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Day 1: Serious about the workout

Saturday, March 28, 2015      2 comments

I've been away for awhile because I was starting to feel pretty desperate about my fitness situation and felt only a major shakeup would get things moving in the right direction. I was right about that. And wrong. My cholesterol results cam... Read more

Day 1: A chance to get some traction

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      2 comments

I'd made a great beginning to 2015 in January. I had a 21-day fitness streak going, and I was logging calories faithfully every day. Then my sister came to visit for a week. Kerplooey! There went my good eating habits and daily exercise. ... Read more

Day 1: Walking in the rain

Friday, January 23, 2015      4 comments

I love it when I can get exercise and a facial treatment all in one go. That's how it was today. Sort of. When I went for my daily brisk walk just after lunch, the temperature was about 38F, with 100% humidity and a cold mist in the air. Th... Read more

Day 1: Three weeks, little progress

Thursday, January 22, 2015      5 comments

Today marks my 21st day in a row of exercising for at least 10 minutes a day. Most of those 21 days saw me exercise for much longer than 10 minutes, and at a reasonable intensity. Most of those 21 days I've also eaten within my calorie range. ... Read more

Day 1: Think beyond the scale when it comes to rewards

Sunday, January 18, 2015      6 comments

I've always rewarded myself for reaching certain weight loss goals. But I've been suffering from motivation issues lately and realized I could perfectly well reward myself simply for my perseverance, regardless of what the scale says. (I know, n... Read more

Day 1: I've got a lot of work to do

Saturday, January 17, 2015      2 comments

...to make up for yesterday. I try to stay positive on this blog. Positivity is a theme for me for 2015. I don't believe you can just "wish away" negative thoughts, but I do believe it's possible to perhaps retrain the brain to shift focus ... Read more

Day 1: Holding pattern

Thursday, January 15, 2015      1 comments

It's been kind of a bumpy week so far. I've had trouble with sleep and low energy. I blew my calorie count one day, but I kind of shrug that off. It was only one day. For the past two days, I haven't taken my afternoon walk. The relentless cloud... Read more

Day 1: Didn't let insomnia slow me down

Monday, January 12, 2015      1 comments

On the heels of yesterday's awesome, 10+ mood rating...I couldn't sleep. Why? Who knows?! Insomnia can be so aggravating. Even when you do everything 'right,' it can still plague you. Luckily, I don't suffer from all-out, my-eyes-were-wide-... Read more

Day 1: For the first time ever, I rated my mood 10+

Sunday, January 11, 2015      4 comments

I've been a member of SP for...I don't know how long. I think since at least 2010. Like many members, I've waxed and waned with Spark. One thing I like about SP is how they continually add new tools (or 'toys,' the way I see it) to play with. It... Read more

Day 1: Still learning new things about myself

Saturday, January 10, 2015      3 comments

I have never in my adult life exercised outdoors in inclement weather. And I have a very broad definition of what constitutes "inclement weather." Over 90 degrees. Under 50 degrees. Breezy. Raining/snowing. Or even just threatening to rain/snow... Read more

Day 1: Eight-day streak and counting

Friday, January 09, 2015      1 comments

Today I reaffirmed to myself that I can be flexible about fitness but still get it done. Due to an early medical appointment for my mom, I wasn't able to get my 10 minutes of rowing done first thing this morning. That concerned me because I... Read more

Day 1: Two pounds down, 10 to go

Thursday, January 08, 2015      0 comments

I was going to stay off the scale, but I couldn't resist. Thursday is my usual weigh-in day, so I stepped onto the white square this morning. To my delight, it says I have lost two pounds already. I'm very pleased, even if that is all just water... Read more

Day 1: I did not reach my steps goal today, and...

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      1 comments

I don't care. I said before I mainly use the Jawbone to prompt me to move, not to simply count steps (though it IS a fun challenge!). Today I just couldn't rouse myself to do extra walking. I had a rough sleep night, followed by a low-energ... Read more

Day 1: Six-day streak

Wednesday, January 07, 2015      2 comments

I love streaking. Sorry for the bad joke. Because I was pretty much "away" from SP for 18 months (and subsequently gained 13 pounds), I didn't have a lot of confidence in my ability to muster the self-discipline required to get back on trac... Read more

Day 1: Nailed the nutrition today

Monday, January 05, 2015      2 comments

Today's victory goes in the nutrition category. Every day I run the nutrition feedback report, and I was surprised to see today I hit every nutrient on the money! I say "surprised" because I rarely hit them all. It's kind of a game to me, though... Read more


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