I've been digital scrapbooking for about 6 years now. And it's come to be an important way for me to process what's happening in my life. I thought I'd share my weight loss journey in these pieces I've created. I've created these along the way ... Read more
I don't think I've ever liked my butt, even when it was a cute little high school butt.
But after a year and a half of working with my trainer, including innumerable squats and lunges, plus many miles of running that I've put in, my butt lo... Read more
My world shifted in a good way today. My trainer had done a body composition test on Friday, and I got the results today. Although my weight has increased about 20 pounds since a year ago April, my lean weight has gone up 15 pounds. That means I... Read more
Two years ago wasn't the begining of my weight loss journey. Some of the softening, the being ready, learning to be honest about some of my emotional baggage had started months before then. I'd started exercising some
But two years ago toda... Read more
I'm training for my 5K race August 21, and Thursdays I run intervals at my old high school track. Warm up with an easy half mile run, then I alternate running 400 meters (half the track) all out, and then walk 400 meters for a total of a mile. A... Read more
Today for my web search point here at Spark People, I entered "calorie differential," and that got me to this site.
They have a few different calculators there, and I found... Read more
Today wasn't my favorite run. I'd eaten too much before my afternoon run, and I just felt heavy. Plus it was hot. I kept going and the heaviness faded, but I just didn't have the energy I usually do. By the two mile mark I decided to stop runnin... Read more
I'm stepping up my training, getting ready for running my first 5K race August 21. I'm really curious and eager to see what my time will be. I'm expecting it will be below 11 minute mile pace, but I'm not sure how close to 10 min pace I might ... Read more
After losing 50 pounds, I stopped using SparkPeople for about a year. I decided I'd had it with food journalling, and somehow that equated to dropping all of SparkPeople. I did keep working with my physical trainer twice a week, and I didn't utt... Read more
Today after church we went over to the market next door to pick up lunch for a picnic. I found an Indonesian style wrap, and I dutifully checked the calories -- 390. They were a little high, but I decided since I hadn't had my morning snack tha... Read more
I've lived in my town basically 35 years, a few years away for school and such, but basically here. And in all that time I've never biked all the way from one side to the other.
Today a friend invited me to her house for a jewelry party. As... Read more
Frank and I have been talking about doing this hike together for literally a couple years. There was no way I was in shape enough when we first started talking about it, but it inspired me, and I caught the hiking bug.
Today we did it. We t... Read more
I've been running for awhile, and today was to be my first time running 3 miles straight this year. I'd worked out with my husband yesterday I wanted to get my run in before church, and he promised to be home from the gym early enough for me to... Read more
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
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