I CAN do this
2 days with no chocolate. 2 days staying in ranges for everything - calories, fat, carbs and protein. 2 days back on track.
I did have a little bit of sweetness, because I bought some fruit-flavored Greek yogurts - holy moly, those things h... Read more
The food is outta control
I have lost the food mojo. It's due to that darn sugar monster that occasionally comes and inhabits my brain - right now it's actually a chocolate monster. It sits in my brain and demands to be fed, and yet when I DO feed it with what it wants, ... Read more
Why do I always forget that exercise is awesome?
I don't know why I routinely slack off with exercising, I really don't. Maybe I try to do too much and then get frustrated? Maybe I'm just not good at commitment?
Anyway, I am loving the 28-day bootcamp. I love that I can get up in the morn... Read more
I lost 3lbs!
Woot! Easy come, easy go, I figure. These were probably just the last 3 lbs that got put on quickly with some holiday bingeing. But hey, they're gone. Now just 7 to go to get back to where I was, and then I can start working on actually LOSING... Read more
Back to real life - can I keep going?
Grad school starts up again on Tuesday. Which means back to having no time for myself, irregular meals and stress. But I need to keep the momentum going. What I am planning to do is:
10-15 mins exercise before breakfast. I need to lay mysel... Read more
I finally stepped on the scale to assess the damage
I gained 10 lbs. It's not pretty and I'm not proud of myself. If only I'd just kept on keeping on with the tracking and the exercising. If I hadn't decided that chocolate was one of the basic food groups and that EVERYTHING is better with a driz... Read more
A little daily exercise does wonders
I'm so glad I decided to join the 10 minute daily exercise challenge. I'd got into a rut, thinking I was too busy to exercise, but still grandly drawing up all these plans for running 3 miles or going to a yoga class, and then failing to do it. ... Read more
Back to baby steps
OK, so I failed with tracking. Who was I to think I would have the motivation to go straight from cookie and chocolate eating to tracking perfection in a few short days? In the middle of holiday craziness? I couldn't keep it up, although, yes I ... Read more
Celebrating what I've done right
OK, so I'm back here having recently gained a few pounds of weight. BUT I need to spend some time and focus on what I've done right. For nearly 2 years I have more or less maintained a weight loss of 20-22 pounds without much tracking. And that'... Read more
I was doing so well at maintaing my weight. OK, so I hadn't got to goal, but I was hanging out in the high 160's for a long time. I really felt like I had figured out how to maintain, finally, and that I'd just have to put in a tracking/calorie ... Read more
Wah. Nothing fits right!
I'm having one of those clothing crises. Nothing seems to fit right - I tried on so many different things this morning before settling on the one outfit that seemed to work OK. I'm at that awkward in-between-sizes stage, which I HOPE is a sign ... Read more
Gotta get back to it
Bleh. I fell off the wagon and gained again. It wasn't much, and I do appear to have settled into a "new normal" of around 170-172 but now I'm going to have to recommit, and get down to another new level. It'd be nice to get to 158 or so befor... Read more
Well, I regained 4-5 pounds over the holidays, but I'm proud to say that even with that I ended the year with a 20 pound loss. OK, so I've been on Spark for nearly 2 years, and that may well be the slowest weight loss ever, but THIS time I did ... Read more
Hacker's Diet success
So, lately, I admit I haven't been Sparking at all, but I have been following a diet, of sorts. It's called the Hacker's Diet. And really, it's just a mindset and a way of measuring your progress. You record your weight every day, but it takes ... Read more
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7 months to lose 3.5 pounds
Yup, that's how long it's taken me. Well, actually, for most of that time I was just bouncing around at the same weight. I'd go up a pound, down a pound, up a half, down a half, that sort of thing. Now, OK, for most of that time I wasn't really... Read more