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Stage 2: Strategy 5: Eat on Purpose
Thursday, August 25, 2011      0 comments

Hm.... Having mixed feelings starting this habit today. The actions are to always eat in the same place, record *why* I'm eating, and use the meal plan/tracker. Plan/tracker...check. I've been doing that since day one, religiously. I reall... Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2011      0 comments

I am slowly creeping into the realm of healthiest weight I've ever been at. I have been lower than this, but that was after the stomach flu and 2 months of being unable to eat. I'm getting to my target weight and I'm doing it without feeling sic... Read more
Banjos, Violins, and Ukeleles....Oh, my!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      0 comments

I have decided to take a fun and scary step into the world of music.... A bit over a year ago I was given a banjo. My friend, who lives in Japan, was coming back to the States for a meeting and he wanted to bring his banjo. He was told he c... Read more
The Mountain....
Monday, August 22, 2011      1 comments

It's funny. I look at my weight loss goal from time to time and think, "Aren't you being a bit ambitious? Do you really think you'll ever be that weight?" When I was in good shape before I never managed to get under 155lb. I hit a plateau ... Read more
A Catch-All Sort of Post
Sunday, August 21, 2011      0 comments

Wow, a lot going on lately. Where to even begin? Well, I finally decided to intensify my working out. I did a stress test on my walking and even when I take the hilly route, it's not very stressful anymore. The knee is still a bother--my i... Read more
Platteau Defeated!
Saturday, August 20, 2011      3 comments

The calorie cycling and daily walks have done their job nicely. ^_^ Had my weigh-in this morning and I'm down 1/2 in. on my hips, 1/2 in. on my thighs, and 2 lbs! I will admit the 1200 calorie days are difficult sometimes--partially becau... Read more
Almost a Month
Thursday, August 18, 2011      0 comments

I technically started with Sparks a couple years ago, but I dropped off if for a long time. I was curious this morning as to how long I've been back on it--I thought maybe a week and a half. It doesn't feel very long. 23 days. 23 solid, consiste... Read more
Cottage Cheese and Mandarin Oranges
Wednesday, August 17, 2011      3 comments

On my previous diet I was not allowed to have cottage cheese, so it's been a few years since I've had it. Last night it popped up as a recommended food and I was so excited! I literally ran to the store this morning to buy some. Got it home, sco... Read more
Day 1 of Mini-Calorie Cycling
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      1 comments

So yesterday I decided to try calorie cycling within my Sparks range, which means one day I'll be as close to 1200 as I can and the next I'll be close to 1550. Today is a 1200 day and I just finished planning out my meals and snacks. I feel pret... Read more
Scary Calorie Cycling and Other Mythical Beasts
Monday, August 15, 2011      1 comments

So...trying to break this plateau and I have been reading a lot of articles, posts, and blogs for ideas. I found a lot of good information, but nothing I haven't heard before. Change up your eating, change up your exercise. But in this round of ... Read more
The Only Thing to Dislike....
Sunday, August 14, 2011      0 comments

I love SparkPeople. I love everything about it...accept the dishes! I walked into my kitchen this morning and went, "Wow. It looks like a kitchen supply store has exploded in my apartment!" Now that we don't sneak by on ramen and canned sou... Read more
Saturday, August 13, 2011      1 comments

I used to go out with friends for drinks A LOT. It was our preferred method of hanging out. We had several bars and restaurants where we had favorite tenders and waiters--like, we walk through the door of our local Applebees and Danny the Waiter... Read more
Preemptive Pep Talk
Thursday, August 11, 2011      0 comments

I was just looking over some of the Biggest Loser before and after pictures and all I can say is WOW! I just can't believe some of the changes. It's huge motivation to me to see how other people can completely turn themselves--and their bodies--... Read more
Lotsa Good News
Tuesday, August 09, 2011      0 comments

My knee is finally getting back to normal after my little hiking excursion. Not quite to full-out cardio level yet, but I've been able to do my stretches and get in my weight training finally. I'm probably even going to try for a short walk when... Read more
Update on Strategies 3 &4
Sunday, August 07, 2011      0 comments

So, the water and exercise.... Water is still hovering around 5-6 cups per day. My drink some water before and after every meal seems to only work at home. When I tried to do that at work, most of my break went to drinking water, leaving m... Read more

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