Why I Weigh In Daily
I know, I know, daily weigh-ins are a weight loss big no-no. They're supposed to cause anxiety and tie us to the scale and make us less conscious of other achievements and blah blah blah. However. Hem. I am a daily weigh-in person, and I am not ... Read more
...kindness, gentleness, and friendliness.
...holding someone up as they are slipping or falling.
...listening and comforting in times of need.
...cheering and celebrating in times of joy.
...being proud of another's accompli... Read more
May's Weigh-in and June's Goals
So how did I do this month? I lost *....drumroll....* 7 lbs! That's more than I've lost in months! And that's with a vacation week right in the middle. Hurrah! This was the first month in awhile that I've done more listening to my body and less ... Read more
Today, I am a CHAMPION!
Tonight my Sparkfriend MJ put up a blog (http://www.sparkpeople.com/my
dual.asp?blog_id=4268441) with a wonderful quote from Jack Demsey:
"A champion is someone who gets up when he can't."
MJ talked a... Read more
Hunger is not the enemy.
One night in Baltimore two weeks ago, Jason and I went to dinner at this Afghan place. I ordered Mantwo, meat-and-onion dumplings in yogurt and yellow split-pea sauce, and they were fantastic. The sort of fantastic where your mouth starts scream... Read more
the joys of running
That is not a title I ever thought I would find myself writing. I've always hated running, no matter what sort of shape I was in. I used to dread the days my swim team would cross-train with laps around the track or parking lot. It didn't matter... Read more
Years ago, a friend of mine wanted me to join Spark, but I didn't. The website looked way too confusing, overwhelming, and daunting. I didn't understand what I was seeing on her page, all the sparkgoodies and fitness minutes and sparkteams and w... Read more
HALFWAY TO GOAL!!!!!!!
I am so very excited this morning! I have reached the halfway polnt of my 2011 goal to lose 50 lbs.
I was on vacation last week, and I worried that I was underestimating my calories and would gain weight when I got home. I knew that it take... Read more
Health & Fitness in Baltimore (Part 2)
Tonight is the last night of my vacation. Tomorrow afternoon, Jason and I go back home. While we'll probably do something fun in the morning (I'm still holding out for the Maryland zoo and riding a camel!!!!), most of my vacation week is over, s... Read more
Sparkler of the Week (aka Who, me??)
One of my Sparkteams is the 30 somethings with 50-99 pounds to lose. It's a team that I'm semi-active on. I read the new threads in the morning and comment, but it's such a large team (about 351,000 members) that I feel like I don't know as many... Read more
Health & Fitness in Baltimore (Part 1)
Before I left for Baltimore on Sunday, I debated whether or not I would track my food and exercise calories this week. I thought perhaps a week off might do me some good. However, after the plane landed and I could turn on my iphone again, I fou... Read more
Confessions of an Angry Eater
I mentioned in yesterday's post that the last couple days have been bad. I haven't been able to sleep well despite trying my best to get to bed early (when possible) and sleep in the next morning. Lack of sleep leads me to feeling cranky and des... Read more
I've said here before that I'm not a heat-loving person, and that I go into hibernation mode in the six months of South Texas summer. I decided in early April to quit running outdoors and bring my running program back to my living room. That wor... Read more
My body knows better than Spark.
I'm angry at myself today. I should have known better, but I was stupid. I paid more attention to numbers than to my personal experience, again, and that has caused a major setback in my journey. AGAIN. Agh!!
I know myself and I know my bod... Read more
May's official weigh-in and stats
Final weight tally for May: 220 lbs, which means I lost a total of 3 lbs in April. Not as high as I wanted it to be, of course, but considering I spent three weeks in calorie deprivation/starvation mode, I'm just happy to have figured things out... Read more
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