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New Direction
Friday, August 22, 2014      2 comments

Moved to a new town and a new job this month, and am trying something new health-wise, too. Want to move toward Paleo slowly. I've started watching my carbs a bit; I'll bet I was overeating by a fair bit on carbs, but I've started food tracking ... Read more
January: Success
Sunday, February 02, 2014      1 comments

I made a New Year's resolution to only have dessert 5 days/month and artificial sweeteners 5 days/month. I used all my allotted days, but didn't go over the 5 and 5 goal! Feelin' good about that. :)... Read more
Lightest Thanksgiving Meal Ever
Saturday, November 30, 2013      1 comments

Had malaria Thanksgiving Day, so ate a big spoonful of mashed potatoes and two bites of meat (one chicken, one turkey). Gotta say, on the positive side, I'm not worried about having overdone it this year! ;)... Read more
How Did That Happen? From 4 to 2
Saturday, June 29, 2013      0 comments

So in my initial pushup test a week ago, I did 4 pushups. After a week on the 100 Pushups program, I could do 2 max! My arms must be fatigued. Either that, or it was just a bad day.... Read more
That Pound I Gained...
Wednesday, June 26, 2013      1 comments

I'm hoping I can chalk it up to muscle gain, because I've [mostly] been doing my part lately! You can check my food and exercise logs. They're not too bad these last couple weeks!... Read more
200 Situp Program
Sunday, June 23, 2013      0 comments

So in the same vein as the 100 pushup program, I've started the 200 situp (actually, crunches) program. I'm doing it on alternate days (Tues-Thurs-Sat) from the pushup program (Mon-Wed-Fri). I started yesterday, when 38 was my maximum number of ... Read more
Sauce Gombo Frais & Tô
Saturday, June 22, 2013      0 comments

So I went to the store to buy popcorn and sugar, and the lady behind the counter (a casual acquaintance of mine) bagged up her leftover lunch and sent it home with me! Not ... Read more
The 100 Pushup Program
Saturday, June 22, 2013      2 comments

So yesterday, I tried to do as many pushups as I could, and ended up with... 4. 4 lousy pushups. I was pretty disappointed, because I remember being able to do 7 just a year and a half ago. So I started the 6-week 100 pushup program. Now, I don'... Read more
My Motivation
Thursday, June 20, 2013      1 comments

Before I came to Burkina Faso, my dentist said there was evidence of etching on my teeth, and that I needed to cut down on sodas - so that's one motivation to eat healthier! Since coming to Burkina Faso and aging a couple years, my body fat has ... Read more
Back Into Motion
Sunday, May 26, 2013      0 comments

I had a bout of low blood pressure about 3 weeks back. It left me tired, dizzy, and unmotivated. I had to take medicine for 10 days to get my blood pressure back up to normal, but even then it took a few more days to feel OK. I played Frisbee to... Read more
A Different Approach
Monday, April 08, 2013      3 comments

Sometimes I get hung up and worried over the calories I'm consuming, and tracking them doesn't seem to make things any better... so... I'm foregoing tracking for a while, and just focusing on trying to make wise/moderate choices. Let's see where... Read more
Weight Update
Sunday, March 31, 2013      1 comments

Since I don't own a scale, weighing in can be difficult for me to do. When I started on Sparkpeople, I just estimated my weight to be about 150lbs, based on my history. Today I actually weighed in on a friend's scale, and I am at 143.4lbs. Think... Read more
This "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge Thing...
Wednesday, February 20, 2013      2 comments

So I entered the challenge, but it's not quite what I had expected. I thought it would help me learn to eat sweets in moderation, but it seems to be working toward expelling sugar from my diet. I did a total sugar (and substitute) fast for about... Read more
For All the World to See
Sunday, February 17, 2013      2 comments

So I made the decision to make my food and exercise trackers available for other Spark members to see. I think I fool myself into thinking I eat healthier than I actually do, and knowing that anyone can check in on my eating may inspire me to ma... Read more
Body or Tracker?
Friday, February 15, 2013      3 comments

So I've been eating mostly healthy foods, but I'm still hungry once I reach my 1600-calorie daily limit. Do I listen to my body and go ahead and eat on those days, or do I listen to the tracker and go to bed hungry?? So far, I've been leaning to... Read more

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