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
Ch ch ch ch ch change.
"All great changes are preceded by chaos." Deepak Chopra
My grandfather used to quote the Three Stooges skit, Niagra Falls to me as a kid. He used to say, "Step by step, inch by inch, slowly I turn."
That's how weight loss really goes,... Read more
Staying on track with emotional pain in tow.
I really don't want to get mega personal on here, so I'll keep it kind of vague. This week I experienced some pretty tough, raw and emotional moments. Those were quickly followed by emotional numbness. My friends would tell you I avoid strong em... Read more
Positive Self WALK
My mind goes a lot fast than I do on my walks. Today was no exception. I found my mind chattering a lot today and about 30 minutes in, I started to pay attention and direct it better.
Here's how it all went down. I started walking and it lo... Read more
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