On Thursday, my sister and I stopped by a frozen yogurt place. They had Yellow Cake Batter flavored frozen yogurt. Generally, I can take or leave frozen yogurt but I just had to try the cake batter flavor. Yellow cake batter is one of my favorit... Read more
For the first time in 6 days. I lost weight. But I didn't feel ecstatic; or disappointed. I just nodded my head and accepted it. It was what I expected after the commitment I've made and the work I've been doing. But I didn't feel that my mood w... Read more
Yesterday, I wrote about my response to being stared at by men. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=3775569
In my blog, I stated:
"When I gain weight, the stares and glances declin... Read more
Sometimes it's hard to be the slow poke. As I pant and gasp my way around the track, swifter, lighter runners speed past without even breaking a sweat. My friend Val runs 10 minute miles; my big sister runs 12 minute miles...and there I am far b... Read more
I don't know if this counts as a trigger but I feel very uncomfortable when people stare at me, specifically, men. You would think quite the opposite since I'm a confident, outgoing person, with an extensive background in theater and public spea... Read more
12.5 -- Try Out For Master Swim Team
25 -- A pair of designer jeans
37.5 -- A weekend in Monterey
50 -- A trip to an exotic land: South East Asia, South America or Australia (some place I have never been!)... Read more
I had a great run this morning! I started out running by a man made lake in Golden Gate park which is all concrete. But the concrete was really bumming me (too much impact) so I ran off my usual path and discovered an amazing dirt track just a f... Read more
So, I am now in the midst of TOM. Thanks to all my exercise last week though, the symptoms are not nearly as bad as usual. I am mostly feeling a little tired and hungry but I will up the cardio and see if the endorphins help. Today, I'm doing ca... Read more
Today, my husband and I went grocery shopping at Trader Joes. I saw my favorite Baked Cheese Crunchies (like a reduced fat cheeto) but I didn't get them. Last week, I polished off a bag of those in 24 hours (should take about 5 days using the co... Read more
Last year, I lost a lot of weight in the Fall but really started to fall off track in the winter. The weather changed on me. I didn't have appropriate gear for running in the rain. I didn't go to the pool as much because I didn't want to be damp... Read more
Yes, the title is Foreigner inspired.
It occurred to me that while I know what the end of a binge looks like, I don't know how they start. Maybe figuring that out will help me in my journey.
Today, I went to the supermarket to pick up ... Read more
Well, tossing is a bit dramatic but suffice to say it is now deeply embedded in my closet.
I have slavishly worshipped my scale for years. Weighing three times a day when it is going down; eschewing it for months when I knew it was going up... Read more
I know things are about to get hectic for me and I refuse to let the excuses get the best of me. So I'm anticipating my future obstacles and rebutting the excuses in advance.
OBSTACLE # 1
My period. It comes every month and yet somehow, t... Read more
I had a great Sparkiversary, thanks for all the well wishing!
After taking stock of where I'm at, I decided to add some new visual motivators to my life. I have new pictures, signs and mantras posted everywhere from the bathroom, to the bed... Read more
Wow--it has been one whole year since I fully committed to Spark and started changing my life through diet and exercise. I thought about doing a post full of stats and telling you guys how many pounds and inches I've lost. I'm proud of all those... Read more