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How do I get my mojo back?
I am so frustrated with myself. Last year I started on my healthy lifestyle change and was very successful until about December. Then I started slipping back into some of my bad habits (like eating too much sugar) and I stagnated for several m... Read more
I'm lucky in that I have always enjoyed drinking water. I always keep a three-cup water bottle on my desk at work and I fill up two pitchers with ice and keep those on my desk, too. I tend to crunch ice all day (almost feels like I'm eating so... Read more
Thank you, SparkPeople!
I have spent the last two months gaining and losing the same 3 pounds over and over again. While I am happy that I have lost 85 pounds so far and at least didn't actually gain anything over the holidays, this yo-yo thing is never going to get t... Read more
In the past two months that I have been working with a personal trainer at the gym, I have lost 3 pounds of muscle! I've also lost 7 pounds of fat, but that 3 pounds of muscle is annoying. When I told her that I thought the point of strength t... Read more
I admit it. I am one of those people who lets the scale dictate my mood, and today, I was NOT in a good mood. One week ago, I was down another 5 pounds to a net loss of 85 pounds. This was very exciting for me. I had done well through Thanks... Read more
The Cookie Dilemma
Last year between Thanksgiving and Christmas I made (and consumed) about 100 pounds of caramels, cookies, toffee crunch candy, etc. And the scale showed it. I gained about 7 pounds that month.
My problem is that I LOVE baking. I own more... Read more
A New Milestone
Yesterday, I reached 80 pounds in weight loss. You would not believe how happy I was ALL DAY. It seemed like I had been stuck at 77 pounds for a month. (Possibly that was because it HAD been almost a month.) I have Mondays off from work, but... Read more
That Ridiculous Scale
So, I've been going to the gym daily since I joined 10 days ago. Magically the pounds started dropping off again after having hit a mini plateau. Talk about inspiring! How great to know that exercising for 60 minutes a day (instead of none, w... Read more
I bought a FitBit Ultra pedometer and got it on Wednesday. Even though I am going to the gym 5 days a week, I wanted to know how many steps I was actually taking.
One of the neat things this pedometer does is track how many flights of st... Read more
I have a Personal Trainer!
I went to the gym for my complimentary 1 hour session with a personal trainer and walked out with a personal trainer meeting with me weekly for a year. Am I a sucker? I actually liked this guy, and even though he is young and very fit, he had ... Read more
I joined a gym!
For the last week, I have been walking around the block (1/2 mile) every day to ease myself back into exercise after my knee replacement surgery. I have enjoyed it and I'm getting ready to expand the distance, but it is almost October, so the r... Read more
Why I want to lose weight - Part 2
I have always wanted to go on an Alaskan cruise. I live near Seattle, so an Alaskan cruise doesn't involve having to pay to fly anywhere first. Last year I thought we might actually be able to afford to go, so I was looking into the cost and a... Read more
Why do I want to lose weight? - Part 1
I work at my church and therefore I have experienced more funerals in the last few years than ever before in my lifetime. What does that have to do with wanting to lose weight? Well, I decided several years ago that I wanted to be cremated whe... Read more
Out for a Fitness Walk
Today I went for my first fitness walk since having my knee replaced less than 7 weeks ago. It was also my first fitness walk in about 15 years. I used to walk 3-4 miles per day 5 days per weeks way back when, and when I didn't work. I had a ... Read more
I am fortunate in that seven of my co-workers are working on healthier life styles with me. In fact we have a chart up in the office and anytime any of us loses 5 pounds, we put a sticker on the chart. When we got to 100 pounds lost as a group... Read more