Today is January 12th and I am so proud!
I have been carrying on my merry little way since New Years and just realized that my habits are changing for the better.
I have had 0 sweets!
Not one slice of cake.
No cookies. ... Read more
(Hysterically) Sad But True
With the new year and my 1 year Sparkaversary, I've been looking for a way to reenergize my commitment to health goals. One of my good friends had real success with Weight Watchers and, although I've tried it 4 other times but never made it past... Read more
What's the deal? The only routine I seem to be sticking with is yo-yoing, which is not a productive game! There are all kinds of excuses in the way: A cold knocked me out, it's been rainey, just one more hour on the computer and work will be und... Read more
New season, new routine
Autumn has finally broken -my favorite time of year!
Along with outdoor activity friendly temperatures and the time change welcomed by all of us night people, I've started tutoring a 2nd ESL class, now 4 nights a week. It's incredibly rewa... Read more
There's owning it, and then there's owning it
No joke, I own just about every kind of equipment, tool or gadget that could possibly motivate me to get up and get moving....
1 treadclimber (aka Mother, as in, the mother of all workouts)
My 3rd treadmill (aka the life saver)
1 raci... Read more
Yayyy! The heat wave finally broke
and so did my tired attitude. While the rest of the country has been dealing with much too abundant rain and Texas is, literally, on fire from drought and record breaking temperatures, so it feels August was a bust for me physically and emotiona... Read more
What I learned on my summer vacatiom
Turns out, I'm pretty active when I go away on vacation. Sure beats being tied to a computer and phone like during work. There are so many things to do when I'm in a new place, or somewhere that I don't visit often. It's fun and easy to walk eve... Read more
Turning lemons into lemonade
Gotta admit, after hitting it hard for 7 weeks straight and pushing through 100+ degree heat, blisters, chafing, and only shedding four pounds, I was looking forward to a week's vacation in a cooler climate.
I didn't plan on completely slo... Read more
Evil enemy, or just another friendly tool?
Today's self-advice: Don't let the scale have the power to demotivate you. The numbers on it are one indicator of what your body is trying to communicate to you. Listen to what your body needs, and focus your mind on doing the activities you can... Read more
Why I'm Loving SparkPeople
How much time, money, energy and self-esteem have been invested in trying to squeeze your body into smaller space, push it down to a lower weight, and control it unforgivingly?
Countless for me! Tried every diet, exercise plan, and even so... Read more
I've battled my self image and weight it seems like my entire life. When I dropped about 40 pounds in my 30s, I did it totally on my own by walking on the treadmill or outside every chance I got and ruling my diet with an iron will.
Just a... Read more