Weekend at the in-laws . . . noooooooooo
I'm at my in-laws, who are lovely people with whom I have NOTHING in common. But they are great cooks and foodies and I'm sorry to say I have fallen off the wagon. And I am in a place where I'm thinking, the damage is done. But I am going to t... Read more
I love strength training!
I am starting the third week of my new strength training program, and I love it! I've been lifting weights for a couple of years in a half-baked way, never keeping track or increasing from one workout to the next. It helped, but I'd definitely ... Read more
So here's a question. Last week, my pastor spoke about the discipline of fasting as a way to get insight into a particular issue into your life--a day of prayer, bible reading, meditation, and of course, not eating. It sounds like a good idea f... Read more
Should I quit?
Once again I did fine while my company was here, and then overate massively after they left--a 1.5 day eating spree to match the 1.5 days I deprived myself while they were here. It's like I become a different person who has no control over the ... Read more
Trying to break the "bond-through-eating" cycle
I'm thrilled to be back on the wagon with eating, good habits, and exercise. And now comes the weekend. My sister and niece are visiting, and although my sis shares my interest in diet and weight loss, we have also "bonded by bingeing" many tim... Read more
Off the Wagon, AFTER the holiday . . . help!
So we had company and Independence Day events all weekend, and I did fabulously well, staying within my calories, not eating after 8 p.m., exercising. Then today, when everyone left . . . I hit the tortilla chips, biscuits, almonds, and cookies.... Read more
Today I did an impulsive thing that is proving to be motivational. I ordered a swimsuit! Now, I had just gotten rid of several ugly, ill-fitting swimsuits a couple of months ago. The remaining couple I own are the "conceal a multitude of sins" t... Read more
Running vs. pumping iron
I love running, and do about 20 miles per week in three days. Right now, I'm following the FIRST program for runners (book title is RUN LESS, RUN FASTER). It's a good program for a master's runner, especially if you've had some injuries as I h... Read more
No Eating After 8 p.m. . . . Six Week Challenge . . . Want to Join?
Okay, I'll admit it: I fell off the wagon for a couple of days. Family away, 12-hour working days, and receptions with delicious snacks, wine, and chocolate chip cookies. I was weak.
Now that stuff is over and I am able to commit to health... Read more
Temptation . . .
I've been doing well with my "no eating after 8 p.m.," for the most part, but now I am facing a big challenge. My husband and daughter left today for a five-day trip to a gymnastics competition. I have to work, so I couldn't go. So here I am i... Read more
Spark Succes at the Drive-In!
Thanks to my sparkbuddies Thinronna and Sweetlips, I was able to stay within my calories for the day even going to the Drive-In movies. The two keys: planned out my calories in advance and took along enough my own popcorn and almonds rather tha... Read more
Lessons from the sixth day of "no eating after 8 p.m."
I can't believe it, but I am in my sixth night of not eating after 8 p.m. This is a huge success for me, since I tend to really chow down at night. Something about joining a Spark Challenge, knowing others are doing the same thing, and that I ha... Read more
Today I was sitting in my chair reading, and I was hungry. I had a healthy snack--apple and yogurt--but was not satisfied. I wanted salty. Okay, popcorn. So far, so good.
Then, I found myself with the Apple-Cinnamon Cheerios box in my h... Read more
Trauma = weight loss???
I'm starting a weight loss journey here at Sparkpeople . . . really, continuing one I've been on for years. I've been stalled out, not super-heavy, but not at the weight that feels comfortable and healthy. I hope I can do it! So far, the site ha... Read more