January 3 will mark my 10 month Sparkiversary. I'm really, really glad I found this site. I have made many changes and attempted many challenges that I would not have tried on my own. I haven't come even close to losing the amount of weight I or... Read more
The Free LyddieCat Super Happy Aerobic Walking Show
I'm feeling proud of myself because I got my rear in gear and did a couple of short, fun, fast walking workouts when I got home from work today. About halfway through, I realized that it was getting dark out, and my living room curtains were op... Read more
Starting this week off RIGHT!
I just finished a Coach Nicole 15 minute strength video. It kicked my butt, thus illustrating to me, once again, how badly I need to be doing ST. I only got one ST mini-session in last week. I procrastinated, ending up getting sick at the end o... Read more
My dog walks sloooooowly
I love my dog, but he is not the speediest walking partner. He is old and achy and walks pretty darn slow. He still loves to walk, however, so I take him with me for 20 minutes or so a day. That's about his max; if we go too far, he will plant... Read more
I like my shadow.
I just posted on NillaPepsi's blog the other day about how one of my current NSV's is liking the way my shadow looks. I go on a lot of afternoon walks and lately I have been noticing that my shadow looks a lot better than it used to. I have a mu... Read more
8 month SparkVersary and 10 pounds lost :)
I finally hit one of my weight loss goals today: 10 pounds lost! I feel so proud of myself. It has taken me a long time to lose it (8 months to the day since I have joined SP), but that's fine with me. Over the past 8 months, I have been learni... Read more
It's grey and bleak and rainy in the aftermath of Sandy. We were very fortunate in my town (Chambersburg, PA) and escaped with some flooding and power outages. I know that some people had to evacuate their homes and there are still closed road... Read more
I've been venting a lot here about the stress I'm going through with my job, Well, I am starting to feel better (and so are all of you, since you don't have to suffer through another "Wah! Poor me" blog) Read more
I hate insomnia (and I'm not too crazy about sore feet, either). Grumpy blog.
I am feeling very frustrated with my foot. I had been having pain in my right foot during the late spring/summer when my shoes wore out and I continued to try to work out in them (dumb, yes.) I changed shoes, changed insoles, replaced insoles, ... Read more
Where I am in October
I've been trying to get myself back into the healthy-eating and exercising groove lately. The beginning of the school year really threw me for a loop. Since I joined SP last March, this is the first beginning-of-the-school time that I have expe... Read more
Scales are temperamental beasts; hooray for measuring tape!
I have been suspicious of my digital scale for months, not because it consistently displays a number in the 200's when I'd much rather see one in the 100's, but because it has seemed crazily inconsistent. Sometimes I will weigh myself, see a wei... Read more
Met a mini-goal today :)
This morning I was looking in my closet for something to wear to church and came across a very cute denim skirt that I had bought at Goodwill last year, but had never worn because it was too tight across the stomach and hips. I had a vague idea... Read more
I made it to another weekend - yay! And the first two weeks of school are under my belt; things should start getting a bit easier soon.
I had a cool NSV this week: I put on a pair of capris that I've had since last spring that used to be... Read more
Tomorrow is the last day of school this week for my little preschool students and all I can say is...WOW, I AM EXHUSTED! I always forget how incredibly demanding the beginning of the year is; the children are so young and most have never been ... Read more
Measurements, hamstrings, and the first day of school
Down another pound this morning...yay! It feels good to see the numbers going down, rather than up. I am trying not to get too hung up on the scale, however. I measured myself last week and found that since March, I have lost 4.5 inches from my... Read more
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