Exercising More, but the Scale Doesn't Care. What's Up w/that?
I have been really working hard and the scale hasn't budged. Then, today, after a week or two of a lot of activity, I'm up 2 lbs! Yes, I've increased my caloric intake, but still within range. I know I need to do a bit more protein, but I jus... Read more
Exercising More, and Hungrier as a Result.
I will have to research this, unless someone can answer it. If you are exercising more, how do you know what your caloric intake should be? I'm sure it's somewhere on this site as to how I figure that out. What a nice dilemma to have! I'm mo... Read more
I Never Counted Calories or Other Similar Things
In the olden days (before I began eating better), I never paid attention to the nutrition info on the food labels. In fact, I never even realized that drinks counted as calories. Simple things like lemonade, coffee specialties, and others were... Read more
The More I Exercise, The Better I Feel (Imagine that!)
Hey now, I've been at this eating better adventure for about 9 months now, and have made good progress. However, I've only done half-hearted exercise. I've started to crank it up a notch and am just feeling better and better each day as a resu... Read more
How My Long Walk Reminded Me of My Success on This Food Journey
Today I walked for nearly two hours. At one point, I pondered how far I had left to go to my destination. But then I looked back and saw the expanse of distance I'd already covered. It was awesome. That made me smile as I continued to walk a... Read more
Wishing All A Happy, Safe 4th of July Weekend
To all my sparkfriends, have a wonderful holiday weekend.... Read more
Independence Day - Freedom from all of my past bad habits
Of course, I celebrate July 4th with its special meaning, but it is also symbolic for me. I started my lifestyle change on Oct. 13, '08 - Columbus Day, and viewed it as my voyage into a healthier lifestyle adventure. Now, this 4th of July is t... Read more
Yay-Down A Pound!!
Hope it's not just my scale being squirrelly (because it has issues but I changed the batteries), but I'm down a pound after a seemingly endless plateau. I think this is a turning point where my body has finally accepted that I am serious about... Read more
Dealing w/A Social Event & Eating - According to Jillian
I don't watch Biggest Loser on TV, but I do listen to Jillian on her Sunday morning radio show. This week, she gave some tips on how to cope with an event you're going to where you know you will have temptations like a buffet. She said to alwa... Read more
How I Sparked Yesterday
I'm not a person who usually wears t-shirts with logos or messages. However, due to what a great tool Sparkpeople has been, I felt like giving back by buying a shirt. I wore it on a 5-mile lake walk yesterday and never realized how many people... Read more
How Our Thoughts Can Be a Huge Energy Drain
The other day, I blogged about what Jillian said in last Sunday's radio show about ways to boost your energy by boosting your mental processes and I listed those. But I forgot the most important part, and found this to be very true for myself. ... Read more
Sometimes I Crack Myself Up (Or How I Explained Nutrition in the Grocery Store Today)
Please understand that prior to 8 months ago, I didn't read or care about nutrition labels. That's what makes the following situation all the more funny to me...
I went grocery shopping this morning, and another shopper and I struck up a c... Read more
Jillian Advises How We Can Increase Our Energy With Our Mind
On her last Sunday radio show, Jillian discussed how we can boost our energy using some tips to change the way we think. I'll try to remember this as accurately as possible from my notes. First, she said to visualize. Not only positve results... Read more
My Scale Has Betrayed Me (How Can I Ever Trust it Again?)(p.s. You were right SPfriends - batteries!
This past February, I got a great scale for my b'day. It's one of those that calculates BMI and whatever else. My other scale was good, but started to be "off" so I bonded with this new one. I've noticed some variation lately, but this mornin... Read more
Happy 5- Month Sparkanniversary to Me
Yes, today is my 5 month anniversary since coming to this terrific website. What have I learned/done? 1. Developing and reinforcing exercise and food tracking. 2. Learning from topics in articles and blogs. 3. Making new friends.
4. Mai... Read more