Respark My Spark Challenge
Purpose: Experience tells me that some small success often leads to much more success. Therefore, I'm giving myself a completely doable yet challenging program that will help me get back to healthy behaviors, lose a few of the pounds I've recen... Read more
Big Exercise Day Yesterday!
I think I went 11-12 miles yesterday, plus strength training!
*SparkPeople core video - 10 mins at home
*Jog outside - 23 mins - probably about 2 miles
*Walk outside with hubs - about 1.5 miles
*Chest strength training at gym - about ... Read more
I'm Better than This.....
Wow, I guess race season has started - I just read race reports on about five different blogs! People are running their first races, their fastest races...even just getting out there would be so much better than what I've been up to. I need to ... Read more
A Fresh New Day
There's something about new beginnings...a fresh start, a new chance. Especially on a Saturday morning in early spring when the sun is shining - there's just so much potential there. Today could be the day I take on the world. Do my taxes. Fi... Read more
All I Need to Do...
Wake up refreshed
Get to work early enough to enjoy breakfast and check in with SparkPeople before school
Eat only what's on my nutrition tracker/track everything I eat
Water water water
When food is gone but I want more, pop gum in mout... Read more
If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try, try, try, try, try................
I wake up each morning convinced this'll be the day I'm back on track, but then by afternoon I'm making bad food choices. Today I turn over a new leaf. It's not to late to nip this in the bud.... Read more
Uh oh...stop sign!
Uh oh, I'm out of my maintanence range... time to go on a mini-diet until I get back there!!
Here's what happened...I was doing great until this past Saturday, but then I ate and drank too much while out partying and even though I didn't ga... Read more
WHY do I do this to myself?? Yesterday I overdid it in not one, not two, but THREE areas, and I'm paying for it today in terms of how my tummy feels and also the guilt factor. And then tomorrow I'll probably still be tired, great. Work is too b... Read more
Healthy Lifestyle Survey - it's going around :)
1. What did you eat for breakfast?
Smoothie made of organic skim milk, OJ fortified with calcium and D, a splash of organic cranapple juice, plain fat-free Greek yogurt, frozen mixed berries, and frozen mixed tropical fruit. Oh, and green tea... Read more
Weight Maintanence Philosophy
I just edited my Spark page intro to include my weight maintanence philosophy:
I have lost weight many times in the past and every time I'd get close to a weight goal I'd set a new, lower one, and then eventually I'd always give up and bing... Read more
So I get to eat way more calories now that I'm officially in maintanence. Do you think it's okay for some of these calories to be junk food?... Read more
It's hard to come up with interesting titles about maintanence...
I'm kind of just writing now because I'm stuck supervising Homework Club in another teacher's classroom and I'm incredibly bored. So forgive me if this is the most boring blog entry ever...
I discovered I was eating about 200 fewer calories... Read more
Plugging away at maintanence..
Just a quick note to say that I'm eating right, had my first almost-2500 calorie day yesterday, exercising lots, and my binge weight quickly came off and I'm back in what I... Read more
First, I just have to say how incredibly grateful I am for my Spark friends. I got so many supportive comments on yesterday's emergency-style blog, and not a single person made me feel bad or weird or embarrassed about what I'd done or the fact... Read more