Yard is coming along!
I've been outside a lot in the last few weeks. I'd say somewhere between 25-30 hours, maybe more. I've been working on planting a lot of native plants and shrubs for the last 5-6 years and we are getting quite a few species.
Besides the n... Read more
Isle Royale here we come!
About seven years ago, my husband's friend told him that our family needs to go to Isle Royale. At that point, I was only marginally aware of the island National Park in Lake Superior that somehow belongs to Michigan. I looked into taking the ... Read more
Organzing, making lists for the camping trip
Whenever I have a trip planned someone inevitably asks me about a week beforehand if I'm preparing/packing for the trip yet. I always think this is funny because I can usually get everything together in a day, including the shopping I need to d... Read more
This will be day four of no sugar and no Diet Coke. It's going surprisingly well. I take caffeine pills to avoid the headaches of withdrawal and will wean myself off over time. I've done this before when quitting Diet Coke.
Here's a funny thin... Read more
March 16, 2017
I now weigh more than I ever have (even while pregnant!). I have thyroid troubles. It seems I maintain at whatever my new high weight is for the year, but then something causes my thyroid to stop producing hormones as it should and then I pop on... Read more
Interesting to get on Sparkpeople
It's interesting to get on and peruse the pages to see that many people either lost weight and gained it back and/or came back to try again. I've been on and off. I have a lot to lose. And, a lot to lose in life if I don't lose the weight.
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Weight loss, weight gain, weight loss ad naseum
Spark people has been around a while. I joined in 2007. I've been in and out several times. The first time I joined, I lost 43 pounds and was almost down to the weight I hoped to stay at. Then I had some emotional turmoil and an injury that ... Read more
I've been a member of Sparkpeople for over 8 years
And I weigh almost as much as I did at the end of my fifth pregnancy (with the baby still inside!). I have a combination of chronic fatigue and thyroid issues. Combine that with a healthy dose of antidepressant and I can see why I'm overweight... Read more
Out to lunch success
My friend came today to help plan our backpacking trip that we are taking in July. She offered to take me out to lunch, but was sensitive to my trying to eat well and chose Applebee's for their 550 menu. I actually ordered a sirloin steak and ... Read more
New system of rewards
I was out walking yesterday and started to think over what kind of reward system would work for myself. They haven't usually worked in the past because I either can live without the reward and would rather just have the food, or I'd just get my... Read more
Trying not to make the same mistake twice
Last time I was on Spark, I lost 43 pounds. I was really happy about the loss. Then I had a major emotional trauma. I started to gain weight, but I was still fighting and exercising. The kicker was when I injured my ankle running. I tried t... Read more
I couldn't wait
I just had to try the p90x plio workout and MAN was it great! I know I'm gonna be sore tomorrow having done the shoulders and arms workout as well. Can't wait. Also, need to get to bed right about now as the kids are off school tomorrow for o... Read more
Well, I guess I did work some muscles yesterday because I'm sore today. It feels good in a way and I'm excited to exercise today so that's good. Other than that, I feel really lazy. I don't want to get moving around the house to do the things... Read more
Cookies n'cream brownies
Well, I tried not to eat them, I really did, but I ate them anyway. It's a problem when I try a new recipe and I have to "make sure" it turned out good. I want to send these in the birding trip lunches tomorrow and I also want to bake some for... Read more
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Visualizing training for hiking
So, I was at the gym last night and I was really, really tired. I couldn't imagine doing intervals on the elliptical trainer. I couldn't imagine lasting the 50 minutes I had programmed into the trainer. Suddenly, I realized that my quads were... Read more