Some of the you have been here for years, some for months, some are brand new. A little about me... I started on SparkPeople on Jan. 10th. I've lost a little over 20 lbs., my activity level is 75% more than it has been. I made a very conscious ... Read more
I was reading the Daily Spark today and the article "Body Bliss: Dress for the Body You Have Today" www.dailyspark.com/blog. asp?post=body_bliss_dress_ for_the_body_you_have_today
For the past week, I have been going sho... Read more
... or tales of clothing that actually fits.
I put on my favourite skirt this morning. It's a cute A-line brown plaid that hits right about mid calf. For the past year, I have been wearing it at about knee length. I had it slid up so that ... Read more
I know, we all talk about willpower. I keep thinking of the concept of "Won't Power"
~ eat that brownie
~ sit down in front of TV instead of working out/ walking/ Wii-ing
~ let the bad/mean comments get me down
~ allow th... Read more
One of the things I am working on, beyond eating healthy and working out more, is de-cluttering my world. If you’ve ever watched the shows on TV, you now know that it’s more than just “stuff”. It’s emotions, attachments, hopes and dreams. Past,... Read more
Sunday afternoon I headed to the airport full of dread. 3 days, little internet connection, no kitchen, lack of control of food prep. I knew I wasn't going to be logging all my food. It's just too hard to figure when your not prepping your own m... Read more
So here I am after a couple of months with Wii Fit and EA Sports Active and I think I might be ready to put on my big girl panties and go to a real gym with a real live Trainer. Trouble is, I have started some bad habits. If my Wii Trainer is m... Read more
This weekend will be all of the three.
Getting my hair done (new cut and color always does wonders for my attitude!)
I will be doing the Shamrock Stride on Sunday. Portland's annual great run/walk fundraiser for the local child... Read more
I finished my 1 hour walk at a local market where they have a stir-fry bar. As I am sitting in the cafe eating my yummy, healthy lunch, I'm watching out the window at the little girls selling their girl scout cookies. 9 out of 10 people who stop... Read more
And here it is, Saturday. you say to yourself:
"Self, I've been good all week, marked everything down in my Nutrition tracker, stayed in range, drank upteen million glasses of water and logged in my Fitness tracker. So tonight, I can go ou... Read more
My usual weigh in day is Monday. This morning, for some unforeseen reason, I decided to step on the scale. The evil hunk of metal told me I had gained 1.5 lbs. Nope, no way! Darn it, the Wii agreed... + 1.5 I still refuse to believe it. I have w... Read more
I thought that I would never be able to eat peanut butter again. There are loads of foods that I can have a small amount of, but not go overboard. Peanut butter is not one of them. So I was curious when I saw Better'n Peanut Butter at Trader Joe... Read more
So, I work out on my wii EA Sports Active, for 23 minutes. The program tells me I burned 136 calories. My Sportline Pulse watch tells me I burned 336 cals. Which one is right? Any clues? I know the watch is not the top of the line medical equip... Read more
Now that we are starting to feel healthy, it's important to help those who are not. We all know of someone with health issues or someone who has had surgery or been in an accident. Where do you think they get that blood???? From people like us. ... Read more