Tracking: What I’m Learning
I am really enjoying tracking my food intake and exercise on SP again. What I have learned is this - my carbs are low (good), my protein is high (good), my fats have been crazy high (bad). So I’m changing some of the things I’ve been doing and a... Read more
Finding my Ideal Me!
In March 2017, I could no longer pretend that my weight was negatively impacting my health and well-being. I had high blood pressure and felt awful all of the time. My joints were aching and I was having difficulty sleeping at night. Things w... Read more
Back at 'Er again!
I've been using my ankle and knee injuries as excuses as to why I can't workout. Unfortunately, I was also using them as excuses as to why I can eat like crap. I've gained some weight, I can feel it. I also have been lethargic and super lazy. Bu... Read more
Bad News For Me
I endured a 2nd degree sprain complete with tendon damage in the summer during this intense workout program I joined at a local gym. I was really hoping to be able to rejoin the program this next session. But, I met with my sports doc today and ... Read more
New School Year!
A new school year means new routines. That also means that I'm back on the food wagon after a summer of being off it. I'm looking forward to getting back to normal! ... Read more
I am so happy that SP added the ability to blog on the mobile app. Sometimes, I feel inspired on the go and want to write something. And usually, I am tracking and accessing SP on my phone. Thanks Spark People! ... Read more
I myself this morning just to see how things are going and I'm down 2 lbs. since Saturday! But with this much weight to lose, I think I can do better. I have not been drinking enough water, so I'm going to make that a goal for me. I have a bi... Read more
So far, so good!
It's now day 4 of my healthy eating in 2015 plan and it's going great! I haven't added in exercise yet - that will start next week. With going back to work after 2 weeks off and to a new full-time job, it's a chore to get up in the morning and... Read more
New Year, New Me (again)!
I feel like a broken record.... I'm pretty sure I initially joined SP in 2008 and here I am, still heavy and still resolving to lose weight. But I'm turning 40 in 3 weeks and this time, I HAVE to get this done.
Things in my life are starti... Read more
I started the C25K this morning.... but I'm doing it at my own pace. I turn 40 in January and on my bucket list for the past 10 years has been to run a 5K. I have my sights set on a race next July that goes along the river here. It's a gorgeo... Read more
... the workouts didn't quite go as planned last week. Today is a rest day and the schedule restarts tomorrow. Instead of letting it get me down, I'm getting back out there. I signed up for the Santa Shuffle 5K in December which I'm excited a... Read more
Organized and Ready!
My monthly dinner menu is made, my workout schedule is set, and my life is slowly getting organized, one drawer at a time. On the docket tomorrow? 30 minutes on the spin bike, strength training, and vegetable stir fry for dinner. :)... Read more
Summer's Over... and so is the free-for-all!
OK, so maybe it wasn't a free-for-all entirely, but I wasn't totally on my game. So tomorrow, my boys are back at school, DH is back at work, and my year as a supply teacher begins.... which means no work for the first week or two. Which also ... Read more
I've been getting up every day (even though I'm off all summer which is a feat in itself!) at 6:30 a.m. and meeting my dad (and sometimes my mom) for a walk in the mornings. This all happens while my DH and kids are sleeping soundly at home. W... Read more
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Still going... albeit slowly
I'm still here and still working at it. I recruited my parents as my new walking partners which was a great move on my part. My dad is 6'5" and his pace is much faster than what I would do on my own so he keeps me moving at a great pace and wo... Read more