Why try? Begin again!
Here I am, a year and a few months after I first met Spark People. A few pounds down, but nowhere near the healthy sprite I imagined I would be. I forgot about you, Sparky, only checking in occasionally if I ate something particularly good for m... Read more
Too busy? Nah, just negligent. (haiku alert!)
Spring training with friends.
The kind with beer and hotdogs,
watching others run.
Yep, that's the wagon I fell under. Great vacation. And sure, we walked everywhere, but that couldn't make up for the foofy drinks, piles of meat, and fa... Read more
The Most Important Phrase
Whoa. This just stopped me in my tracks. After a ridiculous week of getting to work at 4 am on three to four hours of sleep, high stress and personal disappointment, avoiding SparkPeople because "I just didn't have time," and CERTAINLY not exerc... Read more
Oh, that scale!
What to do. My scale is as indecisive as I am. During my month of Sparkery, I have ranged up and down the scale, from 165 to 172.5...and not in a good way! I try to weigh first thing in the morning, doing whatever it takes to make myself as ligh... Read more
I have never been interested in sharing my weight with others. I have never been interested in complaining about my lack of fitness. I have never been one to criticize myself for my appearance. I'm pretty proud of this.
However, I noticed ... Read more
Shoot. It's not magic. Just writing down how much I eat and exercise does not make me lose weight! I gained a pound and a half since starting Sparkpeople.
Okay, I understand that weight fluctuates throughout the month and for a variety of ... Read more
I spent a lot of time today watching my 6-month-old great-nephew bouncing in his little springy chair. It looked like so much fun, as he worked those chubby little legs, one powering on while the other dangled along as its helpless sidekick. So ... Read more
One Week of Sparkery
I've impressed myself by sticking with this, especially logging all foods, for a full week! Okay, I'm easily impressed.
I am a lover of gimmicks and gadgets: check my vast collection of kitchen whizbangs, such as the bread machine, Magic B... Read more