Spicy lab update. End of July
As I scraped the last bits of Magic Shell from the tiny crevices of a Solo cup, it was as if Nextflix began rapidly streaming random sound bites and film clips through my mind. Only the footage featured all my thoughts on food.
"Who eats ic... Read more
Lasik on the lenses of my life.
For years I've struggled with anxiety. For a bajillion reasons, some self inflicted, others helped along by people. Within the last year, I have to say my perception of my hubby has changed quite a bit and I feel like the lenses that cloud my v... Read more
Respect your dream.
I've assigned some meaning to the way others have treated me that, if I let it, can really bog me down and leave me feeling so insignificant and hurt. I've been cheated on. I've been ridiculed. I've even been left to bleed internally for over an... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist Week 6: July experiment update.
Experiments are great as long as they are helping you come to a conclusion. And my first 6 weeks as a Spicy Sparkologist has certainly done that. Here is a major lesson I learned in those first 6 weeks.
Plans don't work unless you work the ... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist July Experiment
Experimenting evokes all kinds of mischief for me. Trying something and waiting to see what happens activates my curiosity and anticipation signals.
Back in the 20th century, Weight Watchers was my experiment of choice. The group setting ... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist heading into week 6
Here's a mini lab report in progress thus far followed by my original experiment as posted in our tracking thread.
My goals were to lose 12 pounds in the twelve week challenge. At the start of week 6, I've lost 3. Continuing on this track, ... Read more
What the heck is my problem? Sneak peak into my crazy.
So, it's been a couple of weeks since I purposely worked out. I've tracked and done pretty great nutritionally, so what the heck is my problem exercising? I usually get this right and the nutrition wrong. Uggh
A quick nod to my friends on t... Read more
Personality test: This is only a test.
ACK! I am having my personality tested in every possible way. It's uncomfortable, it's challenging, and yeah, I probably know it's good for me. Maybe, just maybe, if I pass I will finally have a long lasting healthy lifestyle.
Test 1: I'm a... Read more
Walking the line between all in and wiggle room.
I'm 42. I've been dieting since the age of 16. During that time, I've weighed anywhere between 142 and 206 pounds. My sweet spot usually is in the lower 160's. I feel healthy there, and now, I weigh in the lower 190's. Something else has fluctu... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist Week 3 Lab report
This is my experiment as posted on the team tracking thread with notes in parenthesis.
Jen's Specific Aims:
1. Lose at least 12 pounds.
(I am up 2 pounds from pre-challenge and 4 pounds from week 1 weigh in..TOM is a factor, but no wo... Read more
In this age of super distraction, it is easy to allow other people to drive our moods and even our lives. Whether it's the news, newsfeed or insane to-do lists we can find our lives absolutely full of nothing.
I remember when I said enough ... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist Experiment Week 2
Results: Down 1 pound
I really enjoy having a challenge. I got almost 70k steps in 5 days. My fitbit challenge really pushed me, and I kind of enjoy that. Didn't know I was the competitive type.
Still no resistanc... Read more
The missing link?
I subscribe to a website called Financial Mentor. I don't get paid by them, I would even begin to know how if I did. I'm only prefacing the rest of my blog entry with this for sourcing purposes. I came across one of the websites articles today t... Read more
Taking the good with the bad.
It's so fun to post a loss or non-scale victory. I love encouraging other people on their journeys. Today, hasn't been stellar for me. The weekend was a mixed bag of victories and setbacks. So, what's my point?
Any journey, whether it's acr... Read more
Spicy Sparkologist Experiment week 1
There were some inconsistencies in my plan.
I allowed diet pop to come back into the picture instead of my Green Tea.
While I did track thoroughly, I did not stay within my ranges.
... Read more
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