2.5 months, roughly, of working out with the trainer. I'm UP seven pounds, everyone keeps telling me to just be patient and I'm thinking HELLO 196??? I'm exercising & watching what I eat, why am I gaining????
I've been taking my progress ph... Read more
Being hard on myself
I'm an insomniac. It's miserable, but it rarely affects my day too badly (beyond making more trips to the coffee maker!)
Today was not one of those days. When 6 am rolled around and I was still awake - and knew that my alarm for my work out... Read more
The Wheel Turns
Day 1 with the trainer. He said he went easy on me so I wouldn't feel like I'd been hit by a truck tomorrow - three hours later, I'm feeling fine except OMG the seat on their exercise bike is terrible. So bad, I'm tempted to bring my own, except... Read more
Back to the Beginning
Weighed myself today, for the first time in a while. I knew I left the high 160s when I went off the GF diet, but I didn't know how bad it was.
186. Over my start weight from two years ago.... Read more
Another quote that needs remembering
The smallest good deed is better than the grandest intention.
- Barbara Walters
Ah, SparkPeople Inspirational Quote of the Day, how I love thee ... Read more
Not the End of the World, right?
I knew having a hysterectomy would derail my exercise routine.
I had no idea how much.
I started trying to lose weight at 185, I just wanted to go down 20 pounds, to the top of "normal" by BMI. I got down below 170, but not quite there... Read more
Just a note...
...today's quote really stands out to me:
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own de... Read more
SparkPeople know about goals & streaks...
I'm setting myself a not-weight-loss-related goal. So often I've said “Yeah, I need to blog more, I need to write more” and yet, somehow it never happens. Today I'm setting a goal – nay, a challenge - for myself, 15 minutes every day.
Fifte... Read more
The year of not-sucking
I've known for several years that my self-esteem is... well, lacking. I sell myself short constantly. I denigrate my creative projects. Any negative commentary I take to heart and decide it means that I just can't do whatever.
I've decided,... Read more
Challenges and streaks
The good news is, I've gotten at least 30 minutes of exercise in every day since Saturday (hey, three days is more than I did last week!)
The bad news is... due to some severe family stress I'm catching myself stress eating a LOT more than ... Read more
"And then the day came, when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
- Anais Nin, Danish diarist "
Y'ever get the feeling that the universe is really trying to tell you something?
My bo... Read more
Every so often, we all get off track. I’ve found lately I’m having a hard time keeping up with my support network – all you lovely SparkPeople! ... Read more
Two Victories in One Day
Very minor brag, but I had to share!
Saturday morning Hubby said he wanted to start jogging a nearby park trail with me (about two miles) every day! He's been pretty resistant to exercising with me, so I'm THRILLED that he wants to do this!... Read more
Ah, Week 2: Healthy Diet Habits
1. Take the Healthy Lifestyle Pledge
I did this back in July. Haven't printed up the card though...I'll fix this when I finish this blog post!
2. Adopt the 3 Nutrition Secrets of Success
a) 5 servings of Fruits & Veggies: I'm n... Read more
Finally completed the Vision Collage that I've been meaning to do since... oh, about the time I joined Spark.
Truth to tell, it's not much of a collage! It's a single image, but there's so much meaning behind it that it encompasses why I wa... Read more