i've seen my fellow sparkpeople talk about "plateauing" before, but have never experienced it before myself. i weigh myself every morning before breakfast and my weight always moved in a sort of scatterplot with a gradual downward trend. i never... Read more
remember the first time you experienced the "second wind"?
i had never even heard the name of it until after i experienced it. i was in seventh-grade, which was a year of "firsts" for me, foremost being my first year of middle school. which... Read more
in the buff
one of my greatest dilemmas in getting myself to exercise is...well...i'm kind of high-maintenance.
1. i hate exercising in public.
working out in the gym, running on the sidewalk--i feel like a spectacle. which, essentially, i am, si... Read more
the big 133(.5)
while i haven't been on sparkpeople since i stopped working a full-time job to move back into academia, i have surprised myself by not backsliding! from january through april i was losing about five pounds a month--i knew that slope would begin ... Read more
it's late (i'm tired!) and i don't have much to say right now about my diet or exercise progress.
just had to say i am officially below 140 pounds!
for the first time in four years! it's pretty amazing. my progress has been so constant and s... Read more
a bit of a backslide last week, but with no real consequences. my friend came into town, which means i drink a little more, i stay up late and throw off my sleeping cycle, and i eat at restaurants. my weight was about 141 the week prior, and i h... Read more
we got the elliptical the other day! i've used it a couple of times and i already love it. unlike the treadmill, which was so loud it sounded like a stampede on a jetway, it was so quiet that i could watch tv shows on my computer without headpho... Read more
€ ¥ rewards card $ ₤
i've decided to set up a rewards system for myself just so i can keep this inspiring. and for me, inspiring is purely materialistic.
start: 150 pounds ☆ 12-26-10
level 1: 140 pounds: sunglasses ☆ 3-23-11
level 2: 135 p... Read more
deprive ≠ thrive
weight loss right now seems different and easier than in the past.
phasing in good habits really helps. it's like adding on a small healthy-routine change every now and then, when i know that i can sustain it, and keeps me from getting overwhe... Read more
once again i am weirdly astonished that i'm feeling the results of my strength-training only a month and a half in.
yesterday i did a set of lunges, and it was so easy i momentarily thought i was doing them wrong--not squatting low enough o... Read more
i have finally moved from 150 pounds--where i've been for a few years now--down below 144!
at first i thought it was a fluke caused by my stomach flu. that evening i had stepped onto the scale--i had a full meal in me, so i think i was clo... Read more
i think i'm getting stronger.
i can't measure strength by the amount of weight i can lift or the number of reps i do, but i can measure it in the degrees of pain that i feel the day after.
most of the exercises i've been doing would give ... Read more
well, now, school is over and i can stop blaming it from keeping me from working out.
well, it deserved to be blamed. afterall, i was in class all morning and doing homework all afternoon, how could i possibly squeeze in time to exercise? a... Read more
so when i first joined sparkpeople two weeks ago, i knew that i wasn't going to be able to fully commit myself until late-December. these next few weeks, i will be cranking out term papers, and getting things in order for my trip back to the sta... Read more
yesterday, i REALLY didn't feel like doing the exercises--but i did them anyway. i must say, no matter how simple the "banana" workout looks, it HURTS. anyway, i'm proud of myself for doing the fitness workout, despite my disposition. (i felt c... Read more