Today I was evaluated by my gym for my 6 week fitness check. I started at 185 and today weighed 183 (and that crazy weight has fluctuated all over the place, never getting higher than 189.5 and no lower than 184.7 on the home scale, once a week... Read more
One of my team challenges focuses on physical needs, and my personal challenge is to get enough sleep, which for me has always been 8 hours. I have been focusing on this the last week. But it is a struggle. One night I was in bed by 10:30pm, on... Read more
Dinner Out Victory
I just had the most delicious salad at a restuarant... a spinach, strawberry, walnut, apple, blue cheese, bacon, and grilled chicken salad... yum!
Usually when I eat a restaurant salad, it tastes bland, doesn't sati... Read more
Who am I, anyway? (A birthday reflection)
Today is my 38th birthday, and this morning while I was working out I was reflecting about my life, something I typically do on birthdays.
Where did I come from?
Well,... Read more
mmmm... green smoothie...
Yeah, it looks a little scary...
But yesterday I wanted to try it out as an afternoon snack.
This recipe called for spinach, strawberries, banana, and orange juice.I wa... Read more
Progress so far (end of week 1)
No, this isn't about my weight loss progress. I haven't focused on that since I started the gym. Currently I am proud of my daily commitment to follow my muscle building program and the Sparkpeople Spring Bootcamp. I am on track!
I forgo... Read more
I have been doing a lot of thinking about my weight loss journey lately. I believe that when you get stuck, you need to look at where you have been, what you are currently doing, and what needs to be changed.
You know that saying, Failu... Read more
Today is my birthday!
Today was the first day in years that I was able to celebrate my birthday the way that I wanted. Usually I have to work or be somewhere all day.
So I did my yoga, walked the dog, volunteered at school (which I enjoy), I went shopping and b... Read more
Whole foods: So far, so good!
So far, this whole food project is working! I eat less, because I am satisfied quicker. I love adding in fresh stuff to all my meals (including breakfast). I used to eat lots and lots of salads to get my vegetables, which also meant lots of s... Read more
My personal challenge for May
Three years ago I did the obvious weight loss things like cut back on fast food, give up soda, drink more water, eat less, exercise more. I walked off 100 pounds in about 18 months . I was so happy to reach my original goal that I spent one yea... Read more
The March/April blogs I never wrote
OK, it has been Forever since I blogged! I don't know how many I have composed in my head but never typed down.
So I am NOT going to try to play catch up, that would drive you and me both crazy! Instead, I will tell you about two importa... Read more
I did it! I walked my 5k!
It is hard to believe that is was just last weekend that I had the thrilling "Adventures with a Disabled Vehicle One State Away From Home", and the exciting " Biking to All Appointments in the Rain", oh, and you can't forget the "Sick Kid Needs... Read more
Long story, short version.
I have to give the condensed version of my "story" of my weekend.
Went on a trip.
Got across state line.
Driving on the highway.
Van stopped accelerating.
Used "extra" highway lane.
Couldn't accelerate pas... Read more
Technology is great, until it isn't
In the saga that is our family computer, we are in the waiting stage. Waiting for the next part to get it fixed. Waiting isn't fun when you have 4 people who all enjoy their hour on the family computer because it has super great speeds... unti... Read more
Great start to my day, and then: Oh no, not my computer!
This morning started out great! The a.m. with the kids was smooth. My 9yr old and I jogged to the bus stop just because it was fun and then I jogged home again. (bonus exercise!)
Also I was excited to try a new to me exercise tape this mor... Read more