Tired and running low on motivation
I've connected the dots and now know that my weight loss is completely tied to my BC cycle. What this means for me is that I lose weight once every four weeks, and at no time in between. Luckily, this week is my weight loss week. Judging by the ... Read more
A story about yesterday morning
On Friday mornings I help check in people for the morning class at the fitness studio I go to. On Fridays, the morning class is called MixxedFit (a workout combining dance fitness and toning). The check-in station, manned by a volunteer (me on F... Read more
Tzatziki-Style Yogurt Dip, Nom Nom Nom
I'm not a big believer in covering vegetables with heavy sauces and dressings. I think vegetables have plenty of flavor and those flavors don't need to be masked. That said, I'm also a big fan of Tzatziki; it's awesome! Of course the lowest calo... Read more
Two months left until Porta-Potty-Palooza!
In 2005, I participated in the Seattle 3-Day for the Cure. That's right, I walked 60 miles in the fight against breast cancer. It was such an amazing experience that I served on the Crew in 2006 and again in 2010. What that also means is that I'... Read more
Shopping ... I may love you again.
You know you might be in need of a new wardrobe when your significant other starts online window shopping for you. "Honey, I really think you'd look great in clothes like this, this, and this." And "Honey, don't you think it's time you donated s... Read more
Bean Counting and Other Goals
I listed some goals at the start of June and I didn't revisit them at the end of June. Looking back over the last month and half, I did so-so on meeting them. Therefore, I'm making the following my goals until I reach my goal weight; most of the... Read more
Upper Arm Envy
I'm the kind of person who gains weight in the upper parts of my limbs -- hips, thighs and upper arms; the rest of body gains weight more slowly. As a result, I have the upper arms of an Italian grandma and I'm not even 40 years old yet. Since w... Read more
Holy Switchbacks, Batman!
Yesterday my husband, dog, and I went for a 3.5-hour hike on one of the nearby mountains. Unfortunately, I didn't have a chance to take pictures. If you can imagine a wooded hiking trail with a view of trees looking down, out and up, then it's l... Read more
My Dog's Weight Loss Journey
***Yes, I know this is SparkPeople and not SparkCanine nor SparkAnimals. I promise you the story will be as much or more about people than animals.***
This is Minnie. She's a happy 7-year-old yellow lab who loves to nap, walk, hike, swim an... Read more
May Showers Bring June Goals
Looking at my SparkPage, this is my first blog entry in over a month. Therefore, it's a perfect time to do a recap of last month and state my goals for June.
The good news is that I stayed on track through most of May -- exercising at leas... Read more
Down 15 pounds, 20 to go
15 pounds lost
The good news is that my scale cooperated for a few days and I'm down 15 pounds from mid-December. I'm more than 40% of my way to my goal weight. So I'm giving myself a big Woo Hoo! Read more
Finishing my first 5k run
On Friday, the weather was decent in the morning -- cloudy, but no rain or mist. I decided that was good enough for me to attempt my first 5k, especially since the pavement wasn't wet. I put my GPS watch on and set it for a 5k distance w/ warm-u... Read more
Falling off the wagon, "new" clothes, and running a 5k
Falling off the wagon
First up, the last two weeks were wacky. I took on a two-week project and had t... Read more
Seeing changes in how my clothes fit - Woot Woot!
Now that I'm down more than 10 pounds, my clothes are starting to fit better. Even though the measuring tape is showing little progress, my shirts and pants are looser than when I started in December. Yay! Read more
Taking a break from my scale
I'm a scale addict. I willingly admit it. I've been weighing myself daily for years. I don't even remember how or why it started. At some point it changed from recreational use into a daily habit. As many addicts will tell you, I can stop any ti... Read more
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