven days a week and some nights. Not complaining, but throw in a few nights with poor... Read more
tired, but awake
Here I am, in the middle of the night, tired and awake. It has been happening for the past week!
I wake up at 2 or 3am and can't get back to sleep.
I have had a very busy month, so far and really need good sleep. What is up? Menopause does ... Read more
rain, the good, the bad and the ugly
Virginia is finally getter it's share of rain. No drought, thank God! It keeps me from my gardening and burning my calories in the great outdoors. Thunder and lightning , actually, as I have worked in the rain before. The weeds will be as tall a... Read more
Well, I got a good night's sleep and things are back to normal. I must have been stressed about the Hospital thing and that threw me off. My mind is clear and yes, I am spacing out my food, but did cut back on the carbs some.
Had a wonderful ... Read more
I woke up at 4am to get Lenny ready for a procedure at the VA. Things went well, but I am so tired ! I also tried my upping the calories to what I should be getting in and added more carbs. SO full. It was a good day, but lathargic this evening... Read more
changing the calories
So I haven't lost a pound, but the bloating is gone. I feel great and my pants fit better! I find it hard to reach the number of calories that are healthy. Also, I am not used to eating so many carbs. Today I am trying to change that. Some have ... Read more