MISSING: My Metabolism
Be on the lookout... I've lost an old friend. I am ashamed to say that I am not sure exactly when it happened (early 40s I believe), but sometime in the last several years... Read more
The Secret: Feeling good has a domino effect
I finally hit the 10lb mark in weight loss and I am really feeling good. Yes, some days are harder than others but I am starting to feel a difference in my clothes. Some of my "fat clothes" are still too tight, but some fit great. I am so happy ... Read more
Need to follow my own advice
I hate to be negative, BUT I am frustrated after losing only 1 pound in my second week. Yes, I know I probably lost inches. Yes, I know the body adjusts during week 2. I know all of this, but it's still depressing to see the number drop only 1 p... Read more
I've experienced the "Dreaded Week 2"
I've watched several seasons of Biggest Loser and it is common knowledge that the participants struggle during their second week. Thank goodness I know this or I would be in a big state of depression. I have been fully and completely committed o... Read more
Is working out slowing down my weight loss??
Let me first start with a confession... I weigh myself every day. Yep. I know you aren't supposed to, but I do. Although the honest truth is I want to see how the weight loss is going, I justify it by saying that I want to know what's working an... Read more
The 80-20 Rule is Right!
So I was recently told (yesterday) that dieting is 80% diet/nutrition and 20% exercise. Well apparently that's correct. I have used a personal trainer for the past 6 months and have worked my butt off -- not literally unfortunately. Religiously ... Read more
Trying to put my best foot forward after being Sparkless
It's been a LONG time since I've visited this site and I feel extremely guilty and disappointed. Of course I've gained back some weight (but not all thankfully), but worse than that I lost my motivation to exercise. So this is what happened...
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Blessings disguised as setbacks
My last blog was good news because, after so much hard work, I ran my first 5K two weeks ago. Well it went downhill from there...
After that run, my right foot was extremely sore to the point of where I can't have anything put pressure on t... Read more
10 lbs lost! WooHoo! (insert happy dance)
I F-I-N-A-L-L-Y hit the 10 pound mark! Yes!! I am extremely excited about hitting this milestone. Yes, it has taken me a lot longer than most of you, including my husband who (up until I started, was anti-healthy anything) hit the 10 lb mark a f... Read more
I ran my first 5K... yeah me!
I ran my first 5K today. As I'm typing it, I still can't believe it. I ran my first 5K today. Wow. I am really excited and proud of myself. To be completely honesty, I did have to walk a little. It was really cold and the wind was INSANE. The co... Read more
Need advice from runners... help!
I am really struggling with what to do. Tomorrow is supposed to be my last day of the Couch to 5K running program and you'd think I'd be thrilled because I've been trying to complete this program off and on for about a year. Well, yes, I am prou... Read more
Running is 1/2 Mental
Knowing that I am finishing up the C25K running program, I marked the date of my first 5K on my calendar for March and it's freaking me out. Last Friday, was my final day of Week 8 in the 9-week program and it was so hard. In fact, I had to stop... Read more
Are friends who sabatoge really friends?
Okay so the people I am referring to aren't REALLY friends, but coworkers who I hang out with during work (mind you, this is the majority of my waking hours) but not after. They KNOW I am trying to eat healthy, so why do they put temptation in f... Read more
Dieting is easier if you are a hermit
This my third week as a Spark person and I've learned a few things.
1) Restaurants can be killers (as I mentioned in a previous blog). Lots of hidden calories!
2) Routines are best. I am REALLY good when I am in my normal routine.
3) D... Read more
Was Aesop wrong?!
I'm still not convinced that slow and steady "wins" the race (with all due respect to Aesop and the tortoise), but I think it more realistically helps you to "finish" the race. This applies to two areas of my SparkPeople experience:
Diet: S... Read more