Ranty Rant McRanterton
My calories are creeping up again. I should pay attention to that. I should put an end to it, but I just don't have it in me right now. I was feeling exhausted after several months of near fanatical attention to my Sparking. My muscles felt drai... Read more
The Cake of Doom
I went grocery shopping today and I saw the prettiest piece of vegan, lemon poppy seed cake, made by a smallish bakery, sitting in my grocery store's bakery section. I make it a point to encourage the sale of such things. I want to help create t... Read more
As someone who studied Anthropology in college, I would like to say this article is SPOT ON. Every time I hear someone talk about a Paleo-diet of any sort, I almost always *facepalm.*
Here's a link to the interview that explains some of the... Read more
Not Very Sparky
I have no energy. No motivation. I am absolutely, positively running on empty.
There's a test pattern sound in my head.
I'm just sitting here and staring.
If my hair was on fire, I don't think I'd notice, and if I did, I'm not s... Read more
My mother is tremendously unhealthy. Her idea of a "good breakfast" is a big plate of biscuits and gravy. Exercise is something she does slowly...and maybe once or twice a month. She never breaks a sweat while doing that exercise. It's not surp... Read more
Silly Sadistic Computer.
Ha! The great Spark People computer has finally said officially that I need more calories to survive!
After YEARS of saying that I need to eat between 1200-1550, it now suddenly thinks I need 1,280-1,630! I had adjusted EVERYTHING repeated... Read more
Water, Water Everywhere...
As you may have noticed, I hang out over in the "Panic Button" message boards quite a bit. One of the most common panic posts comes in the form of...
"I gained 3-7 pounds since yesterday! I'm a complete failure! This isn't working for me! S... Read more
Milestone Number One - Complete!
Today I reached one of my *important* goals. I don't think I have it posted on my wall, but I see it as being a HUGE milestone.
This morning I jumped on the scale. After having a pound loss yesterday (133), I had ANOTHER pound loss today. ... Read more
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Here's my usual disclaimer: You are not required to agree with me. You are not required to read my blogs. You are not required to comment about how displeased you are that I am a heathen. I am a heathen. If that's a problem for you...you might w... Read more
Struggles And Walls
I was predictably losing one or two pounds per week. Every five days, I counted on a change in my weight. Then it stopped.
Eleven days ago, I hit 134. I was very pleased with myself. I felt invincible. I could finally see my weight loss as... Read more
I'm starting to really have issues with "community leaders" and "experts" here on SP who respond compulsively to posts by Sparkers, without apparently reading the posts. It's almost like they have a file filled with"copy-paste" responses and eag... Read more
Are We There Yet?
I'm having one of those days where progress can't come fast enough!
I want to weigh 120 right now!
Slow and steady wins the race. I know it does, but today my inner tortoise is nowhere to be found.
All day, I've had to tell myself... Read more
BFFs...But Not Really Forever.
Today I had to work with my former best-friend-forever. He was my buddy. I have never been so close to anyone in my whole life. I trusted him completely.
Then our friendship got complicated. (I think you know what I mean.) So, we stopped be... Read more
My new running shoes just arrived! They're Brooks Green Silence! All vegan materials, biodegradable dyes, and super cute!
I bought them to celebrate my progress! Yay ... Read more
By The Numbers
I'm starting to suspect that my calorie range is too low. Three times this week, I have eaten above my range, and I lost a pound.
I have checked and rechecked my recommendations from SP. I have adjusted my activity. I have checked with othe... Read more