Finally - Pound #2
The first time I was on Spark People - I had a lot of motivation, and I think I lost the first 20 pounds in only a month or so. I went along at a pretty good pace, and lost 60 pounds in about 6 months, and felt great.
I knew that this time ... Read more
Still Keeping Up
I'm ending my third week back on track, and it's going pretty well. The scale hasn't moved much, but I feel much better already. I think there were only a couple days when I couldn't control the urge to have an extra snack or a healthy choice at... Read more
A Solid First Week
So I finished up week 1 on Wednesday night. It actually wasn't too hard to slip back into tracking mode. Here are the ups and downs:
Up - I felt better almost right away. With portions under control, and healthier foods most of the time, I ... Read more
I have been off work for the first part of this week. In recent years, my workplace has become stressful. The main reason for this, sad to say, is that the current manager turns every situation into a crisis. It's been happening for years, but I... Read more
Another New Start
Today is my new start with trying to get healthy an get my weight under control. Yesterday I had a colonoscopy, so, since I had a mini-mandatory detox for the past few days, I'm going to take advantage of it!
My overarching goal as far as n... Read more
There has got to be Less Sitting Around Around Here
No sedentary is not my middle name. Maybe just a nickname.
I am not a person who likes to exercise just for exercise sake. I do like walking, but most other activities have to be purpose driven. Mowing the lawn. Chopping wood. Shoveling sn... Read more
Friday Wrap up
My work weeks are usually completely different from my weekends, especially where food is concerned, so I might try to get into the habit of reviewing each separately - the work week on Fridays and the weekend, or week as a whole, on Sunday or M... Read more
I got together with some friends last night for supper. We went to a restaurant that I have never been to before, but one of their specialties was rotisserie roasted chicken.
I order a 1/4 chicken, with potatoes and a side salad. The salad ... Read more
Staying the Same
This is kind of my first official week back on Spark. I was able to track my food all week. I was able to exercise several times during the week, either by walking on the treadmill or doing physical labor. And I logged it. I read blogs, articles... Read more
This has been a long week, and a trying one, emotionally. Some legal type things happened which made my insides coil up into a bundle of nerves. And that happened just after a day of being ill, which could also have been stress related.
Whi... Read more
I have managed to stay on track with calories for the past three days. Today is day four.
A couple days were easy. Yesterday was a little more difficult, because later in the evening, after supper, I was so tired, all I wanted to do was si... Read more
The Plan for Today
The original plan for today was to do yardwork until lunchtime, and then work in the house the rest of the day.
However, yesterday I was very ill with what was probably a bout of irritable bowel syndrome, which I haven't had for some time.... Read more
Hump day already...
We are having a two day reprieve from the heat and humidity. This morning I opened every window in the house before I left for work - I hope the cats are enjoying that!
My plan of cleaning the basement over the weekend never materialized. T... Read more
July 8 Update
Catchy title, eh?
The temps here have come down, but the humidity still seems high, so I get soaked and sweaty when I do any work outside. Not my favorite feeling!
This weekend our town has a festival going on, and it's just not my id... Read more
Best Laid Plans
Well, the new Nike Shoes came, and were promptly returned. Unfortunately, Nike only has a medium width shoe. I do not have wide feet, usually, but in these shoes, everything felt clamped down, and there was no wiggle room. I couldn't get a size ... Read more