My Third Run
Each time I do this run, it seems SO hard at the beginning... then as I'm on the way back out, and it's easier, I am reminded that it's deceptively flat; it's actually a gradual uphill the whole way in! I shaved another minute off my run today,... Read more
My Second Run
The Spring Creek trail near my house is SO gorgeous any time of year. Sometimes I think I should mix things up more and go other places to hike/walk/run. And I do, some. But it's so easy and so beautiful!
Today was my second time out wit... Read more
My SparkPeople Journey, By The Numbers
It's a day for celebration! No, I am not quite at my goal. But my 1-pound loss marks 25 pounds lost since I joined SparkPeople! So being the numbers person that I (sometime... Read more
Yeah, that's me. I feel grumpy. And because I feel grumpy, I'm sick of Spark People. I'm sick of worrying about my food. I'm sick of going to track my dinner calories before I decide whether or not I can have something small for dessert. I ... Read more
I think all moms of little ones have a mixed bag of challenges when it comes to weight loss. One the one hand, it is sometimes possible to share a meal with a preschooler, therefore eating less yourself (and they are still quite happy, and full... Read more
Another Learning Opportunity
What is this whole journey but a string of learning opportunities, one after another?
Isn't it amazing that, despite how much we learn, we still make some profoundly bad choices? I have a sweet tooth, and I learned years ago that, when try... Read more
Happy Anniversary To Me!
Happy anniversary to me! A year ago today, I was web-surfing (which is actually quite unusual for me) and found a mention of SparkPeople on a stranger’s blog about weight loss. I checked it out… and the rest, as they say, is history.
I’ve... Read more
What I've Learned: An Update
One of the things I love most about SparkPeople is how much I've LEARNED! I've learned so much about the foods that I eat, and how they break down into carbs, fats and proteins. I've learned that the days that I feel best at the end of the da... Read more
Calories... I don't like them
I'm really struggling to stay within my calorie range, ever since I re-assessed and changed my goals to get things moving again. I still am not aiming for aggressive weight loss; it's still very slow and steady. And I'm doing great on exercise... Read more
Note to self: Remember to mix it up
You know, there's lots of articles on SP about plateaus, boredom, and the need to mix up your exercise, for all sorts of reasons. I've read many of them, they're really good articles! And I kept thinking "oh, but I am!" Some days I walk (fast... Read more
How Things Happen In SparkLand
OK, so on one of my teams, a challenge was posted. I've never actually done a Spark Challenge before, of any kind. It was to find a team member's page (someone you don't know), learn about them, post a comment to them, and then return to the c... Read more
Am I The Cart, Or The Horse??
Sometimes, many times, the time that works out for me to workout, is when DD sleeps... around 3-4 in the afternoon. The fact that this coincides with my body's natural sleepy time in the afternoon can sometimes be tough. Sometimes, I rally: th... Read more
The Ups & Downs of Sparking: UP
I've been meaning to post this for a week or so; it seemed to balance out tonight's "DOWN" post well!
I have a relatively new friend, Leslie (she actually joined Spark in December, MURFNLES, but has totally fallen off the wagon the last few... Read more
The Ups & Downs of Sparking: DOWN
OK, so I was going to post the "UP" post first, but I've always been one of those people who, when you ask "which do you want first, the good news or the bad news", I always say the bad first.
So what the heck happened to me today? The mor... Read more
Today Is Lousy
I'm tired. So very, very tired, from 3 weeks of not sleeping well. I am not handling 6 days of single motherhood very well. The puppy is exhausting me, our daughter is exhausting me, just getting through the day is exhaust... Read more