Calculating Calories burned and Differentials
Well, I'm happy to report that I've been tracking my food 7 days a week thanks to the Spark App on my phone! I've also added in little workouts/chores, to chart some calories burned so I could look at the Charts on the app, showing the differenc... Read more
TGIF and dealing with the ho-hums
Well, yes, this week has been a bit slumpy because I've had a cold. I went to workout at bootcamp yesterday and mentioned my blahs and someone suggested maybe I try a SAD light therapy. A good friend of one uses it every morning and says it is l... Read more
Some changes that seem to be working
I've made a few tweaks to my nutrition and fitness plan and I'm seeing some progression on the scale! Finally in the right direction!
Lunches have included a big bed of greens with lentils. I was in a rush and didn't have time to really ma... Read more
hey I tracked my food yesterday!
Yay! I tracked my food up to the late afternoon and although I was already at 1300 calories, I opted for another snack (Kind bar 190 calories). I was just feeling a little off and not sure what that was about.
I got home and had a light di... Read more
A hard look at the year I gained 20 lbs.. (aka 2014)
Yikes! that is right. I gained about 20 lbs this year! I pulled out my new calendar to replace my 'weigh-in' calendar in the bathroom. I scanned back over 2014.. not a good year for me.
the worst part? I really don't know where I went so s... Read more
Almost like starting over and 5% challenge is on!
Yep, the scale reveals I'm way off track.
186 in early December on my way from 188 to 185 by the end of the year.
just a few pounds shy of starting over.
But, not starting over because:
I work out regularly now... BUT co... Read more
Okay Okay, didn't do my best this weekend. I did pretty well on food choices for meals.. except homemade cookies! ;(
I haven't baked in forever and got my son involved in the process and we had a fun time of it. thankfully it is a small batch... Read more
Mid-November update and 7 weeks till the end of the year!!
Hi there! I had a nice long weekend in Northern Cali with my kids, visiting my sister (and my mom who was there for work and visiting my sister already!).
I ate pretty well, no exercise, just walking around etc.
We drove the 11+ hours b... Read more
8 weeks, 1 days until end of year? My holiday challenge
Wow, that is soon! Thanksgiving is up next and then Christmas will be here!
Where did my accountability go? Well, I may blog every other day the exact same thing so that I keep accountable to my self.
Starting weight? 184 (last time I... Read more
Accountability during travel
Today is my last full day on work travel.. Tomorrow I fly home. Yay!
As per usual, I've been trying to eat the right portions while away and get some exercise. I've been making it to the gym about every other day and doing cardio for 30-45 ... Read more
Today's menu and Accountability Day 3 of 99
I didn't blog yesterday, but I did well with my food choices which included.
Eggs, spinach, small amount of cheese with mulitgrain bread for Breakfast.
Lunch was a 'taco salad' with beans instead of meat, some cheddar cheese, salsa and ... Read more
Today's menu and workout.. Accountability tracking Day 1 of 99
Okay, I'm going to try something new.!
Blogging accountability for food and fitness. Looks like we have about 99 days left in the year (if I did my math right in my spreadsheet). Just at 14 weeks.
I've worked up my projected spreadsheet ... Read more
My European Vacation (with pics)
Well, I've been home a week now from my European vacation and of course life is a whirlwind sometimes.. so I'm trying to take a few minutes to post some pics.
I flew to JFK from Seattle to meet up with my sisters, mom (and her boyfriend/pa... Read more
A few Sugar Free days
Okay, I'm feeling bloated and yucky. So I'm cutting the grains and the sugar for then next 3 days to see how I feel. Mon-Wed, then I'm off flying to Europe all day on Thursday. I will pack some of my own food and snacks, but my go-to snack of a ... Read more
Back home and back at it
I had 2 weeks in Alaska for work. I did well on workout out and eating. I did the treadmill with interval running (faster than my steady state pace) for 45 mins almost every other day. On the 'off' days, I tried to move more around the... Read more
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