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  • Less Sparking

    8/25/2016 7:57:39 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    As I'm getting close to my work trip, I'm going to be Sparking less. Have to wrap up at work and get my things in order. Also not having ... Read more

  • What is Whole 30?

    8/24/2016 12:27:01 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    What is Whole 30? I was asked this question on yesterday's blog when I described my 45 day results and how I achieved it. I wrote that my d... Read more

  • 45 Day Progress (with Pics)

    8/23/2016 9:37:36 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today marks 45 Days since my diet/fitness reboot. Since everyone loves before/after photos, here is mine. Read more

  • Lifestyle Wellness: Hobbies

    8/22/2016 4:39:03 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    One of the areas that I feel I need to be more well rounded on is my hobbies. Browsing PInterest and playing games is making me rather bored. W... Read more

  • Tough Love Edition

    8/22/2016 9:36:56 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm not your best friend. Sorry, but I'm not. I'm not going to tell you that you can eat whatever and still lose weight. I am your mea... Read more

  • Super Sunday

    8/21/2016 12:27:04 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Last week went very well. I had to take a break from my routines due to feeling fatigue, but this was exactly the right thing I needed. My body... Read more

  • Just Right Diet and Exercise

    8/19/2016 10:23:49 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Things are going great this morning. I got an excellent night's sleep, my numbers are moving down this morning, and I am full of energy. I took... Read more

  • Good Food and Rest Were the Answer

    8/18/2016 9:23:25 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Taking a couple of rest days and eating more calories worked great. My weight and bodyfat are falling, and my lean mass is staying within the ra... Read more

  • Mid Week Status - Taking it Easy

    8/17/2016 12:29:15 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's hard to say how things are going this week. I'm still experiencing backlash from last week's stress, so I'm not seeing a lot of movement in... Read more

  • Back (Again!)

    8/14/2016 2:42:50 PM, by JWALLACE393

    I find it difficult to stick to tracking. Even though I know it works, finding the time is challenging. I appreciate this community because I... Read more

  • The Week Ahead

    8/14/2016 10:49:58 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning my husband and I took a 10 mile bike ride around the neighborhood. Leisurely, nothing too strenuous. We made notes of plants and l... Read more

  • Body Fat Measurements #2: Trends

    8/13/2016 11:41:03 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This is a continuation of my post on Body Fat measurements. Assuming you have at least a week's worth of bodyweight, body fat and lean mass meas... Read more

  • Hello, Weekend!

    8/12/2016 9:23:17 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I've had a rough week for a number of reasons. A couple of well-loved and essential team members are leaving us right before a major product rel... Read more

  • Mid Week Stress, But Still On Track

    8/11/2016 9:56:01 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Almost end of the week, and things are going well. Food and exercise are on track. I am officially able to retire a pair of shorts that are too... Read more

  • Pilgrimage to Rivendell

    8/10/2016 10:00:34 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm almost at the halfway point on my "Walk/Cycle to Rivendell" challenge. Using information from Nerd Fitness, I made a spreadsheet where I tra... Read more

  • August Goals

    8/9/2016 9:30:19 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    August is my do-or-die month. In September I have a work trip, then my husband and I are are taking a short vacation to Canada. This is the la... Read more

  • Body Fat Measurements

    8/8/2016 3:16:58 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I got asked a question on how I calculate my body fat percentage on one of my blogs. I will explain my methodology. This will require some ... Read more

  • Sprint Once in a While

    8/8/2016 9:22:20 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning I got up and completed a 30 minute HIIT workout on the elliptical. I have had good success using the Beatburns Elliptical Trainer a... Read more

  • Whole 30 Style

    8/7/2016 7:54:19 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    My clean eating style is closest to Whole 30: meats, veggies and fruits as close to their natural form as possible. The main deviation I take fr... Read more

  • Fitness Reboot 30 Day Review

    8/5/2016 10:09:58 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today is Day 30 of my fitness reboot program. To recap, due to life changes, I became sedentary and gained weight. In July, I restarted my ... Read more

  • A Night Out and A Practice Run

    8/4/2016 9:54:38 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Last night my husband went out to eat. We don't like big crowds on the weekend, so we have 'date night' earlier in the week when it's quieter. ... Read more

  • Rest Day

    8/3/2016 6:27:56 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    I thought I skimped on my strength training workout a couple of days ago, but my muscles are still sore, so I did better than I thought. As expe... Read more

  • Lifting Heavy Things Day 1

    8/2/2016 6:55:57 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Yesterday I woke up a little tired, but later in the day I felt more energetic, so I decided to start my "Lift Heavy Things" program after all. ... Read more

  • Back to Primal

    8/1/2016 8:06:01 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Yesterday my husband and I spent all day planting shrubs and flowers in our yard, so I got in some squats, bends, and lifting heavy pots. I'm ta... Read more

  • Lifting Heavy Things

    7/31/2016 9:08:58 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Everyone has a health/fitness vice. Something that we know we should do, but don't do. For some people, the Friday donuts are too tempting ... Read more

  • End of Week Recap #3

    7/30/2016 11:23:01 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Week 3 down! It's weird. About 4 weeks ago before I buckled up and got to work on myself, I was plagued with self-doubt. "Maybe I screwed ... Read more

  • Can A Low-Carb Diet Be Restarted? Yes!

    7/29/2016 10:29:09 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    As I'm heading into the weekend, I'm feeling great! I'm on week 3 of my low-carb reboot, and things are looking fine. I have read that some... Read more

  • My Diet and Health

    7/28/2016 2:40:04 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    I'm posting this blog for the purpose of referencing it. One of my pet peeves is when people tell or imply that I am following an unhealthy diet... Read more

  • The Mystery of Set Point

    7/28/2016 9:28:25 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Today I am officially 10 pounds down from my starting weight! My shorts are just about to the point where they are sliding off... Read more

  • Hydrate today for tomorrow!

    7/27/2016 9:32:38 AM, by WINE4GIRL

    This is an excellent illustration of why you hydrate today even if you aren't going out today. Set yourself up for success! www.dailyp... Read more

  • Garden craft class

    7/25/2016 10:03:32 PM, by WINE4GIRL

    I definitely didn't shoot enough pics of the projects, but we had a great time and folks had plenty of take aways. I tried to focus on recycling... Read more

  • Grilled Lime Cilantro Chicken and Cauliflower "Rice"

    7/25/2016 4:14:53 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    Last night I made grilled lime cilantro chicken and cauliflower "rice". The cauliflower "rice" was surprisingly good! My skeptical husband ate ... Read more

  • Finding What Fits

    7/24/2016 10:46:02 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    This morning my husband and I got up early and took a 10 mile bike loop around our neighborhood. Going for a 7am ride is the only way we can get... Read more

  • End of Week Recap #2

    7/23/2016 6:35:28 PM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's been a good week! I am 7 pounds down, and approximately 23 pounds left until goal weight. Here is the graph of my weight over the ... Read more

  • Cauliflower 'Potato' Salad

    7/22/2016 9:00:45 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    One of my krytonites in maintenance is potatoes. I really like potatoes. Unfortunately, my waist and hips really don't like them. ... Read more

  • The Past is Back There Behind Me

    7/21/2016 8:55:02 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    It's too early to report on my results, so I'll reserve analysis until my weekly report in a few days. But I'm liking what I'm seeing. I've... Read more

  • If This Cat Can Get in A Workout, So Can You!

    7/20/2016 9:37:40 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Happy Hump Day! www.youtube.com/watch?v=
    rqV6VvMWRMs ... Read more

  • Diet Control Freak

    7/20/2016 8:36:09 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    About 7 years ago, I decided I wanted to be a vegetarian. During this time, I also decided I would eliminate processed foods from my diet. I we... Read more

  • Past is Past, Now is Now

    7/19/2016 9:37:30 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    In 2011, I finally reached my maintenance weight, and I successfully maintained it for 3 years. Then in 2014, things started going wrong. W... Read more

  • Bundles of Energy

    7/19/2016 8:25:59 AM, by VHALKYRIE

    Yesterday's Meals: Breakfast: 1 egg, 1/4 avocado Lunch: Romaine Lettuce salad with assorted veggies, olive oil and balsamic vinegar... Read more

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