Per sparkcoach orders, I have set a tentative date of my birthday this year, but which I would like to be under 200 lbs.... Read more
Almost half way!
Friday will be the half way point of our office challenge. I am currently firmly in the lead and would like to stay that way. My focus has been smaller portions, eating every few hours, and being active for at least 10 minutes every day (prefera... Read more
My relationship with food (SparkCoach's orders)
My relationship with food is about a 1, a unhealthy as it gets. I eet when I am happy, and eating makes me happy. I love food to an unhealthy degree. It is not fuel, it is something to relish.
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Changing up my workout (Spark Coach orders!)
To be honest, I haven't been working out. I got a job a two weeks ago (my dream job, to be exact!) and I have not had time to do much of anything! Actually, I got a job teaching the week before school started (which is also the week before my ... Read more
Moderation (Spark Coach Orders)!
Although these last few weeks have been filled with ups and downs, including my lowest weigh in for the past 2 or 3 years, as well as a 3 pound gain just days later, I am still working towards moderation, especially in my eating. My portion siz... Read more
SparkCoach Ordered (and much needed) "fall of the wagon" blog!
Talk about timing. After a few weeks of almost NO posted loss, and a whole week of just NOT sticking to my diet, I am just getting back on track. And of course, right on time for motivation (and another trip out of town) comes a SparkCoach ses... Read more
"Fun" Fitness goal (per SparkCoach orders)
For lack of any better ideas at the moment, my fun fitness goal is going to be regaining the ability I used to have to lie on my stomach and touch my toes to my forehead (backwards). This requires me to be not fat and flexible. My training pla... Read more
Diet Saboteur Strategy (Per SparkCoach Orders)
I have a very big diet saboteur in my life: My father. Though he knows I need to lose weight, and really wants me to, he does show love with food. And ever since his bout of health problems, he comes over literally every other day with dinner... Read more
Reasons (other than weight loss)
I feel like I have addressed this topic before, but SparkCoach orders...here it is again--
I want to lose weight and live a healthier lifestyle because:
I want to be active with my children
I want to be "active" with my husband
I w... Read more
Progress! (1 month of Sparking)
I started back with SparkPeople a month ago now (after a 2 year hiatus). When I got back on at the beginning of May, I set the goal of doing at least 15 minutes a day of activity, drinking my 8 glasses of water, and losing 100 pounds. This is ... Read more
My Excuses (and my responses) Per SparkCoach Orders:
"I'm tired." And this is usually true because between homework and kids and taking care of everything in the house, I may get 6 hours of sleep per night, and no time for naps. However, since exercise has become a regular part of my life, I rea... Read more
This weeks goals:
We are going on a mini-vacation Wednesday-Friday this week after my daughter gets out of school, to celebrate her awesome year (A/B honor-roll, perfect attendance, 0 tardies, passing FCAT, etc.), and like every time I celebrate something, I am s... Read more
Ways (other than weight) My Healthier Lifestyle Shows!
Per SparkCoach orders. I am to blog about how I know I am getting more fit and healthy other than checking the scale! So here are ways I have already noticed:
I have more energy (not to say I am a ball of energy just yet, but I do have mor... Read more
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Hitting Goals and Making New Ones!
Per a previous blog entry, 3 of my short term goals included:
Lose 1 pound this week.
Get under 230 in the next 3 weeks.
Fit into my new black corset.
Today, I met all three of those:
I lost 1.2 pounds this week, bringing me d... Read more