I've long had a practice of gratitude that I've done in several ways. Sometimes I'll make a point of listing what I've been grateful for in my journal at bedtime. I use it as a desperation measure, too; snapping off 10 things I can be grateful... Read more
Happy Sparkversary to Me!
Hi, friends! This is so exciting. Four days ago, August 16th, marked one whole year of SparkPeople. No, I didn't reach the goal I'd first set of losing 50 lbs in a year, but I did make substantial inroads and established lots of good habits. ... Read more
Counting backwards, 5 to go!
Another day of packing food. I got rushed and had to just throw some things in, but I think I ended up with 1569, 19 cal over, but much better than if I hadn't planned at all.
:-) Lots of seated work today, so I stretched my shoulders a... Read more
Counting backwards, 6 to go!
I had to pack all my food today exccept breakfast. I was working at the county election office. Fortunately there were no sweets or treats except the sugar-free vanilla pudding and Dove chocolate I brought myself.
1311 total! Woohoo!
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Still counting, one week to go, and LOL to jumpstart some motivation
Day 8 - I lost yesterday due to computer troubles. I was able to track part of the day--good--but got frustrated later and ended nibbling in the evening. A couple of full scans later, the acute problems seem to have gone away, but computer is ... Read more
Counting Backwards, Day 9 - Schakolad OD!
This has been a great day! I exercised, ate light yesterday and today, planning ahead to indulge at a chocolate and wine tasting tonight with friends at Schakolad. Talk about awesome! I counted 941 cal excluding the evening out. My wine prob... Read more
Counting Backwards, Day 10 - New Team!
:-) I joined the new SparkCoach team and will give it a 2 wk trial to see how I do with it. It was fun coming up with over 650 points today!
For exercise, I put together a collection of short stretching videos while giving some sore muscl... Read more
Counting backwards, Day 11!
TIRED. Ended up with 1402 cal total in spite of making waffles and fried apples for breakfast, turkey casserole for dinner, and WeightWatchers spice cake for husband who didn't get enough when I made it for company last weekend.
I did a lo... Read more
Counting backwards, Days 13 & 12! Where'd they go?
I just realized I didn't do a blog yesterday. It was unexpectely busy, so much so that "lunch" at 2 PM was a cup of coffee and a cookie at the bank. I'd eaten a light breakfast, actually forgot to eat everything on my menu, so you can imagine ... Read more
Counting Backwards, Two Weeks to Go!
First of all, confession time. Aside from the daily stretching I do in bed, I didn't exercise today. I got caught up in a book, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society. What a hoot! It won't hurt me to take a day off once in awhile... Read more
Counting backwards, Day 15 - Getting there!
It's nearly my one year Sparkversary! Whatever I have & haven't done, I'm 30 lbs lighter, my closet is emptier because of all the too-big clothes I've gotten rid of, I've developed a workout habit, and I've hung in there whether I've been doing... Read more
Counting Backwards, Days 18, 17, 16 - went missing!
Arghh! Where have the last couple of days gone? I've had a potluck, a brunch, an unexpected lunch out, and high tea. Needless to say, calorie tracking was problematic, and I'm certain I was over on Sat, Sun, and Mon. It actually feels very g... Read more
Counting backwards, Day 19!
and from there, don't know. I hosted potluck and singalong fellowship gathering this evening. I ate moderately and enjoyed some of everything, including dessert. My curried turkey salad was a hit,... Read more
Counting Backwards, Day 20
Good exercise today. I made a workout out of putting laundry away while marching in place and putting items away one at a time. Did a SP video, stretching, walk.
205 snack #2
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Counting backwards, Day 21 - Attacked by Cashews!
OK, today was going really well until...the cashews I bought for a recipe jumped out of the grocery bag, attacked me, and stuffed themselves down my throat. No? All right, I admit they got the better of me, but I chose to open them and eat the... Read more