Patience is a virtue
This journey is so much more than a competition with the scale, but it sure is nice when you are on the winning end of that competition. My battle scar has kept me from doing a few of the everday activities I have been doing, but I am not going ... Read more
I picked up a basket full of goodies at Goodwill today for $24.00!! I can't believe it. Cute fairy town for my niece, seeds and pots for my sister in law, a really neato Redwoods inspired, handmade vase for my brother, beautiful painting for my ... Read more
I earned my first battle scar!! We are warriors!!
On my second bike ride of the day today, this is what happened when I tried to come up onto a curb:
Do you think I was embarrased? Nope, I just kept going, finished my... Read more
I am officially part of a new society, the Morning Exercise Society, or MES as I fondly call us. I am starting to notice a kind of commeraderie feeling on the streets, early in the morning as everyone out is walking, running, or riding around th... Read more
The Spark Affect
OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, ... Read more
OK, I have my own personal "one blog per day" rule of sorts. Don't want to overwhelm myself with posting every little event of each day. BUT I do like to have a log to look back on and watch my progress week to week. So in the spirit of that, I ... Read more
Went from a 15 minute, 3 mile bike ride, to a 10 minute one in one weeks time! That is visible progress if I've ever seen it!!! And I cut 5 minutes off my time while riding against the wind half way! I am pretty happy, I was really pushing mysel... Read more
I'm reinvisioning my new life. I am slowly transforming my "diet" mentality to a healthy lifestyle mentality. Of course I want to see big results, fast, hard to change that thinking overnight. Slowly it is becoming the non weight results that I ... Read more
Started reading The Spark, and I feel compelled to share with you all my fast break list, and my goals.
Create and cook one healthy new recipe per week
Exercise atleast 10 minutes/day
Post goals on fridge, in car, in bathroom... Read more
Butterflies, rainbows and today's monsters
I don't know about most of you, but I definitely have a complex when I exercise. I don't go to a gym, so I don't have people surrounding me when I work out, most of my exercise is outside or in my house. But I still have this embarrased feeling ... Read more
This is really working!!!!!!
Down 5.2 pounds in 14 days. This is so exciting. And although I am being pretty serious about my eating habits and exercise, I am not killing myself. I don't feel deprived of food, in fact I wanted to take pictures of my meals yesterday, they w... Read more
OK, I have some confessions to make, I've been eyeing you skinny girls for years now, making up ideas in my head about why I might possibly be better than you. Why your smooth, long legs make you look like a hootchie, and why you are just runnin... Read more
One eye open
I have been meeting my cardio and strength training goals and my calorie boundaries, and I have lost a few pounds and I am TIRED!! Is this normal? I am so tired! I am sure after awhile my body will get used to this new lifestyle, but for today I... Read more
I'm in love......with my morning!
Slept like a baby last night, good dreams, pillow felt like a fluffy cloud. AND I lost three pounds in 10 days. I am so excited because I had an intial loss of 2.4 pounds, and then gain of 3.4 pounds the first week. So now I have lost 3, and I a... Read more
Grocery shopping extravaganza.......I conquered Grocery Outlet!
Had my first grocery shopping experience since starting SP. So cool. I managed to get the best stuff at Grocery Outlet, which made it super cheap. Found frozen mixed brown, red and wild rice. Had it for dinner, sooooooooo good, so easy, so fast.... Read more