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Day 2! : )
My first day back on my "healthy lifestyle change" went well! I feel really good, actually. I did the first day on Couch to 5k on the treadmill, telling myself I've done it before and there is nothing wrong with having to build my stamina agai... Read more
Here We Go (Again)! : )
Can't believe it has been 536 days since I last logged in to Sparkpeople! Once again, here I go! I am not discouraged from gaining weight again, I have real obstacles in my way. I developed bone spurs the side of the bottom of my big toe, and... Read more
It's Summer! Flowers, warmth and happiness!
It seems to me that people who weigh a "normal" weight say they go up and down maybe 5 or 10 pounds. I wish I could say that about myself, but I go up and down about 20-25 pounds at a time. That doesn't seem normal? I guess I must eat really ... Read more
Just Weird Stuff
Nursing slight knee pain, I think caused by lack of stability so I wore my Brooks instead of Saucony's and my feet definitely felt more stable. I'm sitting here now with an ice pack around my knee, and will apply heat tonight before bed. I am in... Read more
I Want To Run!!!
I am SO READY to start running again! The temperature in Chicago has warmed up and it is so, so nice to be outside, but for now all I can do is walk the dog. Perhaps I (and my dog as well) should be thankful for even that!
Two weeks after... Read more
Low Fat Diets, Not Just For Kids:)
The weirdest thing happened to me and I hope I can help someone else.
For the past 4-5 days I've been having stomach aches that won't go away. I can't even imagine how many Motrin I took, but I do know how many laxatives. 14. And 3 gas x. ... Read more
Here We Go! : )
Try, try again. I think never giving up is the key, everyone slides once in awhile. Besides, who wants to hang out with someone who is perfect all the time? : ) I certainly don't. I would want to accidentally close her head in my trunk. (I a... Read more
Try again, once more.
It has been snowy and icy outside for what seems like months and I haven't been running. I but the bullet and ran a short distance on the dreadmill this morning and couldn't decide if it was so awful because I haven't been running or it was just... Read more
All Out Thanksgiving!
How did everyone do over Thanksgiving? Me? Not so well. Two Thanksgiving meals, but at least one was completely prepared by me and I used several Spark People recipes that turned out to be very good! I didn't dare tell my husband that he was... Read more
A New Food Challenge I Had!
I had a completely new food challenge last night that I hadn't encountered in the past. When I go to a restaurant, I can choose my meal and ask for this on the side or substitutions. Meals with friends or extended family, you can kind of choo... Read more
Divulging Something Private
I've decided to share something here that I never tell people "in real life". Only my husband and my doctors know. I have Bipolar 2 disorder, and for anyone who is not familiar with what that means, I mostly get very depressed and every great,... Read more
Two Pounds in Two Days!
No, I normally don't weigh that often, I weigh once a week, but on Wednesday when I 'started over", I wanted to track that, and then Fridays are my normal weigh day. Still...it was hard to see 136 on the scale. I know, concentrate on my victor... Read more
Start Again - I Will Never Give Up! : )
Started program AGAIN! Maybe the idea is to never give up. I went for almost two years and only "backslid" for a day at a time. What was the difference in motivation and willpower that time compared to these last 10-15 pounds? Ugh!
I ca... Read more
Insight into my Habits - My Bad Ones
I ate terribly for three days. I didn't binge, just made very poor food choices. I felt so awful and terrible about it, so I tried something new for a change. This time, instead of waiting a week to weigh, I went ahead and weighed myself so I... Read more
Running Now A Bit Challenging
Since it's now colder in the early mornings in Chicago, I've run into a problem, but it's not what you think. I ran when it was 53 degrees in a tank top and shorts before the sun came up on Saturday and haven't run since (I plan to this morning... Read more