Wow. I retired the end of September, went on a cruise in October and since then I've been sliding. Little exercise. I got sick mid-December with bronchitis and got down to 170 and now after "recovering" (I'm still coughing) and eating all the... Read more
By the numbers!
My spark friend scottydog inspired this entry:
Joined SparkPeople 1/20/2006
Highest weight for me: 198
Lowest weight for me: 166
Number of SparkFriends: 55
Amount of days on SparkPeople: 3,617
Number of points/l... Read more
Finished with Fitbit active minutes
I realized something today that sort of pushed me away from exercising. Back in April,Fitbit changed how they calculated active minutes for the Flex and other devices, resulting in it being more difficult to accumulate all day active minutes on... Read more
off my game
Since I got back from my vacation the end of October and really started living the retired life I've quit exercising. I haven't even broken 500 minutes this month. I think it's the process of adjusting to the changes in my life without working... Read more
Back from cruise and happy
After 10 days on a cruise to the Panama Canal that included a conference on DNA and Genealogy I am back home.
I only gained 2 lbs on the cruise, very happy about that. No junk food on cruises except soda and then not made with corn syrup. ... Read more
Stopping those things that no longer serve me
This month I reached 365 days of logging into Sparks every day. I'm going on a cruise, and I plan to stop recording my log in whne I leave - forever. When I started sparking, it was a goal and when I accidently broke the chain in 2013 I got ve... Read more
Today is my last day of work, after 45 years of answering to a job and career.
I've been heading this direction for several years, getting to work from home, then cutting back on my hours and finally finishing my last contract. I'm very for... Read more
Food is NOT a treat
I went waaaaay over my calorie budget yesterday, went to a baseball game and had basically crummy food - fries, fried breaded chicken, ice cream, soda, ketchup and ranch dressing and then when I got home, a whole carton of tapioca pudding. I ha... Read more
If I don't sweat, it doesn't count
Working out on the treadmill today, I realized a new non-scale victory - SWEAT! I used to say I never sweated. Truth was, living in the desert its harder to see it and I rarely exerted myself enough to do it. Now, it's my new standard of effo... Read more
Reviewing August, making changes
I like to review my Reports at the end of the month to see what I've done well and what needs improvement.
Nutrition - I'm over in sodium (I love pickels and popcorn) and fat and running average is 1800 calories per day. I want to have N... Read more
It never ends
I'm staying the course, tracking my food, exercising, doing yoga, slipping up regularly so I'm very good at maintaining at a higher weight than I should or want to be!
In any case, being away this past weekend I noticed that some good hab... Read more
I haven't gotten back to my low point in February. A couple of things happened that I've recognized indicate I'm easily discouraged. First, I was on vacation in March and didn't watch my diet or get my regular exercise and I added 3 pounds. ... Read more
Results on 2 weeks of travel
This trip I prepared better ahead of time and thought about what I wanted to accomplish in the areas of eating and exercising, sharing with others and working while on the road.
I planned to have healthy snacks in the car and ... Read more
1500 cal on the nose
today quite by accident I hit 1500 calories exactly. I've been going over that regularly and getting disgusted with myself. Today was easy staying under 1500 and I didn't let emotions make me eat more. I feel very good and I got some active minu... Read more
It's the daily, hourly, minute"ly" that gets me there
I did well on my vacation this month and I'm still trying to get back to where I was from the overage of my March trip. March was in cold weather and I didn't plan beforehand how to get in active minutes. In June I made a plan and executed it ... Read more