Earlier today as I was doing housework my mind started to wander (because whose mind doesn't wander when doing housework?) and I began thinking about why I am at such a standstill. And I wondered if -- for whatever reason -- I don't want this as... Read more
Ahhhh! So I am late with the blog this week. Yesterday was Mother's Day and we were out and about for most of the day. I took 3 days off from working out (NOT good!) but today I kept my 20-minute date with Jillian. Overall, as I reflect on the p... Read more
It has been a good week. I still haven't lost any weight but there have been many positive changes. I can't explain it exactly but in many small yet significant ways I am starting to feel like the motivated woman who once lost 60 pounds. All it ... Read more
As I mentioned in my previous blog, I am going to be checking in here on this blog once a week to evaluate how I am doing on my journey and detailing which goal(s) I am setting for myself for the week ahead.
I am using SparkGuy's weekly e... Read more
I can't believe how fast time flies but I have been on SparkPeople since 2007. I joined in January with a sluggish start. Maybe I wasn't quite ready to embark on the journey right then. I had 60 pounds to lose. There was SO MUCH to look at on th... Read more
Yes, I am still here. Tracking food. Tracking fitness. What I am still bad about is keeping up with blogs, groups and message boards. I don't get to play on the computer all that much these days. As such, it's not easy to Spark via phone except ... Read more
Well, HELLO, to anyone who is still subscribed to read my blogs. Wow, it has been almost a year and a half since I last posted a blog. Where on earth did the time go? So much has happened since I last blogged! The most exciting thing has been t... Read more
Last week was a tough week. Without going into all the details, I'll just say that my body failed me. Or, quite possibly, I failed it. I'll never know, but more than likely it was a combination of both.
All last week, I took a break from w... Read more
My gym recently added TRX suspension training. It's pretty cool and a great workout for the core and upper body, especially. For anyone who is curious what it is, here is a YouTube video (it will explain it better than I can).
www.yout... Read more
When I am at the gym and not taking a fitness class, I like to listen to Jillian Michaels' podcast to pass the time on the machines. Recently she had Bob Harper on the show, which was cool! They said something to a caller that really kind of h... Read more
OK, so...I have not been to the gym in several days and was looking forward to going to my Body Combat class last night! But my daughter, the Houdini, had other plans. :) She decided to escape from her crib yesterday afternoon, which sent us in ... Read more
Saturday was the Monument Avenue 10k in Richmond. I ran it last year; it was the first (and only) 10k I ever ran. It is such a fun race!! I ran with my husband and brother-in-
Ironically, we were all in Richmond this past weekend ... Read more
That burger I had last night, I mean. My stomach hurt when I got home. It's the next morning and I still feel have that "I ate something greasy, salty, icky" feeling. This is a good thing. My body is reminding me why I don't eat this way very o... Read more
Tonight my hubby's coworkers invited us out to dinner after work. The place we are going is a burger place. It is one of those where burgers cost double what they should and you can choose from all sorts of fancy toppings (peanut butter burger, ... Read more