Cross-trained (ouch!)
Friday, November 19, 2010      3 comments

I've been working on my Nordic Track pretty consistently and I've worked up to a level where I can do a good workout on it without feeling like I'm going to DIE (but not without an unpleasant amount of SWEAT--yuck, but that's the price, I guess)... Read more
I can't seem to judge my weight at all.
Thursday, November 11, 2010      5 comments

emoticon These past few weeks on Spark People I've come to the conclusion that I have absolutely no ability to lo... Read more
I'm actually younger than I thought I was
Friday, November 05, 2010      3 comments

I'm NOT actually younger in the literal sense (although that did happen to my grandmother who found her birth certificate said her birthday was some days different from what she'd always believed). But, for a long time, I'd been feeling "my... Read more
Dang! This Spark thing really DOES work!
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      5 comments

I mean, I did sort of expect it to work, or at least part of me did... There is that other part of me that kind of sort of expected it to work, kind of, ASSUMING I stuck with it which isn't REALLY like me, at least not for long.... But... Read more
What a difference a day makes
Saturday, October 30, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday I was feeling kind of eh...just sort of in the "keep on keeping on, have faith, NO, I MEAN it, HAVE faith! Darn it, this WILL work out, just keep SCOOPING your food into measuring cups and SLOGGING away at that movement thing, and it ... Read more
The Starving Time
Friday, October 29, 2010      1 comments

Anyone here ever watch PBS's Frontier House? It was originally aired around 1998 and put 3 modern families into the world of 1900 homesteaders with the same technologies and equipment for about 5 months. Fascinating stuff. One part I'... Read more
Back to zero
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      2 comments

I'm really, really (REALLY!) glad each day starts my Spark calorie count back at zero. A year or so ago, I'd tried to lose weight using a simple calorie tracker that always began with a week overview page. Makes sense in theory, but in pra... Read more
Not my finest moments
Tuesday, October 26, 2010      1 comments

another quick entry--maybe it will inspire me when I look back and I'll marvel at how far I've come since these days... 2 days in a row went over my calories and over my fats. Lost 2 pounds on Monday's weigh in (yeah!) then spent some time... Read more
Take a picture, it lasts longer!
Monday, October 25, 2010      2 comments

Just a short one today to report a minor victory for me! Spent some time with my extended family yesterday (and extended time holding my sweet baby niece ... Read more
The truth? I really don't like to exercise.
Sunday, October 24, 2010      4 comments

So my daughter and I were chatting about the new Nordic Track in our home (see previous blog entry) and I was saying I'm proud of myself for using it (Note the positive attitude--go me!) and how much fun it was for me to see her enjoying using i... Read more
Why yes, that IS a Nordic Track in my living room!
Saturday, October 23, 2010      1 comments

Truly, honest to goodness, there is a piece of EXERCISE EQUIPMENT in my home. I swear it's true! And what's more, I've USED it! I've never been the kind of person who owns something like that, but lately (with SparkPeople help) I... Read more
A bit of a Food Counter-Revolution (but I still love Jamie Oliver)
Thursday, October 21, 2010      2 comments

I put it in my title, but let me say it right out: I really love what Jamie Oliver does. Really! I love his cooking, I love the shows I've seen, I love his books, his gardening, I adore his app (the recipes one, not the timer one!) I... Read more
Wait--you mean this ISN'T the last bagel ever, in the universe, for all time?
Wednesday, October 20, 2010      2 comments

Had an interesting revelation on Monday--well, interesting to me, possibly interesting to others only because my "revelation" should have been so stinking obvious. I had a good few days of tracking my food, fitting in workouts, drinking my ... Read more
My kiddo, and doing *something*
Monday, October 18, 2010      3 comments

Several times this weekend my daughter (pre-teen) has told me she's so proud of me. Really genuine. I know she really is proud. Obviously, it feels really good to hear that from her. Obviously, it's one of the more encouraging things... Read more
And so it begins
Sunday, October 17, 2010      4 comments

And here I am starting on SparkPeople. Really, really hoping it works out for me. I tend to start things with great enthusiasm and run out of steam, but I'm so unhappy with how I look (and my dwindling wardrobe) that something has to give.... Read more