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Spring into Shape Bootcamp challenge!
I joined a SP challenge. I think I really need it, because I keep telling myself 'You have to really push yourself/change things to start seeing a noticeable difference," and yet I keep doing the same thing.
The challenge requires daily ex... Read more
So... that happened.
Over the weekend I was asked "Are you pregnant?"
I am decidedly not pregnant.
I knew I shouldn't have bought that empire-waist dress, but I really think it looks pretty decent. AND I wore my Spanx. Sigh. The woman backpedaled, natura... Read more
Meals and workouts, reporting in!
Last night I grilled some chicken breasts (with garlic and seasoning salt, super easy) and some veggies - yellow squash and green bell peppers. I filled my plate UP and it was good stuff. Also made yellow saffron rice and reduced fat Crescent ro... Read more
Already sick of tracking
This has happened to me before. A few weeks into a 'health kick,' I start getting really tired of tracking all the food I eat. Even with handy iPhone apps. I'm okay at estimating my calorie intake, but don't feel like I'm SURE unless I enter eve... Read more
So, my first goal of getting Fitness back into my life and daily routine is underway, and I would say it's a habit at this point. I was working out zero days a week, now I'm up to at least 3, which is a definite improvement.
My real goal, t... Read more
My new weigh-in day is Wednesday!
was kind to me and said I now weigh 140.5. That's the lowest it's been since I started here on S... Read more
Did not meet goal. :(
Achieving 138 by April 8th was going to be a stretch, anyway, but the fact is I didn't make my goal. In fact, my weight has apparently gone up again. Last week during spring break I didn't even exercise like I should have.
I'm pretty depre... Read more
Things that are working
1. Sparkpeople Points! Don't know WHY, but I am rather addicted to earning those dumb little virtual awards. It keeps me coming back here, where I see and read stuff that helps motivate me every day.
2. Water! I've been drinking at least 32... Read more
My SP calorie suggestion went up
Late last week I noticed that SP had upped my suggested calorie intake. I'm unsure why they did this but I think it's because I added some exercises to track, on March 25. (I didn't end up doing them.) But why would the suggested calories go up ... Read more
I behaved more intelligently than usual during the weekend, as in:
-did not eat any full meal made of fast food;
-did not overeat; had reasonable portions;
-drank more water
But I also:
-did not workout;
-did not resist stup... Read more
I'm telling you, the weekend is my NEMESIS as far as eating and workouts. But this weekend is going to be different.
1. I am going to carry my water bottle with me.
2. I am going to get SALADS or grilled chicken when we inevitably eat fa... Read more
New Goal: 138 by April 8
Alright, this is IT. Time to set a weight loss goal. Sparkpeople truly HAS helped me be more consistent in working out and I'm GRATEFUL for that! I'm not up to 5x/week yet, but still working on it! I'm definitely up to 3x/week, which is an impro... Read more
Want to/Don't want to
I'm so tired today. We had a busy weekend, again. I wonder when I'm going to get used to that and stop saying it as if it's unusual. We ALWAYS have busy weekends. Anyway. I didn't workout at ALL. I tried to "make good choices" food-wise, but rea... Read more
Yesterday was cold and rainy so I grabbed my shoes and headed to the office building's little gym. I've been going down there once a day for my 3 Sun Salutations (Yoga - Other Goals), and I love that no one ever seems to be in there.
But t... Read more
What's my temptation?
My new friend Steve asked yesterday, What's my temptation? I thought it was a great question and probably needs to be confessed, to give me some accountability for these foods.
My main one is WHITE FLOUR TORTILLAS. It's my comfort food, my ... Read more