Experimenting with More Cardio!
One of the most discouraging things for me is that I workout every day and eat right 90% of the time and I don't lose weight. Well when I think about what has worked for me in the past, it was doing lots of cardio (running to be exact) and stayi... Read more
Am I depressed?
After a few coaching sessions with Mike, he tentatively asked me if I thought I might be depressed. Now, Mike is a reasonable guy and takes great care before saying things like that. Interestingly enough, my friend Michael asked me the same ques... Read more
I Did It Again!
Something just made me think...."I want to go out on my Rollerblades again." I have not done inline skating for about 2 years. Could I still do it? Would I fall and bruise my knees again? Would I make a fool of myself?
Well out of 3, the o... Read more
Stress & Eating!
I woke up hungry today. Forced myself to workout and was glad I did. Managed to stick to my eating plan all day. But this week was a stressful week at work. What stress looks like in my life is back to back meetings with employees at work, leade... Read more
Setting a Goal
I weighed in today with my weight loss doctor. It is amazing the little things you can learn when you work with a doctor that specializes in weight loss. I did okay, lost 3.5 pounds, but I had lost more and gained back 3. That is me, up 6 down ... Read more
Will I Ever Get It!!!!!
I know the correct way to lose weight, what to eat, the importance of exercise, getting enough sleep, drinking enough water, being consistent. I have learned all the lessons, I follow them 90% of the time, but that is not good enough.
All t... Read more
Learning to eat favorite foods without overdoing it!
I have always been the all or nothing girl. Just like an addict! I usually have to stay away from danger foods altogether. One taste and I end up eating it all until it is gone. So I buckled down and changed diet to protein shakes, meal replacem... Read more
Living With Addiction & Finding the Way Out!
Twenty one years ago, I went into a recovery program to deal with my alcohol and drug addiction, I never looked back. Recovery set me free. However as time went on what I learned is my deeper addictions are managing sweets and managing my spen... Read more
In the Groove
For a running 16 days I have stayed on track. For me, on track is:
Staying within calorie range - 1200-1500
Workout - cardio & strength training - alternating days with a one day a week off for rest
Getting 7-8 hours sleep every night
D... Read more
Lessons Learned Part 2
I have gained weight since joining Sparkpeople. Does anyone else do that? I lost 29 pounds from August 2008 to March 2009. Now today, September 2009, I have gained back 16 pounds. Now I have done this before, lost and gained, but most of my life... Read more
Am I learning anything from all this focusing on what I eat, exercising, having a regimen, being dedicated to it? What would my life be like if I did not have to think about planning meals, preparing for workouts, setting goals for special situa... Read more
A Week of Frustration: Building Inner Strength! I Can Do This!
Do you ever find yourself getting frustrated with all the junk food that co-workers bring into the workplace and boldly eat in front of you? Well I admit, I do. This week was the worst example experienced in awhile. There was a potluck on Wednes... Read more
My Path to Recovery
I responded on the message board to the question about how diet and exercise have changed my life. Here is what I shared:
Well I have always enjoyed exercise so there was probably a time when I didn't but since I was little I have been acti... Read more
Developing a Healthy Lifestyle
I wonder if anyone else has joined Sparkpeople and then gained weight instead of losing weight? Well I am feeling like there must be something wrong with me. Or once again I have created the self fulfilling prophesy.
Well if there is one th... Read more
Last Page »
Too much Focus
I have been trying to lose weight since I gained it at puberty. I have never been more than 30 pound overweight but with diabetes and insulin I have challenges finding the formula for success.
Finally this year in a doctor monitored program I... Read more