5% Summer Fitness & Exercise Challenge
I love challenges, so I thought I’d throw my hat in the ring for this one that starts June 30.
My exercise goal is
-10,000 steps every day and at least 15 minutes of yoga every night.
-plan B on the 10,000 steps during the day is to ... Read more
The scale has pretty well leveled off for the last 2 months. I’m working the plateau busting program but mostly it’s to keep my motivation in check. If the scale read the same for another 6 months it wouldn’t matter. Here’s why:
-this isn’t ab... Read more
Motivation:shopping in my own closet
Back again, looking for inspiration to help me stay in the game. I’ve been on a plateau for about a month now despite making gains with exercise consistency. I’ll admit that I might not be eating the absolute best, but I’m not eating poorly. I’m... Read more
New Year's Eve: time to look forward
I've not been good about maintaining over the last 6 months. I could give you the excuses, but really there's little point. Time to put all my best SP habits to use, but this time it won't be about a number on a scale.
-I'm not beating mysel... Read more
The experiment continues
Four months into maintaining. I admit I haven't been around SP much the last couple of months, but I've remained mindful about what I'm eating and how much I'm moving. Exercise has become less about maintaining that number on the scale and more ... Read more
Looking back to move forward
(Sorry-this is long...)
Given that there’s only a couple of weeks left in the year, I thought I’d take a little time to think about what has worked for me this time through after several failed attempts to take this weight off. It's worthwhile... Read more
Now that Thanksgiving is in my rear view mirror, I'm looking ahead to the next two events which could wreak havoc on my consistency: my son's birthday and Christmas.
So I'm doing what I can to avoid too much disruption, and re-focusing my ... Read more
Morning after Thanksgiving rumination
Its the morning after Thanksgiving dinner with my husband's family. So much to be grateful for this year. Happy weddings, nieces getting into college, nieces and nephews gainfully and meaningfully employed; major health issues managed successful... Read more
New season=new challenges & new goals
Moving from fall to winter, daylight savings, making the move from weight loss to maintenance...the last few weeks have been full of changes. Getting up in daylight is a welcome change; driving home in darkness not so much. With colder temperatu... Read more
A new trick with cauliflower
Not long ago, my husband observed that there's few things in this world I love better than going to Farmer's Market.
I'm fortunate to live in a part of the world where locally grown produce is available through a number of v... Read more
What's in my pantry/fridge
Back in February I wrote a post about what I had on hand in the kitchen to help me make good choices for lunches to take to work & snacks. Here's that list:
Eggs & pasteurized egg white
Herbal Tea ... Read more
Today, SparkCoach suggested that I find a mantra. A couple of months ago, I think I found one written on the wall outside a local used book store:
If you can't read i... Read more
Mmmmm...breakfast for dinner
I love breakfast food. Admittedly, in the morning I prefer foods that lean towards the sweet than savory, but I'm a big fan of eating savory breakfast foods at lunch or dinner.
Sunday evenings during football season, the husband prefers to... Read more
Those holy grail jeans of mine? (caution: gratuitous self congratulations)
Those skinny size 10s which have sat in my closet for three years as I continued to gain weight from mindless snacking and not making time for myself and exercise? I'm wearing them today. Outside. In front of other people.
Admittedly they'... Read more
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Those real-life conversations about losing weight
It happened again - somebody who I hadn't seen for a while says to me, "You look great. What are you doing?" How do *you* deal with those kinds of questions?
Admittedly I find the question irksome, chiefly because I'm still embarrassed tha... Read more