The Wall: Do I Climb Over, Dig Under or Pummel Through?
The dreaded plateau. For a month now I have weighed the same within a pound up or down. I knew I would see a slow down eventually as I'd never lost so steadily in my whole life. I also was expecting a slow down because I'm older and historically... Read more
The Deflated Balloon
I've been dieting since I was 15 so I have gained and lost a lot of weight over the years. I'm accustomed to seeing my body change along the way. My "tummy" has moved from being high to being low on my torso at different times. My tummy, arms, l... Read more
The "TO DO" List - Part 1
Call it what you like: a to do list, a bucket list, a wish list, a list of goals. Today I decided I have lost enough weight and am exercising regularly so I feel ready to do some things I haven't ever done. They all require some time and plannin... Read more
Losing A Friendship - Gaining Peace of Mind
Recently I lost a friendship due to their repeated dishonest and devisive behavior. We'd been friends for over 3 years and I loved her very much. For the last 5 days I've been sad, mad, guilty, confused, exhausted, anxious, and the rest of the e... Read more
Removing CAN'T From My Vocabulary
Recently my weight loss has hit a plateau. I expected it to happen months ago so I shouldn't be concerned - I am a middle aged woman who has lost 50 lbs and I know losing steadily isn't always realistic. However I do want to be proactive about c... Read more
21 Things I Did to Lose 50 Lbs In A Little Over 6 Months
If you asked me on the street, "how did you manage to lose 50 lbs in such a short time?" (short time for me considering how many times I've lost and gained in the past), I'd tell you "oh I'm doing the low carb, high fat thing".
That is the... Read more
The 5 Yr Anniversary Challenge!
On August 3, 2015 I will celebrate 5 yrs with SparkPeople - which I consider pretty amazing. I haven't been committed the whole time but I always knew it was here to help, support, guide, and inspire me when I was ready. In January 2015 after 3 ... Read more
Finding Momentum Almost 5 Yrs Later
This August will mark my 5th Anniversay on SparkPeople. That 1st year I was pretty dedicated and made some real strides towards my health. In the last 4 years I kept coming back to SP - sometimes for a few months or sometimes just a few days. I ... Read more
The 100 day challenge
If you GOOGLE "100 Day Challenge" right now all kinds of awesome articles and YouTube videos come up - people losing weight, learning to dance, changing their life just by committing to something new for 100 days. For me its nothing new (except ... Read more
Although not one of my favorite Beatles' songs, there is a lyric that went running through my head today:
Get back, get back.
Get back to where you once belonged
This thought crossed my mind because I happened to go into my SparkSt... Read more
Start from Where You Are
Its been awhile since I checked in - had a rough Christmas because my only daughter and I are at odds. Then January rolled around, I stopped exercising and sparking. Lost my job of 14+yr on January 13th (downsized but not down any sizes, ugh) an... Read more
Off the Beaten Path - My Weight Loss Journey is Like Wheeling in the Jeep!
Saturday my adventurous boyfriend and I went off road in his Jeep Cherokee, followed on the trail by our friends in their Jeeps as well. It was a crazy ride but I think I may have found some similarities of that experience with my weight loss jo... Read more
Lessons Learned from 5k (with pictures)
Yesterday I raced in my 2nd ever 5k, the Runway 5k at the Asheville Regional Airport to raise money for mammograms for uninsured/underprivileged women. It was amazing - the start line in the general hangar area with old and new planes on display... Read more
A Drowned but Festive Overstuffed Crossing Guard
Here's the deal - I'm racing in a 5k next weekend, October 1st and have been using one of Sparkpeople's 5k training plans for several weeks. This one is the walk/jog one that takes you from walking to intervals of jogging 3 minutes/ walking 2 mi... Read more
A Tale of Two Bikes, Part One
A couple of months ago I was hiking with my boyfriend and the trail wasn't stupid hard or anything but my bf said, "Wouldn't it be more fun if we could mountain bike these ... Read more
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