What does 300 calories look like?
What a coincidence. I was searching to see what meals containing a certain amount of calories looked like and didn't have to look far. Yesterday (or perhaps today since it is a US site) Sparkpeople posted the following article
What Does 3... Read more
Flat Belly Diet
Anyone else on the flat belly diet?
I am on day three of the JumpStart. If you are doing the FBD I would love to hear from you. Especially vegetarians.... Read more
After writing my last post I went to the tools section to update my weight. I had forgotten that I entered my measurements there a year ago. So, I found my tape measure and entered my new ones and was surprised that I have lost inches at some ... Read more
Third time's a charm!
I am embarrassed that I haven't been back here in a year. I'm also amazed that I was at 154 pounds and don't remember it. I knew I had lost a little but didn't realize it was 10 pounds in one month. Wow!
I am back, coincidentally, in th... Read more
One reason I enjoy the Olympics is because you get to see what the human body is capable of in different circumstances.
Different muscles are needed for different sports. The endurance required for longer sports, the bulky "speed" muscle... Read more
Lost a pound in Paris!
I've spent 5 days in Paris and it was a blast. I wasn't sure how the weight lose/gain would go, but I didn't stress it. I'm ecstatic to find that I still lost a pound!
I was far more sensible with my eating than I expected to be, we ate a... Read more
I am still here.
I haven't written in this blog for a few days, but I have been visiting SP.
I have lost one pound, nothing much, however I am surprised I lost that much. Last week I spent my time reading and writing and planning an... Read more
Ready ... set ... fall
So I laced up my sneakers, ventured out into the cool evening for a good 45 minute walk with the kids, and five minutes later I was limping back home.
So much for good intentions.
My 13 year old was joking around and pushed me toward... Read more
One snack at a time
Well, I am still going over my calorie limit with my food, however a pattern is emerging, and I am finding that it is my snacks that are pushing me over the top. Even though they are healthy (well, mostly), I am eating too much of them.
I... Read more
Oatmeal for breakfast
I had a decent breakfast this morning, but boy did the oatmeal rack up my carbs for the day! I was really surprised by that.
I put in all of my food in the tracker thinking that I really didn't each much at all today but I was surprised ... Read more
My biggest challenge
Walking for 30 minutes every day is my biggest challenge.
Eating isn't the biggest issue for me. Except in the evenings when I am rushing from taking my kids to soccer, dance, music lessons and so on. Then it's "grab what you can" and k... Read more
Monday Afternoon - Goal one achieved
I bought a bathroom scale!
Ok, so that's not a biggie, but now I know how much I weigh and it is less than I thought, so that's a nice piece of info to start this journey with. 160, not 163. Hey, every little bit counts!
I plan on we... Read more
I'm sure many people have been in the same situation, and so, here I am... again.
I rarely came to SparkPeople when I first joined. I often have a hard time sticking to blogs and online forums unless I make a connection with someone earl... Read more
It's been three days since I signed up, and I am happy to report that I have started eating breakfast every morning, and I am trying to eat within an hour of waking up.
Yesterday and today I did strength training for 10 minutes. I had pl... Read more