Well, Maybe Not Always . . .
Okay, so maybe weigh-ins don't ALWAYS mess with my head. When the scale shows 6.6 pounds lost -- like it did this morning -- I'm pretty darn happy. Here's what helped with weight loss this week: cross-training, uniting with friends in the batt... Read more
Weigh-Ins Always Mess with My Head
Lose or or stay the same, weigh-ins always mess with my head. Like today it stayed the same. I know why -- dinner out last night at a Korean BBQ, even though I tried to be good. And a couple of candies at Halloween and the day after, again, e... Read more
Oh, the Places We'll Go
Today I dusted off my trusty bicycle, got her tuned up, seat and handlebar grips replaced, put the kickstand back on, attached a new water bottle holder. I took her for a test run tonight to go find my darling daughter and her fellow teenage tr... Read more
'Twas the Twelfth Day
Twelve days in. My nails are growing faster. I have more energy. And I'm laughing more, a lot more.
I was getting tired of my delicious healthy breakfast fritatta but still wanted to get lots of veggies into my first meal of the day, so... Read more
The Magic is Happening
Yesterday was day nine of being back on track with a healthy lifestyle. That's when I felt the magic starting to happen again. Two nights in a row of a decent amount of sleep (seven hours a night), and I increased my morning walking distance t... Read more
One More Step Toward Health, Happiness, and Harmony
Oh, yes, I did get up and go walking this morning at 8:22. Happy Saturday!
The following phrase helped me a lot this week. Rather than allowing my mind to spin out... Read more
I am so happy to be back on SparkPeople and focusing on healthy things again. Since my return this Monday, I feel really good about my food choices. Two years of training on SP taught me a lot about optimum foods and portions, and it's like I... Read more
Tomorrow, I Love Ya, Tomorrow
Tomorrow is the day. October 14th. That's the day I've given myself to begin back on a healthy eating and exercise regimen. While it's clear that I'm heavier now than I probably ever have been and need to get healthy again, the short-term goa... Read more
Well, I Dusted Off the Scale this Morning
I definitely knew I'd gained weight. I can feel it everywhere, and I thought sure I'd ballooned even more than I had. In the past several months I've gained more like 13 pounds, not 20. I set a new start date for myself of August 1 (today), s... Read more
Look What I'd Be Missing
. . . if I didn't wake up early and go running. I'm so grateful.
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First Monday Comes W/Another First
I had my first 6am workout -- ever -- today. I did it, and it wasn't too bad. As my work schedule has gotten busier, my fitness program has majorly dwindled. With family commitments as well, it dawned on me that the only way I was going to get... Read more
Work & New Routine
With work hours steadily increasing there's been dramatically less time for exercising and for taking my diet seriously. I have not thrown in the towel completely, but for the past three weeks I've gained 1.1 pounds per week. At that rate, I w... Read more
Let's Do This!!
I am back and setting goals. Over the past 13 months I've lost over 50 pounds and have adopted much healthier eating habits. I've met great people on SP, was riding my bike 40 miles a week, and exercising consistently at the gym. During the p... Read more
A New Destination
Hello, fellow SPers. I just wanted touch base and hope all of you are continuing well on your journeys toward sustained good health.
When I first started here eleven months ago, my first goal was to lose 78 pounds by September 2010. I hav... Read more
Meeting a Spark Friend & Sharing a Secret
I have a lot to write about. I just returned from a trip to Missouri and Dallas where I met up with a friend, with my mother and her husband and, for the first time, my newest friend, wonderful fellow SPer ChristyK08.
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