I decided to be an optimist
Many moons ago, I realized how family ties can dictate how I view myself. My paternal grandmother was one of those influences, including her outlook on life. Memere was a strong woman, having raised 5 children with an alcoholic husband. Peper... Read more
No, I will NOT let work stress derail me!
The weekend in Moncton was great, despite the scary ride back home for the first half. Now that I'm back home, work is beckoning me, which isn't surprising. But this morning, one of our users accidentally deleted permissions to one of their si... Read more
I just figured out why my feet have been tired
A couple weeks ago, I decided to increase my Fitness Minutes goal from 200/wk to 240/wk, and increase my Calories Burned from 1200 to 1500/wk.
Although I haven't always met those goals since setting them, I have been getting close to them r... Read more
I could be a lot worse off
I met up with a fellow SparkFriend today, someone who works in the same department as I do. She hasn't been on SP lately, due to an excess of family issues and commitments. I hope she makes it back here soon.
We talked for a little while ... Read more
Why I allow myself to freeze
Winter is definitely here, in Atlantic Canada. It snowed earlier this week, and there are still some traces of it left on the ground. It's windy. And colder.
I have free access to a relatively-warmer location to go walking at lunchtime. ... Read more
I Inspire You? Naw.... Really?? Me???
Yes, I've lost 100lbs.
Yes, I live as healthy as I can every day.
Yes, I strive for consistency in my weight loss journey.
So, how did I inspire you? How did that happen? I didn't think I'd done anything special, other than take... Read more
I don't want to TRY anymore, I want to DO
Sometimes I wonder about the things I do.
For example, a few weeks ago, I decided it was time to increase the number of fitness minutes I would commit myself to doing. The first week, I made it to my goal, barely, but I did it. Last week,... Read more
Having trouble expressing what it feels like to lose 100lbs
In the last few months, I've had a lot of people I know comment on my weight loss, and that even in the last year, they find it noticeable. When the question "How much have you lost so far?" comes up, I'm happy to tell them 100 lbs!! But becau... Read more
Today's attempt to eat carbs for lunch
Seven years ago, when I started losing weight, I went the low-carb route, and it has served me well. By following a lower-carb eating plan, I've lost a lot of weight, and have come to the conclusion that I am, indeed, a Carbohydrate Addict. I ... Read more
In need of help re SODIUM reduction!!
I really am pleased with how SP tracks all kinds of nutrients for me in the nutritional tracker. I must admit that I'm rather headstrong about choosing my own food plan, instead of allowing SP to make up a meal plan for me, but I may have to ch... Read more
The difference between the Swine Flu and the Bird Flu
The difference between the Swine Flu and the Bird Flu:
With the Bird flu, you need TWEETMENT
With the Swine flu, you need OINKMENT
*giggle*... Read more
Back to normal, such as it is
I'm not going to beat myself up for being over my calories this past weekend. Nope, not even for a moment. It was fun, and it was all worth it.
Remind me of that line when I whine on Wednesday when I weigh in. :-D
I was almost back ... Read more
Going home is hard on the lifestyle
So I went back to Moncton last night, came back home today. It took me quite a while to put in all the nutrition tonight, and it was bad. Liquor was good, but the food was better. Last night AND this afternoon.
I've tracked it all, at le... Read more
Free Day Friday
I don't normally plan a "free day" when it comes to food. I used to, but then I found that I focused so much on the food aspect that I would forget to focus on WHY it was a free day.
Tonight I'm heading to Moncton to visit with my sister a... Read more
I need to find my fat pictures
Since losing all this weight, I haven't really gone back to look at my pictures of when I was closing in on 300lbs. I know there were pictures... family gatherings, friends get together, impromtu kodak moment, that kind of thing. I had a lot o... Read more
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