March, 40, and looking forward
March came and went so quickly, didn't it? I can't say it was an overly successful month in terms of my healthy lifestyle, but it also wasn't so bad. I turned 40 late in the month and I'm actually feeling good about it and how far I've come in... Read more
Goodbye, February. Hello, March.
As I do at the start of most months, I was feeling good about what I could achieve in February. Then the month progressed and I just fell off track. No legitimate excuses, I just got lazy. That said, below is how I did with my monthly goals a... Read more
January is over, February is here, and I'm feeling optimistic!
Happy February, everyone. January felt like a really long, tough month to me - I was overly emotional and didn't feel motivated to accomplish much of anything. I regrouped this weekend and am feeling so much better about things. I'm ready to ... Read more
January Goal Accountability - Update #2
Hi, everyone. Is it just me, or has January been a really tough month? I started the month feeling really energetic and hopeful and that spirit has just seemed to leave me as the month moves forward. I know that most of this is mental - my hu... Read more
January Goal Accountability - Update #1
Hi, everyone. So far 2013 has been busy but fairly on track. I'm nursing a cold right now that I got from my hubby, but feeling okay just the same. Below is how I am doing on my monthly goals as of 1/9 (which means the month is about 29% over... Read more
December Tally and January Goals
Hi, everyone. I hope that you had a wonderful New Year. I'm feeling great about 2013. I'm not one for resolutions but I do feel strongly committed to maintaining a healthier lifestyle. With that in mind, below is my end tally for goal tracki... Read more
December Goal Tracking - Update #3
Hi, all. I hope that you all had a wonderful holiday filled with healthy choices, fun times with friends and family, and a heart filled with peace. Today is my first day online for several days and I have had the opportunity to tally up some o... Read more
December Goal Tracking - Update #2
Happy Monday, everyone! It's been a somewhat hectic month getting ready for the holidays but I took the initiative to get shopping done early and finished up my wrapping over the weekend and am feeling good on that front. We head to NC this Th... Read more
December Goal Tracking - Update #1 and Inlaw Anxiety
Hi, everyone. It's hard to believe that Christmas is just shy of two weeks away. 2012 went by so quickly!
My husband and I leave for a long weekend in NC with his family on the 20th and we return home on the 24th. I'm trying to find som... Read more
December goal establishment
Given that I wasn't able to reach all of my November goals I decided to replicate them in December in the hopes that I'll push harder to reach them this month! Ready, set, let's go!
Starting weight = 119.6
Starting BMI = 22.6
Fitnes... Read more
November goal tracking - update #4
Wow, has November ever gone by quickly and what a month it has been! There have been highs and lows, but overall (and given the Thanksgiving holiday) I've done reasonably well staying on track in terms of nutrition and fitness. I need to stay ... Read more
Shameless plug for my husband's book
Hi, all. I am writing to shamelessly promote my husband's memoir (entitled 'Bleeder'), which is scheduled to be released in February 2013 (though you can pre-order it now). I'm insanely proud of him and want to do everything in my power to ens... Read more
November Goal Tracking - Update #3
Good morning, everyone. November has been a little bit bumpy in terms of staying on track with all of my goals but I'm still plugging along and hope to end the month on a high note. I'm currently 4.2 pounds away from my final goal weight and h... Read more
November Goal Tracking - Update #2
Happy Sunday, everyone. Given that I had an absolutely horrible day in terms of eating yesterday (think Mexican restaurant binge and a total daily calorie count of 2,449 ... Read more
Historical goal tracking May-October 2012
As a way of shifting my historical goal tracking from my Info page, I'm copying everything here so that I can maintain my tracking record somewhere.
First month on Spark (5/9-6/10/12):
Starting weight = 137.4 (BMI = 26), Ending weight =... Read more