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Weight Gain is Freaking me Out!

Thursday, April 07, 2011      3 comments

I am now about six weeks into doing strength training twice a week and logging in my nutrition tracker, and I have to say that it's pretty discouraging to step on the scale and find myself nine pounds heavier! Drinking eight glasses of water a ... Read more

Reading The Spark

Friday, February 25, 2011      1 comments

I'm so glad I purchased the book The Spark to read along with participating on It contains a lot more in depth explanation of the program and is truly motivational. Chris Downie is a super generous person to offer this website... Read more

Moving Right Along

Thursday, February 24, 2011      2 comments

The scale has not budged yet, but I feel the difference in my clothes. The biggest challenge is drinking 8 glasses of water daily. I've only been able to get to 5!... Read more

100-day Fitness Challenge

Tuesday, February 22, 2011      0 comments

I'm going into day 3 of our church's 100-day Fitness Challenge. Hopefully this will be the motivation I need to get off my couch and start exercising. Boy, am I sore! I am planning to walk/run a 5K on Memorial Day, and I would love to reach m... Read more

Acid reflux is gone

Monday, February 14, 2011      3 comments

Since joining Sparkpeople two months ago, the change in food choices has drastically reduced my acid reflux. I haven't eaten red meat in two months. My doctor told me to cut out tomatoes and peppers as well. I've switched to non-dairy Silk so... Read more

The Parable of the Sower

Friday, February 11, 2011      0 comments

I was reading Matthew 13 about the Parable of the Sower this morning in my quiet time. I felt convicted that the Lord was opening my eyes to see, opening my ears to hear and opening my heart to understand His instructions so that I would turn a... Read more

What happened?

Tuesday, February 08, 2011      1 comments

My victory of losing one pound was short lived. I have since gained it back with one to spare! Yikes, this idea of journeling, planning meals and posting to Sparkpeople daily is really an eye opener! I'm so glad I found this website and have ... Read more


Friday, January 21, 2011      0 comments

I am soooo jazzed today. I've lost my first pound after four weeks of a slow start with Sparkpeople! I think I'll paint my bedroom as a reward!... Read more

To Be or Not To Be; That is the question

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      0 comments

After my workout this morning, I told myself that if I was ever going to be fit and fabulous, I had to ignore the sore stiff muscles and exercise anyway. My self talk helped me pick myself up again this afternoon and do another ten-minute worko... Read more

Stress Reducer

Friday, January 14, 2011      2 comments

A good friend and fellow fibromyalgia sufferer shared with me today one way she reduces stress. During these cold winter months, it sounds pretty soothing to me, so I think I am going to try it. She said that she puts her favorite blanket in t... Read more

Osteoporosous/Fibromyalgia wammy

Wednesday, January 12, 2011      2 comments

My visit to the doctor yesterday confirmed what I had been experiencing this past year. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia twenty years ago and have a tendency to get fatigued easily and to experience pain for a few days after exercise. However... Read more

Slow Start

Monday, January 10, 2011      1 comments

Today is my first day of actual exercise in about six months. I followed Nicole on the 10 minute jump rope video...just barely made it through to the end. All I did was jump without the rope and will probably continue that way for a while. Th... Read more

New Year's Resolution?

Sunday, January 09, 2011      3 comments

Most people have a list of things they want to accomplish as the new year roles in, and I would say that in the past I was one of those people. Not so this year. After losing my husband to lung cancer last fall, my motivation for doing anythin... Read more