Traded my morning run in for gardening
I was planning to run this morning early, since the forecast is calling for 99 today, but I decided to swap my run for weeding and watering the garden. Took me about an hour, and I discovered some little trees trying to grow up around the found... Read more
Return to an old Stand-by 6 points+ Breakfast
I usually have two eggs for breakfast, but I'm out. I needed to eat this morning before going to the store, so I made a return to an old standby breakfast:
Oatmeal (1/2 cup... Read more
I Will Not Quit
I will NOT quit!
Sunday, July 1
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Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, a... Read more
Timber City Adventure Race
For 13 or so years, my community has put on what they call the "Timber City Adventure Race". This starts as an 8 mile canoe leg, then a 14 mile bike leg, finishing with a 5k run. I was invited to take the running leg on a team of 4. Two guys ... Read more
Body Scan- you may have already seen this on SP
You might have already come across this picture and info on another Spark Blog or elsewhere. I know the first time I saw it- it was on another SP blog, but I had to seek it out again...it speaks to me so loudly...while I was working on losing m... Read more
Great Read for Losers and Especially Maintainers
I'm reading the book, "Weight Loss Boss," by current Weight Watchers CEO, David Kirchhoff, and I am LOVING it. He writes in an easy-to-read way with plenty of humor (which I love). I especially like that he concentrates on not only the dynami... Read more
I've learned to live a varied, active life
This is from a message board response, and after writing it, I decided it would make a nice blog entry as well, so if you've already read the message board post, this will look familiar to you.
You are right, Johanne, about me biking more t... Read more
Loving Summer Break
School has been out 2 1/2 weeks now, and I've just had a great time! Getting so much done at home, getting lots of activity in, and enjoying the flexibility of my time!
Today (and for the rest of summer on Wednesdays) my best friend and I w... Read more
That's what I'm talking about!
Oh yeah! So proud of me today!
Set two goals for myself when I got up this morning, and I met them both.
#1 Stay within daily target today...I've used 42 of my 49 extra allowance for the week in the first 2 days
#2 Get out and ride my bi... Read more
Little Golden Moments Along the Journey
I love this blog I just read! It's called:
Keep Your Eyes off the Prize.
I have found this approach so helpful this time around, and I don't think I would have been as successful without this fantastic realization that any large accomplishm... Read more
Two weeks of maintenance
I've finished two weeks of maintenance, and more than halfway through the third. I'm starting to relax and trust myself better now. That first week was strange though. I was so excited about reaching my ultimate goal, but so paranoid about ei... Read more
So, do I count this as another reward, or a tool of maintenance? I know it's really both :) I haven't actually gotten it yet, but over the weekend, I went bike shopping. I have a bike of my oldest son's that I use, but it doesn't shift the be... Read more
My reward :)
I purchased a reward for myself today to mark this exciting achievement. It's more extravagant than I usually am with myself, but I'm worth it. I was toying with the idea of getting a star tattoo of some kind and adding a new star with each ye... Read more
Met my goal!
I have met my total weight loss goal! When I weighed in at my meeting Thursday night, I had met it there too! I was so excited, surprised, and quite emotional. I nearly cried! I'm a sap though normally, so I anticipated reacting that way. I... Read more
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I had such a great weekend. I had planned an overnight getaway at a B&B just 40 miles away, and it was so relaxing. I had a great time with my sweetie, and I didn't even ruin any weight loss...I actually lost even though I enjoyed some fantast... Read more