I can't believe I haven't posted a blog since mid September! Actually, I can, as in the last two months we've prepared to move and then finally moved. Moving into a house is more work than I've ever imagined, and being a homeowner is more work... Read more
Goals of mid September!
Greetings, Spark Friends! I hope each and every one of you has had a great summer of taking small steps towards goals. The end of summer is here and it's time for a new beginning (that and it's a Monday- a great time to recap and start fresh)!... Read more
While during the months of April and May (thus far) I've managed to maintain my weight, in an effort to actually try to GAIN a few pounds (my upper body has become rather skinny since running), I've noticed that my diet has gone off its course. ... Read more
My First 5k Race
I am so excited. On Saturday morning, I ran my first 5k race for Hospice Hope and it was such a WONDERFUL experience! The morning was beautiful, there were so many supporters, I met my fundraising goal, and it was at the beautiful Wake Forest ... Read more
Tracking Other Nutrients
I noticed last week (after reading an article) that Spark People allows you to track other nutrients other than fat, carbs, protein and calories. Tracking all the vitamins and minerals doesn't really interest me (that is way too time consuming ... Read more
Daily Caloric Intake
I'm really struggling with this issue. SparkPeople, according to my 1500 fitness minutes a week, has set my intake range from 1550-1950. I seldomly eat below 2000, and most days are 2200. Since I gave up weighing myself for Lent (I was addict... Read more
Marching into March
I know, that's a corny entry title...but cute, regarless! It's another month in the life of this 30 year old SAHM residing temporarily (we still think) in North Carolina. Another month to be healthy, productive, positive, and merry. This is m... Read more
I know this topic may be cliche...but for the next few days I'm reflecting on what it means to be wise opposed to being intelligent or smart. Any ideas?
I have a few of my own...such as being able to view life's obstacles from "outside of ... Read more
Happy Ash Wednesday
I'm really excited about today being Ash Wednesday. As a catechumen, it's particularly exciting, because it's my first celebration of Lent and an opportunity to spiritually prepare for my baptism on Easter Vigil. After attending RCIA classes f... Read more
Happy Virtual Valentine's Day to Myself
Just for fun.
I have a 9 month old baby boy, not to mention we're saving for a house while my husband's company takes care of us in the meantime, so I rarely buy anything for myself. But if I WERE to go on a shopping spree, these are the i... Read more
For those who know me or keep up with my blog, you know that refocusing on my goals helps to get me motivated and get through the week. Overall weight maintanence is my main goal, but I throw some other goals in the mix too. Here goes:
1-... Read more
I can't believe several SparkFriends nominated me as a Spark Motivator! I didn't even know such a thing existed. My goal everyday is to log in and reply to message boards for members who need advice or motivation, but I didn't know I could rec... Read more
Hello, dear February
Could you have not come without the snow?
This past weekend was so boring, as we were stuck inside our small apartment because of the snow and ice outside. I wasn't able to go the gym so I didn't workout all weekend. I drank beer and win... Read more
It's a New Week!
I love Monday mornings because they are always a fresh start. I do fairly well sticking to my healthy lifestyle habits, but the weekends are always difficult with the husband (who loves to eat and drink and has no limits) home and socializing w... Read more
The next two weeks...
I didn't do too bad last week. I made healthy eating decisions (for the most part) although I still drank as much wine as I normally do. It's so hard to stay off the wine after dinner!! Maybe that will be my New Year's Resolution. I worked o... Read more