A Successful Week (Finally)
This is my first big losing week in too many months to count. I lost 2.8 lbs. So, what did I do that made this week different from the many disappointing ones that preceded it?
I tracked my food, water and fitness pretty reli... Read more
Finding the Key
Man, exercise really is the key, isn't it?
Exercise makes me thirsty so I drink lots of water.
When I'm all full of water I eat less food.
Exercise ---> water ---> nutrition---> weight loss
I can lose weight. YOU can lose wei... Read more
The Ultimate Sin
I've been meaning to write about this for a while now.
I recently committed the ultimate sin. I unintentionally shamed a fellow fat person. And in return, he scorned me.
There was a recent heat wave and with the sun shining playfully ... Read more
WTF?? Entry Card & Template!
~*~ WTF??? Entry Card- Template for 9/15-9/19 ~*~
Starting Measurements: (choose any 4 or more- or use the sames ones as me- whatev)
Measure your Waist - 36
Measure your Hips - 47
Measure your Thigh - 26
Mea... Read more
Trying to regain control of my good habits feels a bit like trying to pull up the nose of a crashing airplane. All the momentum, all the velocity, all the force is pushing down, down, down and here I am at the wheel, leaning back with all my mig... Read more
Plans for the Day
I'm going to study Evidence, do the exercise bike and elliptical, study a bit more and then head to the pool for a much needed swim. I've been out of the pool for more than a week! Read more
September Goals: Learning From Past Mistakes, Overcoming Challenges
So, in reading the Spark book, I had a major epiphany about how and why I went off the rails this summer. As Chris Downie explains it, Sparking is not just about fitness and exercise; it is about overhauling your life to make it the best and ful... Read more
Healthy Lifestyle Resume
Here's my Healthy Lifestyle Resume--a list of skills I've picked up since I started Sparking. Even though I am experiencing a setback, I am armed with these skills to help me get back on track.
Prior to spark I ate 1-2 large... Read more
Dealing with Setbacks
In some ways, I'm very proud of myself. This time last year, I was unhappily inching towards my highest weight ever and feeling like I didn't know how to stop it. I've had some success with Spark since then losing over 30 pounds. However, I've... Read more
Bootcamp, Triathlon and August Goals
Today is my first day of the 28-Day Bootcamp! I'm excited. I've never done any of the official Spark challenges before. I think having a tangible short term goal will help me to regain my momentum. I have made all new weight loss goals and I am... Read more
I am gaining weight at an alarming rate. Yesterday, I worked from 5:30am to 7:30pm. In a day like that, there is simply no time for exercise (or even placing a phone call to one's big sister to complain, or Sparking). If this were my regular ... Read more
Never Giving Up
After an agonizing finals period, I am back on the horse in time for the start of summer. My new goal is see Onederland before my trip to the Hamptons in August. A more immediate goal would be to be 10 pounds down before the end of June.
I ... Read more
Morning Victory Lap!
My sister asked me to join her for a two mile run over the Golden Gate Bridge this morning. Since running my first 5K, I have really slacked on my running, starting back at the beginning with C25K last week. I'm on week 2.
I was worried I w... Read more
I cannot do this alone. Yesterday, I asked for your support. You cheered me, you consoled me, you encouraged me. I am looking forward now. I know we can do this together.
I have to look forward since I don't like what I see when I look behi... Read more
I Need Help! Please Support Me.
Yesterday, I wrote on my status "I am having a hard time". Many of you commented with words of encouragement. I really appreciate it! I figured I would elaborate on my hard times in hope of getting more wisdom, support and encouragement. I know ... Read more
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