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According to the dictionary, one meaning of consistency is a steadfast adherence to the same principles, course, form, etc.
Unfortunately, my name isn't listed next to this definition. I have not been consistently Sparking, consistently e... Read more
Today's blog post is brought to you by the number 44.
44- the age I turned today
44- the number of pounds I need to lose to be within normal weight range
44- the number if licks it takes to get to the bottom of a Tootsie Roll pop
Ok, so that last one isn't true, but the first two are. I co... Read more
I'm almost there
My college graduation is 2 short weeks away. I am so thankful, but at the same time, I have a feeling these next 2 weeks are going to be non-stop activities. Perhaps if I listed all the things I need to do, it will make me feel better. Let's try... Read more
Pushed to the limit!
Ok. Wow! I just did day 1 of week 4 of Spark Your Way to 10k. It went like this:
Walk 2 minutes @ 3.5mph; Run 3 minutes @5mph x 10. It is a lot tougher than it sounds. I ended up walking a little slower (3.3) and a couple of times I took my... Read more
Need some input please
What do you do when you haven't eaten near enough calories for the day and it is already evening time?
I've had this issue a few times lately, as this last college semester comes to a close, because I've been so busy studying. I was at the ... Read more
I'm really doing it this time!
On Saturday, it will be 6 weeks since I made the commitment (once again) to get rid of the extra weight and get healthy. I honestly don't remember a time when I've endured this long. Many times in the past, I either exercised, but didn't eat rig... Read more
Resistance is futile
Ok, so I was really disappointed with my weigh-in today. I only lost just under 1 lb. I was hoping to reach the 10lb mark, but I was about .8lb shy.
I don't know what went wrong.
Was it that I only did 2 days of 10k training instead ... Read more
My homework ate my workout
I had every intention of getting my 10k training in tonight, but it just did not happen. I ended up coming home from work and getting straight to dinner and then my homework and didn't stop that until now, but it's bedtime and I am tired.
... Read more
I haven't had a cup of coffee in how long??
Well, it's been 4 weeks exactly since I had my last cup. My lips have not tasted soda or tea in those 4 weeks, either. That seems pretty risky since I'm in my last semester of college and things are crazy! But I firmly decided that I didn't need... Read more
I can't wait until....
...I only have one chin
...I can wear short sleeve/sleeveless shirts
...I can shop for smaller size clothes
...I'm not embarrassed to take photos of myself
I'm on my way, but I certainly wish it was here already. This is my 3rd week t... Read more
Positive changes = postive results
Two weeks ago I began tracking my calories and keeping a close eye on everything I put into my mouth. Along with staying within my daily calorie goal of 1200-1500 calories per day, I've done the following:
eliminated caffeine drinks (sof... Read more
Starting fresh- again
"If at first you don't succeed, try, try again." That's me. I've tried to lose the same 50 pounds for several years now, with little success. But today is a new day. It's never too late to begin again!
I started tracking my food/water inta... Read more
Week 4- 2 short minutes, 3 long minutes
So, I started week 4 of 10k training this past Monday. The schedule calls for walking 2 minutes at 3.5mph and jogging for 3 minutes at 5mph, 10 times (total 50 minutes). OMG! Those two minutes went by so quickly and those 3 minutes seemed to las... Read more
I'm in 10K training
There are so many things going on in my life right now, being a wife/mother, working full time and going to school full time. It has been so difficult to focus on my weight loss efforts. So I decided to put some attention on a fitness goal, rath... Read more
I think I'm craving sweats...this is not a typo. I did mean sweats, not sweets. I just started a 10k training program that I found here on SP and after only 2 workouts, I feel really great and am so looking forward to the next workout!
I a... Read more