Have you looked at yourself naked today?
(I was originally going to post this under the Look Better Naked team message board, except I realized that my answer got more than a little off-topic. Therefore, I decided to post it here, where I know it won't get flagged for going on a tange... Read more
When do you stop losing weight and move into maintenance?
I visited my family in Florida this past weekend, and my mom said to me, "You know, you look really good where you are right now. You shouldn't try to lose too much more."
This gave me pause. One, I realized that I actually WAS close to... Read more
Full circle, yeah?
I am once again the size I was when I first joined SparkPeople in order to lose weight for my younger brother's nuptials. Five years, and fifty-five pounds later... or is it 110 pounds, since I gained fifty-five pounds and lost them again? Hmm... Read more
I have tried so many times in the past to articulate why I like running, but I keep getting caught up in tangents, like how self-conscious I was when I first started running, or how I felt like I couldn't consider it "running" for a long time be... Read more
Craving sweets (and, yet, not wanting any of them).
I actually went out in search of sweets this evening (I'm premenstrual and I crave chocolate like Greek gods yearn for ambrosia), but it was a frustrating experience. Why? you didn't ask, but I'll pretend you did. Mainly because every time I f... Read more
The SparkPeople Cardio Blast DVD.
Back about a month or so ago, when I spun the Bonus Wheel, I was awarded the above-referenced workout DVD. I didn't think anything of it--wasn't even sure if I'd GET it (sorry for doubting, SP!)--and then *plunk*, it came in the mail two days a... Read more
Food dreams. Ugh!
Does anyone else have food dreams? I woke up yesterday morning tasting a McDonald's hamburger and fries in my mouth. In my dream, I'd been chowing down on them like there was no tomorrow. I think the fries were even super-sized(!). I'm pret... Read more
Le comparison photo.
(Because starting any sentence with "le" automatically makes it sound French, am I right?) On the left: me on March 21st. On the right: me on August 4th.
I'm rathe... Read more
I just realized that I'll have logged in over 1,400 fitness minutes by the end of this month. Craziness! And this is with an 8-5 job Monday through Friday. I plan to keep pushing this momentum forward in August and beyond.
That is all.... Read more
Back on the chain gang (or something).
Well, my dietary rebellion didn't last very long. McDonald's on Monday, and some birthday cake and ice cream on Wednesday. And, in spite of being on the lazier side this week (due to my period), my weight hasn't shot up. Mind you, it hasn't g... Read more
I'm off the wagon and I'm hiiiiitchin' a ride!
I knew my period was closing in due to loads of physical symptoms: cravings, cramps, cravings, water retention, cravings, tiredness, cra--eh, you get the picture. Anyway, it finally hit today. Thankfully, it happened during my lunch break, so I... Read more
Maybe it's just me, BUT--
I went to Walgreens yesterday for a pack of sugar-free gum. As the cashier rang up my purchase, she asked me if I wanted to donate a dollar to a juvenile diabetes cause. I shrugged and said yes. It's a good cause, after all.
Then, with... Read more
The accidental experiment.
I was lazy on Sunday and didn't go grocery shopping, so my usual afternoon munchies--two Nature Valley dark chocolate granola squares--have been MIA at work. However, I'm not going wild with cravings when three o'clock rolls around. If I'm hun... Read more
I started with SparkPeople back in July 2007, right? I weighed 133 then. My goal at that time had been to lose 20 pounds for my younger brother's wedding in March 2008, since I was a bridesmaid. I stayed on for a few weeks (maybe a month), t... Read more
Note to self: eat breakfast on Fridays! Most days I just do brunch and I'm fine. However, I woke up at 6:45 this morning to make my 4-hour-long Watercolors class that starts at 9 in Niceville. On top of that, I was at school until 2:20 becau... Read more