The longer I do this (been Sparking now for almost three full years!), the more realizations I make, and the more I learn about my own behavior and bodily needs, the stronger I become. Here's two realizations I've made recently:
A few week... Read more
How to have a happy, healthy birthday, SeppieSusan style:
Step 1. Treat the morning like a normal Saturday. Spend a bit of extra time in bed cuddling in the morning. Go to the gym, where when you scan your gym card instead of hearing the... Read more
I'm turning 32 tomorrow. Sigh. I'm getting farther and farther from 21! But you know what? I am liking my life more and more the older I get. :)
My weight has been going nuts lately - it stayed the same for a long time, then down half a po... Read more
Yesterday I went to a daytime party where there were tons of refreshments. I have resolved that it is easier for me to say no to everything than it is to try to limit myself to a little bit, especially nine weeks before my wedding! So I decide... Read more
I've lost 11 pounds in the first 5 weeks, and I have 9 weeks, 1 day to go! I just keep doing all the common-sense healthy things to do, and they just keep working. Simple. :)
A couple anecdotes:
On an outdoor run a few days ago (I ran... Read more
It's been a while, so I thought I'd say hi. Thanksgiving went well here and my plan is very solid right now. Wedding plans are coming along and so am I, toward my weight-loss goal.
Today, right after lunch, I started to feel sick. I stuc... Read more
I'm posting links to the recipes I will make this weekend, mostly for selfish reasons to make it easy to find these recipes in Internet-land again when I need 'em!
Beef barley stew (I hardly EVER eat beef, but what a nice seasonal treat thi... Read more
It's Tuesday afternoon and I have the next five days off, YAY! (AND we have a teacher-only day on Monday the 30th and a teacher-only afternoon on Tuesday, Dec. 1...these kids have it so good!!)
Even though I stuck to a somewhat normal sleep... Read more
The weather is gorgeous, I got a great night's sleep, and I am just feeling fantastic today. At noon, which is in just over two hours, there's going to be an open house at my condo, so I got up early and I've been cleaning and it smells great i... Read more
My weight loss has totally stalled, way too early. After losing about five pounds last week, I gained a couple back and haven't lost any more. Plus, the first couple of pounds I lost had been from a temporary gain anyway, so I sort of haven't ... Read more
This afternoon Jess' mom came over with some flower arrangements for us to check out...
We are thinking about something like this for our centerpieces, only more cranberries, more flowers, and more votives around the outside. Also maybe wh... Read more
I lost five pounds this week...even though I lost a lot of ground these past few months, I am on track to be at my best for my wedding (and honeymoon). I am not ignoring the fact that yo-yo dieting is unhealthy and that I need to find a way to ... Read more
My weight was up two pounds today for no reason but I'm not discouraged...fluctuation is just a part of life. Unfortunately, I didn't get my morning happy boost from the scale today, and then a coworker said one minor little thing at a meeting ... Read more