The GF & I are thinking about getting Chalene Johnson's ChaLean Extreme or Tony Horton's Power 90 Boot Camp (P90X is too advanced for us). Does anybody have any pros or cons to either? Other suggestions?... Read more
Yesterday I went for my annual physical. I knew with my weight loss I would see some better numbers with my cholesterol, which is a bit of a concern to me given my family's history with heart disease. Long story short, the doc was very pleased ... Read more
What a week. The work project hasn't quite gone as hoped (which isn't that much of a surprise) and it looks like I'll be spending at least another 3 days on it. I don't mind the project but so much time on the project means little time on Spar... Read more
1. Even though it has been a very long day and I wanted nothing more than to sit down & watch some TV or read my book when I got home from work, I went to the gym & did my run (C25K Week 3 Day 2!).
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It's been an up & down week. I'm still struggling with getting exercise done. Other than my C25K runs, it's not really happening & it was due to feeling flat out exhausted for most of last week. Don't know if I was fighting off an illness, my... Read more
Yup, I admit it. I'm feeling a little jealous of other Sparkers. But it's probably not what you're thinking. I'm jealous of all the people that can spend so much time on SP. I don't understand how they're able to do it. Work is so busy right ... Read more
1. Started Couch to 5K program. So far so good. Working my way to running outside. HIT
2. Went pop/soda/soft drink for a week. Just wanted to see if I could do it and I can. Really didn’t miss it much until Thursday. I decided I don... Read more
As a reminder to myself as to why I'm doing what I'm doing with SparkPeople, I put together a list of my motivations (in no particular order) for getting and staying healthy as well as for becoming a kick ass woman.
1. Having no siblings o... Read more
I’ve never publicly stated my New Year’s goals before. There’s a level of vulnerability that makes me very nervous. But we’re on the brink of a new decade in the 21st century. It’s time for me to face my fears & conquer them. So here are my go... Read more
I’ve been drifting away from SparkPeople ever so slightly the past few weeks. It isn’t SP, it’s me.
First, I’ve been feeling guilty about my continued weight loss. I read about others who exercise 60 or more minutes a day or who struggle wi... Read more
Sometimes the universe has a funny way of making me "get it". I've been wanting to do the 100 push-ups challenge hundredpushups.com/ for quite some time, but I always chicken out. But today, somebody announced on *his* blog tha... Read more
I've lost 26 pounds so far this year. But what do people comment on after not seeing me for awhile? The length of my hair. I haven't had it cut since the end of last year & my hair grows pretty fast. I don't mind the comments about my hair, b... Read more
Ok, I'm going to try this blogging thing. But it feels very awkward. I mean, who would want to read anything that I have to say?
Right now, I'm wondering if I can make my goal weight by the end of the year. It's just a little under 12 p... Read more