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SPY 2, Day 1: A Stressful Day Caps A Stressful Week
Day one of my 2nd year on SP was stressful and exhausting. But, to put it in context, I have to recap the week.
The widow of our founder died early in the week. Then a senior scientist died while on vacation in Hawaii. I had done some ... Read more
My First SparkVersary (Today!)
When I started on SparkPeople a year ago today, a year seemed an impossibly long time. Then, I was so overwhelmed by the richness of the site that I did not even log in every day, let alone earn every possible point and sponge in every fact I c... Read more
Rest in Peace, Chuck and Other Musings on the Day
On the heels of yesterday's news about the death of our founder's widow, I came in to work today to find an email announcing that one of our longtime scientists died Saturday while on vacation in Hawaii. I could not get it out of my mind. It's... Read more
It's Becoming Routine!
Not much to say tonight, which is kind of odd.
What did I do today?
I walked for 53 minutes which included a different walk at lunch time. I walked a different direction so, while it was not quite as long as yesterday's walk, I felt the ... Read more
65 - minutes walked today (not all at once)
02 - mintes on the elliptical (!)
06 - strength training exercises
05 / 02 hip flexor time without help
I can do hip flexors all day long as long as I have at least a finger touching the wa... Read more
Zero Plus One
A migraine threatened all day. Again, I did nothing productive. I am a bit down. I am tired of tracking food, of exercising, of the journey. I hope the mood passes very soon. I gave in and ate way over today. I am not particularly depresse... Read more
I did not sleep much at all last night and spent today dealing with really weird back spasms and a headache that is threatening to become a migraine.
No walk or other exercise.
Still within range for food, but I am also fighting the ur... Read more
Doughnuts & Pizza and Tidbits of Thought
She brought doughnuts again today. I have skipped so many doughnuts, so many candies, dip and chips and all the holiday goodies. I am not a saint and this is also not a statement of deprivation. I did not feel well today and it was the kind o... Read more
Did Not Meet My Fitness Minute Goal Today, But...
Close to the beginning of this month, I was poking around on the message boards and found a few Sparkpeople who were asking for a fitness buddy. I have wanted one since I joined nearly a year ago. I contacted them and ultimately we started a n... Read more
The Miracle of Sleep and My Scale Mantra
The scale is not my boss. It does not govern my mood. It captures only a moment in time. It reflects only part of my journey. The scale said I had gained over 2 pounds (was that only yesterday?). Today I am down over a pound. I am not goin... Read more
The Pizza Lament
This is one of those days when being careful about food, water and exercise is drudgery. I got in over 10K steps, not much strength training and will end the day on track with food and water.
Yesterday was BF's birthday, but he did not f... Read more
It Pays To Look Twice! A Job Application Posted
I seldom do this, but I looked back at yesterday's food tracker and discovered I had made a double entry, so I WAS within range! Woohoo! I am today, at least in most things. Low in calcium and high in fat...I had lunch out with a friend and had ... Read more
20 Calories and No Fitness Minutes
Wiped out again today. Zero energy of any kind. I did not exercise at all. I ended up 20 calories over the top. Not a good day save for a phone call with my sister.... Read more
A Day of Rest, Jhadzhia Update and Bleh!
My fun plans were cancelled and I decided today would be a great day to take a nice long walk and do some strength training. But, when I woke up this morning, my body said today would be a great day of rest. I still feel pretty run over with t... Read more
Take 2 With Your Biggest Meal of the Day...
Take 2 With Your Biggest Meal of the Day…This was the first instruction on a bottle of some sort of appetite suppressant. I almost started laughing. Now, my 3 main meals are roughly the same in terms of nutritional value. My two snacks are mu... Read more