Took about 2 months off from SparkPeople. I just wasn't putting in the work and needed a break to refocus.
Not sure I'm really mentally all back yet--I want to be a person who eats healthy in a reasonable calorie range, exercises regularly ... Read more
At some point earlier this year, I lost my motivation. I've been struggling all year to figure out why.
I've done some runs--heck, I completed a 10K in April (a very cold and painful 10K I might add). I've also been going to my spin class--... Read more
It's been a tough 2016 for me thus far. I had originally planned on this being the year. Like Oprah keeps telling me from the TV, making 2016 my best body yet!
However, life keeps happening. I've had issues with my elbow and shoulder (bad t... Read more
I had been wanting to read the Life Changing Magic of Tidying up,
www.amazon.com/Life-Chan ging-Magic-Tidying-Declutt ering-Organizing/dp/160774 7308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi d=1448118625&sr=8-1&keywords=marie+kondo ... Read more
Working in academics there is something about this time of year--it's all new. New students wearing new clothes. It's exciting.
Living in the Midwest we can already feel Autumn heading this way. It's brisk this morning and won't hit 70. The... Read more
Heading up north for vacation in a few hours. Most of the bags are packed and when my husband gets up we'll pack the rest and hit the road.
I'm trying not to set too many life changing goals for myself this time. I know I will bike a lot an... Read more
I was driving home from work the yesterday and noticed the gas gauge showed the car had less than 1/2 a tank. This is not usually an issue--I drive mostly around town and have a very short commute to work--but my husband needs the car over the w... Read more
For the last few years I have happily called myself a runner. I am not fast, but I was at least running.
Last year I ran less than the previous year and this year I've hardly taken a running stride at all. Yet suddenly, I feel the bug bitin... Read more
I'm off work today and had a plan--get up, hit the gym (weights and running), get stuff for dinner from store and head home to clean and cook. Weather in my area is bad today--the dreaded "wintry mix"--so a good day to stay home.
But, I wok... Read more
Today someone said something pretty insensitive. To my husband.
Some quick fact about my husband:
He's around 5'11"
He's 43 like me
Around 240, but working on losing weight
He was an ameateur hockey goaltender for around 10 years (... Read more
I live in Michigan. For me, one of the signs of the changing season is swapping out my wardrobe. I don't have enough closet and dresser space for everything to be out all the time--and no one here needs a wool sweater in July or a tank-top in Ja... Read more
I have not been exercising as often as I should. That's a fact.
I have been eating more than I should and not tracking my food. Another fact.
My weight is the highest it has been in a year, maybe two. A fact. A very hard fact to accept.
... Read more
Most of my life has been driven by an academic calendar. My dad was a teacher, I was in school K-12 then 4 years of college, my husband has always worked for a University and I now do too. This has always--for me--been the reset and renew time o... Read more
So last Friday I had my gallbladder removed to treat biliary dyskinesia. Basically that means my gallbladder wasn't doing it's job and instead just spasmed trying to empty, causing me a lot of pain and nausea. I did not have gallstones, which ... Read more
That's not easy to admit--I really need SparkPeople in my life. I need the accountability. I need the virtual hugs. I need the advice. I need it all.
I also need to find a way to make this a part of my life and remember to work the plan ... Read more