I has a ribbon.
Okay, I haven't fallen off the face of the earth, and I haven't been eating my problems away. I've actually been doing pretty well, and I'm gradually increasing the intensity of my exercise up to where it was before.
Oh, proof, you say?
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This blog entry is probably a long time in coming. It's been brewing for a few months, but I didn't want to say anything, because...well, because it's embarrassing.
I need help. I've been backsliding, a LOT. I started losing slower, then... Read more
First milestone in...three months?
One thing I really missed about Spark when I was gone is how I didn't have milestones to post about. Also, the fact that I hadn't been doing anything too impressive.
Yesterday I did! For the first time, I ran a 5k with only three walking ... Read more
I'm back! Lessons learned!
Okay, here's the part where I come crawling back to Spark with my tail between my legs. I've been an awful SparkFriend, disappearing like that, but...life gets in the way sometimes. The point is, I've learned my lessons--and I'm back!
Qui... Read more
The Silver Lining
I've been as sick as a dog since Wednesday. Couldn't work out, couldn't GO out of the house, could hardly sleep because of the fevers and the shaking and coughing. All I've eaten is broth and tea, and one piece of toast.
On the plus side,... Read more
Sprints: Awesome AND Awful!
So, I kept true to my promise. Today, I ran sprints on the treadmill.
OY! That's hard! I did a five-minute warm-up walk, then fired it up to 7.0 for thirty seconds, then 7.5 for thirty seconds, then a two-minute cool-down walk at 3.3. I... Read more
I RAN A MILE!!!
Ladies and gentlemen, bloggers and readers, Sparkers and....well, you're all Sparkers! Today, I did something I've literally never done before, as sad as that is. I ran a consecutive mile, with no stops and no walk breaks.
Now, I have som... Read more
The Old Me
Yesterday during yoga class (I did Bikram again, it was amazing again), we were told to focus on something of which we wanted to let go during all the breathing. After a few false starts, I decided to focus on "Fear of rejection." It was so mu... Read more
Obligatory 2010 Goals Blog
Last year, I made all of two resolutions: "Don't eat mammals" and "Work out twice a week." I met the first with flying colors, and the second...I think I can count that as a win, don't you?
This year, I'm expecting a lot more from myself. ... Read more
Hot Hot Yoga!
I had my first Hot Yoga class yesterday, and WOW. What an experience!
I went in at first and the cool funky girl at the desk had me fill out a questionnaire, and we talked about my previous yoga experience (which isn't inconsiderable). ... Read more
A WONDERFUL Christmas Surprise!
Something so amazing just happened to me.
I've had a really lovely mellow Christmas so far today, just spending time with family and taking an 8-mile walk with my dad. We came home and put in the Christmas Goose (yes, we eat a goose every ... Read more
Perserverence is EVERYTHING!!!
Okay, I guess the results are REALLY in today--I lost 2.2lbs!!! I'm now officially in the 220s for the first time I can remember...ever. I'm sure I hit it on my way to obesity, but I was avoiding the scale pretty hard back then, so who knows?
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The Results Are In!
SO! After following my plan for a week and not losing weight, then being really hard on myself for a week and not losing weight, I decided a week ago (you may remember) to take it EASY on myself for a week. Well?
I DIDN'T LOSE WEIGHT.
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Relaaaaaaaax. And the hike from Hell!
I want to first of all thank EVERYONE for the heartfelt well-wishes when I had a bit of a freak out a few days ago. I promise, I got better.
Basically I locked my scale away until Wednesday, making it ten days without seeing the light of m... Read more
Frustration, and Outlining My Plan
So, once again, the scale is not moving. It's hovering firmly at 230, occasionally jumping up to 231.6 or something annoying. Today it was back down to 230, but I'm not exactly jumping for joy. Know why? Here is my life. This is my exact pl... Read more