Been back at it for 5 weeks now and down 12 lbs. Working towards running, still awesome at walking but definitely out of shape (well, round is a shape, just not one I want to be!). My heart and breathing tell me I need to keep working, and tha... Read more
+++We started school back on Aug 18th and the kids returned a week later. I received SO many compliments from staff and kids... I can't believe it, still. I lost most of the weight last year but I guess a break from me, another 10 lbs,... Read more
Sorry to all that have been trying to reach me. School started this week, I did not get the house I was told I was getting (stupid bank!), and my home computer doesn't like the internet. So I will be sporadic but will try to keep up as best as... Read more
Try stirfry!!! If you struggle getting in your daily 5 fruits and veggies, or are like me and aim for 7+, then stirfrys are a major key to your life. Here's how I do it, for you stirfry newbies. I always have leftover pasta around, or make a ... Read more
I'm in the 140's!!! I haven't been this low since I worked out every day for hours at a time in grad school before I fractured my foot. Its so exciting but not completely surprising as I did make a lifestyle change.
Also, I've been readin... Read more
Wow, its been 6 months since I've been on SP. I've lost 37 lbs, which averages out to just under 1.5 lbs per week. To simplify my page and share some of my journey, I am moving and combining my timetable and completed goals here. It hasn't be... Read more
I never knew there was a name for those of us who still eat meat but limit it and use vegetarian proteins on a regular basis. According to SP's article on "6 Ways to Get Lean by Going Green" ( www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/fitness_arti... Read more
So, I found 2 articles on SP that link your horoscope to fitness ( http://www.sparkpeople.c om/resource/fitness_articl es.asp?id=886 ) and eating ( www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/nutrition_articles.as p?id=848 Read more
For as long as I can remember, people have asked me why I'm always happy. I'm THAT optimistic person (for the most part) whose always laughing and smiling her way through life. Its not that I'm clueless (I'm on my 2nd master's, soon to be 2nd ... Read more
Alright, its been a HUGE week of ups and downs.
Saturday, a storm messed havoc with my computer and I can't connect WIRED to the internet in my old-fashioned preferred way, so its wireless until I have patience to figure it out.
Mond... Read more
Since today is my first day out of school, its a good time to get a solid plan for June. I am continuing the bootcamp through June, and will do the daily exercises, at least 150 minutes of walking a week, and try the daily bonuses. I am tracki... Read more
I have a challenge for anyone reading this. It's inspired by the last episode of Grey's Anatomy for Season 4. Many people ask me how I am so successful at my weight loss, and this pretty much wraps up things I've been doing all year to get whe... Read more
I currently weigh in at 167 where I seem to have hit a plateau. I am hoping this will get me off of it and back to losing. I am happy with what has happened so far... fat is disappearing, I don't look like I just gave birth, and I am down to a... Read more
In an effort to figure this out, I am posting my BMR and RMR to assist me in figuring out my best calories and such. Any advice is appreciated!!
From SP, I got 1553 calories needed for my BMR.
BMR & RMR Results:
The results of your ... Read more
I loved strength training in college and now its more of a chore. I have resistance bands, stability ball, some free weights,, some pilates accessories, and all 169 of me, but I still can't get motivated! I know if I started and was consisten... Read more