Fight for the Positive Choice
The way that has worked best for me in this health and fitness journey is to focus on the positive. Positive thoughts lead to more positive thoughts. Although I know that this is the key for me, it's sometimes the hardest thing for me to do. ... Read more
8 lbs down!!!
The last couple of weeks have been slow - no weight loss at all happened. I tracked my calories (had a few bad days) and worked out, and stayed at the exact same weight. One big setback for me was starting a big cooking project without taking ... Read more
I've had days where I'm not perfect at this, and those days have been the biggest learning boosts, for me. They enable me to accept that it happens - and is going to happen - without feeling that I've ruined the whole experience and have to sta... Read more
Starting on week 3 - I like that the first two weeks have introduced me to a variety of meals. It keeps me eating produce, and now that I'm more "on my own" with choosing the foods I want to make, I find that I really love the abundance of fru... Read more
Made it through the first phase of the Spark Solution! I am feeling really good. I went off of the calorie counting and portion controlling on Saturday. It sort of just happened - we got a spontaneous offer from my sis-in-law to babysit, and ... Read more
Yeesh - 6 lbs....!!!
WOW - got on the scale this morning and have dropped 6 lbs...that's crazy. I'm following the menu, eating my appropriate caloric intake, and getting a lot of physical activity in every day. I'm not starving myself or cheating. But 6 lbs seems... Read more
4 lbs. Down:)
Good Morning Day 11! I haven't blogged for a couple of days - every time that I sit down and start, something pops up that takes me away. My goal was to blog every day of the 14 day challenge. It really helps keep me motivated and on-track.
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Things are getting easier - shopping wasn't nearly as daunting, for week 2. I already have a lot of the stuff, and I'm more comfortable with the concepts of portion awareness - not just how much to eat, but of balancing proteins with veggies, f... Read more
One Week and 2 LBS.!!!
I made it to day 7 (heaves sigh of relief). It's been a rough and even annoying first week, because it requires cooking the recipes that are laid out for the each day. I've made so many different things that my freezer and fridge are bursting.... Read more
Wow - today's the first day that I'm really starting to notice a physical change. I'm slimming down in the waist and belly. Muscles still hurt from the workouts - I haven't taken a day off to let them recover, because I really want to stick wi... Read more
Feeling good today! Incredibly sore, still. The cardio that I tried out yesterday was a new one - again, I was blown away by how difficult it was for me to get through the 30 minutes. It's a strange reality. My muscles are in full rebelli... Read more
Yesterday went better than the day before (sigh of relief). It was a little easier to stick with the plan, without feeling overwhelmed with the newness of everything. And I really did hit every goal, yesterday, including getting the strength t... Read more
Made it to day 3!!!
Yesterday was rough. it was a choppy night's sleep (at best) with a very fussy little one, and a packed day on top of it. I was bone tired, which made me feel this primal urge to go stand at the counter in the kit... Read more
My First Day of the 14-Day Plan
My biggest challenge in my relationship with food is planning and preparation. I tend to want things quick and to not want to put the work into the cooking. I'm someone who would rather invest my time in working out than in eating healthy. So... Read more
Technically it's not my first day. I discovered SparkPeople about a month ago, and began tracking my calories. But I lost steam pretty quickly, because I jumped into it without any planning or organization. I was in a quick-fix state of mind.... Read more