Yesterday was my first low-carb day (the program alternates low carb and "high carb" days). It was pretty difficult, but I didn't get too cranky. "High carb" is much easier. I think high carb is a misnomer, though. I'd call it a balanced, health... Read more
So it's day 1 of a new effort, once again. I came across "Choose to Lose" by Chris Powell yesterday and bought it. I don't normally go for gimmicky diets (I really believe in a balanced healthy diet, in moderation, and some exercise, also in mod... Read more
Sisters helping each other
My little sister (she's 12) wants to lose weight, too. We've started helping each other. I have oodles of diet and exercise information stored in my brain, but need motivation to actually do it. She has motivation, but isn't quite sure how.
S... Read more
I started exercising last week (baby is 2 months old). I've found I just don't have time right now to track calories and haunt SparkPeople. Three preschool kids keep me pretty busy. My boys love to watch me exercise, though :o). I use Kinect for... Read more
I just finished logging my calories today. Now you know I have no intention of dieting at this stage (establishing nursing...nursing 2 at once). But the total astounded me. Over 4700 calories today, just eating when I felt hungry. Oink.
It jus... Read more
I am back! Baby Moses was born on August 19. Like last time, I gained about 60 lb, of which 30lb is already gone (8 lb 14.5 oz was baby).
1. Track my food every day (more to keep an eye on nutrition than quantity).
2. Do Pilates... Read more
It's been a long time
I've been out of the loop for a while. I'm expecting again (11 weeks). This time it's been hard to get excited until I know the baby's ok. I'm waiting anxiously for my first doctor's appointment the second week of February.
However, there are... Read more
Just a quick update...I did finally miscarry this week. I had some anxious and painful moments, but it seems to me now that the waiting and worrying beforehand were really the worst part. (The baby died at 6 weeks, I miscarried at 13.5 weeks). ... Read more
I am waiting to have a miscarriage. I've had what's called a "missed miscarriage": my baby died at 6 weeks, and my body has continued as though it's pregnant. Even now (I would be at 12 weeks) I still have some pregnancy symptoms. It's emotional... Read more
I'm expecting another baby. I'm pretty excited! Too bad I didn't get back to my pre-pregnancy weight before getting pregnant again. I'm sticking with Sparkpeople to make sure I don't gain too fast this time (put on about 60 lb last time...ouch.)... Read more
I took a break for a month from tracking calories and obsessively haunting sparkpeople.com :o). I think I was just a bit burned out. I maintained my weight...didn't gain anything, but didn't lose anything either. It's funny how that is. As soon... Read more
Good news and bad news
(don't worry, this is just about my weight).
Good news...I did my first 5K on Saturday, walking 2 minutes, jogging 3 the whole way. It took me 40 minutes. It can only get better, eh? At least I wasn't dead last, which is what I try to avoid... Read more
21 Day Challenge - Day 4
Woo-hoo, I've broken through 150! That means I'm halfway to my goal. I've lost 15 lb since April. It was sooo slow, but here I am. When I started, I envisioned myself at pre-pregnancy weight by mid July. It looks now like mid-September would be ... Read more
21 Day Challenge - Day 1
Today I made myself a chart with my goals and rewards to post on the wall above my scale. That's something that has really worked for me all along. The chart I made at the beginning of April is getting kind of out of date, so it was time for a n... Read more
30 Day Challenge is done! Time for a new one.
Well people...I've been avoiding Sparkpeople because I have not been doing well for about a week now. As in, I have not been tracking calories, and I shudder to think of what I've been putting into myself...chocolate, party mix, lots and lots of... Read more