Back Problems, etc.
I haven't been working out lately, because I may have disc problems in both my back and neck. This is no fun hurting all the time!... Read more
Weight Loss & "Cheat" Day
Today is my "official" weigh in day, and it's also my "cheat day", where I can eat any food I want and as much as I want, whether it's good for me food or bad for me food. I think my metabolism gets stuck during the week, since I usually eat aro... Read more
"Green Drink/Smoothie" Day
Since I overdid the calories yesterday (got into the trail mix!), I've decided to eat "lighter" today...lunch was a green drink that I whipped up in the blender...simply, raw spinach, ginger, a carrot, cucumber, small tangerine, and low-sugar cr... Read more
Upping The Exercise & Boring Treadmill
Well, a month into my exercise journey, I am getting bored with the treadmill. You see, my treadmill only has a manual incline adjustment, so, in order to adjust the incline, I'd have to hop off of the treadmill, interrupt my workout, and adjust... Read more
Food & Valentine's Day
I'm not real big on Valentine's Day...for me, it's more about homemade gifts or cards, and just spending time with your loved ones. So, for today, realizing that I should probably do something, I made up a chocolately cupcake recipe (no frosting... Read more
The Scale Moved In The Right Direction
I was kinda nervous about weighing in on Sunday, because, I've been going up & down one pound for two weeks now. Well, good news...I lost 1 more lb. (for a total of 5 lbs. lost my first month on SP). Yes, I lose very slowly, but I'm determined n... Read more
Never thought I'd reach the end of the day & need more food!
Well, here it is, 9:30pm, and according to my nutrition tracker, I haven't eaten enough calories for the day. I'm coming up short about 400-500 calories. I never thought I'd say that I need to eat more food late at night! Hmmm...not sure what I... Read more
Losing & Gaining & Losing The Same Pound
Wishing I knew why I tend to lose weight so slowly...the first week I started this journey, I lost 3 lbs., the second week...1 lb., then after that, it's like playing "ping-pong" with that 1 lb. That one pound comes & goes...very aggravating at ... Read more
Laughing Burns How Many Calories?
Went to see the play, "Boeing-Boeing" (at the Hartford Stage) last night with my best friend. I tell ya', I don't think I've ever laughed so much...what a great, hilarious play! The entire audience laughed the entire time. Hmm...I wonder how ma... Read more
Darn It, I Gained A Pound
Got on the scale this morning, and I gained 1 lb. I'm not going to get upset over it though. I've been eating healthy (and tracking my food each day), and I'm remembering just how far I've come and what I've accomplished in just a little over t... Read more
It's The Thought That Counts, But I Didn't Eat It!
What a thoughtful husband I have! He went to a fundraiser this afternoon that took place at a local Chinese Restaurant, and they had a buffet set up. Since I didn't go to the meeting with him, he was so thoughtful & brought me home a small conta... Read more
I Never Thought I'd Say This...
I never thought I'd find myself actually missing exercise (walking), but I hurt the bottom of my foot (strained a muscle or ligament or someting...not sure exactly what) the other day. So, I'm staying off of the treadmill for a few days, while w... Read more
It's 9:00PM and I'm Hungry!
It's 9:00PM, and I've finished logging all my foods for the day on my Nutrition Tracker. However, due to the time that it took me to decide what else to eat (for a snack) tonight and finally add that in, so I'd have enough calories for the day..... Read more
I Need To Lose Weight, My Husband Needs To Gain
I've started a new Spark Team, it's called: I Need To Lose, My SO Needs To Gain
(just scroll down to "my teams", and you'll see the team)
Anyway, it sure is a challenge trying to eat healthier & lose weight, when your spouse needs to either... Read more
The Ice Cream Called My Name; however...
Roaming in the frozen food aisles at the grocery store tonight (on an empty stomach, I know bad, bad), I felt as if the quart (or whatever smaller size they are now) sizes of ice cream were all calling out to me, as if to say, Robin, please pick... Read more