Sticking to it
I had 55 calories to spare today, so I had a few chocolate chips and a cup of pumpkin spice tea, while my husband had an (albeit small) bowl of ice cream and glass of milk. I wouldn't have known that I had 55 discretionary calories if I hadn't ... Read more
I think I have come to the realization that I *NEED* to track my calories if I'm going to be serious about doing this. I have tried to say, "Oh I'm going to eat less refined flour and refined sugar," and just go with that, but it just doesn't w... Read more
I tried running - really running for more than a minute - for the first time since breaking my ankle in December.
It went... okay. I did run-walk intervals for a mile. Of that mile, I probably ran half of it. Then I walked for another ... Read more
Back in the Saddle
I had a terrible two weeks. Sick kids, crises at work, unexpected stuff to handle... This is my new normal.
It used to be so easy to stay focused and follow a routine. I need to accept that this is my life now, and it's just not going ... Read more
It's not about the scale
I stepped on the scale this morning and it showed up two pounds. I didn't particularly care.
I feel SO great from all of these workouts and from eating clean. My energy is better, my skin tone is better, my outlook is better. I don't f... Read more
Time management is a tough thing for me. I have two kids under two. Life is unpredictable and unschedule-able. This is different than the over-scheduling problem I think you are more liable to run into with older kids.
I need to have a... Read more
Life is just a series of starting overs.
I'm 9 months post-partum. I'm 60 lbs over where I want to be. I'm a working mom who is crazy busy.
Starting today I'm taking some time for myself. Starting today I'm making my fitn... Read more
flying - not so bad
I fly a lot. Typically airplanes and travel days are food free-for-alls for me between the time zones, the dehydration, and the boredom. This might be okay if I did it a few times a year, but I fear that one of my downfalls the past few months... Read more
I can't do everything
My husband like to think he can. And by extension *we* can, and by extension *I* can.
I was just thinking about this last night. I've been doing a really good job lately of "getting things done." And I feel that on our weekends/in free... Read more
I know that I'm more out of shape than a year ago. I've been stepping on the scale occasionally. Ever since Christmas, I've been up about 20-25 lbs from where I was/should be.
I just measured myself, in support of getting back to spark ... Read more
There are free turkey wraps and brownies in the break room at work. Let me repeat this to you so you understand: there are *free* *turkey wraps* and *brownies* in the break room!
H!!! Must... resist..... Read more
went out on a 37mi bike ride today with the DH. Was coasting blissfully down a hill at about 25 mph and I got stung by a bee on the shoulder. He hit my face first, and then apparently "grabbed on" to my shoulder in panic. And then you know wh... Read more
I'm responding do one of the Spark Action Steps, here. This is different than anything I've ever claimed as a personal motto. Usually I'm all about conquering, battling, goal setting, pushing yourself. I think this is something I really need ... Read more
back on the wagon
Well, I am married now. I have just returned from two weeks of pure, unadulterated bliss and love, which included the wedding, the honeymoon, and a stop at my parents' house in Michigan for a hometown reception.
I am starting to come down ... Read more
According to my nutrition tracker, I have a hard time getting enough fat every day. I was eating nuts for morning snack every day for awhile, but I was getting a little bored.
today i put avocado on my ham sandwich for lunch. I cannot b... Read more