I love the idea of a new years resolution. I know it's cliché, but I'm using it. I don't feel like looking backwards, so I won't reflect too much on my previous attempts here on spark people to lose weight. I gained 30# back of the #50 I lost... Read more
I've been taking yoga, pilates and spin (starting tomorrow). I've been lifting weights and using the cardio equipment at the Y. I've started jogging on my walks. I signed up for a 5k. I joined beachbodyondemand and have done some of their vide... Read more
One thing I'm looking forward to
I was taking a walk tonight when I had a really nice thought. All of my physical efforts, my entire adult life, have been aimed at weight loss. I realized someday soon, I will be at my goal weight and the focus of my physical activity won't be... Read more
Lost and Found: motivation!
Close call! I have been floundering along, halfheartedly putting forth an effort on my goals. I knew I was doing it. I've lost very little weight for a few months, and I can attribute it, entirely, on my effort.
So this is what I have lear... Read more
50# I lost my 6 year old in weight!
I got on the scale this morning as a reckoning. We went to the drive-in last night and although i budgeted eating movie popcorn into my calorie plan for... Read more
150 day streak trophy
150 days of faithful tracking and I don't have 45# to show for it :) the last few weeks I've added a lot of exercise. A very well timed article popped up in my mobile feed about how when we change our exercise plan sometimes we gain weight or d... Read more
125 day streak!
This is officially the longest amount of time I've ever stuck with a plan, every day. 4 months, 40# gone. 43 to go. I'll probably do a halfway to goal blog in a few days. I feel great!
There is that saying: a year from now, you will... Read more
60+ days in
I really want to get an early effort blog post made but have been putting it off.
For good reasons though! More than any other "diet" I've tried, this time is different. I am restricting and tracking my calories, adding physical activity ... Read more
Rough day reflections
So often, I blog negative things. Something negative happened, some sort of catalyst for change. I'm doing that again right now, it just occurred to me that that is something I should reflect on as a possible area to explore in my efforts to a... Read more
I was trying to wait to blog until I was in a mood more reflective of the great success I had in January but February is slipping away and the mood is not improving. Thank goodness Spring is just around the corner.
I lost 11.8 pounds las... Read more
Hey guess what?! I am taking control of my diet and exercise program again.
I have only kept off five of the pounds I lost last year. I am not dwelling on that. The nice thing about New Year's resolutions is that they provide a clean s... Read more
I have been slacking for 102 days. In that time, I could have lost easily 25 pounds. Or more. I think about how 102 days turn in to years of me not being very happy with myself. I spend a lot of my life waiting for it to start. I don't know... Read more
It is really late, and I am so frustrated with myself! I lost those three pounds, and hit a new low - then promptly gained them back!
The buts are:
1.I have been living out of boxes for 3+ weeks and haven't been making great food choice... Read more
Since my last entry at the end of the weight race I have gained 3 pounds. I realize that if I want to be successful I MUST track my calories. If I don't, I cheat. Almost always at night. Instead of having a healthy snack that will satisfy, I... Read more
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Week 10&11 - 1 pound
Well I missed a week for my blogging. It isn't going to be a perfect journey, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth it! I lost that pound in week 10. Last week I didn't lose anything. I wasn't really dieting. I exercised and ma... Read more