SHHH! Don't Tell Natalie
For Christmas I got Natalie a Kids in the Kitchen cookbook, apron, chef's hat, measuring cups and spoons, whip, etc. I also ordered her a book (used) her mother loved when she was a little girl. Natalie was interested when we talked about it, so... Read more
I ended up running today with my old group, with a run:walk ratio of 1 min:1 min. Even though my back is not 100% I would have preferred more running and faster. We went right about 5 miles in 70 minutes. A couple times I ran an exta loop when ... Read more
I Am Stronger!!
I am stronger than Double Stuff Oreos!
I am stronger than Berry Newtons!
I am stronger than Milano cookies!
I am stronger than Banana Pudding Ice Cream!
I am stronger than cheese filled crackers!
I am stronger than peanut butter filled... Read more
More Notes and More Running
Hey, I'm liking these Post It warning signs on hubby's junk food so much that I'm expanding this effort. I'm putting "Portion Control" reminders on the peanut butter, almonds, raisins, and Cheerios. Won't hurt!
Hubby wants car this morning,... Read more
Posted: Keep Out
Based on a SparkFriend's comment (thanks, Aquagirl) I took a pack of Post It notes in various colors. I wrote, "Calorie Minefield," "Watch Out!", "Alert: Junk," "Not Worth It," or a simple "Calories" and labeled most of the junk food found throu... Read more
May Take Some Weeks
Well, I still don't have a middle two on the scale, but I do have another day of eating on program (within calorie range) in my streak. I do not have to eat the junk just because it is in my house. I appreciated all the commiseration, wisdom and... Read more
Minefield of a Kitchen - Sheeesh!!
Yesterday my hubby went to the grocery store. He has been our usual grocery shopper for about the last three years. After I switched to a healthier lifestyle, he was not happy with my shopping. So he goes in order to get the things he wants, but... Read more
Accepting a Weakness Plus a Positive
Missed my run this morn as my back was still acting up. I'm gonna let it heal and then consistently restrict picking up Gwen, the 2 year old, as I did successfully the month before my half marathon. She constantly wants to be picked up, though.... Read more
How Are You Handling the Holidays?
How am I handling the holidays this year? Some of my strategies:
Reminding myself all the reasons that living life at goal weight is very, very important to me. (Beck)
Reminding myself that I have lost weight at holiday time before (2008)... Read more
New Challenging Meaningful Streak
The good thing is that it is very clear what my new focus will be. I'm going to start counting the days I am within my calorie range; that will be a powerful streak to start! That will address my recent biggest fitness weakness. And I do need to... Read more
Almost Trashed It
I almost threw my treadmill away and I am so glad I didn't. About two weeks ago I wanted to use it, but it just would not come on. I tried different plugs, checked the fuse box, and used the starting key over and over, but nothing.
My hubby... Read more
Hey, I just made it to the top Spark trophy at 100,000 SparkPoints. WooHoo!! That represents a lot of tracking, exercise minutes, reading and learning, blogging and responding to blogs, and consistency. I am very grateful to SparkGuy for this gr... Read more
How Do You Find a Good Doctor?
I got a call from my doctor's office. She is no longer accepting my health insurance. I was encouraged to change insurance providers, but as much trouble as I had getting insurance I think it makes more sense to change doctors. My current doctor... Read more
Celebrating Four Years of Effort
Four years ago yesterday I rejoined Weight Watchers and started on my current streak of healthy living. Oh, there have been times I have slipped. Oh, yeah. Often I've gone over my calorie range, but what I am celebrating is that I haven't quit t... Read more
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Finish Celebrating & the New Pace Group
Love my new pace group!! I ran 10 miles with them this morning at a pace I really enjoyed, just a little bit challenging. They are also very welcoming and supportive. There were 5 of us in the group this morning, although 3 of them ran 3.7 miles... Read more