Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end
On Thanksgiving, my grandfather, whom we live with and I'm sure you've all heard me complain about at some point or another, was admitted to the hospital for pneumonia and sepsis. The doctor's were absolutely sure he would recover and be back on... Read more
Can't get you off of my mind
It's been a rough week, sore from everything I did last week, and now... politics.
I know, politics aren't an excuse to blow off my healthy eating and exercise, but one of the issues hits too close to home. And I know it's not polite to dis... Read more
In the air!
The flight has begun to travel to our 5% destinations.
I'm starting from a weight of 216 pounds
5% will be a loss of 10.8 pounds taking me down to 205.2 pounds by the end of the challenge if all goes well.
Currently I'm in the sha... Read more
My Motivation (inspired by the fall 5% challenge)
So our pre challenge assignment today is to list TEN reasons why I want to lose weight. To be honest, finding 10 things that motivate me might be a little difficult, but we'll give it a try.
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My 5% personal goals and plans.
So, I personally find it difficult these days to really make SMART goals. My biggest problem is that attainable part. I'm a terrible judge these days of what I'm actually capable of. My kids cause chaos, and I feel like I'm always falling off tr... Read more
Fall 5% Challenge
So, my last blog I was telling you about the Spring 5% challenge... back in 2015.
Okay, so that didn't go ... Read more
Gearing up for the Spring 5% Challenge
The 2015 Spring 5% Challenge is the first 5% Challenge that I am participating in. I'll be honest, I feel a little lost... and nervous. I feel like this is going to be a much more intense challenge than I am used to, and require more dedication ... Read more
I have a confession
I'm not going to lie. I have been severely lacking on keeping up with the program. Somewhere along the line I just stopped. Stopped tracking, stopped intentional exercise, stopped eating even remotely healthy. And I am ashamed of myself. ... Read more
Well that was a dumb move
Run or Dye Philadelphia 2014
That's the goal. This is the reality.
My workout consistency sucks... majorly. I did the first week's worth of training over the first 3 weeks of the year (Weather and a severe cold set me back) And then I... Read more
So the new year has dawned, and while I've come a long way, I'm not 100% satisfied with where I am now. There is definitely room for improvement. Not that I'm beating myself up over it. Quite the opposite. I see my own shortcomings and can recog... Read more
Here I am, 12:30am, and what am I doing? Eating a bowl of bananas and peanut butter and simply listening to my kids breathe. I wish that I were sleeping like they are. So why aren't I? Well, because my toddler keeps trying to kill my newborn. I ... Read more
End of Leap into Fall Challenge
Today is the last day of the fall challenge, and I feel like it has been successful for me, at least for the purposes I joined it. I didn't expect to "do well" or to lose a lot of weight. I just wanted some motivation to keep me off my butt thro... Read more
Leap Into Fall Fitness Challenge - My Goals
Well, I joined this challenge to spark myself back into shape. Maybe a little crazy, considering my current condition, but something that I definitely need. Throughout my pregnancy I had gotten quite a bit lazy. Between the early morning sicknes... Read more
Why I love SparkPeople!
Sparkpeople. Some may call it a "diet" website. Some refer to it as healthy living. I'm going to say it's the best "social networking" site. There was Myspace, and Facebook, and Google+, but none of those places provide the kindness and loving s... Read more
Turning a page
So I had been doing really great with journaling. Or journaling on paper at the very least. Up until about 2 weeks ago when I just had such a terribly stressful day that it took me 4 full days to get all of my feelings down on paper. By the time... Read more