Feeling Like A Fraud
The past couple of days my eating hasn't been great. I start out fine at breakfast, but something trips me up mid-day, and that's that. Not going crazy, just off track. This is a hard week with the kids home, and being out of my regular routi... Read more
I thought I was a total klutz in Zumba? That's NOTHING!
OMG this class was hilarious! In Zumba, I just have to watch why my feet are supposed to do. In Turbo Kick, I have to watch for feet and hands! And of course, I was standing behind... Read more
I went to a new Zumba class today. It wasn't "Zumba Gold"--for "the active older adult, or the true beginner", just regular Zumba. It was a different instructor. And I didn't like it.
For starters, it was dark in the room and very hard to... Read more
One Year Too Old!
Well, I am NOT the Biggest Winner (or the Biggest Loser either!) But if I was still 49, I'd have won by a mile!
They divided us all into groups, men and women, 35 and under, 36-49, and 50 plus. The girl who won in the 36-49 only lost 17 p... Read more
The Biggest Winner
Today was the final weigh in. I officially lost 13.24% of my body weight! And the head trainer said I had lost the most weight so far today. So there's a chance I could actually win this thing! I could use the $500 prize for more personal tr... Read more
Am I Dead?
There is a trainer at my gym who tried to kill me tonite. Seriously! I have witnesses! He tried to kill all 22 of us. Who know, I may be dead already--might have died and forgot to fall down.
I went to the "Last Chance Workout" for the ... Read more
An "A-Ha" Moment
Today I went out to lunch with friends. I had tried to get the menu online so I could plan ahead, but it wasn't available, so I had to "wing it". I saw what I wanted right away. A lobster salad sandwich. Yes, it was a splurge, but I love lo... Read more
WHAT A Day!!!
I had my day all planned out. Get up, eat breakfast, do 30 minutes on the elliptical, shower, and run a whole bunch of errands, and then chill until time to leave for a birthday party this evening.
I got as far as breakfast.
Before I... Read more
My son is 14. But he's tiny, so he looks about 10. I always say he's 14 going on 40--he's like a little old soul.
Today he came home from school and proudly presented me with an application for working papers. What?!?!? You can't get a ... Read more
Back in ONEderland!
I've been working really hard for the past 6 weeks to get my weight back down under 200. I am not happy with the fact that this was even necessary, but my "vacation" from SparkPeople was a bit too long and too "free", and so there I was.
... Read more
The Perils of Overtraining
Well, I've learned something new this week. And that is, that 3 strength classes plus 2 sessions with my trainer is TOO MUCH!
Well, duh! Everyone tells you to strength train 2-3 times weekly, with at least a day's rest in between. So wha... Read more
Gastric Bypass (Warning--RANT!!)
Someone on one of my Spark Teams commented about a person who had Gastric Bypass and was eating chips and popcorn. That prompted a response from me, which turned into a rant, so I made it into a blog.
I know someone who had gastric bypass ... Read more
Making It Work
Today I had a very special lunch meeting to go to, where I was inducted into an organization, along with 2 other women. I never know what will be served at these meetings, so I made a decision awhile back that I would do the best I could with w... Read more
Cutting the Apron Strings (Just A Little...)
I've really been agonizing over my kids' eating habits. They don't make healthy choices, they've both put on a good deal of weight, their cholesterol and triglycerides are high. I don't want them to grow up and face what I've dealt with all my... Read more
You Can Lead A Horse To Water...
You know the old saying. Well, it's true about kids and eating right too! I'm really trying to get my kids to eat better, even at home, where it's been pretty good all along, but needs some tweaking.
Last night they were with their father... Read more