Day 1: Thanks for the honor, SparkPeople!
I've been away for awhile. In one of those little ironies of life, I've been inactive on my blog because I've been active in my life. This is good.
But I did want to pop in and thank all the people who voted me a SparkPeople Motivator! I'm ... Read more
Day 1: Serious about the workout
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
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.
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Day 1: Walking in the rain
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
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.
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Day 1: Think beyond the scale when it comes to rewards
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
...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
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
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+
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
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
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
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...
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
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
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