My Fault vs. Not My Fault
A warning - what I'm saying here is probably controversial and I'd be surprised if everyone who reads it agrees with me, but this is what I believe and hey, it's MY blog. :)
I found these links on another Sparker's page last night (EWESTCOT... Read more
Just Doing It
Nike has a great slogan, doesn't it?
I mentioned the other day that I'd been doing a lot of private writing about my weight loss, hoping to come up with a grand plan that was going to get me back to a good weight, whatever the heck that mig... Read more
Five Years on SparkPeople and Six Weight Loss Cycles, plus a bunch of Chanukah pictures
I have been using SparkPeople for about five years now! I just took a look at my weight tracker from the beginning of 2007 to the current time, and found that I have gone through the weight loss/weight gain cycle six full times. (Even more if ... Read more
One week without treadmill - completed
Last I wrote, I'd been using the treadmill almost exclusively for my cardio, jogging for up to an hour at a time on it almost every day, and my knees and hips were in pain! I decided last Friday to take a week off, and I'm so glad I did. The hi... Read more
Happy birthday to me! My real birthday is December 19 but we celebrated yesterday.
The above is me, yesterday, blowing out the candles on my rapidly melting ice cream cak... Read more
I'm in a much better mood than I was when I last wrote.
I watched a YouTube video that was linked to someone's blog (wish I still had the link to share) that suggested that, for health, we all commit to limiting our sitting/lying down time ... Read more
Progress reports are due Tuesday and I'm not even halfway done with them yet. And I don't bring work home, so I'm going to have a long day at work on Monday.
My weight is up, and my face is getting round and ugly. My skin is breaking out to... Read more
I decided about a week ago or so that I'm no longer going to evening classes during the week. I get out of work at 3 P.M. and my gym is on my way home. I used to hang around at work killing time before classes because if I went home first that... Read more
Trying out intuitive eating
It might seem like an odd time to try intuitive eating for me, considering I'm at the top of my weight range these days, but it's a busy time of year, and I know what my eating choice parameters should be in order to be successful, so why not ju... Read more
So I've been back off track since Thanksgiving, and I've gained back the six or so pounds I'd lost. I just get this relaxed and happy feeling when I give myself permission to eat whatever I want without worrying about calories. I never let up ... Read more
Turkey Trot - Circuit Systems
Went to the gym this morning for a special one-time only class called the Turkey Trot, but it turns out it was the same as a class usually called Circuit Systems. It's normally Tuesday nights so I may check it out again. It was different than m... Read more
Cozy at Home
It's cold and rainy outside, but I'm indoors wearing my cozy socks inside my slippers. I went to the gym this morning for Body Pump and spinning (I'm still new to spinning and find it uncomfortable physically - that seat!) and then I went to bu... Read more
You know that frustration you feel when you see a higher number on the scale?
...and you were expecting to see a loss? Because you were doing everything right? You've been tracking your calories, making nutritious choices, drinking your water, getting your sleep, doing your cardio and strength training, and being all-aro... Read more
The 0.2lbs that make the most difference
We went out for dinner last night (something we rarely do these days) and today I was back up to 160.0. That's only a 0.2lb gain, but it's the difference between being in the 150s and the 160s. :( Oh well, I'll lose it again. I have many many m... Read more