First, wow it's sure been a while since I've made a blog entry here. Sorry about that.
This week I began taking classes for an AAS in Horticulture at my local community college. I had intended to simply take a few classes to get started. On... Read more
The last couple weeks I was too lazy to be vigilant about tracking my nutrition. This week I'm making a point to get back into the habit, because I still am not very good at knowing how many calories a meal has if I don't plan portions in advanc... Read more
Haven't posted a blog lately cause there hasn't been much change to speak of I guess? Just getting into a lifting routine. I'm still not sure this will work, even though it's a proven thing that lifting weights = you get stronger, but I suppose ... Read more
So, now that I have a gym membership I feel like I can finally get serious about lifting weights and bulking up a bit. The trainer at the Y hooked me up with a good starting routine and told me that if I wanted to add more machines/free weights ... Read more
I had been feeling discouraged about this whole fitness thing. I thought I was doing everything right: eating less, exercising more, but what I thought was my measurement of success, my weight... well it was barely changing. One week it was down... Read more
So, there are a lot of exercises I enjoy that I haven't found listed in SP's Fitness tracker dropdown menu/search. (flutterkicks, woodchoppers, burpees, mountain climbers, etc.) So, I have been using fitclick.com's calories burned calculator to ... Read more
So, I gained back two pounds this week, even though I felt like I had been doing really well with working out and watching my food. Not good enough though, and I'm pretty sure that it is my latenight eating habits causing the extra calories.
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It had started out bad, because I ate more food than I'd wanted to last night. Not as bad as it could have been I suppose, but I definitely need to be more vigilant and set out good "healthy choices" just in case before I go to bed. Half-asleep ... Read more
I often (read nearly every night) wake up very hungry. Not just wanting to eat food, but you know, the actual discomforted growling achy hungry feeling. Since joining SP, I've tried to just budget these nightly snacks into my daily calorie count... Read more
I have a removable, door-frame mounted pull-up bar that I had been taking out twice a week to do part of my upper body workouts. Today I decided that I would just leave it up on my door instead of taking it down. This way whenever I'm entering, ... Read more
Woot. I actually managed to lose a pound this week! (I know, losing a pound is pretty meaningless, but I've never tried this whole healthy-eating/losing weight thing before, so it's nice to see that it might actually work if I just follow all th... Read more
Today my sweet tooth and just my general mood demanded that I eat something "fun." So I decided that I would make these peanut butter cookies recipes.sparkpeople.com/ recipe-detail.asp?recipe=5 57543 that I found on the re... Read more
So, I finally got around to getting all my financial information in order so I could join my local YMCA. :) I took my stuff by there this afternoon, and they said I should have my approval within a week and a half. (their financial screening lad... Read more