January is over. I spent the first two weeks of this year running an insane mental marathon. It was too much for me. So naturally, I ended the month in a state of regression. The weather was partially to blame. I didn't keep track of how ma... Read more
No more bootcamp videos for me (unless I randomly want to do one). My obsessive personality clashes with that way of thinking. (And yeah, I already knew that... I'm not sure why I went back to it).
Instead, I want to:
My Kid Is Awesome!
My son, Valen, jogged for 30 minutes straight yesterday! No breaks! It was his idea. (He wanted to borrow my headphones and listen to Against Me!)
Valen was very serious about the whole thing. He would speed up when other joggers went by. T... Read more
Day 1 (Again)
I'm starting Week 3, Day 1 of the January Jumpstart Challenge today. My Day 1 was supposed to be Wednesday, but I've taken 3 days off this week (Wed, Thu, Fri). Needed a little brain vacation... But I'm back again, just in time. I can still ... Read more
Net Calories: Week 2
Last week I wrote a blog that explained how to calculate Net Calories. It's dated 1/7/2014 (Net Calories: Week 1). My result for week 1 was an average of 1430 calories per day. I subtracted my average calories burned from my average calories... Read more
Photography and Outdoor Adventures
I'm grateful for my hiking buddies. We have an awesome time outside -- going for walks, taking pictures, and enjoying the sunshine. And the ducks! Everyone loves ducks!
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Strong and Determined
In yesterday's blog I mentioned feeling unloved and lonely. I thought it would be healthy to write about why I sometimes feel that way.
I'm fine on my better days, but I'm not always capable of shutting out the lifelong abuse of certain fa... Read more
I had a bad day yesterday, and I planned to write today's blog about how unloved and lonely I feel. But instead, I have to write about how awesome it is to wake up to 30 emails, because my Spark Friends spammed the crap out my page last night! ... Read more
3 Day Goals
As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I tend to get overwhelmed by healthy living goals. Perfectionism takes over, and I start questioning my choices.
I think a solution to this problem could be focusing on a smaller time frame. I could pla... Read more
Keep Up the Momentum!
When I rejoined SparkPeople 10 days ago, I wasn't exactly sure what my new goals would be. I knew I wanted to try the January Jumpstart Challenge. (So far, so good). I definitely planned on eating better. I'm not 100% committed to tracking f... Read more
No more subzero wind chills! Yay! 2 days in a row of walking outside! It's still below freezing, but I'm proud of myself for getting out there!
I Was Right -- Awesome Weigh-in!
Last night I wrote a blog about my Net Calories for the week. I calculated a 1.5 pound fat loss, and I knew I'd also lose a lot of water weight. In 2011 I had lost a total of 70 pounds, but I've gained back more than half of what I lost. I kn... Read more
Net Calories: Week 1
I'm so glad a week has 7 days. We're given plenty of time to make up for an "off" day.
Do the math. Find your daily average for Calories Consumed. (Add each day's total, and divide this number by 7). Then check your progress report for ... Read more
Adding to my list of ideas for evening plans (to keep me from overeating):
Play with my son
Draw, paint, craft, etc.
Take a bath
Drink some tea
Clean ... (Now I'm looking through lists of ideas online. That's wh... Read more
My Cat Wants Sleepytime Tea!
I did well with calories yesterday. I wasn't very hungry last night. We had a busy day, and dinner was late, but that might have been a good thing.
I tried two new sleepytime teas, and one of them was pretty good. Guess what one of the i... Read more
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