Looks like I'm a spuratic blogger. I have been very busy with work and some days it's all I can do to track my food. I'm going to make this a priority - Blog at least once a week, either Saturday or Sunday, and track my improvements.
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I am sick as all get out - didn't work out yesterday or today. Pounding headache and coughing up goo. Stepped on the scale and lost 3lbs! Of course, the only thing I'm able to do is drink so that helps. Hope I feel better tomorrow, I need t... Read more
5 days in!
This is my 5th day since I came back and I'm doing well. 20 minutes on the elliptical every day and this morning, I went 1.72 miles! I had been at 1.6. When I got on the scale, I was down 3.4lbs! Not bad! Yes, I know it's water weight, but a... Read more
Time to try again
It started with a melt-down. I went to CJ Banks to buy an Easter outfit. I took some clothes into the dressing room and none of them fit well. I had to get the next size up, which made me the same size I was the last time I started SparkPeopl... Read more
It really works!
It's working! I know what to do and I'm still doing it! I haven't had a chance to do a real workout in a week. I just found a position as a line cook in a new restaurant and I've been training all week last week, plus still teaching. I go fr... Read more
Just keep swimming
I'm a dork. I know it. I accept it. I still have friends. I'm ok with it. When I'm working out, and I'm at the point that I don't want to go on but I know that I need to go on, I start humming the tune from Dory, "Just keep swimming, just k... Read more
No School Monday!
Oh, did it feel good to wake up this morning, knowing that I could ease into my day. I worked out first thing and then had a hair appointment. Nothing makes you feel better than a good cut and color. It's also good therapy for me. My stylis... Read more
Happy Mother's Day to Me!
We love to celebrate at our house. Life is too short not to appreciate the good times and share them with friends and family. Last night my mom and mom-in-law came over for dinner and today my hubby made me a wonderful brunch. Being a chef, I... Read more
Taking the Bad and the Ugly and turning it into the Good!
Monday morning. The alarm goes off and I don't want to get up. My Friend came yesterday and today is always my worst day. I need to get going but I'd much rather lay here and feel like doo-doo. Ok, time to pull up my bootstraps and get going... Read more
Sunday, lovely Sunday
It's been a great weekend. My husband and kids were out of town, so I had the whole house to myself. I had no one to pick up after, I could eat what I wanted when I wanted, and I was able to get quite a bit done around the house.
I never... Read more
My weekend just for me
Hubby and kids left at 8:00 this morning for Cincinnati to see my brother in law and his family. I have the WHOLE weekend to myself! I'm starting off by working out and then I'll work this afternoon. Then, going to a girlfriends house for her... Read more
Let's hear it!
I am walking on air today! Got up yesterday and weighed myself, it was 190.6 My goal is 190 by May 1st. I'm pleased with my weight because I can lose .6 lbs in a week. Got up this morning and weighed...189.4! I am sooo pumped~ready to reall... Read more
Enjoying the glow of a hard week
I started doing 45 minutes of elliptical this week and boy am I feeling it! I'm sitting at my computer in my pajamas, waiting for 10:00, so I can go to bed. I have worked hard all week, at work and working out. It feels good to feel this way.... Read more
Making sensible choices
I have 5 friends and we celebrate each others' birthdays together by going out for dinner and drinks together. Tonight is Marti's birthday and this is the first time since I've started Sparks that I've been faced with this. I was able to convi... Read more
This working out thing is really getting to be *gasp* enjoyable!
Ok. Somebody pinch me. Did I just write that title? I don't like to exercise. I never have. However, since I've started this lifestyle change, I have really made this a must-do in my life. I have always found excuses to not work out and as... Read more