First Goal: Accountability and Awareness
This is my first blog post in almost a year. I took a break from SP after I found out I was pregnant with my second son. At the beginning of my pregnancy, I was very determined to try to keep doing SP throughout. Obviously not to lose weight,... Read more
My Call Back to Reality
Last Friday was an eye-opener for me. It was the first time I chose to Blog since finding out I was pregnant. By the time I was about 3 months along, my Sparking was sketchy at best. I was inconsistent with logging my food, and my will to wal... Read more
Trying to stay positive about my body through my pregnancy.
So, here I am, nearing 5 months of my pregnancy. I'm filled with every emotion you can imagine. Having this baby is what I strived for back when I first started SP. I wanted to lose weight and get healthy so that this could even be a possibil... Read more
Thankful for my Spark Friends
Just a shout-out to my awesome Spark friends. You've inspired me more than you know recently, during a time when I've needed you most. Thank you!!!
Thank goodness for this week's little blessings
I don't think it was one thing alone, but likely a combination of things, but this week, I've felt more like myself in a very long time. It's the first week in I don't know how long, that I've been staying within my calorie range CONSISTENTLY, ... Read more
Detoxing My Body and My Mind
I spent a VERY relaxing Girls weekend up North with my dear family... I look forward to this outing each year. It is a true vacation that is responsibility free. There's just one problem... I am from a family of big eaters, and I fit right i... Read more
Trying to be satisfied with less than 2000 again.
2000 calories... That is what I've been hanging at for awhile now. This surpasses my goal by about 350 calories. I can tell you there was a time for much of last year, where staying within my caloric goals was dare I say "easy". I was motiva... Read more
Why is convincing myself to exercise hard, when I feel so great afterwards?
Ever ask yourself this question? Why is it so hard to motivate myself to just get up and move my butt, when I feel so great after I've worked out? I just got off the treadmill, and I feel great! My mood is light, I feel happy, I feel cleansed... Read more
Finding Me Again
For several weeks, dare I say months now... I've been floundering. Not consistently tracking, not consistently exercising... Doing bare minimum to get by... Work has been very high stress lately. I've taken on a new role that I really didn't w... Read more
Maintaining isn't enough
I continue to feel lost this last week. I've been very lax about logging in my food again this week. I tried to stay consistent only about 1/2 the time. I have been exercising, and was SOOO happy to see that I earned that 250 fitness minute a... Read more
Lately, my will power has been wavering. I haven't been logging in like I should, tracking like I should... Sigh.... Whatever is going on with me lately has me worried. My cravings are hard to resist right now. I feel like I'm falling into my... Read more
A Week Without Sweets
I have a HUGE sweet tooth. It is my downfall. I would pick any type of candy, cookie, cake, whatever before any salty snack you could put in front of me. I was so proud of myself to get through the holidays without gaining any weight. It was... Read more
Celebrating A Year With SparkPeople
This week, I celebrated my 1 year anniversary of adding SparkPeople to my life. What a difference this had made! This time last year, I remember being at the end of my rope with myself... Lots of feelings... Failure, hopelessness, anger, sadne... Read more
Enjoying My New Cookbook!
This year, I was so happy to receive a cookbook for Christmas that I had been wanting for quite sometime. It is called Eat What You Love by Marlene Koch. After thumbing through it for a few days marking pages of what I wanted to try first, I d... Read more
Finally!... My decision about what is realistic for me through the Holidays!
So, ever since Halloween, I've been stressing about how to get through the holidays. It's been one temptation after another for the last two months! All in all, I'd like to say I've been doing well, but mentally, I think all I've bee doing is ... Read more
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