My Personal End-of-Year Challenge!
I've been frustrated all year with the fact that I've been steadily gaining back all the progress I made last fall.
So I decided to do something about it.
I am 7 pounds off where I was at the beginning of this year. We have 14 weeks l... Read more
Back after the unplanned hiatus
I definitely just fell into the vacation rut, one of the oldest tricks in the book. You know, where you go on vacation, and when you come back you just can't seem to get back into the normal routine? Well, I've been back over 2 weeks now and I... Read more
Starting June off on the right foot!
About a month ago I made some goals for the summer to keep me on track, so I figured I should check back in on my progress! My first goal was to lose 2 pounds by Memorial Day, which I met with flying colors, actually a pound less and a few days... Read more
I can do this...
I can do this...
...because I am stronger than the cravings.
...because I am strong.
...because I matter.
...because I am worth it.
...because I am the only one who can do this for myself.
...because I have goals.
...because I want... Read more
After I redefined my goals last Wednesday, I broke down each goal by week so that I'd have a way of making sure I was tracking to my goal. Today's mini goal was 151 -- and that's what I hit! Looking forward, I have 2 weeks to lose 1 pound and ... Read more
So far, so good (mostly!)
Since my refocus last Wednesday, I've been pretty on-track except for Sunday. That makes 4 out of 5. It's not much, but it's a start! I guess we just have to appreciate the baby steps and little accomplishments we make along the way. Otherwi... Read more
As my pantry once again tempted me with it's treats tonight, I wondered if it might help for me to have concrete rewards and goals to strive towards to help keep me on track...and out of the pantry.
So, I sat down and thought about some rea... Read more
Back on the wagon again...
I had a pretty great weekend, and did a lot of fun things -- my brother was in town for about 24 hours, I went to a vineyard with some girlfriends, and spent even more time outside on Sunday at a street festival. But, with the difficulty of eat... Read more
Day 2 on track!!
This is my second day in a row being on track!! Yay!! And that even included a last-minute dinner trip to Baja Fresh with some girlfriends. :-)
I won't be able to track food well this weekend because I'll be eating out Friday night and Sa... Read more
A good day :-)
I've been having a hard time with food lately, and since today was a good day, I felt like I should capture this feeling so that it might be easier to keep it going!
I am doing well with my morning workouts. Although I hate that alarm ever... Read more
Time to mix things up a bit...
A lot of people have quotes around SP about "if you do what you've always done, you'll be what you always were"...and other variations to that effect. Well, what I was doing worked last fall, but it's not working anymore.
Last night I deci... Read more
My Fast Food Go-To Meals
With an upcoming trip to Florida to meet my family at the beach for a few days, I wanted to make sure I was prepared for the inevitable on-the-road meals I would have to have on the road. I looked over the nutrition websites of several major fa... Read more
Gradually bringing myself back up to speed...
Since recommitting myself last Tuesday, I am starting to slowly get myself back to where I need to be. Work hasn't been as crazy, so I haven't missed the gym like I did a couple weeks ago. Even if I've had to stay a little late, it's been nice... Read more
Recommitting to Celebrate My 6-Month SparkVersary!!
Well, today marks 6 months since I joined SparkPeople and first committed to paying attention to my nutr... Read more
I have a confession...
I can't tell you how many times I have told people that I hate running. I have always envied those who just go out and run for 6 miles without a second thought.
Initially I just wasn't in shape enough to have the stamina to run for more ... Read more
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