Too Fat For Cute Exercise Clothes
Warning: PMS Rant
It's official. Today I reached a milestone: I've now lost 25 pounds since I joined SP. So why am I not ecstatic?
I have been exercising a lot. I could use some new exercise clothes (especially sports bras) but have... Read more
Biggest Loser Summer Challenge...1 Week Down, 9 To Go!
Today was the final day of the first week of the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. As with the show, today being the day before weigh-in, a "Last Chance Workout" was in order. My team, the Tirquoise Titans, had an intra-team challenge including ... Read more
May Recap and June Schedule
May flew by and now it is all past. So I reflect on this past month and find that I was mistaken about the slowing of my weight loss. It turns out that both my fitness minutes and my weight loss have been surprisingly consistent, even though I... Read more
Strength Training By The Book...Maybe Next Time
I finished reading "The Female Body Breakthrough" by Rachel Cosgrove last night. I was mistakenly a little disappointed when I finished. Cosgrove insists that if a woman does exactly as she instructs, then that woman is assured a fit and fabul... Read more
Kitty Update and Yummy Dinner
Hubby and I are adopting two Persian kitties on June 12. We miss our little babies and will be so happy to hear the patter of little paws in the house again. Here are pictures of the kittens that the breeder sent me today:
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Increased Cardio Does Not Equal Weight/Fat Loss?
Crazy concept, right?
I was talking with one of the fitness staffers at my gym, wondering how it is that I've increased the exercise I am doing while staying within my calorie range, but weight loss is still in fits and starts. She mentio... Read more
Ode To My Socks
Yes, you read that right. I will now wax nostalgic about my wool socks. Cue mood music.
I love my socks, my wonderful wool socks. They cushion my zhushies (Mom's word for feet) as I take on the world; nary a blister to beat!
Here is... Read more
Signs of Progress
Today is Day 1 of the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge. I submitted my starting data, completed my first official challenge, and feel good about this mini-journey within a journey that I am embarking on. Here's to losing pounds and inches!
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Breathing, Blisters, Weight Loss, and My Interview
Rain was not in the forecast for today, at least not when I checked yesterday, but I got stuck in a brief shower during the one-block walk from the taxi to my interview. I really did not want to arrive wet and frizzy, so I tried my best to hide... Read more
Fatigue, VO2 Max Test, and Couch to 5K
I've been a little confused, but still moving forward even in confusion. Last week I was feeling fatigued. Not just tired, but physically fatigued. Regardless, I kept up my workout schedule, hoping that it would work itself out.
On Fri... Read more
5 Things I Will Do to Stay Motivated During the 10-Week Biggest Loser Summer Challenge
As a member of the Turquoise Titan Divas Team for the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge, I have been challenged to come up with a motivational list, so here it is!
1. Log on to SparkPeople daily to interact with others, read motivational artic... Read more
Good Day, Then Not-So-Good Day
I have so many thoughts this evening. Some from feeling triumphant and some feeling somewhat defeated all rolled up in a confusing, tear-inducing mess.
- Today in yoga the instructor said, "Wow! Impressive" to me during one of... Read more
It's About Goals
I woke up this morning feeling unsettled. I had a dream where I was at a hub train station. I remember that I vaguely knew where I needed to go, but could not figure out which train would take me to my destination. I had a little time to figu... Read more
Only Time Stands In My Way
I'm relaxing in front of the television, catching up on national and world news and the latest political wrangling. I think back on how different things seem even from the beginning of this year. Yes, I mean pre-Supreme Court Justice nominee, ... Read more
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Food Review: Butternut Squash Ravioli (Lean Cuisine vs. Eating Right)
I've been reading on an SP message board about how delicious Lean Cuisine's Butternut Squash Ravioli is, so I decided I had to try it. The ravioli dinner is from the "Spa Cuisine" line and is described as "butternut squash ravioli in a creamy s... Read more