I faltered, but I'm back on my feet
So my March kinda went down the toilet--my already serious back/leg pain got a whole lot worse. To make a long story short, it got a whole lot better toward the end of March, and I'm back.
With 9 days or so of successfully tracking my nutri... Read more
Today's the Day
Today is the first day of my 30th year, the first day of my 30's decade. Here are the goals I've come up with so far. I don't want to project too far out into the future, as I'm afraid that type of goal-setting will be counterproductive.
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Coming up on the big 3-0
I'll write more about this later when I have time, but here's the short version: my 20's were a very yo-yo time for my health, well-being and weight. I'm coming up on my 30th birthday, and at the heaviest weight I've ever had so far (not countin... Read more
Today is day 4 or 5 of tracking food again. I've done pretty well so far.
Last night I went a little over my range while watching the presidential debate - chips and salsa, cheese, and chicken sausage put me at a little over 2000 calories ... Read more
P.S. One thing at a time
I didn't mention this in my previous post, but it's important, so here goes:
I don't intend to go on a diet and exercise bonanza. I already exercise pretty regularly (Yoga, running and walking lately). Exercise is something with which I ha... Read more
It's been a looooooong time since I've had the gumption to get back on SparkPeople. It's the calorie tracker that always lures me back in, but I forget how much good is on this site.
I'm back up to around 177. This week I've finally broken ... Read more
Week 1 Check In
As of yesterday, I made it to the end of week one, exercising and tracking calories every day.
I have to remind myself that this is a real accomplishment, and that it's okay that I won't be skinny or overflowing with energy tomorrow. With p... Read more
the migraine is back
Yesterday at around 3pm I could feel the tension starting to seize up my back and neck muscles, and before long I had a migraine. It took long enough to develop that I managed to make it to the end of the day without having to leave work early. ... Read more
Today is Day 2 of getting serious again, and Day 1 of lifting weights again. Oh my god, I will be feeling it tomorrow, I'm sure.
I tried to take it easy to the extent that I could, but I was following Kathy Smith's Lift Weights to Lose Weig... Read more
At it again
Well, it's unofficially National Get-Back-On-Your-Diet/Exercise
-Kick-Day. I am no exception. What can I do to make myself stick with it this time?
I have been gearing up for this over the past few days. I went to Target and experienced ... Read more
How much better can you feel?
Wow, I actually made it through Halloween Day without eating any candy. That must be a first.
Part of the reason I restarted this journey is that I desperately wanted to feel better. Since August, I've been getting migraine headaches. Two w... Read more
One week down!
I'm happy to see my Food Tracker completely full of information for the past week. It's the first time in months that I've consistently kept up the tracker for more than a day or two at a time.
For the most part, I've stayed within my calor... Read more
I'm giving Spark People another shot. In that spirit, I'd like to list a few thoughts to get myself back on the right track:
*Persistence is key, not perfection. Persistence will definitely win. Persistence builds momentum which replaces w... Read more
This is copied and pasted from my previous Spark Page. I am starting over, but I don't want to forget the lessons I learned before.
I started this journey on January 1, 2007.
6/24/2007... Read more
A long overdue review
'Tis time for a review of my goals and strategy, as I have been mostly slacking since early May. Fortunately, the damage has been minimal, but I want and need to get back on track.
Here's a rough sketch:
1. Check in to Spark People dai... Read more