Remember This Feeling
Sunday, January 03, 2010      3 comments

Today was Day 1 of my first Boot Camp Challenge. I didn't make a resolution to get back to more diligent Sparking--I just followed my desire. I was on the fence about doing B... Read more
My Precarious Perch on a Fitness Ball
Sunday, August 30, 2009      5 comments

I haven't blogged for a while. Time for a little introspection. What's been working: FITNESS I've been diligent about working out. I'm getting in at least 4 days of ... Read more
Revamped my nutrition tracker
Friday, July 31, 2009      5 comments

Today I revised my categories in my nutrition tracker. I'm going to use blocks of time rather than meal names. (Borrowed this idea from a SparkFriend.) I've been in the habit of staying up very, very late (like 3 AM, 4 AM) and eating later at ni... Read more
Fitness minutes are pulling me through rough days
Thursday, July 30, 2009      2 comments

Been a bit blue lately but my fitness minutes are my friends. I've been keeping at it even though I've slipped with tracking nutrition and water. Today I got back to tracking and reading articles. This weekend I plan to make some new recipe... Read more
Facing today's sadness and fears
Saturday, July 18, 2009      5 comments

I started exercising regularly in mid February 2009 to help me deal with my oldest son's military deployment. I joined SparkPeople in March to work on other healthy lifestyle... Read more
Spark Basics
Thursday, July 09, 2009      1 comments

I am sharpening my focus on the Spark Basics: * drinking water * tracking my nutrition intake * getting in my cardio and strength training * getting more regular sleep I can be a real night owl, so this last one is a big challeng... Read more
Getting it done!--Fitness Plan Update
Sunday, June 21, 2009      3 comments

I've been working on doing cardio intervals based on 3 heart rate zones. When the workouts were first explained to me, I thought it sounded a bit complicated. Each of my 4 cardio ... Read more
How Specific Should My Blueprint Be?
Friday, June 12, 2009      3 comments

I just took a quiz that came in a Spark email today: "Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals?" The first question made me wonder if I was prepared: 1. Is your goal specifi... Read more
Learning My Heart Rate Zones
Saturday, May 30, 2009      2 comments

Today I had the third of three parts of my fitness assessments. I donned a blue mask and had data gathered while I walked on a treadmill at ever-increasing elevations. The end r... Read more
Learning my Resting Metabolic Rate
Thursday, May 28, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday I had the second of three parts of my fitness assessment. I learned how many calories I burn when I am doing absolutely nothing but sitting still--my Resting Metabolic R... Read more
Getting a Fitness Assessment
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      2 comments

I went through a fitness assessment today. I left feeling quite hopeful. I knew going into it that I was overweight, but I was curious to see what I could learn about my present... Read more
Traveling the Inward Journey
Monday, May 18, 2009      1 comments

I have had many wonderful travel opportunities in the last two years, including two international trips and 3 significant graduations for my two sons and my daughter-in-law. N... Read more
SS to SS Challenge--Day 1
Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

I'm starting this challenge while out-of-state. My goal is to continue to lose weight and maintain consistent fitness minutes--45 to 60 minutes, 5-6 days a week. This challen... Read more
Learning on the Go
Saturday, May 02, 2009      1 comments

I'm traveling out of town for the first time since I joined SP. Initially, I had thoughts that "there is so much I won't be able control" when away from home. But now that I'... Read more
3K walk
Monday, April 27, 2009      1 comments

Yesterday I joined a few other moms of Marines that I've met from the Twin Cities and we walked in the 3k portion of the Tribute to the Troops race that was held in honor of ... Read more

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