Teaching food consequences
Everything we put into our bodies produces an outcome. Not just weight gain, weight loss, and I am not talking about what happens in the bathroom. I am talking about the physical reactions that occur. Certain foods make us feel full. Some fo... Read more
Finding my groove...
I have been on the spark program for almost two weeks, and I must say that I think I am finding my groove. How do I know that I am finding my groove? Well....
First, I have done at least 10 minutes of exercise each day, thanks to Coach Nic... Read more
I have been reading The Spark. I have decided that I should give it a try. Step by step. So the past five days, I have been on my fast break.
I have eaten at least 5 veggies and fruits each day.
I have worked out for at least 10 mi... Read more
Missed the mark...but satisfied
Today was my 2nd annual trek into the Chesapeake Bay (38 degree water temperature) for the Special Olympics. My goal was to get out to a diver and high five them and then calmly get out of the water. Yeah, well....not so much.
I got in an... Read more
So I have been off work for three days and counting due to this injury. I have been laid up most of the time, keeping the foot elevated.
I am losing weight. Not just the good muscle weight I am sure. I have been doing some mat work and... Read more
Minor Set back...I hope.
So last night, while at work, I apparently might could have broken my foot. The xrays are negative, but I was told that something is definitely wrong and I should see an Ortho first thing monday morning. I was running. Running to break up a f... Read more
Hit a goal!!!
This is my second year participating in a crazy event called the Polar Bear Plunge. This event raises over $1 million dollars for Special Olympics. It goes something like this:
Hey if you can spare some bucks, will you sponsor my plunge? ... Read more
The kids are making me CRAZY! Oh, and the husband too! Being that we homeschool, I expect that the house isn't anywhere near perfect, but this is highly stressful.
After work yesterday, I went to the gym. When I came home to a disaster, ... Read more
I would bet that more people blog on New Year's Day than any other day of the year. It seems we must record our resolutions for all to see. I resolve only not to discuss resolutions any further.
Or football. Though I love it, it
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My plan to stick to it
I think that we often look at the long run and get overwhelmed. You want me to workout, eat right, and track EVERYDAY? Add work, sleep and a shower and that is the whole 24 hours!
When do I get to play?
When will I get a break from it... Read more
I love it when my friends succeed!
About a fifteen months ago, I pledged to lose twenty pounds. I did it publicly, including at work where I chair the wellness and safety committee. I managed to lose 12 lbs. and it felt great! I got tons of support.
One of my dearest f... Read more
Be Courageous and Strong! Do not be afraid or discouraged! So says the sculpture I bought yesterday as a Christmas gift to my family. Well, okay, it comes from Joshua 1:9. But the sculpture/plaque was beautiful. It drew me in. I didn't wan... Read more
I saw something on yahoo over the weekend that said that working too much will cause you to gain weight. Overtime=overweight. Another article says Over Stressed=over weight. Another one, Over eating=overweight. Got it.
So to lose weight... Read more
Lesssons from last week...
Last week was one of those blur weeks. Too much work, too much stress, and not enough decompression. That of course led to more eating than I would like and no workouts. So it made me think of how certain things function as magnets in my fitn... Read more
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What do you do when you hit bottom? Spark!
Have you ever stepped out of yourself to see what you are doing? I did last night. I was at a dinner party where there was tons of food. It was buffet style with no real seating. From the time I arrived and helped get the dinner together, I ... Read more