Day 2271- Setting and Accomplishing Realistic Goals
So for 2018, I set a few goals for myself. I obviously wanted to lose weight and get back into shape. I signed up for a half-marathon in September and am determined to adequately train this time and hopefully set a new PR.
One other thing ... Read more
Day 2262- The Bigger Picture
On February 6, my brother went to the hospital with an infection on his leg. On Monday February 12, his carbon dioxide levels were so high, they were having trouble waking him up so he was admitted to ICU and placed on a ventilator. On Tuesday, ... Read more
Day 2250- Do You Go To Therapy?
That's a pretty personal question. And obviously you don't have to answer.
But more and more lately, I feel like I could really benefit from going to see someone.
I don't feel depressed or anxious. At least I don't thin... Read more
Day 2241- Being Okay With Not Losing
When I started my journey over 6 years ago, I had results immediately. I lost 30 pounds in my first 50 days with SparkPeople and was constantly seeing losses.
But I think that's what happens when you go from eating some of the worst food f... Read more
Day 2234- New Job, Still Making Progress
I didn't fall off the wagon promise!
I did however get a new tutoring job, that is only four days a week for an hour at a local school, but it's one more thing I've added to my plate that has cut down on my computer time.
Henry is rea... Read more
Day 2220- Learning To Say No Thank You
Weight update: Weighed in Monday at 242.2. So that's down 7.8lbs the first week of the New Year, definitely plenty of Christmas/New Year's bloat. Monday weigh-ins mean trying a bit harder to stay on track during the weekends, so for now I'm goin... Read more
Day 2215- So Tracking Actually Works?
After the holidays, I shamefully was up to 250 as of January 1st. And this morning I was already down to 244.8. Granted that was a lot of bloat and water retention most likely after eating some really delicious but not great... Read more
Day 2213- My Plans for 2018
This year I'm doing ALL THE THINGS.
Last month, I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers as a way to spend some time with my mother-in-law but also have some me time. She pointed out it's like a cheap form of therapy. I als... Read more
Day 2212- Welcome to SparkPeople Newcomers!
Since it's January 1st, I'm sure there are many new members to SparkPeople and I'm here to tell you welcome.
It always bothers me how negative people get at the gym. Yes, the gyms get more crowded in January. But it's because people are lo... Read more
Day 2183- Six Years With SparkPeople
It's my six year Sparkiversary!
I've been gone for a month and a half, but to be honest I haven't been focused on my eating truly since Henry was born.
Some days I'm so busy or tired I forget to eat. Other days, I feel like I'm starvi... Read more
Day 2136- How Do People Do It?
I was originally going to title this, how do Mom's do it, then realized there are plenty of stay at home dad's as well.
Yes, I am alive. J.D. and Henry are great. Henry has 6 teeth with two more on the way and isn't even 6 months yet...
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Day 2089- So You're About to Start Your First Whole30
I know a few of you, including you OBIESMOM2, are starting a Whole30 on September 1st.
So I figured I'd give you my take on what you need and what to expect.
If you've read the book It Starts With Food, you will already know a lot ab... Read more
Day 2088- Whole30 Day 8
Sorry I broke my streak. Henry has been having a rough time adjusting to his teeth, and hasn't been sleeping great, and when he finally went to bed, I just followed him and forgot to write.
This weekend was okay, but sadly, J.D.'s grandfat... Read more
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Day 2084- Whole30 Day 4
This morning was Henry's 4 month appointment. And oh my gosh, a second tooth came in overnight! So crazy.
He's growing just fine though he's only 25th percentile for weight so he's a skinny baby! JD and I both had weight issues growing up so w... Read more