It's been a long time
Dear Spark Friends,
I can't believe my last blog entry was a year and a half ago! Well, my update is brief: I lost 15 lbs and kept it off for 1.5 years. That's a success. Then I changed my diet and the 15 pounds came right back on. The... Read more
Running with my old running buddies
Yesterday, I ran with my old running buddies. I haven't run with them in over twelve years. Truthfully, I'm not ready to run with them. I'm much slower than they are and can't even go a fraction of the distance that they do. I showed up at th... Read more
A long overdue blog entry
Good golly, so much to say...where to begin?
I'll start at the most recent - I ran in a 5K race on Saturday! It was a really big deal and I did great and had a lot of fun! My two oldest children entered in the kids fun run and my eldest w... Read more
Progress and Re-framing
Admittedly, I'm supposed to be working on our taxes right now. This blog entry is providing a much needed procrastination/distraction from them. (grin)
I had a great run this morning. On Saturday mornings, I get a full hour to run whilst... Read more
First, thank you to my SparkFriends who have checked in on me. I appreciate your thoughts and actions more than you realize.
I've had this incredible bout of fatigue. It's bone-sucking, brain-numbing and completely debilitating. I know... Read more
I did it!
It's true: after more than a week away, I FINALLY got back to the gym. I ran 3 miles on the treadmill (5 MPH pace) and worked up a nice sweat. And I felt absolutely great when I was done.
On my walk back to my office from the gym, I wa... Read more
I'm still here
We read about it all the time here on SparkPeople - that we're able to fit fitness into our days. Ten minutes here, ten minutes there - it all adds up. And they are words said and written by people who either don't have children and full time ... Read more
What a difference a week makes!
Wow, what a difference a week makes! Last week I was very demoralized because I couldn't control my eating. This week, I added fish to my lunch and dinner and am trying to drink a lot more water. One or two days, I even got close to that 8 cu... Read more
I'm demoralized. I know I'm exercising well. I also know that I eat well 2/3 of the day. This week, though, I've come home at night and I've eaten over 1,000 calories each night. And I just can't seem to stop myself. Sometimes, I'm not even... Read more
My First 5K (in a VERY long time)
A few days ago, I got an email. The email was sent to a running group - one that I used to run with prior to marriage and children. I still subscribe to their news - even though I haven't run with them in over 10 years. Anyway, this email ann... Read more
End of the Spark Streak
Well, that didn't last long.
I did great yesterday until I started my work out. Seriously, I planned my food for the day. I brought my breakfast, snack, and lunch to work with me. I made dinner for the children and didn't eat any of it. R... Read more
In my last blog entry, I talked about how thrilled I was to be finally losing weight. And illness hit and then family travel. Then catching up from being sick and traveling left me with no time to exercise or plan my menus. So....two pounds cre... Read more
Even more to say
Gosh, it's been way to long since I've posted. I just don't have the time. But I have so much to say! Thankfully, the scale started moving. Finally! I'm so thrilled! I've been working so hard, watching my nutrition and doing my work-outs wit... Read more
So much to say
Gosh, there is so much to say. I almost don't know where to begin.
Let's talk about goals this week. My goals are to:
1. Exercise at least 30 minutes, five times per week. I'm on track to meet this goal.
2. 4-8 PM: eat protein... Read more
An emotional day
Today has been an incredibly emotional day. In addition to it being crazy busy at work, and having a coworker and dear friend fighting for her life going through chemo and radiation while trying to work full time (out of necessity), one of the ... Read more
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