Giving Credit Where Credit is Due
Last Friday my Weight Watcher leader asked me to speak at an Open House at the Lakeland Weight Watcher Center on January 12th around 2 pm. I realized I don't have child care duties at that time, so I agreed. Then she gave me a bunch of paperwork... Read more
SparkCoach Proud Challenge
The SparkCoach challenge today is to "write down 3 recent accomplishments that you are proud of. These can be things you've achieved at work or school, at home, along your healthy lifestyle journey---anything at all."
If by recent we mean t... Read more
2013 Will Be My Healthiest Ever!!!
I started out the year with a big group (about 25 people) seven mile Galloway run and followed that with a personal training session at the Y. Feeling good!!
Thanks, SparkFriends, for all your encouragement on my confession blog yesterday. ... Read more
As I glanced in the mirror, leaving the Y, after a 90 minute elliptical workout this morning with new Precor machines, having visited with great people including SparkFriend AQUAGIRL, with an appointment for a personal training session tomorrow ... Read more
Please don't comment "Duh" after you read this blog. Although, I would understand if you did!
I finally put 2 and 2 together and figured out why my weight went up a handful of pounds last year. I realized that whenever I reached the top of ... Read more
I've been reading some great blogs about Christmas eating, abundance, and feelings of deprivation. It is true that when there are many foods to choose it is easy to take too much. Yesterday I ate within my calorie range. I enjoyed my food immens... Read more
Cherish the Moments
It's noon, but daughter, SIL, and grandkids will be here before too long. This year Santa came to their house, but there are lots and lots of presents to open here, too. Last year Santa came to our house for them, but it is good for a young fami... Read more
Bonus Blog: Here's the Graphic
Thanks to ONEKIDSMOM and the snipping tool, I was finally able to post the report I tried to post earlier. Here's a chart of my weight from the time I reset my program in August of 2010 until present:
Why I Want to Lose in 2013
I wanted to post a SparkPeople report to show my weight fluctuations over the past couple years. I saved the SP report in my picture files, but when I tried to "add picture" to a blog, it said it was not a valid image. Anyone know how to overcom... Read more
Going Up Another Notch
I just took the plunge and paid for one year of SparkCoach. I am so thankful to SparkPeople for all I have learned here and been motivated to do tha teven if I get nothing out of SparkCoach I will not feel cheated. But I am hoping to take my pr... Read more
Jingle Bell Training Run
Today I had my choice: either a 7 mile run at 1 minute walk:1 run ratio or 10 miles with more running. I chose to go 10 miles. We started out at 1 min. walk: 4 minute run ratio, but switched to 2 minute run intervals about half way through. Love... Read more
I just joined the Slowest Loser Team and set a goal to lose 6 pounds in the next 12 months.
I still consider myself maintaining an 80 pound loss, but recognize that I'm struggling with those last 6 pounds!!... Read more
The most positive way I can say this is that I made it 7 full days on my streak of tracking and staying in my calorie range, despite a house full of very tempting junk food. And I'm starting my streak again today. This time I'm going to make it ... Read more
Today I did a treadmill run at the gym. After a 10 minute walking warm up, I ran 3.1 miles. I was aiming to do it under 30 minutes and I made it in 29:47. My PR is 28:28 in a race, so today was not a personal best, but it was one of my best trai... Read more
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
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