My goal is to burn a pound.
Last week I upped my fitness to 2000 calories a week and surpassed it, by a lot.
I feel pretty good. This week I set the goal for at least 3500. I burned more than that last week and lost a pound. It seems fitting. Burn 3500 calories, that... Read more
The Monster Under My Bed.
There is a monster under my bed. It is quite scary actually. I worry about it all the time. It used to be in my bathroom, now it is under my bed. I wish I could banish it all together, but I know that wouldn't be a good idea.
The monster i... Read more
Who cares about the number on the box? Breaking free of the scale!
A few days ago I wrote a blog about competing for weight loss, with others, yourself and with the weight itself. I received several of fantastic comments, but one stood out, in fact, I stole my title from her:
"I quit weighing myself othe... Read more
This is a Competion, but not who or what you think.
Alright, I am not going to lie, I am a tad bit jealous. I have struggled for nearly 2 months to lose 4.2 pounds, my friend on the other hand, who just started, managed to do that in one week. One week!
I took it with good stride. I congra... Read more
The Knockout Inside of Me?
Neat thing happened to me yesterday. I found a message (lost in the OTHER folder) on fb from an old high school friend. Upon responding I looked through her photos she looked different, REALLY different. Trying not to be rude, but curiosity got ... Read more
More Motivated than I have EVER been. That is a fact. I can't help spreading the spark!!!
A week ago I felt discouraged and very down on myself. I told myself I would stick to Sparkpeople another week or two and then if I didn't see results I would go back to Weight Watchers. I had struggled to lose 4 pounds over several weeks. I was... Read more
Happy Tuesday That Feels More Like Monday!
I hope everyone who reads this (all 3 or 4 of you) is having a fantastic start to their week! It was, for me anyway, a nice long weekend. I am back to my weekly rush, and while I am not working today, it always seems as though there is plenty to... Read more
Today I want to take just a minute to focus on the positive things that happened this week.
1. My kids grandmother who suffered a stroke just before Thanksgiving, left the nursing home and returned to her home with her boyfriend this week.... Read more
The Ugly Truth
The truth is ugly. It always is. Nobody actually likes to admit their problems. Excuses, so much prettier than the truth.
The truth is, I am scared. Scared of what? Reality. Facing the truth. Everything.
I am am afraid will fail, but... Read more
My Daily Spark
I might be a bit random today. Please forgive me.
I am home again today, although not because I am sick. I feel much better today, but the joys of being a substitute teacher and a mother is that sometimes I am unable to find work within th... Read more
Today I am Vegging and Reflecting.
I am still sick today and home "vegging" on the couch again. I feel worse when I stand, but I am starting to feel better.
I have been surfing SparkPeople this morning, my favorite down time activity. I like to do this because I find it mot... Read more
Sick! Feel free to send flowers, cards, well wishes and MONEY!!!
UGH. I feel TERRIBLE, to say the least. Funny how fast kids spread germs, and I rarely get sick anymore. Needless to say, Zumba, walking or any other form of a work out is out for a day or two. I am going to rest, "veg out" and attempt to shake ... Read more
I can lead, so that I can follow.
Good news for me. I am now co-leader of The Modesto Spark Team (official). No, I know this was no actual achievement and all it took was volunteering (I nominate...MYSELF).
BUT, I still feel it is pretty cool. I have been pretty active on ... Read more
Sparkpeople is changing my life...
One pound at a time.
I have done SparkPeople before, and quit. More than once. Every time I used it as a supplement to Weight Watchers. I would eventually quit that, even though I always have some success, because it was expensive to keep ... Read more
Blog lost, but not discouraged.
So I wrote a blog a little bit ago. I must be tired, because when I went to submit it, instead of clicking post blog, I clicked the little red dot in the upper corner of screen on my MacBook. Lost was all I had written.
It was nothing prof... Read more