My best motivation yet, my sweetheart.
Although I've been overweight for a little over a year, I've never had any health concerns. Before that weight gain, I was active, never smoked or drank alcohol, and kept really great care of my body. On that basis, no dramatic concerns loom ove... Read more
Though at first you fail, think of it as an invaluable lesson.
Although there is no perfect time to start losing weight or getting healthier, I should have known that my success would be drastically impaired by my lack of routine during the last few months. I have a feeling that will change coming next week... Read more
Newness All Around
The other half and I just moved into a new living space in Naperville, IL. We're sharing a house with four other people, to which does take some getting adjusted. I just made up a grocery list full of healthy foods for me, and foods that he will... Read more
Inspired By Multiple Sparkers :) - 25 by 25
The following goals are lofty, I know, but I have enough faith in myself to know that nothing is out of reach. A few listed are easy, others will test my courage and strength as a young woman, a patient and understanding lover and to-be wife, a ... Read more
For the next few weeks, I'm visiting friends and family, and I've decided to simply focus on getting plenty of exercise and eating in moderation. I'm not going to strictly count calories, the way I have since I joined SP; I'm interested to see t... Read more
NO Sweet Tooth Here :) 33 Favorite Healthy Staples
I've never had much of a sweet tooth, nor any real cravings for junk food. My weight gain was more an issue with quantity and restaurant meals. Therefore, I've always been an avid fan of all healthy foods!
Here are a list of my staple favo... Read more
Every time I watch the television reality show "The Biggest Loser," I end up eating something unhealthy. This week it was ridged potato chips and light sour cream.
I'm sure it stems from the fact that watching the show reminds me that at l... Read more
10/10/10! :) We Are the Beautiful Girls, period.
(Never forget the beauty inside and out.)
Endless list to accomplish, so little time. :) Oh well. I'm taking the train back to Chicago from IN this afternoon, then spending Monday unpacking, digging out my running tights!, taking a look at ... Read more
Progress, not perfection.
1. Say "I love you" everyday.
2. More importantly, show it in every gesture.
3. Realize that total power lost is a relationship saved. I don't have to force him to love me.
1. Keep in mind that the occasional f... Read more
Funerals Make Me Nauseous
My 94 year old great grandmother died last week after having a stroke at home, then contracting pneumonia at the hospital.I never knew her for the fun loving, caring person of whom I heard stories. For the last fifteen years of her life (ie the ... Read more
The good, the bad, and the pretty.
Here is a short and sweet one for today. :)
The Good: The scale reports a weight lose of five pounds, even with my shoes on and a banana in my tummy.
The Bad: My personal deadline is fast approaching. There is less than twelve weeks to... Read more
I'm from a fairly small city in Northern IN, and I have been back visiting now since Monday morning. Unbeknowst to me, my 42 year old father has used the summer (after being layed off from his company) to get in shape; he bikes nearly 18 miles e... Read more
Exercise Bulimia/Anorexia: A Deceptive Affair
Both my fiancée and I have in the past had exercise bulimia/anorexia. To lose weight his junior year he ate lettuce and vinegar for three months to lose nearly a hundred pounds in that short time period; he then worked out, running, lifting, and... Read more
Pizza here, popcorn there, throw in a few Lean Pockets, a Subway footlong, and approx. six liters of diet soda (Cola and Orange) and voilà, the munchies have struck again. Over the course of a week, my extra calories from these escapades have le... Read more
Today is a new day. :)
First day equals high hopes.
About My Weight Situation: I've only had a recent problem with my weight for the last year. Before that, I spent four years happy and comfortable at a healthy 130-135 weight range. Previously, at 14, I lost 50 ... Read more