AMYMLE's Blogs

Great day at the Y
Friday, June 19, 2009      6 comments

I had a great day at the Y today. I was pleasantly surprised when the substitute Zumba instructor actually did pretty well. I must confess I was skeptical because I'd seen him in class as a student, and let's just say he seemed enthusiastic, but... Read more
Cheating at Stage 3?!
Sunday, June 07, 2009      4 comments

So I was cruising around SP, looking at my SparkPoints page to see what I could do to earn some more points (OK, I need some serious anti-procrastination help). I saw I hadn't read some of the Stage 3 articles, so I started off by reading the St... Read more
Reflections at 20 Pounds Lost and 3 1/2 Months of Sparking
Saturday, May 16, 2009      4 comments

So much has changed over the past 3 1/2 months 1. I've become a "regular" at a gym and am having fun! I NEVER dreamed I'd ever say that. 2. I've paid attention to what I'm eating to the point of measuring, recording and making decisions o... Read more
New Clothes
Thursday, May 14, 2009      1 comments

My original reward system was gold earrings at 20 pounds and new clothes at 25 pounds. I went clothes shopping this week (at 19 pounds) because I was feeling so frumpy in my clothes. My pants were hanging so low on my hips, that the crotch of th... Read more
A Happy Problem
Wednesday, May 06, 2009      3 comments

It's funny what things come up with losing weight and inches that I never thought about. The folks in my cohort team have recently commented on how pants and skirts have mysteriously lengthened themselves, which I experienced, too. I had the mos... Read more
Wednesday, April 29, 2009      4 comments

I've wanted to write this for a long time, but I'm just now able to get to it. I need to remember this, though, so better late than never. What was different this time to get me started on this fitness journey? There were a number of things... Read more
10 Pounds and Still Determined
Monday, March 09, 2009      0 comments

Wow! I'm down 10 pounds in just a little over a month! I wouldn't have thought that was possible for me. I think the Sparkpeople program has helped me a lot, as well as us having joined the YMCA. I've made it to the gym for classes 6 days a week... Read more
Fitness Assessment
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      0 comments

I met with the personal trainer at the Y again today for the fitness assessment and FitLinxx machine orientation. It was pretty rough because I had just gone to a one hour step aerobics class. I was able to squeeze out 5 regular pushups, 44 crun... Read more
1 Week at the Y
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      0 comments

Today completes my first full week at the Y. I made it to 6 classes...2 yoga, 2 Zumba and 2 steps. I met with a personal trainer for my first free orientation. She hadn't heard of Sparkpeople, but she sounded very interested when I showed up wit... Read more
Feeling Good
Friday, February 13, 2009      0 comments

I've exercised 5 days this week, 3 of cardio, 2 of strengthening, like my plan. I had lost 5 pounds by Wednesday, and about 1/2" over several parts of my body, so that was exciting! I'm feeling pretty good, and I think I'm falling asleep faster ... Read more
2 pounds!?
Monday, February 02, 2009      0 comments

My scale said I lost 2 pounds since I started, but since it's less than 1 week, I'm not sure if it's that I actually lost that much weight, or if my scale is funky. That's entirely possible, since it's a fairly cheap scale and the adjustment kno... Read more
What got me here
Thursday, January 29, 2009      0 comments

I went clothes shopping the other day and didn't like what I saw in the mirror. I love looking at clothes, but I don't relish trying them on, so I don't go clothes shopping often. Looking in the mirror the other day reminded me why...rolls, flab... Read more

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