Why I'm not a failure!
I had a revelation today. While I was posting some encouragement on the message boards, I realized something. I've had a hard month or so; I'm stuck on a self-inflicted plateau, I can't control my food, I'm not losing weight, and I can't make an... Read more
Blargh. Dinner spoiled it again.
And this time, I can't blame my husband. He had a lodge meeting, so I took the girls out for pizza. I wanted to try something new, so I got a stromboli (it was, by the way, AWESOME.) I would have been just fine if I'd stopped there... even with... Read more
This isn't working. Help!
Okay folks; I'm not losing weight. And I know why! I eat too much. My current calorie range, based on my activity level, is 1600-1900 - now, if I could EAT in that range, I would lose weight! I know this, because well, last week I did, and I los... Read more
I just want to thank each and every one of you who took the time to express your condolences for the loss of my kitty. His loss has been a shock and a traumatic event, and all of your kind words have been a great comfort to me. Thank you so much... Read more
Sad, upset, and a little in shock
My beloved 10-year-old kitty, Mozart, died suddenly a couple of hours ago. It was extremely unexpected; he was in good health, has never been sick, and just before it happened, was rolling around with his feet in the air, purring like a kitten. ... Read more
Woo! Step and Body Blast - OUCH!
So today I made up for not going to the gym yesterday, that's for sure. Step class was a scorcher... over 500 calories burned in just 30 minutes! That was followed by my hour-long body blast class. It's a full-body class, with weights, abs, an... Read more
My car hates me. But I ate well.
Well, I didn't make it to the gym today. My husband borrowed a friend's truck so he could take my daughter to school while the car was in the shop (it's the starter, by the way. Bye bye, $270. It was fun while it lasted.)
I meant to walk do... Read more
Surprise! Exercise! Whether you like it or not..
So this morning was a tough workout; 45 minutes of scorching interval training. 540 calories burned. Talk about ouch! My thighs are SCREAMING from all the freakin' squats. I got a healthy lunch (turkey lavash rolls) from Kroger, and headed hom... Read more
I miss my higher weights
Since I didn't strength train my upper body in almost two weeks thanks to the combined efforts of all my instructors the first week skipping upper body training, and generally laziness, followed by the second week of vertigo, I've noticed my str... Read more
So I wasted a whole day. Again.
I managed to waste an *entire* day today. I did almost nothing productive. Part of it was that I got the news that my contract won't be extended again after this time; they did extend it to April 27, which is a couple of weeks more than I was ex... Read more
Oh. My. God.
I just discovered Draw Something. And I'm... hooked. Completely, hopelessly hooked. It's SO much fun! I'm enjoying my own clumsy attempts to draw, and some of the drawings others have made are just hilarious. I'm no fancy a... Read more
Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how does your garden grow?
With lots of potting soil, water, and love. Oh, and sunshine.
I'm so proud of my gardening efforts this year. Last year was my first successful year ever, with a bumper crop of basil (from seed!) and a store-bought tomato plant ... Read more
I ate too much... and I LOVED it!
Okay, so I've eaten way too much today... but I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I've been under a lot of stress lately; I have a lucrative temporary contract coming to an end next week, that's going to drop my monthly income by a lot, lo... Read more
Why do I blog?
I strive to blog every single day here on Sparkpeople. I've made abortive attempts at blogs before, but this is the first I've been really consistent with.
Why do I do it?
Well, a number of reasons. Honestly, one is I like the atten... Read more
The world is no longer spinning! Just.. tilting a little.
So today's the first time in a week I've felt something resembling normal. I woke up feeling great, and experienced no vertigo at all until the last 15 minutes of my workout! I got through an hour of boot camp, and 15 minutes of abs... the only ... Read more
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