So, after writing my last blog about being back in the 120's, I started thinking about maintenance again. I wandered into several calorie calculator sites. Every last one of them told me to maintain my weight, I have to eat 1650 calories a day.
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Back In The 120's
Yep, after my whining in my blog on May 21st, I am happy to say, that as predicted, I finally lost a pound. It was a pound and a half to be exact. So, when I woke up this morning, the scale said "128.5."
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Food For Thought
With the upcoming March Against Monsanto coming up this May 25th (which I plan on attending), I thought I would share this article with you health-minded folks. You see, GM foods are everywhere here in the USA, but much of the rest of the world ... Read more
So, after nearly a month of not losing a single pound, I started to panic. Yes, I have been eating outside of my range, but I've been betting on my average over time. You see, if I add up all my calorie counts for May, then subtract out my exerc... Read more
Reading is Fundamental
Always remember, when responding to a blog or message board post, read the blog/posts completely....otherwise you will sound like a crazy person.
That's my advice for the day, Sparkers.
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My planned reward for reaching my goal has always been an adult trike. I know that might sound silly, but I had one when I was 12 years old. I used it to haul recycling into town. That's how I got some pocket money. It was extremely useful...and... Read more
You Get Nothing
I tell you, today I have zero patience for stupidity.
Whining? Nope, not going to tolerate it.
Bad driving? Forget it...I will yell at you...probably a long string of profanities.
Self pity? Save it. I don't want to hear it.
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The Small Jeans
I put on my "small jeans" just a few minutes ago. You know what I'm talking about. It's that pair of jeans you refuse to throw out, even though you haven't fit in them for years. A month ago, I couldn't get them up over the midway point of my th... Read more
"For The Ladies"
Honestly, I see a new post on the message boards pretty much every day with a title like "for the ladies" or "Women Only! Warning TMI!"
It always, always, ALWAYS has something to do with the monthly visit from Aunt Flo (or whatever other eu... Read more
The Last Ten
What is it about the last ten pounds that sounds so...different?
You hear all the time that the last ten pounds is the hardest to lose. I think that may be true. The weight is definitely taking longer to come off these days. It's taking two... Read more
Naughty or Nutritious?
Oh, avocados! Why are you so delicious, nutritious, but always screw up my goals for the day?
Avocados always make my amount of fat too high. I try to console myself b... Read more
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