Dinner: When the sides are the stars
Lately, I've been kinda "over" chicken and turkey, and since I don't eat red meat or pork at all, that leaves very little to go with. But for some reason, I'm not ready to pull the trigger on vegetarianism.
Anyway, I still made chicken tonigh... Read more
I've only attempted making soup a couple of times. The first time, I made a black bean soup and it was a disaster. I still ate it because I try really hard not to waste food, but man, that was rough. My second attempt was a butternut squash soup... Read more
February: There's good and pretty good
I'm trying to be positive with my blog title by not saying "bad"! haha. Whatever works, right?
Anyway, I had a few goals outlined for February and I hit some of them. The ones I didn't reach, well, I'm not going to dwell on it. I can't change ... Read more
Limits. What limits?
I've been thinking about my goals for February and realizing how I fell short on a few of them.
At the same time, I realized how many other things I accomplished during the month. I'll go into that in another blog, but all of this reflection ... Read more
Yearly fitness minutes goal SMASHED!
When I started using SparkPeople (you know, for real this time) on Jan. 3, I was intimidated by all of the numbers I saw. I had to think about the calorie range, I knew I wanted to work out 30 minutes a day 5 times a week, I liked building up Sp... Read more
Rest day: A little too restful
So, today was a scheduled rest day as far as fitness goes. I've had a tough time actually taking rest days up until now. I find myself wanting to workout and burn tons of calories -- until today.
I really took that "rest day" literally! I did... Read more
A little progress ... I'll take it!
So, the scale is still refusing to move and while I'm not letting it ruin my day, it does frustrate me some. Anyway, when the scale didn't move again this morning, I decided to take some pictures and do some side-by-side comparisons.
There's ... Read more
It bugs me more than I want to admit that I walked 4.35 miles this morning. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I was able to walk that far, despite being all hot and sweaty and complaining about blisters.
What bugs me is that my trackers don't show... Read more
Feb 12 - Food blog
Today was such a lovely day! I was lucky enough to spend some time with some lovely Sparkies, walking around, shopping, enjoying the sunshine. A really nice girls day out!
As far as food goes, I started off strong ... but then I got too hungry... Read more
Feb 11 - I feel like ate all day long
Today was OK foodwise. I stayed within my calorie range (sweet!) and I made healthy choices for the most part. The one part that needed some work was dinner.
Here's what I ate today:
BREAKFAST - 7:30 am
Are you sick of seeing this phot... Read more
Feb 10 - Food log
Today was much better than yesterday! I feel more on track foodwise, but my exercise was a bit off. I did manage to get done everything I needed to do, but it was much later in the day than normal. I'm at least happy that I was able to roll with... Read more
Feb 9 - Food blog (aka ugh!)
So...I didn't make such good choices today. I can't even believe I'm about to post what I actually did. But, in the spirit of the challenge, here's what I ate today:
BREAKFAST - 7:30 am
I have the same breakfast every morning: cereal and ... Read more
This has nothing to do with diet, exercise or anything else, but I just had to share.
Today is my grandparents' 64th wedding anniversary. 64 YEARS!!! Isn't that crazy?! I can't even imagine.
They're the cutest couple I've ever seen. They h... Read more
Feb 8 - What I Ate (lots of boring pics!)
This morning, as I read through my SparkFriends' blogs, I found myself getting really interested in one that involved documenting the food eaten during the day. I asked the question, Does sharing photos of what you eat lead you to make better ch... Read more
Here's my chance
Today is another opportunity for me to make smart choices. Yesterday, I made poor choices all around. But strangely, I'm OK with it. Because I consciously made those choices.
I started to work out and then realized that I really didn't want t... Read more