My First 10K Race
I feel languid and sore, like I need to go stretch some more (and I will in a bit), but now I can say I've run 10K, and that was in a 10K race. My first race ever. I ran 11 minute miles for the first 2 miles, and then there were no mile markers ... Read more
Spark People Quotes I like
Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
- Aldous Huxley, writer
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mot... Read more
It's good to check the numbers
I've been sparking since last summer. Some months have been really big losses, and one month, I had no weight loss to show for my work (though the following month was one of those killer weight loss months, so it was probably somehow a catch up ... Read more
Going Really Public With My Weight Loss
I gave my weight loss testimony at church today. I'm in a Lose It for Life group sponsored by my church, and I shared with the church members my story of the last year. The following is what I shared.
Lizís sermon today is on feeding... Read more
"Funny how now that I've learned to take care of myself, to really take care of myself it's affecting everything. I'm eating food that is truly nutritious, I'm moving my body in ways that sustain me, I'm giving myself messag... Read more
Mind Games I Play With Myself
* I don't feel like exercising.
* Aw, c'mon, you know how good it feels when you exercise.
* I want to sit and read my email.
* You're all dressed to exercise, you even have your heart rate monitor on.
* But I don't feel like exercising... Read more
Sparking for 6 months and 1 day!
It's my spark anniversary! Well, it just passed, but I didn't observe it yesterday, so I'll savor it today! 6 months ago yesterday, I registered for SparkPeople. Tracking my food and exercise plus giving myself to focus on my healthy choices re... Read more
10K Race in March!
oh my gosh, i just signed up to run a 10k race in march! i've never been in a race. never. i reconnected with an old high school friend via facebook, and we're going to run the race together. it should be lovely out at my city park which runs al... Read more
Watching My Goals Change
For the longest time, my goals here at SparkPeople have focused on how I want to look. How I want to weigh less than I used to, to be able to take my wedding band off, specific body measurement goals. Those ARE good goals to have, but as this al... Read more
One of the things that contributed to my weight gain was I tried to hide things. Like that I would get food from the kitchen, tuck it in the hand that was out of sight of my family and walk out of the room to eat it alone. Or wait until all had ... Read more
I Love Celestial Seasonings!
My main way to get my water in is as herbal tea. In the summertime, I drink it as ice tea. My summer favorites are mint and chamomile.
Wintertime I like cozy teas, and I've got my favorites. True Blueberry, Holiday Tea Ė Sugar Plum Spice ... Read more
Contemplating a Half Marathon
I've been having fun running. And to my surprise I ran about 5 miles one morning this week. In December I started contemplating training for a half-marathon, and this morning doing the research I found that my town will be hosting a half-marath... Read more
Fortyone Pounds Gone!
Happy sigh. Over 40 pounds gone from this body. Still a ways to go, but what a difference I've made in the last year.
I'm doing things I wouldn't have imagined for myself. I am a runner now, something I never really envisioned for myself. I... Read more
A Week Away
We're just home from a week at Club Med Ixtapa in Mexico! A really wonderful place especially if you like playing on the beach with temps in the 80's to 90s in January.
I went with some goals in mind for keeping my weight on track while I w... Read more
After the Binge
Sometimes I feel like I've been able to put so much of my binging behind me, but then something happens outside of those new "parameters of comfort" that lets me slip back so easily into comfort eating.
My older son got the stomach flu two... Read more
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