After taking the past two weeks and totally half-a$$ing it, I am finding my rhythm again. My little girl has finally kicked her stomach virus to the curb, and miraculously no one else in the house caught it. A prime example of how important ha... Read more
Setbacks and rebounds
Seems like forever since I have been on Spark. A few weeks ago, I had to go to Savannah for a wedding with my husband. I did really well with my diet, but had no opportunity for exercise. I stopped taking my metformin because it was upsettin... Read more
Week 5 results---One more pound kicked to the curb!!!
After five weeks of really hard work I am down one more pound, for a grand total of 14 pounds lost since February 1. Not too shabby! I have upped my cardio and added a protein shake to my diet. I am still hoping to lose 13 pounds this month, ... Read more
30 minutes for 31 days...elliptical challenge
So, I would be lying if I didn't admit that I was VERY disappointed with this weeks weigh-in. I am grateful that I didn't gain, but surprised I didn't lose. I have been having a hard time reaching my calorie goal each day, and I am assuming th... Read more
Week 4 results---no loss, no gain
I have reached the end of week 4, and did not have a loss. But, I didn't gain. I am disappointed that I didn't see the numbers go down, but it actually strengthens my resolve. I am "in it to win it" this time around. I am going to re-evaluat... Read more
New toy for the gym
I have been working on establishing a home gym, and today the new elliptical was assembled. I have a treadmill and a recumbent bike, too. Combined with DVD's, weights, and an exercise ball I think I am well on my way to being well-equipped to ... Read more
Week 3 results---three more pounds gone forever!!!
After three weeks, I am officially down 13 pounds! I have been working my tail off, literally and figuratively! I have been doing a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise per day, but aim for at least 90. I have been eating great, but I am having ... Read more
100 miles in 22 days
My first fitness goal was to log 100 miles during the month of February. Well, today I met that goal. WIth a combination of time on the treadmill and the bike, I was able to "travel" 100 miles. With one week left this month I have decided tha... Read more
The streak was bound to end...:(
I am so excited to say that my family has avoided so much as a cold the entire winter, but that streak has come to an end. My oldest came down with a cold over the weekend and has very kindly passed it to me, her sister, and her grandpa. Thank... Read more
Week Two---down four more pounds!!!
Today is my weigh-in day, and I am down another four pounds. That means I am down ten pounds in two weeks! I have also lost eleven inches! The big bummer is this: Our family has avoided getting sick the entire winter....until this past weeke... Read more
A peach and a pumpkin patch
Once upon a time, a LONG LONG time ago....
I decided to get a tatttoo. At the time, I was in upstate New York visiting one of my best friends. We made a short trip to Cornwall, Canada and found a respectable tattoo parlor along the way. ... Read more
Three kisses from Hershey, PA
For Christmas, my husband decided a good gift for me would be a HUGE jar of all my favorite candy. Can you say "enabler"? LOL! I am sad to say, the majority of that candy has been long gone. I haven't even thought about it until a few minute... Read more
If you feel the burn, you will feel the glory
Yesterdays weigh-in was a huge motivator for me this morning during my workout. I did a 30 minute walking program on the treadmill that is a real a**kicker due to the varying paces and inclines. It totaled 1.6 miles and 207 calories burned. I... Read more
First weigh-in-----down six pounds!!!
This morning was my first weigh-in since I rejoined Spark and I am down 6 pounds! Woohoo!!! I refuse to say that I lost six pounds, because to lose something implies that you hope to find it. Well, those six pounds are gone FOREVER! I got in... Read more
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Registered for first 5K---for a cause
I am no where near being ready to run my first 5k, but I heard about one this past week and I decided to register. It is scheduled for the morning of March 5, which is right around the corner. I know that it is not realistic to think that I wi... Read more