Year in Review
So, it's been a year since taking a leave of absence from Spark People. What a year! I have missed spark people.
I decided to do Weight Watchers Online. It was a great program. I only lost a couple pounds. I think I should have taken more... Read more
Fixed the wagon wheel now taking LOA
So.. after jumping off and on the wagon.. I have decided to take a leave of absence.
I have stuck to the same eating habits but with the holidays and hectic schedules, I was not sticking to my tracking. I am getting back on the wagon.
Unfor... Read more
I just don't get it..
I have continuously worked out every week for the past 5 weeks. At least 5 days a week switching between bicycling, running, aerobics, walking, stationary bike.. My calories in have ranged 900-1500. I have managed to drop my fat intake down, ... Read more
Does it count if it's chemically induced?
I went to the doctor several weeks ago for back pain that hasnít eased up in 4+ years. I was sent to radiology and the lab to get a work up. In the meantime, the doc gave me a prescription for medication used to treat chronic pain. That bumme... Read more
I did it!
So, I had talked about adding some movement here in there to the week. Just anything to get used to moving more. Maybe walk up the stairs to work or around the block at lunch, a walk at home with the little one. I forgot to take the stairs ye... Read more
I'll admit it... It'll be selfish..
This year, I have decided to try and have more ME time. Maybe in taking a few minutes to read my book on Sunday before everyone wakes up.. Or try to get at least 7 hours of sleep.. Or not feel guilty about doing something that doesn't center ar... Read more
Lessons to the little one
I have always tried to teach my children the importance of giving. Not just during the holidays, but all year long. It took awhile for my youngest (we call her Bebe) to understand why we were donating her old clothes/toys to Goodwill, as well ... Read more
I'm claiming those 3!
So, I had lost another 3 pounds a couple weeks ago. I didn't want to claim it on my tracker because I know from past experience that with water weight... those couple pounds here and there are temporary. Well, with this lifestyle change, my wa... Read more
The start of a new week
Ok.. so I lost 18 pounds with the lifestyle changed and have maintained it! I know with some exercise, more will melt off.
Yesterday was the start of a new week, so, what better time to start? My sister bought me a jump rope. Even after I ... Read more
Fibro pain is the devil..
Thought I was on the road to finding my motivation to work out. I have been on the new lifestyle change for close to 3 months. Lost 15 pounds and have kept it off. That is all without exercise. I think of the possibilities if only I were to ... Read more
Week 3 Completed
Ok, it is the end of 21 day Primal challenge. What can I say.... I feel fabulous!! I am down a total of 10 pounds. Now, on to the maintenance of this lifestyle. The 21 days were not too difficult. Had a couple cravings total, but after all ... Read more
Week 2 Completed
Sunday marked the end of week 2 on this journey to healthy living. I feel great! I am down 5 pounds. I wish I had taken measurements as well. I look in the mirror and I can see the difference. It isn't the 5 pounds that is making a differen... Read more
Week 1 completed
Well, Sunday marked the end of week 1 on the new lifestyle change. My whole family has decided to go Paleo. My sister had stumbled across it while searching for remedies for the loose skin she has from loosing 120 pounds. She doesn't want sur... Read more
Starting a new lifestyle
Last night I took my before pictures... It was a little devastating. I knew I had put on quite a bit of weight. But I always convinced myself that I carry it differently, so I didn't look that bad. Well, what a rude awakening.
My whole ... Read more
July's Excuses for not Working out
So far this month, I have walked once, maybe twice... and went to two of my dance classes. I thought back on the reasons for my not getting some physical activity and came up with:
1. I am too tired
2. It's too hot
3. I have too many erra... Read more
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