I'm the next Flo Jo: Why I Feel Justified in Bragging About My Small Wins
I'm the next Flo Jo.
Okay, maybe not. Maybe my 5'1" frame will never be able to compete in a track & field competition, or run a marathon, much less at an Olympic level. Maybe my thighs still jiggle when I jog on a treadmill. But on Sa... Read more
The Great Weight Race (How Someone Else's Weight Loss Can Make Your Ship Sink)
It's been a while since I've posted, partially because I went through a week-long (okay, two week-long) period when I kind of fell off the wagon and I was ashamed to come on to SP and log my calories; basically, I did exactly what you're NOT sup... Read more
The Miraculous Morning Flat-Belly Effect
Here's a confession: ever since joining SparkPeople, I've gotten a little vain. I've become obsessed (well, not obsessed...let's say "highly focused") with checking my progress every time I pass a mirror. I can't help it. I suppose since I'm ... Read more
Battling your inner demons: putting that "Before" pic up.
I decided to post a couple of "before" pics on my page. Until now, I've been a bit nervous to do it because I guess I was embarrassed, but looking at the progress that other people have made on their SparkPages has motivated me (have you seen s... Read more
Broke through my plateau...
And I did it by falling off the wagon.
I was in New York last week for a week-long business trip (and a quick 2-day excursion upstate to visit my parents, who still live... Read more
Really? Two weeks and no weight loss?
So I was kind of pissed this morning.
After being bummed last week about not losing any weight in week 2, I got over it because I did really decently in my first week (down... Read more
Red Potatoes: The Silent Killer
I've been obsessed with my CrockPot lately-- it's become a really good way for me to make some healthy meals without having to actually cook anything when I get home at the end of a long work day. After trying some of the recipes I found on Spa... Read more
Down 5 lbs today!
It's Weigh-In Wednesday for me, and I'm down 5 lbs! Hoping I can at least maintain, if not drop a couple of pounds by this time next week. Feelin' good. ... Read more
Amici's Pizza and the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad Weigh-In Wednesday
This is my first week on SparkPeople. I've been great about sticking to the plan all week, and I've felt great. Tomorrow is my first weigh-in. The logical choice, then, is to go out to a pizza dinner with girlfriends the night before your fir... Read more
Okay, so I'm not a yogi.
I work at a large company, and we're fortunate enough to have a beautiful gym on site that is free to all full-time employees. This is a fantastic perk to have, and I'll admit that without it, I would not be the healthy, happy, and (mostly) pro... Read more
I survived my first SparkWeekend.
And I rocked it, I think. I had a stellar workout yesterday, took today as my rest day for the week, and stayed within my calorie limit.
Boyfriend and I have a weekly trad... Read more
Slow and steady wins the race...
...or so they say.
I busted my ankle pretty badly about 4 months ago (an unfortunate incident that involved one too many drinks and some wet stairs in a club), and it left me out of commission until very recently. It couldn't have come a... Read more
No really, I am.
I had a great day today! I had a stellar workout in the morning (until I got kind of nauseous at the end and decided it was time to sit down for a bit), then stuck to about 550 calories between breakfast (almond butter on ... Read more
Second day and doin' it.
My second day on Spark, and it was a good one!
I woke up psyched to work out, which practically never happens to me. I worked from home today (I've got a nasty cold), but I got up early to hit the gym across the street and get a little ca... Read more
First day on Spark!
Today is my first day on Spark!
I had actually never heard about it before, but I stumbled across an article on it in Good Housekeeping magazine. I was a bit skeptical at fir... Read more