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Why I Want to Lose Weight and Maintain My Success
(So I started the book 100 Days of Weight Loss by Linda Spangle. I've decided to post some of the activities as blog entries.)
This is why I'm doing the 100 Days Program, and why I'm absolutely sticking with my plan:
* Have healthy ... Read more
First, the great news -- I lost 5.0 lbs this week! Granted, some of that is extra TOM weight from the week before, but I'll take it! The two challenges I'm doing (Ring in 2009, and BLC III) are really helping me focus.
I haven't worked ... Read more
Week in Review
Once again I'm blogging about my week on Monday instead of Sunday, this time because I was sick last night. Well, I still am, but I'm feeling better. I'm also behind in my logging and my emails.
I am proud of my efforts for last week. ... Read more
Off to a Good Start. And Can Football Be Over Already?
I feel like I am off to a great start this month. Posting my goals has really helped. I've been tracking my food, drinking sooooo much water, and already have 371 fitness minutes racked up. I haven't started 100 Days of Weightloss yet, but I ... Read more
After the rough start last month, I wanted to be sure to determine my goals and put them in writing before I found myself slipping again.
1) Get back to tracking my food! I've been so busy the last couple weeks that I've neglected my ... Read more
Getting Back on Track & Goals for Rest of the Month
It's the middle of September and I still have not been able to get back into a routine. I thought it would be easier when school started again, but it's proven to be anything but! I've been in a tailspin, between new schools for both kids, you... Read more
My Plateau is Busted!!!
In case you missed it in my rather lengthy blog entry preceding this one....
It's official! My plateau is busted! My Wii Fit balance board that I use for my official weigh-ins was out for repair, but has been returned to me. Today was my... Read more
A Year Gone By
So it's been just over a year since I joined SparkPeople. Looking back over the last 12 months, I am happy with the changes I've made in my life.
1) I was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea and started sleeping with a CPAP machine. This one thing... Read more
Looking Back On August
Wow! That month flew by! On one hand I know I could have made much better use of it, and on the other I'm pleased with my results. So here's the important stuff that went down this past month(ish):
1) I discontinued hormonal birth contr... Read more
Mmmmmmm. My New Favorite Fruit -- The Plumcot!
Forgive me if I'm behind the times, but I just discovered the plum-apricot hybrid known as the plumcot. I wasn't aware these existed, and now I don't know how I lived without them before. In the grocery store they were on display, with beauti... Read more
One Sweet World Will Never Sound as Sweet
I don't have words for how saddened I am by the news that LeRoi Moore passed away Tuesday afternoon. My friends know how much I love DMB and especially LeRoi -- for me, his contribution to their music has always been the most special part of it... Read more
I Wore a Bathing Suit in Public (And the World Didn't End)
1993 -- This year was the last time I can remember weating a bathing suit. I didn't even own a suit anymore. I remember throwing away the last one I owned when I moved a number of years ago. Now, 15 years after the last time I remember even d... Read more
We Did It! Our First Organized Cycling Event!
Okay, so it wasn't a century or anything, but I'm very proud of myself and my 10 year old for completing our first cycling event. Sunday was the 3rd Annual Binghamton Historic Bridge Pedal, a 7 mile historic tour of area bridges and other landm... Read more
For the longest time I had a hard time getting weight to budge. Then, some things happened that allowed my health to improve, including some weight loss.
Last June I had emergency surgery to have my gallbladder removed. When I awoke fro... Read more
Borrowed Motivational Letter on Self-Worth and Self-Care
On a recent edition of one of my favorite podcasts, Inside Out Weightloss, the host read something another listener had either written to her or posted on a message board. I've since listened to that episode, or at least that segment of the epi... Read more