What an awesome idea! I saw this product featured on the Rachael Ray show this morning, and it's just what I've been looking for! I really want to get back into running more regularly, especially outdoors. But the problem with running outside is... Read more
Psychology and our anniversary dinner
Yesterday was our 6th wedding anniversary, so hubby and I decided to go out to dinner. Earlier this year, a Fogo de Chao opened in our area. Hubby (being a guy) was instantly intrigued: All you can eat meat, woo hoo! I ignored the little "spark... Read more
New nephew, too much food, lacking in motivation...
I hope everyone had a great July 4th holiday! Our big news of the day is that we now have a nephew! My husband's brother and his wife had their second child early this morning! We are very excited to be a proud aunt & un... Read more
Battling the ice cream monster
Hi everyone! I haven't blogged in a while. Last week was busy with jury duty. Out of hundreds of people, I was one of the lucky 14 (12 plus 2 alternates) to be chosen for a trial. It took all week but we had deliberations on Friday and now it's ... Read more
"You look great"
These three words from a near-stranger totally made my day yesterday.
I was walking out the door to go to the gym when I saw my next-door neighbor at her door. We smiled and said our hellos, and then she said to me, "You look great, by the w... Read more
I am feeling much better today. I also feel like I am getting my mojo back a little bit in terms of fitness. Yesterday I took a spinning class for the first time in months, followed by a cool abs class.
I've decided to focus on not only lo... Read more
Retraining the brain
I can't pinpoint exactly what is wrong with me, but I've been struggling, so much so that I have all but given up. I may be sad, bored or just tired. Or any combination of them.
I am going over my calories every day. By a lot. Last Friday I... Read more
Muffin top, begone!
Ok, I am not at goal yet -- tossing around the same 5 pounds-- but I've lost almost 60 pounds. So why, oh why, do I still have a muffin top??? At this point, it's more of a mini muffin, but still...
I hate it! I want it to go away! It's a cons... Read more
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
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