Starting over... feels like it, anyway.
So I finally went back to the gym this morning. For the first time in almost four weeks.
It really felt like I was starting from square one. I had to go down in weights, exercises I've done hundreds of times before (literally) felt like I... Read more
Sparkpeople motivator? Me?
Okay, I want to thank each and every one of you for voting for me as a Spark people motivator. It means a lot to me, and makes me thankful I know each and every one of you.
I'm glad that you have found my words here to be worthwhile,and I... Read more
Getting your family healthier? Not a chance.
My husband's been complaining about his weight a lot lately. FRankly, he has put on some weight; if I had to guess, about 30 lbs. This isn't too bad, as he had actually lost about 20 lbs because he stopped eating due to his extreme depression, a... Read more
Music that moves you
Music is one of those things that affects everyone, all over the world. From the most primitive tribe in the deepest jungle, to the most sophisticated socialite in a tower in New York City, music is threaded throughout our lives.
For many ... Read more
I didn't exercise, but I HAVE stayed in my calorie range for the day. That's better than nothing. I WILL go to the gym tomorrow, though, because it's Body Blast time, and I miss it. I bet the boot camp instructor thinks I've abandoned him!
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Back and well rested!
Well, I"m back from vacation! I had a really great time.
I didn't spark much at all, though; and I really had very little opportunity to eat healthy. At the end, I kinda threw caution to the wind. I'm a little disappointed in myself, but... Read more
Afraid of the bathing suit?
Are you afraid of your bathing suit?
I think for the vast majority of us, our bathing suits are a major worry zone. It's a high-stress purchase, and many of us flat out refuse.
Today, I went to the beach. And I want to tell you somet... Read more
Vacation starts tomorrow!
Tomorrow, my family is going on a much needed vacation tomorrow. We're going to a neighboring state, and will be staying with a friend (instead of a hotel) who lives an hour or so away from the beach.
Our plans? Hit the beach. Play some v... Read more
When people ask "how did you do it?"
Now that I'm over the 20 lbs lost mark, it's starting to get pretty noticeable. Plus, I'm always talking about it. ;) Invariably, though, it happens. You know the question... any of us who talk about our weight loss get it.
"How did you d... Read more
Just an update. He's been released, and everything's okay. Probably a combination of heat exhaustion and quitting smoking.
Thanks for all your kind words and prayers!... Read more
Please pray for my husband
It's probably going to end up being nothing; this isn't the first time something like this has happened. But some good prayers won't hurt.
My husband's been complaining of chest pain and numbness in his left arm and both hands for about a ... Read more
Why the drama?
I don't think I will understand adults who gossip. A good "friend" of my husband's got caught in the act last night. They were having a little boys' night out at the bar, and my husband had gone in to get another drink.
He came back to o... Read more
I slept in this morning, and didn't go to the gym.
At this rate, I'm going to have to adjust my fitness goals to cut calories... which is going to suck, because while I'm sorta managing to stay close to my range, if I get cut again, I'm no... Read more
I can see the strength in me!
Part of my weight loss journey has been the discovery that I love to lift weights. It makes me feel so powerful; I don't bother with those stupid little 2 and 5 lb girlie weights (although I do own a single purple 5 lb hand weight, I don't use i... Read more
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What do you wear to workout in?
Fitness clothes are the first kind of clothes I've ever had an addiction to. I'm not a girly girl; I don't do shoes, I don't do makeup... I just don't care. Well, used to not care, anyway. As I've gotten older, I have started to care, a little. ... Read more