SparkCoach advice taken - re-evaluate
I have been visiting my SparkCoach every day and most of the time it's a repeat of something I've already learned over the last few years on SparkPeople. I also joined the Plateau Busting Challenge because I don't seem to be making any progress... Read more
Benefits of packing lunches
My husband packs my lunch everyday. I used to pack lunches but now he's taken over. Anyway, I don't always eat everything, and if it's like pretzels or breakfast bars I will keep them in my desk just in case I get extra hungry another day. I ... Read more
Progress after 30 days of yoga
I was very excited after yoga class last week! We were getting ready to do a boat pose (where you lay on your stomach, bend your knees so your feet are trying to reach your behind, and you grab your ankles with your hands). I didn't realize wh... Read more
Spark Summary Averages
I just found the Spark Summary Calendar. I love the gold stars!
My weight has been holding steady at 184.5 or so. I calculated my calories and I have averaged 1600 a day for the past 5 weeks. Now that I know that, I will shoot for no m... Read more
We continue to go to yoga when we can work it into our schedule. We have taken 4 classes so far. Last Friday we tried a Yin Yoga class, which is basically holding different stretching poses for about 5 minutes or so at a time. They were some ... Read more
Our First Yoga Class
I am getting older, and along with that I am less flexible and not as strong as I used to be. I hate the feeling of the stiffness and have thought for a long time that yoga would be a good option. We already walk on a regular basis and have do... Read more
I feel so terrible and so fat! I am so disappointed in myself today. Usually I can pull up my britches and say "just do what you did before, you know what to do" but lately I can't keep the momentum past 5:00! I'm not eating like crazy, but ... Read more
List of non-scale victories
I have joined the plateau busting challenge as a way to try to get myself back in control. Too much snacking and too little exercise has the weight creeping back on and that is unacceptable.
For day 3 of the challenge I am supposed to list... Read more
It's not just about weight
A few weeks ago I went back and read The Spark all the way through again. This time I was looking for ways to improve my life, not just my weight or my diet. So much on this website will work in areas of life that aren't just about food and ex... Read more
SparkGuy's Ultimate Life Challenge
You must have seen SparGuys emails and blogs about the Ultimate Spark Life Challenge. So far I'm finding the rules to be a bit loose, but it's definitely got me thinking and motivated! I was feeling a little like I was just reacting to life an... Read more
Motivation at Goodwill?
I went to Goodwill to get some pants on Friday night, and I have been SUPER MOTIVATED ever since! I was getting lazy about portion control, tracking calories, and exercise, and I really didn't care. I gained back about 20 pounds from my lowest... Read more
Better than I was but not as good as I could be
I am so much healthier than I used to be. I can fit into clothes that you can buy in a normal store, not just stuff in a plus size store. I am very happy about where I am.
That said, I am not at my best. At the beginning of 2014 I was at 15... Read more
We ran a 5k!
It’s still so hard to believe we ran a 5k! I never EVER thought it would be possible. About a year ago, after I got married, I mentioned to my husband that I felt like we should step up our exercise a bit and maybe try a couch to 5k program. ... Read more
Too many calories, and 30 days is too long!
I have been lazy about how many calories I eat. I'm not going all wild or anything, just have a few too many most days.
I ended 2014 happily married with about a 15 pound gain for the year. I was warned that being married could make tha... Read more
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What a great 2014!
I will miss 2014. It was such a great year. We rang in the new year at Disneyworld, I got married, my daughter started college, my finances are under control, I got a new car and everyone is healthy!
I didn't talk about losing weight beca... Read more