Well, I fell off the wagon when I was going on the business trips and not following a schedule.
I've not gained, just not lost either. I'm recommitting, and working on things a bit at a time right now.
First goals: 1) Drink 8 glasses... Read more
Well, this year is still year of health for me, but apparently I can't juggle all the balls together yet. Still doing at least a monthly progress report here. I've missed you all, but lately been handling just what I could even just 12 hours a... Read more
So I've made some progress and had some setbacks.
I've joined a couple of spark team challenges for the first time! I did the spark solution one, and I joined a couple of the 100 first steps challenges--they seemed less intimidating and mo... Read more
There's a guy I know about ten years older than me. Always in good physical shape. Heck, in his prime, he was literally an Olympic level athlete. While diagnosed with high blood pressure, he was on medication, and otherwise in great health.
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Today at work a bunch of things caught up with me. Well, let's back up. For the past week or so, I've been having some Murphy's Law stuff happening at work, and I've just felt out of control and behind for a while. ... Read more
So, it's roughly been a month since I've been seriously on the plan, one month since I wrote my entry Mother's Day:
www.sparkpeople.com/mypa ge_public_journal_individu al.asp?blog_id=5354290
I've had my ups and do... Read more
Well, I've recommitted to following more of the Solutions menu plans, because until I get a rhythm for myself of what my staples and portion sizes should be, it's easier to have some of them planned out like in the book. I figured I'd do a meal... Read more
The spirit is willing in concept, but...I cannot get into a routine yet. Thursday, I was like 300 calories over my range, yesterday was 700 under. Even when I'm in the range, my nutrition reports look like a big zig zag. I know it's good to n... Read more
First, the good news. I mentioned earlier that I had my first physical in a number of years. The only thing we were waiting for was bloodwork. I got the results in the mail today. I'm normal for everything including cholesterol (which doc wa... Read more
Okay, I think I am never going to end up doing the Spark Solution plan the way they say, at least not for a while. I do everything backwards and out of order.
Plus, I'm not a "big breakfast" kind of person. I love eggs/bacon/pancakes bre... Read more
Even though I'm not completely following the program yet, the "Spark Solutions" book inspired me to get working again on SparkPeople actively. So I'm taking part in the team's challenge here. Besides, just reading it gave me a lot of good tips... Read more
And I lost 4 1/2 pounds! Whoo hoo! Yes, I know, it's mostly water weight and I can't expect results like this every week, but still...
4.5 pounds! Whee!
I'm noticing an increase in my energy level too (well except for yesterday, ... Read more
Paying closer attention to measurements is really hitting home. I knew I was eating a lot when I ate, but seeing the true portion sizes is another matter. Even things you think you "know" can slip when not paying attention.
I tried a reci... Read more