We have been fed a line that is making America Fat
For those of you confused about whether a low-carb diet is good for you, I would offer insights. In October of last year, my blood sugar as measured by the A1C test was too high. It was at the 'pre-diabetic' stage (5.8). I immediately freaked ... Read more
Be an Athlete (For Me)
I live in a state that usually ranks as the thinnest in the nation, Colorado. The town I live in has world class Olympians and many, many, many residents bike, run, etc., and are very thin and very in shape. On one level, this is inspiring. But,... Read more
10.5 Pounds and counting
Today is the day I have lost 10.5#. Woo Hoo! I am now roughly 1/2 way to my goal of losing 18 to 20 pounds. At one point, I was so stuck, I thought I'd be at my highest weight forever. I had no hope. I was wearing all my "big" clothes. I de... Read more
Keep at it. Never give up.
Well, I started back on SP in June and have lost 10#. It really works. For me, the best feature is the Spark Minutes. I try to do at least 150/week if not 220. When my husband and I start a hike, I say: Did you turn on the spark meter? I ... Read more
Love SP! Back at it.....
I recently went back on Spark People after gaining 12# back that I had lost over 18 months (due to a long period of respiratory sickness, walking pneumonia, allergies, you name it). Good news! I have lost 7.5# and counting. So what am I doi... Read more
At it again
This year, I went through a number of very busy cycles and a five month bout with allergies that turned into asthma. Bummer... I gained all but 2# back of the original 10# I had lost over about 17 months. So demoralizing. I am now back on the... Read more
Fall exercise routine starts again
Hiking in Colorado's National Monument today! Time to get back into a exercise routine after 6 weeks of doing only easy stuff.. Read more
9.5 off over two years.....Debunking some myths!
Do you believe that you cannot lose weight? Are you in mid-life and the pounds stick on you like concrete? Are you depressed about it? Have you given up thinking you'll ever be your former, active, thinner self? Well, these statements each descr... Read more
Colorado is awesome in summer!!!!!!
Summer is here in Colorado! There is so much exercising to do...hiking, biking, backpacking, rowing the rivers. I feel sooo lucky to live here.... Read more
Getting Back on "the Horse"
Today is the first time I've ridden my bike in 8 months......after a gnarly wreck last August and then a motion/inner ear/neurological problem following (Mal de Debarquement), I am getting back on the proverbial horse. I am proud that during th... Read more
Visualize what you want, don't obsess
I am now down to a weight I have not seen for a few years. It feels very good. While I still have 10# to lose, I know I can do it. I gave up on saying, "I need to lose weight to look good for others" or "I have such and such event coming up so I... Read more
Been on boat? Can't seem to lose your "sea legs" feeling?
Since last fall, I was told by three separate MDs that I had a concussion. For five months, I was not getting better and in fact, it was getting worse. The symptoms: headaches, feeling dizzy, light-headedness, rocking and swaying, memory issue... Read more
What are your values? Are they about you or "shoulds"?
I am realizing that for about the 17th time in my life I have set a New Year's resolution to lose weight. I am asking myself what will be different this time and realizing that the same old arguments don't work anymore which are: You MUST do it.... Read more
Exercise should be fun. I was reminded of this today when snow shoeing for 50 minutes in the Colorado Rockies. On a stairmaster or treadmill, this would have seemed like an eternity.... Read more
Losing over the holidays
I have set a goal to lose 3# over the holidays. I want to SEE the weight I was in January 2009 on a hiking trip to Utah. I CAN do it. I have three weeks off and thus, no excuses. Plan:
* Cut down on carbs
* Watch all that holiday e... Read more
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