Stressors in my life
1) Having an autistic son who needs extra care & attention. He is currently the only one homeschooled. He has speech therapy once a week, behavior counseling once a week, and psycho-social rehabilitation twice a week.
2) Having a rebellio... Read more
Stress is ruining my healthy goals!
This past summer I did really well with exercising almost daily and eating better. I managed to lose 20 lbs before going on a 10-day Mexican Riviera crusie with my husband. It was the first vacation we have ever had alone. While I didn't feel... Read more
86 days to go...
My husband & I are taking a belated honeymoon cruise and we leave in 86 days. If that isn't motivation to get in shape, I don't know what is. I have been struggling with the same 20 pounds for the last 2 years and I want to be done with them. ... Read more
I can't get away from it. Whenever I'm stressed, I go for the sugar. Then I eat too many sweet things so I go for salty to balance out my taste buds. Next thing I know, it's been 2 days and 2 pounds more. I'm really stressed because the dog ... Read more
Munchin' at the Movies
I've come to the realization that when I'm watching a movie, about 1/2 hour into it, I get a snack attack. My husband always breaks out the ice cream or popcorn. Since he's truck driving now and only home a few days a month, I'm trying to trai... Read more
What I know works for me
-Eating low-fat yogurt with low-fat granola or other crunchy cereal for breakfast or snack.
-Drinking tons of water and Odwalla juice
-Lots and lots of aerobic exercise combined with medium weight training
-Working o... Read more
Argh! Where does the time go?!?!
I haven't been able to track my foods or exercise online for almost a week now. Between being super busy at work and home and having sick kids, it's a wonder I'm still functioning. I have been writing down what I eat as I go, so that helps me ... Read more
The Early Morning Me--AS IF!
I am trying sooooo soooooo hard to get up an extra 20-30 minutes in the morning so I can exercise. And I haven't made it yet. But each morning I get up just a little bit earlier. It's hard. I am not a morning person. But between not getting... Read more
I'm depressed and I know it. At least I'm not depressed because of my diet and exercise habits. Not lately anyway. I got up today and did 20 minutes on the treadmill then did some core strengthening. Nope, I'm depressed because I'm looking f... Read more
Shame on me
But not really. I've been crazy busy. We decided to move from Anchorage, Alaska to Post Falls, ID where my parents live. We did it in a little over 2 months. Sold our house, packed and everything. We've been here almost 3 weeks now, and I d... Read more
I got up late today, but I feel pretty good. I'm planning on exercising as soon as I get the living room cleared a little of all the toys. So in about 10 minutes. I then want to clean up the house a bit and maybe go for a walk. It's cold out... Read more
One side stronger
I've been trying to exercise a little every day, and stretch every day. I've noticed that my right side is a little stronger, a little more flexible than my left. Not sure if that means I need to work more on my left or if it'll even out event... Read more
Eating well when sick
So I've got this stupid cold. I started getting sick Friday and today it's better, but over the weekend I was miserable. Sinuses hurting, stuffy nose, headache, body ache. And what did I eat? I honestly don't remember. I know that normally ... Read more
Slacker that I am
I haven't done anything with Spark or my diet for, oh, about a month now. Shame on me! I got caught up in life and put my wants on hold. Again. Then yesterday I stepped on the scale for the first time in that month and saw that I gained 5 lb... Read more
Weekends are hard
When my husband is home, eating properly on the weekends is really hard. We always go somewhere and pack some healthy snacks, but sooner or later we're all hungry and still at least 2 hours or so away from home. So what happens? Fast food. A... Read more