Ben and Jerry, why do you tempt me so?
Ben and Jerry, why do you tempt me so? I am a married woman, for goodness sake!!
Seriously, I went out and bought 2 pints today! Both are "lowfat." (Are they really? I'm not sure what's lowfat anymore (see yesterday's blog post).
"Lighten u... Read more
Low-cal restaurant food a myth?
This morning my Hungry Girl e-mail had a link to an interesting news story. I'll post the link at the end of this blog. It was an investigative report that tested sample meals from the "diet" menus of restaurants we've all been to: Chili's, Che... Read more
It's time to get back to business!
Hi fellow Sparkers!
I am back!! We had a wonderful time. I highly recommend visiting Israel, whether or not you are Jewish. It is a beautiful place with so many amazing things to see. Thanks to everyone who left me such nice messages while... Read more
Off for my reward vacation -- weighing in at 117.6
Hi Spark Friends! Well, the day I've worked so hard to get to is here!! Later this afternoon, hubby and I are off for our hopefully awesome 2-week vaca to Israel! This is the reward I set up for myself when I started SparkPeople in January 2007.... Read more
No, not those that happen when you have gas. Ha ha ha ha!! These are exercises. I recall that I first heard of burpees months and months ago from my wonderful Sparkfriend Helen's page. I remember chuckling at the name and wondering, "What the he... Read more
Six teeny weeny pounds to go!!
Well I am making progress and I am sooooo close to goal! I just want to reach out and grab it and reel it in.
I've got exactly two weeks until my trip. I am holding out hope that I will make it to 115 by that time but it looks like I may fall... Read more
I can feel it...
I'm losing steam yet again. It happens. I can feel the laziness creeping in. I feel tired. Unmotivated. The rain isn't helping. All I want to do is stay home and sleep. I've been this way for the past week. With the traveling and running around... Read more
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