Another 5K Under My Belt!
Saturday arrived, and, although sleepy due to uneasy sleep, I rolled out of bed and got ready to rock. Shower, favorite workout clothes, hair pulled back, and mittens, hat, and hoodie ready. Got the kids up and ready, and we were off to the midd... Read more
You've Come a Long Way, Baby!
As I write this, I have hit the 20 pounds lost milestone. I am thrilled! I've given away my "big" clothes, bought some new ones, and am trying to figure out some undergarment sizes, since they are now too big, also. My self-esteem is soaring! Ev... Read more
January Challenge Complete!
So pleased to report that I lost 7 pounds and 6.5 inches in January! Momentum really helped keep me going, although I found myself changing up on the exercise...not sure if it was good or bad. I started the month with daily strength workouts (ta... Read more
Finding out how amazing exercise really is
Skipped two days of workouts this week. Well, not exactly...the first day I was helping my daughter with her heavy cleaning so I at least burned calories. But I didn't get my strength routine or usual cardio in like I have been for several weeks... Read more
Week Two of Jumpstart Done
So I just finished up week 2 of the January Jumpstart Workout Challenge. So pleased to find that the scale reflected my hard work this week: another 2 pounds lost. The bigger news: I wore a pair of pants I have not been able to wear in over a ye... Read more
Week Two of January Jump Start Challenge
So Week Two begins today. Managed through Week One rather well, although water drinking really dropped off over the weekend. I lost two pounds in the first week, so I am very pleased with my efforts and the results I am seeing.
I have been ... Read more
Went over my calorie goals today. Normally that would put me in a funk, and I'd probably eat more, because "what's the use, anyway?" Today was different, though. My hubby and I went out to eat at a local restaurant we had received a gift card to... Read more
New Year's Day
Enjoyed a great day with family...relaxing and getting things set for the new year. Not surprised that I went over my calorie goals today, because I didn't track immediately, and DID NOT check out how many calories were in the yummy eggnog until... Read more
New Year New Me
Got a jump start on the new year by seriously tracking my food, activity, and water intake. Got the SparkPeople app for my smartphone, which makes it so much easier to track. I find I don't go over because I track the minute I'm done eating (or ... Read more
I met a friend at a popular store today that I hadn't seen in a while. Her comment to me was "How are you feeling? You are looking very happy." That was HUGE for me! I gave up drinking diet sodas 10 days ago (what a great streak!) and I really f... Read more
Was so disappointed by my weight check on last Monday that I just gave up! The scale didn't move much (only 2 tenths gained) and I hadn't worked out much that week, due to schedule and, frankly, attitude. I was surprised at how much it bummed me... Read more
I am a list checker. I like to have a list, and I like to check things off the list, even if the list is only in my head. Although I have some long-term goals, I work better day-to-day with shorter-term goals. I tend to get overwhelmed by lookin... Read more
Stress and eating
I'm not sure why, but I have been down most of today. I guess most of it is that I'm a "fixer." I don't like people to feel bad or get taken advantage of, so I want to (try to) fix the problem for them. Of course that means that I have more stre... Read more
Starting another week
This morning's weigh-in was reaffirming! I lost a pound and a half, and I was glad to see the scale finally going DOWN. My workout last week really paid off, and I think I would have done better, but my eating needs working now. I still eat when... Read more
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Today was a better day overall. Baby is feeling better, but not terrific yet. He took a good nap, though, which gave me some de-stress time.
Was worried about being hungry after seeing today's breakfast plan, but SparkPeople know best! The ... Read more