I know you don't always believe in yourself, I know it's not always rainbows and flowers for you. Sometimes it's hard, sometimes you wake up on the wrong side of the bed. Sometimes you are tired, sometimes sick. Sometimes you just don... Read more
The automatic calories burned calculator says that I burned 600 calories this morning on my 7.15 mile bike ride, nearly 200 more than my 5K walk/jog yesterday. And I just can't see how that is true. The bike ride was 35 minutes, the walk/jog 45,... Read more
Am I ready for this? Am I really? I've only lost 11 pounds and already the compliments, from people who don't even know I've lost any weight, are coming. On my lunch break today, the landlord (who happens to be a younger/attractive guy) told me ... Read more
The wonder of it all
I just finished my second 5K attempt, and although I thought I might turn around before getting halfway, I pushed myself, and finished 5 minutes faster than my last attempt, which wasn't even a full 3.1....(?) miles. I am really impressed with m... Read more
Is this normal?
I am seeing an ebb and flow to my hunger. The last two mornings I have not been hungry at all. I forced myself to eat, and I felt really sick afterwards. This morning was the same, and I just haven't eaten. I am still not hungry and it is nearly... Read more
I know that blogging everday may be a bit excessive in some people's view, but for me it is becoming a ritual that is really helping me through the rest of the day. Each day is new, with new emotions, feelings, energy levels, and ideas of what m... Read more
Went to the local wildlife refuge yesterday. I usually go there during the wetter months when there are more birds and lots of water, but it was pretty out there now too.
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Had to post this today, 11 pounds and 11 inches lost. Pretty cool, wonder how many other times these numbers will match???? Gotta get sparkin this morning, hittin the streets before church.
Cheers to you all!!... Read more
OK, strange topic, but it is quite interesting to see what this last month has done for my skin. I had pretty bad acne as a teenager and young adult. It has been clear for the last few years, but I do have damage from picking at my skin when I w... Read more
Yay, today is my
Lost 8.2 pounds and 9 inches.
Drink atleast 8 cups of water everyday
Log all f... Read more
Well tomorrow is my first month sparkversary, and I feel like I have turned a new leaf. I am seeing, with the glorious help from beautiful souls on here, that health is a many faceted jewel. It is not just exercise and eat right and you will be ... Read more
In the valley
I could feel my blue side rearing it's lonely little head yesterday the moment I walked through my work door. I was running late, hadn't done my hair, it was wet still, and a client made some off color remarks to me about how long he'd already b... Read more
Missed it by .21 miles
My first attempt at a 5K just occurred, begining at 8:05 am and ending at 8:53 am. Yeah you heard me, it took 48 minutes!! Ha, well quite a bit slower than I'd hoped for, and not as far as I thought, but it was my first try. Now I have a place t... Read more
My beautiful weekend
Spent the weekend with family. Had my brother and sister-in-laws baby shower on Saturday, then a wonderful day at the park today.
My healthy contribution to the baby shower, veggies and hummus
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Sometimes less is more
This morning I cut my ride down from 6 miles to just over 5, which I thought would really affect my calories burned, but actually I ended up riding a bit faster and didn't really burn that many less! Kind of funny. Also it seems the harder exerc... Read more