What a difference a day makes
Yesterday I was feeling really "blah" after weighing in at my highest weight in over a year. But with just one day of renewing my good habits, I lost three pounds! Now, I know I didn't really "lose three pounds" in one day, and I know the number... Read more
...another day of saying "this is the week I get back on track!". My weight is continuing to creep up; 8 pounds in the three months since I hit my lowest weight. Never did reach my goal weight yet. Mom gave me a new blender, and I'm enjoying my ... Read more
Big running day
My "good deeds" today...went for a 15 mile run this morning, and...wait, do I really need to do more after that? OK, I also drank my 8 glasses of water (I keep a 2L jug in the fridge to keep track). I almost never drink enough.
Three weeks ... Read more
One year of weight maintenance
The month of March brings me to one full year of maintaining my weight at under 140 pounds, and being right in the middle of my healthy BMI range. I have yet to reach my goal of getting under 130 pounds, and I am starting to accept that I might ... Read more
Today's good deeds
1. Had a healthy breakfast (homemade muffin, an orange, black coffee)
2. Ran 3 miles
3. Surpassed FitBit goals
4. Did not eat pancakes (heck, I'm not even a Christian! I just love an excuse to eat pancakes!)... Read more
Health journal: Day One
I feel like I'm right on the edge of gaining back the weight, so I've decided to start focusing more on my healthy choices, to keep myself thinking positive. Day One!
1. Instead of a sweet latte and a piece of cake, I chose regular coffee a... Read more
So out of shape!
I have been running like crazy, thinking that was keeping me in shape, but of course, I was wrong. My cross-training/weight-training has been non-existent for a few months. This weekend I started a new program (training for the Tough Mudder race... Read more
One year on SparkPeople!
One year has flown by already! I did not quite meet my weight-loss goal, but overall I've been eating healthy and keeping active. I got injured just a few weeks short of my half-marathon, which taught me to never take my mobility for granted. I ... Read more
Don't get me wrong, I'm very happy with the progress I've made. But every time I get close to my final goal-weight, it creeps back up. I don't consider it a "yo-yo"; my weight is only varying within around a 5-pound range, which I know is very n... Read more
The "new" SP calorie tracker
I have noticed a huge increase in calories allowed since switching to the "new" system on Spark People. Around 500 extra calories per day! I am very hesitant to eat that much more food. On the other hand, yesterday was a huge "cheat" day for me,... Read more
FitBit day one
My FitBit arrived today! Even though I only had it half a day so far, I actually reached my goals for steps and miles pretty easily. I also synced it to my SP fitness tracker and changed to the "new" calorie-tracking system. I was surprised by h... Read more
Finally ended a bad streak
Five days in a row I just obliterated my recommended calorie range. Finally, I am heading to bed tonight on a positive note, having eaten right in the middle of my range. On the negative side, I am heading to bed at 2am :( Changing my sleep ha... Read more
Ordered my fitbit!
I can't wait for it to come! I have definitely hit a wall, and I'm hoping this gadget will help me get motivated again. I plan to sync it to my SP account and try the "new" SP calorie-tracking system. Anyone who has advice/opinions about the fit... Read more
Feeling better because of the reports
I know my mood should not be dependent on my weight, but it is so...moving on...
It has now been over a month since I've lost any weight, even though I've been taking care of myself really well. I was getting very frustrated. But a quick look ... Read more
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Summer going well so far
Man, this is hard work! So far, I have managed to keep my weight in range (sometimes my weight varies by, like, five pounds in one day, so I don't fret about the exact number). Exercise is easy, because I'm very active in the summer and I love t... Read more