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Started tracking again because I'm having gastrointestinal issues & want to have a decent chunk of foods eaten/symptoms tracked before going to the doctor.
So here is a list of unpleasant symptoms, for my use:
"Specific" GI Illness - ... Read more
Another Baby, Another Restart
I joined SparkPeople in 2008 and found out I was pregnant a week later.
I retured to SparkPeople in late 2010 and found out I was pregnant two months later.
I am rest... Read more
If I Gave Trophies to Myself...
Today is a trophy day. Today, my husband and I went to the gym. An actual gym!
We found out that for my husband's online course, he was required to have a gym membership. This class was required for him to have a full load of classes. The ... Read more
I need to stop kidding myself - I am not the person who can keep my calories and fitness in check without actually recording everything. I constantly underestimate the amount of calories I take in and overestimate the calories I burn off.
... Read more
... the blog prompts from Spark People.
... the pre-Momma days when I didn't crave chocolate.
... WIC (made healthy foods cheaper).
... having a husband with more time to make delicious dinners (he works part time and is a full time studen... Read more
SparkPeople Blog Prompt: What motivates you most when trying to lose weight?
After my son was born and I began breastfeeding exclusively, my weight began to drop quickly, without any help from me at all.
That's not true. I had, somewhere along the way, picked up better eating habits. I was ingesting more fruits and ... Read more
SparkPeople's Weekly Blog Prompt: Do you think tracking food is an important part of weight loss?
When I was a child, my mother used to buy Breyer's Strawberry ice cream, scoop herself a cereal-size bowl full, and cover it with sugar. This was also how I learned to eat corn flakes, covered in sugar. When she wouldn't be home to make dinner... Read more
SparkPeople's Weekly Prompt - Do I Enjoy Exercise?
Ah exercise, the bane of my weight loss commitment; how I loathe thee. I detest the itching beads of sweat rolling down my forehead into my eyes and the way the dirt accumulates under my nails when ... Read more
SparkPeople's Weekly Prompt - Biggest Loser
The double entendre in the title says it all. Fat people are here for America's amusement. It seems that discrimination and slander against the overweight and obese is not only socially acceptable, but often encouraged. You wouldn't have a show ... Read more
Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell
I will not be checking in daily, for many reasons (some of which are my son and my broken computer). I have been successful in changing many of my eating habits lately. I crave vegetables, and never have a problems meeting my 5 a day quota, and ... Read more
They say that time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.
I am working well and steady right now. I have been keeping track of my food and nutrition, been doing cardio about 3 timers a week.
I am proud of myself.
But I am facing some changes in my life that are both scary and exciting. I on... Read more
The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Well, it's not a surprise, I screwed up! Wednesday I had lost my job, and hadn't heard back yet from an interview I had last week. As Tom was out of a job, I was really upset, and totally blew my Calorie Count by drinking too much Vo... Read more
Never despise meager beginnings.
My third day, and so far I have been overly devoted to this task. I know that I will cave and I know that I will stumble. All I can hope is that while I am strong right now, I can create good habits and start to believe this is easy. That way, w... Read more