Advice for New Members and for Myself, Too
I was contacted by a new member (ARIANABLUE) and asked how I lost weight. She liked my response, so I thought I'd share it as part of a blog:
You asked how I lost my weight. I lost 50 with Weight Watchers, eating ... Read more
Thank You, SparkFriends!
Yesterday 22 SparkFriends stopped by with kind words and support. Thank you, thank you. It means so much to me. There is so much wisdom and understanding here! In my real life there are many wonderful people, but not one who understands as well ... Read more
Familiar Awful Feelings
Saturday morning I woke up and grabbed something to wear out of my closet, not thinking. I could hardly button it and it didn't feel comfortable at all. Old familiar feelings came rushing back to me, as I took it off and looked for something a l... Read more
Getting It Back After Minor Bump in the Road
I've been very concerned that going back to work 2 full days a week might trigger eating. I started back on payroll on August 2, 2010. (Before that I was just working one day a week as a consultant plus some grant writing at home.) My first week... Read more
Thanks, TBRANCH, and Thanks to FLUTERBUGCE, TOO
Really enjoyed the Polk County SparkTeam pot luck dinner last evening. It was wonderful to meet AMANDJCD and get to see FLUTTERBUGCE, EILEENV3, and ASMITH (hope I have that screen name right) again. TBRANCH has such a lovely home. She and her hu... Read more
Now I Can Look the Part
Today it came! The FedEx man left me a little white package. Natalie was here and we opened it together. I now have a bright red (size small) SparkPeople shirt. Natalie was very impressed.
You may remember I won $10 credit on the wheel the ... Read more
Last eve at supper I decided I wanted some of my hubby's mashed potatoes. I served myself what I thought was about a quarter cup. I started to take a bite. Doubt crept in. I got up from the table, got a measuring cup, and put the potatoes in it.... Read more
I just finished all the laundry, getting every single piece -- even the ironing and hand washing -- finished and put away. As I was reorganizing my closet and throwing out my last clothes that are too big, I realized something: I have enough clo... Read more
My Kind of Triathlon
Today I worked out at my gym. It was 98 degrees outside, so I appreciated the air conditioning. Nonetheless I was totally sweated through way before my 120 minute session was complete. I'm trying to change my thinking from sweating being bad to ... Read more
SparkPeople Video Surprise!
The other day I couldn't get to the gym. It was my strength training day and I was scheduled to burn 307 calories. I decided to try some SparkPeople videos.
First I did three of the cardio videos -- Jump Start, Bootcamp, and Kickboxing. I... Read more
Good Check Up Today
The SparkPeople-inspired lifestyle pays off again! Good annual check up today. Blood pressure: 112/70. The nurse said that I must have very good genes. But I don't think that's it. My mom and sister are both on meds for high blood pressure and m... Read more
SP Health News: The Longer You Sit, the Shorter Your Life Span
Day before yesterday I wrote about what I am doing right now, standing up to blog and otherwise participate in SparkPeople. Some SparkFriends wondered what motivated me to do that.
Well, I had just read the, "The Longer You Sit, the Shorte... Read more
Personal Best - Elliptical
I really had a great workout today at the YMCA. I started with elliptical and I tried the interval selection for the first time. (Usually I do the manual, cardio, or weight loss program selection.) The interval program varies from resistance of ... Read more
A Different Perspective
I doubt you can tell, but there is something different about this blog than any other I've ever written. I am putting into practice something I've read about and makes sense to me. Perhaps you have been reading, too, about desks now available th... Read more
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Starting Monday August 2nd, I'll be increasing my work hours and changing officially from a consultant to an employee. The nonprofit agency I work for does a lot of good and I'm proud to be associated with it. My thought today, though, is about ... Read more