Here we go again...
I've not been super active on SP since the birth of my daughter nearly 5 years ago. I continue to check in, kind of lurk, spin the wheel (current log in streak, 704 days!)... just to keep a touch stone on my health and fitness, but the sense of... Read more
The Biggest Loser
I confess I have deep mistrust of the show Biggest Loser. And yet, season after season, I eventually come around to watching it.
So, here I am, starting season 16. I am unsure of these new trainers. I mean, come on! Jessie is a smoker! How can... Read more
Back at it...
The big kid headed back to school this morning. So, now that there has been a turn in the tide in health, I decided to get back to it. Fitness and health 2015 has commenced!
I took it easy, though. I am easing myself back in, so as to no... Read more
It's resolution time. Can I tell you the truth?? I have no resolutions for this year yet! Okay. Not entirely true. I have one resolution. I plan to spend less time on my phone around my children and husband. When I'm alone, that'... Read more
I know, it's a crazy time to do this. That I could just keep at my routine through the holidays and maintain this pace, but I need to get back on the WL bandwagon.
I'm Melanie, a 37 year old stay at home mom to two of my own and... Read more
My last few weeks
Have looked like this
And then like this
and then I got all of this
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What has changed in my routine?
What has lead to my over eating?
What area of my plan have I not been doing for a couple weeks?
When did I start gaining weight a bit?
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Okay... I've been killing it with my steps of late. Seriously, no cheating lots and lots and lots of steps. 15-22k every day but one last week. But, I'm not working out. I'm eating crap. I'm sure I'm gaining weight, but I can't bear to chec... Read more
Titanium Girl v2
This is the second year (and final year actually) that I participated in the Titanium Girl Challenge. It is running two Half Marathons in one week. One is an all women's HM which is why the challenge is only open to women--
I ran my second... Read more
Less than Stellar
Yesterday, food wise was less than stellar, thanks to anniversary cake and potatoes.
I didn't start my journaling yet. I need to do that today. I will find a note book and start journaling at my noon meal. Actually-- look-- there's o... Read more
It is amazing what a decent night's sleep will do for a person.
I've made some decisions.
I dropped out of a WL challenge. The last thing I need at this moment is an artificial pressure to succeed.
I've got an appointment with my... Read more
Feeling a failure
I feel like quitting.
I feel awful.
I feel like I'm an ugly, fat, hideous human being.
I had a panic attack on Saturday night.
After which follows a period of depression.
It will likely last a week or two and then I will start... Read more
Changing how I log fitness???
I am enjoying my fitbit. I like the fact that it does link to SP and I can just click a button and upload my fitness for the day... but, I always go in and edit it, because it gives me SO many minutes and calories burned... because just being "... Read more
So it goes
Thus ends the great SparkPeople Activity Tracker v. fitBit debate.
My 6 year old had been begging to wear a tracker on and off for a while now. I let him wear my SPAT for an hour at Jump Rope For Heart night at the school last night. Annnnd... Read more
One Day Comparison
I got my Zip yesterday.
Today is the first day of wearing both my Zip and Spark People Activity Tracker (SPAT). It's been a busy day, with grocery shopping, library story time, a long workout, and laundry. I've been on my feet a lot.
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