I Survived My First Week
So after struggling through some serious cravings, I muscled through my first week of a LCHF diet. Low carbs, high fat. My biggest obstacle wasn't ditching the carbs though. My biggest obstacle was getting over my fear of consuming fat, and the ... Read more
No, I'm not leaving Spark. Don't think I could ever end a relationship with a group that has been nothing but supportive, rewarding, and so positive to my health.
No, I'm saying my last goodbyes to carbohydrates for a while. This is real... Read more
January 25th, 2015 was an amazing day. The day of my first official race. I joined a training team that guided us through the all the ups and downs, made some great friends, and learned about myself. It's all about committing yourself to accompl... Read more
I have not written a blog in ages...almost 5 months, to be exact. I've sat down in front of my computer so many times, and just couldn't bring myself to write anything. I think there are a few reasons why but the one that sticks out the most is ... Read more
Don't you hate it when you have the motivation just oozing out of yourself, but keep getting sidetracked by life ciircumstances?
Three weeks ago, I had a somewhat-terrible upper respiratory infection. I say "somewhat terrible" because I've... Read more
Cutest. Puppy Pics. Ever.
I had to post the most recent photos of the new puppy. She has grown leaps and bounds since we got her 3 weeks ago. I think I will post new photos regularly.
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First Day of April
I am setting a goal for myself to lose at least 5 pounds this month. I am still carrying around the 15 pounds I've gained, and I want it gone. My day has been crazy busy. So far today I've:
1. Got my 3 girls off to school
2. Ran 2 miles
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Public Enemy No. 1
I've had tons of reasons for not working out. If I could get paid for creating excuses, I'd be a wealthy woman right now. My motivation has a tendency to come and go, and lately, it has been way gone. But for 2 weeks now I have used this creatur... Read more
Why Intermittent Fasting
I came to the reality the other day that I have been on Spark for almost 4 years. What a journey! I have come a long way but I've always given myself some grief that I never reached my goal weight. I was so close...just 5 pounds away. Imagine ru... Read more
Quick Fitness Update
I'm having trouble committing to 30 minutes of cardio 5 days a week. I have increased it from 1 day to 3, so that's a start. Last night's run was brutal like usual (running 3.5 miles when the heat index is in the mid 90's can drain anyone), but ... Read more
Trying to Regain Momentum
This July, I broke a record for myself. I logged the least amount of fitness minutes in one month since I joined Spark People. That's an all time low in more than 3 years. I am severely out of shape. I went from having the ability to run 1o mile... Read more
Every now and then, our lives are affected by a deep personal challenge. It could be loss of a job, death of a family member, or some situation that just seems to suck the life out of you. That's what my life has been like the past couple of mon... Read more
The Longest 11 Miles
On Friday evening I mapped out an 11 mile route in my head that I wanted to complete on Saturday morning. The original plan was 13 miles, but I had 2 previous days of standing on my feet all day long, and my back was bothering me, so I thought 1... Read more
My Hidden Talent
I went to college because I love art. I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design. I knew a year before I was due to graduate that my major wasn't for me. But when you invest 3 years into something, not to mention, a ton o... Read more
I don't know what I expected exactly...a cookie with 3 ingredients...how could it possibly work? And how could they possibly taste? Pretty darn good, actually. No butter, no sugar, no flour. If you like cookies, and bananas, than this recipe if... Read more