Good things about the week:
- ate well, every day - in my calorie range for Fitbit (my calorie range is higher for Spark, for some reason... I don't think it's tracking my all-day activity correctly)
- got at least 8000 steps every day exc... Read more
So, on Monday I made the following (what I thought were) super easy-to-accomplish goals for myself.
1.) drink the water
2.) dump the sugar
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OMG - 200!
So, as I look over my Spark journey (and hiatus) I see a woman that was depressed, tired and overweight. The year was 2007 and I was close to 190 pounds. In December of 2007 I decided to make a commitment to eat clean and exercise. I had 2 you... Read more
Day 1 - Bought a FitBit
So, I'm back... again...
I know EVERYTHING I need to do, and yet I don't.
What is it with that?
It occurs to me, thanks to reading another Sparker's blog, that this addicition (mostly to sugar, but also to that rush of whatever happ... Read more
Homemade Almond Milk and Pumpkin Spice Latte - YUM
I just responded to a Sparker with a request to tell how I make my almond milk. As I typed and typed all the information I've discovered regarding nut milks over the past few years, I thought maybe others would like to hear about it as well. S... Read more
Week 1 done
Made some choices this week and some adjustments. So far, not a bad week...
1.) Exercise: I simply cannot get up at 4:00 am every morning to exercise. If I do, my professional life will be a wreck. So I made adjustment #1 - 4:00am exerci... Read more
Rock Bottom - again?
So, after my "Featured Blog Post" back in May I worked hard and lost about 8 pounds. Then I went back to work (August) and gained back 10. So, like twenty or thirty times before, I'm starting over. And, after shopping for new jeans (yeah, min... Read more
Devastated... but still Hopeful
This is not a weight blog... or even a "healthy habits" blog... rather it is one of extreme personal disappointment and sorrow. While I know that many (most) won't understand, my friends that are organic gardeners certainly will.
We (organ... Read more
This may be entirely stupid but...
I did it anyway. To the tune of $12.50. Not bad for a mistake, but I'm really (okay, pretty) confident that in a month this will not be a mistake.
First of all, I was feeling pretty pumped because after the 2 weeks of unexplained weight g... Read more
You ate my chicken breast???
First of all, I know this is incredibly petty. I own that. But because I am not one to pitch a fit in person and yell at my wonderful DH (and he really IS wonderful) I needed a place to vent. Facebook is out (I hate when people complain about ot... Read more
Gaining weight? Seriously???
Week 1 looked good... down 1.5 pounds. When I weighed in early (day 12) I was back up 1.2 pounds. Seriously? Yeah, I slid that one day (day 8, to be exact) and I did "splurge" on a couple of birthday treats (I made a lower fat/calorie cheeseca... Read more
Well, it happened...
NOTE: for some reason the blog did nor originally post in it's entirety. This is the blog as it SHOULD have posted...
It was day 8.
I didn't just fall off the wagon, I jumped off.
I nee... Read more
Well... THAT was a mistake!
A few years ago I tried a smoothie that I loved. It was like dessert in a cup. And full of good things... banana, peanut butter, avocado, spinach and a touch of sea salt. I adored it.
Then I quit eating it - probably because avocados wer... Read more
Day 5 - come and gone...
Not that there is something about Day 5. It has no magic, no superstition, no hold on me. It's the days and weeks past that, but still it lingers in my brain as some wall that is hard to not-so-much GET past as STAY past.
And I took day... Read more
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Day 4 - clean quiche and frozen yogurt
Well, it's been 4 straight clean-eating, active, water-drinking days. No bumps yet and it helps that a.) I'm on summer break and I have time to plan, cook, track, get active, etc. and b.) my kids are still in school. That makes a lot of time f... Read more