February has her coat on
Tuesday, February 23, 2010      0 comments

When I started SP in January, I was running on pure adrenaline. Everything seemed possible and within reach of my meagre capabilities. Those first few weeks, I lost weight effortlessly. Even reducing my calorie intake wasn't a problem. Fe... Read more
Wii is talking crazy
Friday, February 19, 2010      5 comments

Dear Wii Board, you are officially insane. Midway through my workout this morning, you decide to tell me that my weight has changed. Hmph. That's pretty annoying, since I already weighed myself before I started, remember? I ignore your chatterin... Read more
By April I want to be wearing smaller jeans!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010      3 comments

When I started I only had one goal. To lose weight. What can I say... I was new, I wasn't very confident, I was used to disappointment. So other than saying I'd take vitamins everyday and drink water, I never properly set the bar. After si... Read more
Holy tape measure, Batman!
Saturday, February 13, 2010      9 comments

I wasn't going to step on a scale after my naughty food week. I mean who needs that sort of heartache? So I decided to measure myself instead. After all, it's my first month anniversary on Spark. I made myself a cup of soothing green tea to cele... Read more
Chocolate cake, you are forgiven
Friday, February 12, 2010      2 comments

A few days ago I blogged about how miserable I was after overindulging on the weekend. It wasn't just the extra calories and lack of energy that got me down. I felt I'd failed, let myself down - cheated, somehow. I received some really posi... Read more
Waiting at the metaphorical station for my train
Wednesday, February 10, 2010      5 comments

Derailing on the weekend happened so swiftly. One day I was celebrating my ten-pound weight loss, a few hours later I had gobbled an entire thin crust veggie pizza, three slices of chocolate birthday cake, and a whopper with cheese and fries. T... Read more
Overdid it this weekend
Monday, February 08, 2010      2 comments

Three days of the wrong foods, hardly any water, little sleep, less exercise and lots of chocolate cake (was hubby's birthday). Man, talk about your food hangover. My body feels awful. But I am not going to beat myself up. I'm going back to eati... Read more
Diabetes: this is your wake up call
Friday, February 05, 2010      1 comments

Last year, my 62 year old mother had a stroke. She was putting up her Christmas ornaments, when she had a dizzy spell and fell over on her chair. When she awoke, her dog was licking her face - she had no idea how long she was out. Despite a kill... Read more
An endless string of bad diets
Wednesday, February 03, 2010      1 comments

Like many, I have tried more diets than I care to remember. At various points in my life I've given up carbs, dairy, fats, protein, solids and sugars (even natural ones). I've stuffed myself with grapefruits, popcorn, cranberries and meat (altho... Read more
You can't best me, aerobic workout
Saturday, January 30, 2010      1 comments

I've been trying to vary my workouts a little each day so I don't get bored. I ordered a few dance type DVDs online, as they sounded like fun. One of them arrived in the post today and while it had good songs, it also looked tough. I tried... Read more
Week 3: PMS makes an ugly appearance
Friday, January 29, 2010      2 comments

I am one of those people who cannot deal with the day-to-day willful pronouncements of the almighty scale. It is bad enough that my Wii Fit has me going up and down so often, I should be burning calories while it measures me. Really, I can do w... Read more
Help! There is a monster within
Friday, January 22, 2010      3 comments

Today being Friday, I remembered to weigh myself first thing before I ate or had water. And what do you know? I lost two whole pounds! TWO! I am SOOOOO happy!! Especi... Read more
EA Sports: 30 Day Challenge
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      3 comments

I'm on the third day of the 30 day workout challenge and my body is really feeling it - especially in the buttocks and thigh region! I hope I can keep this up for the next 28 days. Even though it is clear I am out of shape and my stamina is in t... Read more
Soggy, bitter morning: 1st week perspective
Saturday, January 16, 2010      4 comments

So today marks my first week on Sparkpeople. I have to say that so far things have been great. I've been eating well and drinking plenty of water; my energy levels range somewhere between peppy and full-on energizer bunny; and I've not even drag... Read more

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