Today's SparkCoach challenge for me is to list three accomplishments. Since I have "reignited" my Sparkpeople membership, I have accomplished many things. I think these three are the most important. First, I have lost 30 pounds since the begi... Read more
All or nothing
Today's coaches tip was about the "all or nothing" attitude that happens when we are trying to get healthy and lose weight. For me, this is not something that happens in one afternoon or even a day. My "all" is working for me right now. I am ... Read more
Stay on Track Weekend
Every weekend I set a goal to stay on track like I do during the week. Of course not eating at the office with only my lunch items to eat is so much easier than at home with a kitchen full of food and snacks. Today, however, has been a good day.... Read more
Today is my weigh-in day and the scale went up a half a pound. I was a little disappointed but last week was a big loss week so there always has to be a balance. Since the scale was not with me today, I have decided to focus on those non-scale... Read more
Yay!! I finally shook off the cobwebs and did a workout!
I have been (back) on Sparkpeople since the beginning of this year and have been doing great with my eating. In fact, I have lost 13 pounds. However, I have lacked the motivation to get moving. Well last night, after cooking dinner my 14 year... Read more
So why can't I get motivated to exercise??
I have been back with SP since the beginning of the year and things have been going great....except for the fact that I can't seem to get motivated to work out. I have belonged to a gym before (I don't right now because of financial reasons), I... Read more
Is 2018 going to be any different?
Every few years, I get tired of being my “fat” self and work on being my “thin” self. I do really great, lose a lot of weight for a very short time and then gain it back a year or so later. I keep coming back, but I wish I didn’t have to. Anyway... Read more
Time to get going.
It has been a very long time since I have logged into SP. I have been afraid to log in because I have not been very good to myself lately. What better time than Lent, which is a time of penance and reflection, to do a penance for myself, to r... Read more
Every year at the end of December, Andy Rooney from CBS 60 Minutes goes on about how New Year's should be September 1st. As whiny and cranky as Mr. Rooney can be, I have to agree with him on this one. After all, the beginning of September mean... Read more
What has happened to me?
I have not been doing very well over the last few months. I have been eating at night again. Why is it that I feel like I will be missing out on something if I don't eat both the ice cream and the popcorn. I mean, it's just ice cream and micr... Read more
BMI...What does it really mean (to me).
I used to be obsessed. I was obsessed with the scale and I was obsessed with my BMI. In fact, every time I lost a little bit of weight, I would go online and check to see if my BMI was getting any closer to 'normal'. It was so frustrating to ... Read more
Feb 2nd 26 days to go!
Today was a good day. I managed to get to the gym again this morning. (I really don't mind the cold, it's the snow that makes it hard to be out driving at 6am, thankfully there is none in the forecast for the next week or so.) I did the ellip... Read more
February 1st 27 days to go!
I am participating the 28 day challenge to coincide with The Spark book. I have managed to keep somewhat on track lately, however I have not been as focused as I would like. I am taking this opportunity with reading the book to re-examine my o... Read more
Happy New Year! Looking Ahead
Every year at the beginning of January, most of us look back at the mistakes we made in the previous year and look ahead to how we are going to be so much better in the coming year. This year I have decided to look back on all that I accomplis... Read more
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I have decided that in order to prevent myself from snacking too much after the kids go to bed, I am going to update my blog daily. I usually just watch TV and eat and eat. Now I am watching TV and Pittsburgh just fumbled the ball and Denver r... Read more