Back on Track Day 2
Since I'm still technically on "recovery" post half-marathon race this weekend, I didn't do any exercise today, but I am just itching to get back out there as soon as possible. Tomorrow hopefully my muscles will let me do some light elliptical w... Read more
SparkPeople Meal Plans Day 1 Reflection
I'm going to be honest, I was really nervous to start these. I look at these and I think that it looks like barely any food, especially considering I was just training for a half marathon, so I was eating pretty much anything in sight.
But... Read more
An Experiment in SparkPeople Meal Plans
I've decided to try out the SP meal plans. I have never done this before, so I'm interested to see how this affects both weight loss and my energy level. I figure this is about the perfect time to try these out. I just finished my Half Marathon ... Read more
Looking ahead: January 14-20
I've decided to plan out my meals for the week. I printed off a sheet of paper and wrote everything down, which is going on my fridge. And I've also already tracked everything in my food tracker for the entire week. I'm hoping this helps keep me... Read more
I made TONS of resolutions last year, and really didn't end up keeping much of them. *sigh* So I'm starting off with less so I can have a better success percentage by the end of the year??
1) Run 2 Half-Marathons - I have already signed up... Read more
Some new strategies
I feel that summers are always the worst for me to try and lose weight. Why? Because I have wayyy too much free time, and I fill it up with snacking all day when I'm bored.
So while part of me wishes it was still summer and I could still l... Read more
A fantastic day of meals today!
I just have to share these because they are so lovely and wonderful. And guess what? Tomorrow I can do the whole thing again!!
So for breakfast I had an amazing smoothie. It consists of frozen banana, almond butter, medjool dates, chia seed... Read more
Did I just discover my ticket to the world?
I came across something called Willing Workers On Organic Farms (WWOOF for short). It's this amazing thing where you get free room/board on an organic farm, 3 meals a day, all in return for 4-5 hours of work on the farm (or whatever you work out... Read more
Half Marathon Training Week 2 - LET'S GO!
Last week I completed my first week of half marathon training. It sucked. Well, the running part sucked. The other parts I did quite well. Why did the running suck?
Even at 8 am, the time when I'm generally running in the morning, it was 9... Read more
Final Weekly update blog!
First a look at the monthly goals:
1) Lose at least 1 lb - uhhh. So that was a success last week. But yesterday I weighed in having 'gained' almost 5 lbs. I highly doubt I actually gained that much. I kinda had a bad few days basically Thu... Read more
Weekly Update Blog - We Do Not Sow!
First, a check up on the monthly goals:
1) Lose at least 1 lb - SUCCESS. So far, that is. In the last year or so I've started roller coastering a lot. Although, the main movement IS downward in the long run, first I have a lot of ups and d... Read more
Weekly update blog! - We do not Sow!
How am I doing on my monthly goals?
1) Lose at least 1 lb. - I cannot tell you. I am visiting my parents this weekend. I usually weigh myself on Sundays, but I find myself around 200 miles away from my scale. I meant to weight in on Saturda... Read more
Monthly Goal Blog - We Do Not Sow
I really should do this more often, but I never actually write my goals down. Perhaps it will help...
Here is my June month goals:
1) Lose at least 1 lb. - My weight loss has really slowed down in the last year or so. My first 2 years... Read more
I need your reward ideas!
In February of 2009 I vowed to change my lifestyle and become healthier. I started out at 296 lbs. (I realize my ticker says 290, I started sparkpeople about a week or 2 after I started losing weight) I set myself the lofty goal of reaching 175 ... Read more
I'm a Warrior!!
Warrior Dash: Completed!
I did it in 1 hr, which I'm OK with for my first time. The last 5k I did was 40 minutes, which gives me 20 minutes for doing 11 obstacles, that includes waiting in line for the obstacles as well as actually doing t... Read more
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