Vacationing SparkPerson: Have Ziplocs, Will Travel
I just got back from 9 days living out of my camper (a 25 year old 20' Toyota Odyssey) while camping with my wife and daughter. I was VERY worried about staying on my food plan with no internet to track my food, no cell service to call my OA spo... Read more
Obese, Overweight, or Healthy?
I just looked up the BMI ratings for my height:
110-149 lbs = Healthy
149-179 lbs = Overweight
179 lbs and up = Obese
I've just gotten down from 238 to only 206, which feels fantastic, but is still Obese.
My goal is set at 180, be... Read more
Why I "got back on the wagon"
Found out today that the numbness in my leg that I was afraid was a stroke and caused me to get back on the wagon (of eating well and losing weight) is "Meralgia Paresthetica", damage to a specific large nerve, often caused by... drum roll pleas... Read more
week from hell, still eating well
Well, this is a week of firsts. First time turning down garlic bread. First time making it through a big family stress-fest without going for the chocolate. First time my wife decided to deal with the stress by getting a carton of ice cream and ... Read more
1 week down, 1 day at a time
Well, I went to OA on Monday, tracked my food all week and stayed in calorie range, exercised once, and went to OA again tonight (Sunday). That's 1 week down, 1 day at a time, and the rest of my life to go: Eating healthy, living healthy, and ge... Read more
Started "moving" yesterday
got to the apartment gym yesterday and did 10 mins on stationary bike and a few rounds on the machines working arms mostly.... Read more
4 lbs down...
Tracking food, went to OA, using SparkPeople, drinking water... weighed in today at 4 lbs under what I weighed 10 days ago. Want to start "moving" next, and tracking blood pressure.... Read more
tracking my food now, and drinking water, and no candy
baby steps. i tracked my food yesterday and so far today. drinking 8+ glasses of water (in between the chai and dr. pepper, which I haven't given up), and didn't have any candy yesterday.... Read more
Getting honest about my weight and health problems
Well, I went over 200 lbs weeks ago and since I said I never would I refused to change my weight on SparkPeople until today, but I had to get honest, so here it is:
- I'm up to 210 lbs
- My blood pressure is high again
- My arthritis is ba... Read more
How I did it last time
Ok, I was just asking for encouragement, and when I read through my old blog posts I got some encouragement from MYSELF. This is part of what I posted in April of last year:
"I'm about to hit the 10,000 SparkPoints mark and earn a new Trophy! ... Read more
Still on the water phase...
I got bronchitis and couldn't breathe, let alone exercise, but I'm pretty jealous of my sister (lost 3 more pounds) and my wife (lost 11 more pounds) and actually wish I could exercise with them. So I'm focusing on getting over this cough enough... Read more
HELP! Not going over 200 lbs again, EVER!
I have been gone for a LONG time. I promised myself, after going from 217 lbs (6/29/2007) down to 184 lbs. (4/11/2008) that I would NEVER be over 200 lbs. again. Well I've been away from SparkPeople and I'm back up to 199 lbs. I am keeping that ... Read more
Coming back to SparkPeople, and Need Support
ok folks, i've been gone WAY too long. not tracking. and now not excercising at all (thanks to the smoke in NorCal). Last night I sat on the sofa watching TV and eating sugary snacks like the old days, and thought "this is it. i can go back to t... Read more
About to hit 10,000 SparkPoints!!!
I'm about to hit the 10,000 SparkPoints mark and earn a new Trophy! Here's how I'm doing:
- I do cardio EVERY day. Usually nordic walk 30-45 mins in the morning before work, or at least do some heavy cleaning or gardening.
- I track my food ... Read more
SparkPeople works: Here's the Proof
Today I had my annual physical. My doctor, in referring to the benefits of excercise and healthy weight said "the proof is in the pudding". Here's the proof:
- Last year my blood pressure was borderline high (130 / 89 I think, having gotten as... Read more