Well, using SP is helping.
- I've lost 11 pounds since November.
- My pants are slipping.
- I'm able to walk for 20 minutes at a fast pace without getting winded.
- I caught a glimpse of my body profile in the mirror, and I look better!... Read more
Tips that don't work for me - and what I do instead
Here are some diet/fitness tips that don't work for me, and what I do instead:
Tip: "Always shop on a full stomach."
Me: Are you insane? I hate shopping anyway. If I shop on a full stomach, I just grab the bare necessities, and then there... Read more
Morning Routine: Spark Coach
They say it takes 21 days for a new habit to become ingrained. I've been on SP for over 70 days, so I should be alright. A couple of weeks ago, I added Spark Coach. I did the free trial and then took advantage of the "get 3 months and a couple o... Read more
Yesterday, I swam for 40 minutes. Then, my best friend called and suggested a bike ride. We rode for 30 minutes on the nature trail. Afterwards, we went to eat at Country Buffet (I love that place because I can eat lots of meat and veggies and g... Read more
My Motivation? Simple!
So everyone is writing about their motivation, and there are lots of articles and videos on SP about it. Most people have a whole list of good reasons: kids, family members, running a marathon, living better, climbing Mount Everest, etc. Very go... Read more
I'm really internalizing the Spark People philosophy. Last night I had a dream where I explained to someone how the body uses a certain amount of calories just for everyday activities (Basic Metabolic Rate). I even got the numbers right in the d... Read more
Jessie, my female cockatiel, kept me from going to the gym tonight. As usual, I had the cage open. Jessie is not the best flier; she tends to crash land, but never gets hurt. I have soft carpet everywhere, so that cushions her.
This time, tho... Read more
Rest Day - Involuntary
Yesterday started somewhat badly; I forgot to take my diabeted medication and had to turn around on my way to work to go home and take it. Luckily, my colleague covered for me for the couple of minutes until I arrived. Since I didn't take the me... Read more
Swimming = Diabetes Medication
I swim like a frog, but I can do it for a very long time, and I enjoy it. Added bonus: it pulls my blood sugar down more than any other sport I've tried. Today, I swam for 30 minutes, and my glucose level went from 148 to 87. That's as good as a... Read more
Since I was off work today, I finally had a chance to try the beginner's low Zumba class at the health club. I figured that would be the right beginning for me, and I was right.
The crowd consisted mainly of women in their 50s and up. The ins... Read more
My stomach was a bit queasy this evening, and I didn't feel like going grocery shopping, so I stopped at Walgreen's. They were out of bread, but had whole wheat flat bread, so I decided to try it. Heated it up in the microwave with ham and chees... Read more
Sugar Levels are Better!!!
Since the doctor changed my meds to metformin, I didn't see much improvement, other than nausea that lasted for a month. I did lose more weight, but it wasn't exactly comfortable. My sugar levels were still in the 150s to 170s in the morning - t... Read more
The Thug Look
My pants are starting to slip. I've been wearing a pair that was too tight for me for a few years, but they are moving downwards now, too. My students are looking at me funny; they probably think I'm getting into the thug look, lol! I have to di... Read more
The Secret Rooms Upstairs - Discovered
I've been a member of my health club for over two years, and I'm embarrassed to say that I never went to the upstairs level until yesterday. Downstairs are the indoor pool, outdoor pool (in the summers), as well as the locker rooms, and those ar... Read more
Lost 10 pounds and already getting compliments!
This is working much better than I anticipated. I started on the program last November, tracking everything I ate and did, and I already lost 10 pounds! I did not even follow the meal plan, and exercise has been in streaks, since I got sick a lo... Read more
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