Lately I've been trying to kick up my cario a notch, in order to avoid a plateau and to keep losing. I really want to make my goal or get as close to it as possible. Problem is, I am bored to tears on the cardio machines!!
Don't get ... Read more
Shopping is fun again!
I spent a lot of time shopping this weekend -- getting some new spring/summer clothes, and especially for my upcoming vacation!
It was tiring because I pretty much need EVERYTHING but I had a lot of fun. It is so much easier to shop when ev... Read more
Diet foods or healthy foods?
I've been on Spark for more than a year now. And once you've been here for a while, it's inevitable that at some point you will take a serious look at exactly what you are putting in your body beyond calories and fat grams. Lately, I've been thi... Read more
My biggest incentive yet!
More than a year ago, I thought of a big prize for losing 63 pounds and making it to my goal weight. A huge trip! The trip of a lifetime. A trip to Israel!!!!
Well, hubby and I have been thinking of going in May and I have been desperately... Read more
From couch potato to runner!!!
On Saturday I finished the Couch to 5K program. For those who are not familiar with it, it is a 9-week beginner running program designed to help you go from being a couch potato to running a 5K.
I am so excited to be able to say that I comp... Read more
Keeping my eye on the prize
I am close to my goal and yet so far. I have 12 pounds to go. They say the last 10 pounds are the hardest. I agree.
I've been doing AWESOME on the exercise front, and terrible, and I mean terrible, with my eating. I do fine during the we... Read more
Scale, C25K and random thoughts
I thought it was time for another blog. Ah, I love this time of year. March Madness!!! It's so much fun filling out the bracket and watching the games. I usually don't watch a lot of college basketball during the season but this is when it's sup... Read more
I need a spark
This has been a bad week. I am feeling down, and it's not only because I'm stuck in another plateau and I've sabotaged my efforts by making bad food decisions. The bigger issue is that I'm bored. Not bored with Spark, per se, just bored with my ... Read more
I don't know how I got this crazy idea into my head, but I signed up to play kickball! The first game is tomorrow. Hubby and I decided to join a team with our local 20s and 30s Meetup group. I haven't played kickball since elementary school! I d... Read more
Stuck at 128
I am stuck. I have been at 128 for weeks now. I seem to get stuck a lot -- I guess I am just not doing as well with the calories as I should be. I know it's not the exercise because I exercise almost every day.
Last week probably added ano... Read more
Fun way to help shelter dogs
This is Cole. Short for Colette. She is my sweet little shelter dog. Well, she's not so little anymore. She's 80 pounds! DH and I adopted her 9 years ago as an 8-week-old puppy at the pound in Phoenix, AZ, and she's brought nothing but joy into... Read more
Today is my 33rd birthday! It is also my (third) goal date here on Spark. If you take a peek at my ticker, you'll see that I didn't make it yet again. I am 13 pounds away from my goal. But I want today to be a happy day, so I am trying not to fo... Read more
Goodbye 50 pounds
Over the weekend, I lost another pound. This pound is special because it's also a milestone. I have now lost a total of 50 pounds!!!
I don't know what amazes me most -- that I was able to lose 50 pounds, or that I managed to PUT ON 50 extra p... Read more
What are your thoughts on the Flat Belly Diet?
I was watching Rachael Ray's talk show yesterday morning and my ears perked up when I heard the words "Flat Belly Diet." This is the newest diet fad out there; the two women who created this diet work at Prevention magazine and have been all ov... Read more
Eating too much
I don't know what got into me this past week, but I have been eating like a fiend and going way over my calories most days. Let's see, I have eaten pizza (twice), Mexican food, Indian buffet and sushi. I've also been drinking more than usual lat... Read more
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