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Tracking Tip!
Tuesday, December 29, 2015      3 comments

If you tend to track what you ate AFTER you ate it, try this: Track some treats ahead of time. Even if you just count an apple in with your breakfast, but you didn't eat it, you'll have a suprise later in the day when you think, "What can I eat ... Read more
Cadbury Creme Egg Diet
Thursday, February 27, 2014      6 comments

It's Cadbury Creme Egg season again, and I've been buying them and eating them. No, not as my entire nutritional plan, as my title would suggest, but in order to treat my... Read more
The Fun Zone
Sunday, February 09, 2014      5 comments

My spinning instructor talks about the time in a cardio workout that comes after the warm-up and you're working very hard -- once you break through into the aerobic zone, basically, she says you are in "the fun zone." You're working hard, breat... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Use My Goal Board
Thursday, February 06, 2014      83 comments

I've been on SparkPeople for over a month now, and I've lost seven pounds. Things have definitely gotten more challenging recently, so I'm rethinking some of my practices and strategies. One aspect of SparkPeople that I've rethought is the Goa... Read more
Sick Day
Saturday, February 01, 2014      1 comments

The last few days I've been having that dreaded feeling -- tightness in my chest, spacey, sinusy feeling in my head, fatigue. And now today, of course, Saturday, the cold finally hits. So I didn't work out this morning, and this is the first d... Read more
The View from My Stomach...
Tuesday, January 28, 2014      5 comments

Or, maybe, rather, the view OF my stomach.... I was looking at myself in profile, full body, recently, and my stomach was distressing. When I look at myself head on, it doesn't seem that bad, but the side profile view is awful. I look at my sto... Read more
A really good grocery trip...
Sunday, January 26, 2014      2 comments

Sounds silly doesn't it? But we all know how it can be...you have firm convictions when you arrive, bright and early on a Sunday morning, and then the first thing that hits you: the smell of fresh donuts. From there, the bad choices begin and ... Read more
Almost one month of Sparking!
Saturday, January 25, 2014      1 comments

Well, I'm closing in on one month of using SparkPeople and so far, it's been very helpful. At first, it almost seemed like there was so much here -- so many articles, so many points thingies, goodies, videos, trackers, etc. -- that I was overwh... Read more
Off-Track Saturday...
Sunday, January 19, 2014      3 comments

So yesterday was a weird day. I was volunteering at a horse show, and I had just brought a few snacks with me, thinking I would only be there for a few hours. I ended up staying the whole day, and in the battle between me and the bake sale, the ... Read more
Keep on trackin....
Thursday, January 16, 2014      0 comments

This week, I've made sure to keep tracking my food and fitness. I haven't been perfect, but I believe it's important to track even when you get a little off the plan. I was listening to a financial advice program the other day, and the expert a... Read more
Up .2!
Tuesday, January 14, 2014      1 comments

Well, I'm two weeks in and I gained .2 this morning. I did have a couple of challenges this week and I didn't really deny myself, so the .2 is probably not surprising. And it's not really too bad. But next weigh-in I really want to be down! ... Read more
Banquet Challenge
Monday, January 13, 2014      4 comments

Last night I attended my equestrian club's end of the year banquet (it was supposed to happen in December, but bad weather kept causing us to postpone it). I knew this would be a challenge and decided to let myself splurge a little in terms of ... Read more
Feel Better Today!
Friday, January 10, 2014      2 comments

My spinning instructor likes to ask us, "Why do we do this?" And the class is supposed to answer, "To feel better today!" And she is right -- not only does working out make you feel better, but that goal -- to feel better today -- is probably ... Read more
The Firm Cardio Inferno
Thursday, January 09, 2014      2 comments

My body felt tired and sore this morning, so I wanted some mostly cardio exercise -- normally this would be a great time for a run, but the temps are still pretty cold. So I opted for The Firm Cardio Inferno, which I didn't remember very well (... Read more
Lunch Out at Work
Wednesday, January 08, 2014      3 comments

I have a regular lunch meeting each week with a colleague, and it can definitely derail me if I'm not careful. Today, however, I had a plan for what I was going to order, and I told my colleague what I would order even before we got there -- sh... Read more

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