Using the Food Tracker: Eye Opener
I have been on and off of Sparkpeople for years. I have had some success but not really as much as I would want to have. I kept thinking that I could "do it myself." That I didn't really need to use all these tools, and follow all the recommend... Read more
Easy, healthy, eco friendly and suprisingly good!
I don't normally do vegan stuff because I am too in love with animal products. I like meat, but I could live without that. I have no interest in living without cheese, yogurt, butter, honey, etc. But occasionally I make a vegan dish not with ... Read more
After a LONG absence from SP, I'm back. In the interim time, I was pregnant, spent 3 weeks in the hospital, had a baby, and quit my job. I have had a lot going on.
The long story short: while pregnant I focused exclusively on being pregna... Read more
Life as I Have Known it is Over
January 20th marked the end of one phase of my life, and the beginning of the next. A small stick with a little pink "+" on it was all it took. No turning back, no way, no how. I am now firmly on the road to motherhood. And I am THRILLED! ... Read more
Project Detox: End Results and Lessons Learned
I made it! Great googly moogly, I made it! I can't believe I did this a whole week. I wanted to quit so many times and didn't. I wanted to cheat so many times and didn't. I think even if I didn't get all the other benefits, just sticking with it... Read more
Project Detox, Day 2
Whew, I've almost made it through the day!
Started the day at 6 am. Spent the first 25 minutes in bed begging John to hit snooze and wrestling with myself to get up. I need to do better tomorrow because if I am going to do all the detox stu... Read more
Wow. It has been a long time since I've been on this site, and I think it shows in more ways than just my page. All (and I mean all) my clothes are too tight and I feel so unhealthy. I could say it was the holidays, but it really wasn't just... Read more
At the start line, again.
I am tempted to list all the ways I am disappointed in myself for having to start over AGAIN. But I won't! Because the important thing is that I am doing it. I am recommitting to my health. I did exercise yesterday and today. I did recommit... Read more
Rockin' on the Elliptical - Songs
I just thought I would share some of the songs that are my workout buddies right now. I LOVE music and could not bear to work out without it. I look forward to getting my mp3 player on and listening to music that gets me revved up. It keeps i... Read more
A little bit of denial is a good thing.
Something that I have really struggled with in many areas of life, but particularly in my health-life, is giving in to my whims and immediate desires without enough regard for the consequences. What really has gotten me to where I am (or perhap... Read more
I had to do some traveling this week for work, which always involves eating out. Usually I make pretty bad choices when I'm eating out because of course the high-calories foods are always the tastiest ones! But this time, I thought about my ch... Read more
Came home, threw my stuff down, ate a tiny snack, and headed to the gym. I wore a tank top, which I usually do not do, because it is hotter than Hades here this week and I couldn't bear the thought of more clothes than was necessary.
So I got... Read more
So, I got to see my Dad for Father's Day, which is wonderful because he lives 2 hours away and I don't get to see him as often as I would like. The downside to seeing my dad is he, like me, LOVES to eat and then follow that by sitting around an... Read more
Shaking off the dirt.
You know, I have done a spectacular job of failing here lately. I have not acheived a single Spark Goal in like 2 months, or maybe 3? I have, today, taken inventory of my failings and whew - they are many! I haven't done any yoga in over a mo... Read more
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Fruit, veggie, whole grain, protein, water, repeat.
I have been working all this month on finding some balance. One thing I have been really trying to focus on is my nutritional intake. I am surprised at how hard it is to be balanced in what goes in my mouth! I think "balance" is the hardest g... Read more