Changing My Kids
I'm finding that my physical fitness is leading to my kids' fitness in real concrete ways.
When J told me he was scared of the big hike on Catalina Island, that instantly made it a goal for me. I'm not going to let fear make his decisions f... Read more
50 Pounds Lost and the Journey So Far
As of this morning, I've lost 50 pounds. And I just need to tell people. I told some friends offsite about this, and it's led to plenty of discussion and questions and requests for my diet secrets.
1. i've been in a Lose It For Life group a... Read more
I've been working with a trainer twice a week since the middle of January. Our first session she had me try some situps -- the only way I could do them was with heavy dumbbells holding my feet down, I just couldn't get up fully otherwise. I aske... Read more
Anterior Compartment Syndrome
i'm just back from seeing the chiropractor, and i've got a diagnosis of anterior compartment syndrome. interestingly he used a special tuning fork as well as ultrasound for that diagnosis. the vibrations are very good for isolating the pain, esp... Read more
Working on My Body Image
I'm the one on the right, running a 10K last Sunday with an old junior high school girlfriend (and she's run a marathon and regularly runs 1/2 marathons as you can tell by her... Read more
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.
Liz’s 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
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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