The scale won't budge!!
I'm complaining but trying to focus on the positive today!
Complaining first - in the last 3 weeks, I've made a concerted effort to lose some weight. My program includes running roughly every other day, hula hooping and some light weight w... Read more
Not so goddesslike today
While I'm feeling committed to really trying hard to eat well, exercise and lose some weight, today was one of those days when my body just felt tired. It always seems that when I start a strength workout after a long hiatus, two days later I p... Read more
Trying some new things
Trying to mix it up a little and hula hoop every day. There is some lore on the web that it is a quick way to flatten your stomach and get a beautiful hour-glass shape!... Read more
Trying to get back on track!
Doing this in small steps, but managed to get two 30 minutes runs in this weekend. The best part is that unlike when I've previously gotten back into running, these two runs were easy and I felt strong!... Read more
Can I do it again?
It's been nearly three years nice my last blog post and a serious exercise and eating regimen. I'm feeling rather gross at the moment. My weight has been holding around 145 lbs over the past two years and I've been ok with that. In the past 3... Read more
I want a new trophy!
When I joined SparkPeople I was obsessed with Sparkpoints and would come in everyday and log all my food/exercise/water drunk etc, and was rewarded by seeing those point totals increase. There was also a relatively low barrier to getting the ne... Read more
Spring is around the corner
So I thought it was a little goofy when the government decided to move daylight savings time. But I'm really thankful for it now! I'm just so much more at peace getting home from work while its still light out! Last night, I even got in a run... Read more
Those Girl Scout cookies are killing me!
Up until last month, I had been doing great on weight maintenence and managed to keep my weight hovering between 134-6 lbs even through the holidays. Although over the past month, its crept up! I'm now 139-40 lbs! Ugh! It feels like its all ... Read more
Slow Steady Progress
I joined SP in late June and last took my measurements on July 5th. My goal was to get to 135 lbs (getting those last stubborn 5-7 lbs off!!)When I joined, my weight was bouncing between 142 and 140 lbs, and now I'm bouncing between 137-136 lbs... Read more
Not in control of lunch today
We had a retirement luncheon for one of our chemists who is moving on to hopefully less stressful endeavors and one of the senior people at the lunch ordered the all the food for our group - it was buffalo wings, onion rings and pizza! Not a lo... Read more
Getting close to my weight goal, what's next?
For the past couple of days, my weight has been 137 lbs and I now feel as if my 135 lbs weight goal is within reach. (Thanks SparkGods!) Even before attaining it, I'm already wondering whether I should then lower my goal to 130 lbs. On one han... Read more
New 5K time - WooHoo!
A BIG, BIG thank you to Tibbiterri who gave me some training tips for my run today! It totally worked and I ran my fastest 5K to date!
On advice from TT, I timed each mile of my running route and used that as motivation to pick up the pace... Read more
Pizza for dinner
Busy day today - went to work this morning, then picked up my husband and kids at noon and headed off to my department picnic for a few hours. Left at 4 pm to head over to my son's preschool for a farewell party for one of the teachers. Dropp... Read more
Tired, tired, tired
I don't know why I'm so exhausted today! My 3-year old and alarm stand-in slept in until 7 am this morning, giving all of us an extra hours sleep. As a result, I did not make my morning run today. No time before work. But as a plus, I did dis... Read more
Back from vacation
I just got back from spending a week on the beach with my DH and 2 wonderful kids. I have to say, back in June, I was kind of dreading donning a bathing suit for 7 days in a row. But now that its over - it wasn't too bad. I think following th... Read more