Progress so far, almost a year
As we all start the new 2017 year I wanted to briefly reflect on 2016. I have been a spark member for 6? years. I have lost and gained. Last February, I was again at my high weight, after losing 25 pounds previously. After a doctor's visit, I am... Read more
NSV Body Pump (and big birthday week)
So, I have been doing Body Pump, a class with weights and music, for a few years. I enjoy the class, and when I go regularly I see and feel results. I recently gained back some weight, but I am still fitting in most of my clothes. A lot of that ... Read more
Museum and Culinary Adventure
This week I finally tracked, most days. I was in range, most days. I really enjoyed spring break with exercise outside (hiking, yard work, walking) and inside the gym with two daytime yoga classes at the YMCA. This week I had a weight loss!
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Today my family and I went out to hike Enchanted Rock. It was very cold, but clear and lovely. We got to the park early and made the hike up. It is a very steep climb. On ... Read more
Goal this week: Tracking
I find that I am better with tracking on routine days. Works for water and exercise too. So, now that I am back at work, I am getting into the tracking habit again. I do like the Sparkpeople phone app, and use that at home.
This weekend wa... Read more
Week One Firecracker Reflection
Positive: I drank water. Back into the habit! I am also drinking hot tea and cut my diet coke consumption! I also exercised more regularly.
To be improved: I did not track, so, I did not lose weight.
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Day One, Firecracker Winter Into Spring Challenge
As I was introducing myself to my new team, I realized something. I described myself as "married, with two teen-aged daughters, two dogs, two cats, a full time job as a special education teacher, and finishing my dissertation."
I think I ge... Read more
Getting ready for Winter 5% Challenge
The Good: I am drinking water, especially at work. I have an exercise schedule (dd and I go to the YMCA Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and I walk on the weekends.)
The Not Good Yet: Tracking. I need to Track, yes, on weekends too.... Read more
New hair cut and time to recommit
The girls and I got new hair cuts yesterday. I like them all! My oldest dd had thought about going really super short, but decided on losing about 7 inches and it is shoulder length and cute! My youngest dd went with a short and shaggy cut that ... Read more
Running, then falling down
Yesterday I was out running (actually it was feeling like a hard day so I was trudging through my run/walk) with one of my dogs, Gus. It was early in the morning, the sun was in my eyes and I was "just keep running, running, running" (like Dorie... Read more
60 Day Summer Challenge Personal Goals
60 Days of Summer Challenge
I have several goals that I will work my hardest on this summer. I am going to try writing them down and noting (for myself) how it is going, to keep myself accountable.
Track my food and exercise. T... Read more
Capitol 10,000 2011
I ran in the Capitol 10,000 last weekend and LOVED it! My daughter went too, and we both had a blast. This is a HUGE race with 23,000 people running. That had been enough to keep me from it for decades, (that and the fact I wasn't running ;)
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Five month Sparkcation, mostly a success
I have taken a break from Sparkpeople since July. It was going to be a break for the chaos of starting school again. But, it extended beyond that. Overall, I am pleased. I maintained all most all of my 25 pound weight loss. I have gained back ... Read more
First 5 K in 14 years (minus one running buddy)
Today was the Girls on the Run 5K in Austin. My running buddy, my oldest dd Walden is still sick. She is getting better but has a lingering cough. We debated all week about the best thing to do. Should we run/walk? Should we walk? Should I... Read more
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I am anxious about my 5K on Sunday for no reason, but I am.
My oldest daughter, Walden is my running buddy. We have completed the Ct5K training and have been running 3 miles for a while. I didn't pick out a plan following the Ct5K, and we haven't really been training, just running. Three miles, three t... Read more