Spring Into Summer Challenge--First Blog
I haven't done a challenge since Jan 2009 (the boot camp challenge with Coach Nicole). But now is the time, and I am joining my fellow St. Louis Sparkers in a Spring in... Read more
Back up to 191, but I am not discouraged!
(well, almost not).
This is the way it ALWAYS is with my body, so I was expecting to flip back up to the 190s. In the next few weeks I'll flip back down. Things will all even out, and my trend i... Read more
Reverting to Human Form
There is a great episode of Star Trek Voyager where a nasty, scary species from another planet is preparing to attack earth. To do so, they have a ‘training camp’ where they ... Read more
A simple little story about a coat
I was sitting with a group of about 15 people the other day. One of them noticed I was shivering and asked if it was cold. I was, I was freezing and underdressed. One of my... Read more
OK, for real this time
So a sinus infection during the holidays proved to be too much to meet my goals, both because I was too sick to work out, and because I was sick for so long I stopped caring about my daily health very much.
Somehow, inexplicably, I still lo... Read more
Let's Look Toward the 180s. Seriously.
I just read a blog that I LOVED about focusing on being healthy, and losing weight being ONE of the by-products of a healthy life, not the goal. The blog also talked about all of the things that the scale doesn't measure that are so, so much be... Read more
Perspective is hard to get. Especially after so many years of not having much.
If you had asked me 2 years ago how I would feel about weighing 198 pounds, I would have said I couldn't imagine it--that it would be mind boggling and wonderf... Read more
198 is the most beautiful number I've ever seen
When I started all of this I would sit and read posts of people who had been successful. 30 pounds and counting, 40 pounds and counting, 100 pounds and counting.
I would just shake my head, hopeful but doubtful.
The doubts have crept awa... Read more
After 17 months on SP with things going fairly well overall, I may have hit a plateau. I'm not really sure, but I am realizing that since June not much has happened.
No... Read more
Not off Track (except my negativity)
How many times do I have to relearn that my negative voice is not accurate?
I was feeling really down today because I'd been off track, eating over my calorie range from tuesday until today. It made me want to rethink everything, b/c it fe... Read more
July Goals and Damn Nachos!
Adding onto Junes goals, which went well, I think.
I feel like my head and heart are more into the game again, which feels good.
So for July:
--work out at least 4 times a week.
--track most days
--time alone 3 times this month
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April, May, June...Time to dig in!!!
My last post was on my one year anniversary at the end of March. Since then, nothing much has happened. I've gone on tracking my food most days, and working out most days. Except in May, when we got a new puppy (7 weeks old). I did not work ... Read more
One Year and 50% in!!
Well, here we are back from my 50 % trip. It was great, busy, fantastic vacation to California (to a tennis tournament and then to the beach in Santa Monica). Convenientl... Read more
That Elusive SP Tee
Three times (count em) I have put an SP tee shirt as the reward for some wonderful goal. Three times I have come thiiiiiiiis close to the goal, but not to the goal itself.
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I just took the SP survey--wow it made me feel good. If I had taken that survey a year ago--wow would my answers have looked different! A lot can happen in a year. Here's what I wrote at the bottom of my survey:
Taking this survey has pu... Read more