I have had a great November! Despite the fact that I have lost 6.2 pounds (so far) and done my Sunny Gals proud, I think I would have had a stronger month if I had set more clearly defined goals from the outset. With this in mind, I am setting t... Read more
Small Victories Add Up!
This week I only lost one pound. What is wrong with that phrase? Ah yes, the inclusion of the word "only". One pound of loss is amazing, fantastic and wonderful! I need to remember that small victories add up to a lifestyle change and need to be... Read more
The Hardest Habit to Break
Habit #5 on the Spark Diet is "Eating with Purpose". And it is kicking my butt.
I have had good success with the Spark Diet so far. I have had some cheat meals but for the most part I have been eating healthy foods prepared at home every da... Read more
Help me make the right choice!
Tonight, I am going to a Vietnamese restaurant with my friends. I could use your help in selecting the best entree option!
a) Chicken Pho (Vietnamese chicken soup)
b) Fresh Spring rolls with peanut sauce (not the fried kind but the kind ... Read more
The Perils of a Weekend Get-Away
My husband works for a hotel chain and so we get a few free stays at various hotels each year. Somehow we managed to arrive in November with three free stays unused. Since the stays don't carry over into the next year, we have decided to use the... Read more
The Awesomest Thing That Has Ever Happened to Me
As some of you may know, I have signed up to compete in a triathlon in May of 2010. It was crazy enough that I decided to do this in spite of being overweight and out of shape. The fact that I had never swum a lap in my life made it even crazier... Read more
I have noticed that often times Sparkers refer to "the weight" when discussing their weight loss journey. Rather than saying, "I need to lose weight" or "I need to lose some weight", they will say "I need to lose THE WEIGHT."
I find this to... Read more
Is now the time to begin strength training?
I started Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred on Sunday. I need to balance it with my triathlon training so my goal is to do it 3-4 times a week in addition to my swimming, biking and C25K. I mentioned this to my friend who is a former personal traine... Read more
Real Life Goodies!
So, in celebration of reaching 25% of my initial goal, my husband and I headed to Sports Basement for some fitness goodies. We walked away with three fun new toys!
1) Speedo nose plugs (in hot pink, natch)
2) 5 lb. hand weights to help me... Read more
Sparking at One of my Favorite Restaurants!
Tonight, my husband suggested we go to one of our favorite restaurants. I have not been to a restaurant in a few weeks and I was somewhat hesitant. Restaurant eating is part of what got me to this weight in the first place. But I figured, this i... Read more
To Pizza or Not to Pizza…Part II
Yesterday, I posted the following multiple choice question to my blog:
Tomorrow, I have a law journal meeting. Pizza will be served… what should I do in the face of utterly, incomprehensibly delicious pizza?
a) Bring a healthy lunch a... Read more
She’s got the Beat, she’s got the Beat, she’s got the BEAT!
Yeah, I’ve got the Beat!
So, the word of the week for me has been “rhythm”.
Allow me to explain.
I’ve always been able to dog paddle but I’ve never really been a swimmer. So, when I signed up for swim lessons in September, I di... Read more
To Pizza or Not to Pizza...(That is the question).
Today, I got the results of my Wills & Trusts midterm (pretty good) which has left me in a multiple choice kind of mood. So, I will tell you the situation and you tell me the "correct" answer.
Tomorrow, I have a law journal meeting. Pizza w... Read more
Pre-Logging and Taking the Stairs
Does anyone else pre-log their food; ie determining what you are going to eat and logging it before you actually eat it?
I did this yesterday and it was awesome! I prelogged about 1000 calories and had enough left over to have a few snacks ... Read more
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Today is only the beginning...
Today, I changed my Exercise streak from 30 minutes a week to 90 minutes a week. Even though I've been getting 90 minutes or more a week, it sure felt good to see an eight week streak on exercise. However, my desire to change my streak to a more... Read more