I can be a hard-headed woman at times.
The Sparkpeople mantra is "It's a lifestyle--not a diet." I've always understood what this means but never, truly internalized it. Not until I was reading this entertainment rag that had published an ... Read more
Slowly but surely, I'm returning to the habits that helped me lose 50 pounds three years ago. I'm really starting to internalize the lifestyle change mentality and putting less focus on the week to week results and taking the longer view of trul... Read more
Ever heard that saying "Fall six times; get up seven?" Or however it goes?
Yes, that's me. Struggling to build good habits and vanquish the bad. I set goals to keep my food diary and work out more. I've been consistently logging my food in... Read more
Nearly two months ago, I quit drinking Diet Coke.
I had a love/hate affair with Diet Coke and used to drink anywhere from 32 to 64 oz of the stuff daily. I knew that was not good. Even my family was on my case about it. As of today, I've on... Read more
I admit it. It's been awhile. I could wax poetic on all the reasons I've neglected SP, but what good would that do? The good news, is I'm back.
Three years ago, I used Sparkpeople to drop 50 pounds. I was proud of that--still am. I maintain... Read more
The last few months I've been so focused on other areas of my life that I haven't thought much about diet, exercise or my weight. I know I've gained weight, but I'm actually not distressed about it. I take full responsibility for the neglect an... Read more
Today, I'm reflecting on a major victory with the scale. After months of near panic as I watched the numbers rise on the scale, I reached a truce with myself.
I would continue to focus on eating the same foods that helped me lose 50 pounds ... Read more
About a month ago, I switched from a commercial gym back to my good old community center. I had originally changed gyms because I wanted to belong to the gym in my neighborhood. I lasted a year before I decided enough was enough. Why didn't it ... Read more
I've read the literature and seen the reports. It's not about losing weight, it's about making sustainable, healthy changes to your lifestyle over time. Losing weight is a side effect of those healthier choices.
But what if you've made sev... Read more
A few days ago, I rejoined the community center gym that was a big part of me dropping 50 pounds nearly two years ago. I'm 10 pounds over goal and am determined to not only return to goal, but drop eight more pounds before the end of 2014.
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I put my scale away. Although I'm still celebrating yesterday's two pound weight loss, I believed I was getting too scale obsessed. I really want to focus on continuing to build on my healthier habits and doing what I need to do to remain in thi... Read more
Today was a fabulous day, weight-wise. I have dropped two more pounds and am thrilled that I have finally found a combination of food and activity that's getting me results. I'm keeping my food diary, working hard to be more active, getting pati... Read more
I recently set a goal to lose 25 pounds by the end of the year. To date, I've lost 5 pounds. I have 13 pounds to lose to return to what I weighed a year ago. A 25 pound weight loss will put me 10 pounds over my goal weight and a BMI under 25.
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Sometimes life brings you random moments of silliness that crack me up when I think about them. Saturday, it was the Zumba class I dropped in on at our suburban community center. For some reason (probably because I was in the suburbs) I expecte... Read more