Because I'm worth it.
Since college I've been taking care of other people. First it was my job....teaching others how to prepare for childbirth, assisting in childbirth, caring for sick and premature infants and emotionally helping their nervous parents. Then I bec... Read more
4 Month SP anniversary
Well, I was a day off. The anniversary is actually on the 18th, but I won't be near a computer, so I'm documenting it today.
Weight loss this month was 3 pounds for a total of 12.5 pounds.
Inches lost this month was 3 3/4 in. for a to... Read more
It's been too long
I didn't realize that I hadn't written a blog since the 8th. Wow. The Summer is just flying by. Only one week before the kids go back to school.
Today is my birthday ( 41 years young) OK, I felt like writing the word "old" but I force... Read more
I just got home from working at our church carnival. I scooped free ice cream for 1.5 hours and didn't eat a bite. I had all aged people talking to me for the entire time while they waited in line. I thought I'd done really well, then I went ... Read more
Whenever fitness or healthy lifestyles are mentioned I think of this. I call it my fitness testimonial or "reason not to quit".
About 4 years ago, all three of my children were taking swimming lessons. I decided that I also should learn t... Read more
Bad, Bad, Bad
They were just sitting there, in plain sight. If the kids would replace food to the pantry it would be helpful. Homemade oatmeal chocolate chip cookies. Purchased for a good cause at a lemonade stand. Eaten because the taste buds won this r... Read more
water from a straw
My recycle bin runneth over. The church can only use so many water bottles for VBS crafts. So, I decided that I could easily purchase Deer Park jugs and use them at home ( bottles still for away from home). It's easy. Measure 16 ounces into... Read more
10 pounds gone !!!!!!
When I stepped on the scale this morning, it said that I've lost a total of 10 pounds since starting SP. I'm so excited !!!! I know that I can do this. I've also lost 12 inches across my body. I'm firmly in a size 6 jeans ( ok, the stretchy ... Read more
3 month SP anniversary
I've done pretty well navigating around the "bump in the road" that I talked about last month. I'm doing cardio 3-4 days a week (low impact aerobics). I lost another 2 pounds over the past month. That's pretty good considering we went on anot... Read more
Wow. new options for entering a blog. I just saw these. SP is always changing something to make their site better. But, since SP is the only place in the world that I "blog" , I don't need (or understand) any of the new options.
I did m... Read more
SP 2 month anniversary
Well, actually, the anniversary was on the 18th of June, but I was on vacation and didn't have internet access.
At the 2 month anniv. day, I'd lost 7 pounds. I've put one back on during vacation. I've become addicted to the food tracker.... Read more
Diagnosis, more measurements
I did my measurements again after only 2 weeks. I was surprised to have lost another 1 and 1/2 inches total. I really didn't expect to see anything after only 2 weeks.
I finally got a diagnosis about my knee pain. To bring my blog up to ... Read more
measurements, can't slack off
I did my measurements this morning. I lost a total of 6 inches in the past month. Some I knew were less, others were a surprise.
I can't slack off what I'm doing, although I want to a little. I have to remember how everything I'm changin... Read more
I feel good today.
I got up this morning and got the kids off to school. Then I did pilates, weight training, and rode my bike for 15 minutes without stopping. For the rest of the day, I felt an accomplishment about getting those things done first thing in the m... Read more
How will my life change?
Yesterday I was diagnosed with osteoarthritis in my knees. I suspect that I have it in my hand also, but that can be discussed with the doctor on the follow up visit.
I've been told to stop certain weight bearing exercises on my machine an... Read more