The Roller Coaster Ride of Life
Stop the ride, I want to get off! We hear people say that alot, and they're never talking about an actual amusement park ride. I, for one, am strapped into a ride that's bumpied than I'd like right now. I would probably never have picked this ri... Read more
What I've Learned This Week
1. Sunshine is good stuff - if you can't get any, excercise is almost as good a mood booster.
2. Chocolate cake, even if a lowfat recipe, is still chocolate cake.
3. Pasta with cheese sauce, even if a Cooking Light recipe, is still pas... Read more
Not Alone Anymore!
My husband comes home today after a week and a half long trip. I know that relatively speaking, it's not a long trip compared to military and some, but the week and a half had some very intensive parenting moments, as due to weather there was on... Read more
In the next few hours, I have to put the chili in the crockpot (a cooking light recipe, don't panic!) get dressed, get 7 year old dressed, pick up (hopefully already dressed) 10 year old from a sleepover, drive downtown, be the Sunday School Tea... Read more
Wine and Nuts
I had gotten out of the habit of drinking wine in the past couple of weeks. Not having that glass is an easy way to cut carbs from the nutrition count and money from the grocery bill - both things that are on the verge of being too much for my b... Read more
Sisyphus - does anyone remember this guy? You may not, but we all know how he feels.
Sisyphus was the guy cursed to push a boulder up a hill - and then when he gets it to the top, Zeus arranged it to roll all the way back to the bottom. Eve... Read more
Sparking despite myself!
It is cold and grey here. I had a busy weekend, slept badly, and there is a storm coming tomorrow. What I really want to do, I think, is bake something and knit and stitch all day. But instead, I'm doing my 28 day bootcamp workout, going to the ... Read more
28 Day Bootcamp!
I started bootcamp on wednesday - a wee bit later than everyone else, but I'm also part of a winter challenge that tracks ALL cardio and Strength minutes, so those extra bootcamp videos every day are really adding up. I am so excited for wednesd... Read more
Reflections on 2010
I don't like to make resolutions - too much pressure. I do, however, think it's always a good idea to look back and figure out what I liked and didn't like about my year. This year, I probably spent too much time on Facebook games - nowhere in m... Read more
That is the sound of me, in horror, looking at my daily food log - only to realize I had mistakenly entered that tablespoon of honey on my low-fat biscuit as a cup of honey. Well, geez, no wonder. Made that change and all os looking well with th... Read more
This day hasn't gotten off to a great start. I yelled at my daughter, which I hate doing, but we have the same struggles every morning (hasn't written down her homework, packed her back, takes 20 minutes to brush her teeth and hair). What really... Read more
No, not a weight breakthrough - actually I didn't even step on the scale today (it was POURING outside and I notice I tend to be a wee bit heavier when it's raining). No, today I took my first fitness class in 6 years!
I had taken a few yog... Read more
I Did it! A milestone!
Okay, so I am a cardio wimp, and I know darn well there are dozens of marathoners on Spark. But today I ran - RAN 2 miles on the treadmill. Without stopping! I don't think I've done that since 8th grade. I've been having trouble sleeping and und... Read more
Why is it so hard to blog?
No, I don't mean it's so hard to get things off my chest. I mean blogs aren't on our start page - I have to go to my Sparkpage, then go to the blogs tab, then add a new blog. Not that three cliks is THAT hard, but somedays, my computer never qui... Read more
I would love to say PMS is terrible for dieters, but frankly, it's not. I get cranky, tired, and crave carbohydrates, sure - but in a few days, I know I will feel much better and have lost a pound or 2! So as grumpy as I am today, I know I'll be... Read more