Changing up my workout (Spark Coach orders!)
To be honest, I haven't been working out. I got a job a two weeks ago (my dream job, to be exact!) and I have not had time to do much of anything! Actually, I got a job teaching the week before school started (which is also the week before my ... Read more
Moderation (Spark Coach Orders)!
Although these last few weeks have been filled with ups and downs, including my lowest weigh in for the past 2 or 3 years, as well as a 3 pound gain just days later, I am still working towards moderation, especially in my eating. My portion siz... Read more
SparkCoach Ordered (and much needed) "fall of the wagon" blog!
Talk about timing. After a few weeks of almost NO posted loss, and a whole week of just NOT sticking to my diet, I am just getting back on track. And of course, right on time for motivation (and another trip out of town) comes a SparkCoach ses... Read more
"Fun" Fitness goal (per SparkCoach orders)
For lack of any better ideas at the moment, my fun fitness goal is going to be regaining the ability I used to have to lie on my stomach and touch my toes to my forehead (backwards). This requires me to be not fat and flexible. My training pla... Read more
Diet Saboteur Strategy (Per SparkCoach Orders)
I have a very big diet saboteur in my life: My father. Though he knows I need to lose weight, and really wants me to, he does show love with food. And ever since his bout of health problems, he comes over literally every other day with dinner... Read more
Reasons (other than weight loss)
I feel like I have addressed this topic before, but SparkCoach orders...here it is again--
I want to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle because:
I want to be active with my children
I want to be "active" with my husband
I w... Read more
Progress! (1 month of Sparking)
I started back with SparkPeople a month ago now (after a 2 year hiatus). When I got back on at the beginning of May, I set the goal of doing at least 15 minutes a day of activity, drinking my 8 glasses of water, and losing 100 pounds. This is ... Read more
My Excuses (and my responses) Per SparkCoach Orders:
"I'm tired." And this is usually true because between homework and kids and taking care of everything in the house, I may get 6 hours of sleep per night, and no time for naps. However, since exercise has become a regular part of my life, I rea... Read more
This weeks goals:
We are going on a mini-vacation Wednesday-Friday this week after my daughter gets out of school, to celebrate her awesome year (A/B honor-roll, perfect attendance, 0 tardies, passing FCAT, etc.), and like every time I celebrate something, I am s... Read more
Ways (other than weight) My Healthier Lifestyle Shows!
Per SparkCoach orders. I am to blog about how I know I am getting more fit and healthy other than checking the scale! So here are ways I have already noticed:
I have more energy (not to say I am a ball of energy just yet, but I do have mor... Read more
Hitting Goals and Making New Ones!
Per a previous blog entry, 3 of my short term goals included:
Lose 1 pound this week.
Get under 230 in the next 3 weeks.
Fit into my new black corset.
Today, I met all three of those:
I lost 1.2 pounds this week, bringing me d... Read more
Quick and Easy meals (per sparkcoach orders)!
Beef Wrap with banana (6 slices roast beef lunch meat, 1 high fiber, low fat tortilla, lettuce, banana peppers, jalapenos, honey mustard, and miracle whip) 7 WW points, 3 minutes.
Boca Big Mac Wrap with banana (1 boca burger, 1 hf,-lf torti... Read more
Action Plan for 5/16/2013: SMART goals!
So, my sparkcoach action plan today is to write down and revise all of my goals, making sure they are S.M.A.R.T. and positive! So, I'm writing my revised goals here:
Overall Goal: Reach goal weight of 145 lbs before Nov. 24th, ... Read more
"A 1 hour workout is only 4% of my day!"
I said this in my status update, but i need to expound--for myself. It is so weird the things that will resonate with a person, really make them think or feel or act. I saw this on the FB page of a friend from high school, a guy who used to be... Read more
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More Than 2 Years Later...
So I started back on sparkpeople last week, after more than 2 years of NOT logging on (it was as if the site never existed!) However, I have spent the last few months (and the last year, really) trying to get my health back on track. I know th... Read more