So today I was at 141.2. I am so glad I made myself guess at what I was going to weigh so that I wasn't too disappointed when I saw what my real weight was. I had guessed 142 so I was actually HAPPY it was 141, even though that's about 6-7 pou... Read more
Make It or Break It Point
I've read that 95% of people who lose weight gain it back, and I can see why. I seriously think that I am at a point now where I could go in two very different directions - I could either slowly revert back to the overweight old me, or I could ... Read more
Hungry Hippos Can't Run Like Me!
WHY was I beating myself up over being hungry? Athletes don't feel guilty about the food they eat to increase their performance! Here's the thing. I am officially ready to start maintanence. My weight is well within the healthy BMI range, I ... Read more
Hungry Hungry Hippo
I keep adding more calories, and keep thinking I'm hungry, but I think I can tell the difference between severe can-hardly-move-a-muscle-I'm-s
o-starved hunger and just "I like to eat a lot" hunger. I am a person who LOVES to eat a lot, but ... Read more
I have to admit something. I have NOT been feeling fantastic all the time the past few weeks. Here I am with a great job, my own condo, the best boyfriend I could ever possibly imagine, and now even THINNESS, and I was miserable the past few w... Read more
Ups & Downs
Last night I was feeling tired and hungry even with the increase to 1,300-1,400 calories per day. But I really wanted to have a happy Tale from the Scale this morning, so I just got in bed and read, watched TV, Jess and I watched a couple episo... Read more
I just filled in a worksheet I got from my WW meeting. It's called "Empowering Beliefs."
Believing in yourself makes a big difference. It's very important to become aware of what you believe about your weight-related goals. Your weight-m... Read more
What I've Learned About Weightloss
In order to keep plugging away, it seems like you have to keep reinventing the wheel when it comes to weightloss. You can't just have a plan and go on autopilot and wake up cured of your weight issues at the other end. You have to pull out all... Read more
I can run!
This afternoon was gorgeous and I used all that extra energy I had from eating extra (I even had ANOTHER bitty, nutritious snack before I ran) to go for a wonderful long run! I had my IPod and my heart rate monitor stopwatch and it was just gre... Read more
Not on Track
For the first time since I started in late January, I have not been on track since last night. Yesterday afternoon I was hungry, tired, and lacking energy. I'd had several days in a row of under 1,300 calories and even one day under 1,200 when... Read more
Hello there all you fabulous sparkers! :) I spent the weekend in Boston. I was only planning on staying through Saturday, but after a whole day of biking and walking around the city we were too tired to come home. Jess doesn't have an interne... Read more
My First High Intensity Interval Training Session
I was nervous about trying HIIT but in a good way - something new is often like that. I used the elliptical trainer because of the constant heart rate readout and it went really well! As I am learning, at the beginning of a workout it's hard t... Read more
My New Fitness Program
*Strength train as close to every other day as possible
*Alternate HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) and SSHI (Steady Strength High Intensity) daily, but replace ABOUT 1-2 times per week with easy cardio.
*Warm up and cool down 5 minut... Read more
Heart Rate Workouts
I just read a bunch of articles on SparkPeople and the Weight Watchers website about heart rate. Using the Karvonen Formula (more accurate than the standard 220-age), plus Weight Watchers' definitions of intensity levels (for calculating activi... Read more
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I'm Getting Pretty Good At This!
I've been picking up some new tricks for both diet and exercise lately.
Diet: (and I mean that in terms of what you eat, NOT "being on a diet") - Use delay tactics! Hold off with a drink, gum, a mint, or just a distraction. Delay before a... Read more