I'm sort of averse to the whole "resolutions" thing. Sometimes I think we're tempted to set some really big goals for ourselves, and then if/ when we fall short... it's just another opportunity to judge ourselves as not being "good enough".
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(This was a message board post I made, that a fellow Sparker asked me to turn into a blog. I've added some comments at the end. The original topic was an "incurable" chocolate craving.)
Sometimes I think we need to examine how we think ab... Read more
A lot of stuff on my mind this evening.
Had to work today. After a number of years at the marina, I'm feeling like I am so *done* working there. I started on, after the owner was diagnosed with cancer. And they needed some extra help. S... Read more
Memorial Day Weekend
Spent yesterday getting caught up with stuff around the house. DH's friend from Memphis came up for the weekend, and they went out on the boat all afternoon. Which was good-- they needed to get caught up (which means talking about a bunch of s... Read more
I'm not much on writing blogs, but the Challenge team I'm on has assigned blogging this week for points toward our goal. And I'm all for doing whatever it takes, to help out the team. ... Read more
Random Springtime Thoughts
I was thinking, as I worked on getting that screened porch cleaned up (until I brought the tv back out there, because I couldn't think of anything else even remotely interesting to think about) how in the "old days" people didn't need to specifi... Read more
Vacation / Christmas
We went on vacation right before Christmas-- to Miami and Key West. And the reason we chose Miami? DH saw something about restaurants in Miami on the Travel channel... and he wanted to go there to eat. I threw Key West in there, as I'd neve... Read more
End of the 5% Challenge
Today's the last weigh in for the Challenge. I really wasn't sure I'd make the 5% loss overall-- but I was determined this week to finish up strong. To at least have a loss. And to top it all off, last night was the Boat Dock Christmas part... Read more
After Thanksgiving Notes to Myself
We're nearing the end of the Challenge. My weight was down a little bit last week.... which on the face of it, was good.... but I had snuck a peek at the scale mid-way through the week and it was looking much better. By Saturday though, the... Read more
Notes to Myself
Completed 6 weeks of the Challenge. So far, so good. I've managed to lose weight every week, even though some weeks it hasn't been much.
I'll tell you though, last week's Living The Good Life (which was weighing and measuring all our food... Read more
My not-so-excellent adventure
Well, let me tell you about the really stupid thing I did today. I had to take my car for service, and even though we live pretty much out in the country, the dealership is about 3-1/2 miles from the house. And even though they offer to take y... Read more
We've hit the halfway point, for the challenge.
So far, so good. I've made some progress with the ... Read more
Over-exercised and Under-caloried
I learned something last week.
When I set up my goal weight for the 5% challenge, it gave me the lowest possible calorie range. Of course, I estimated my weekly calorie burn fairly low (since I'm an exercise slug at heart). I ended up be... Read more
Well, I hit 2000 Fitness minutes this month. This is a REALLY big thing for me. I'm an absolute slug at heart; I do not enjoy exercise. Back when I joined Sparkpeople, if you'd told me I'd get 2000 minutes in a YEAR, I would've been flabberga... Read more
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OMG, I am so glad it's Friday, I can't hardly stand it. It's gotten pretty cold here, and where I work is not insulated nor heated well at all. It's COLD in that building! I think I probably burn extra calories just trying to keep my body tem... Read more