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Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp
Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

Remember that blog post I wrote about two weeks? Yeah, I didn't really get back into the swing then. That's why I'm joining the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp Challenge. It seems doable: one 10-minute video for the next four weeks, plus 30 minut... Read more
Gotta get back into the swing
Thursday, April 16, 2009      1 comments

I've been having some physical symptoms lately that have thrown me off my program. Other people would probably be able to work through these annoyances, but I am a big baby when it comes to pain. If I am under the weather, I don't necessarily p... Read more
Calorie-counting frustration
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      2 comments

I moved myself to Stage 2 this week, and the first challenge is to measure everything I eat. What I am finding is that a lot of what I eat is not easy to quantify. For example, this evening I had my daughter make a big pot of spaghetti with grou... Read more
Food Guilt
Monday, April 06, 2009      1 comments

Today my husband took me out to breakfast at IHOP and we had the Jack, Cheddar, and Bacon Loaded Hash Brown combo. I knew that it would be high-calorie, but I didn't realize how much until I got to work and did an internet search. The hash brown... Read more
Sorry, Jillian, but I have to break it up
Friday, April 03, 2009      1 comments

Jillian Michaels, one of the trainers from The Biggest Loser, has a radio show on KFI on Sundays. I listen to the podcast version of her show almost every week. Her passion for fitness and improving your life in general is inspiring, but I am fi... Read more
Finally working on strength
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      1 comments

Today is the first time in a week that I've exercised. It is also the first time since getting back on SP that I've done the strength exercises. I usually stick to walking outside or on the treadmill. However, I am still fighting this cough and... Read more
Two forces combine to sideline me
Saturday, March 28, 2009      4 comments

The end of the week has always been tough for me when it comes to exercise. I am full of enthusiasm on Sundays and it carries me through to about Wednesday. That's when my exercise resolve falls apart and I end up skipping my exercise sessions o... Read more
Putting out the welcome mat for my friends
Tuesday, March 24, 2009      0 comments

As you can see on my SparkPage, I've finally added some friends. You might say I cheated a little -- instead of making friends on the site, I recruited my friends from other places! I've belonged to an online parenting group for over 10 years, a... Read more
Losing momentum
Sunday, March 22, 2009      0 comments

Last week, I started off with plenty of enthusiasm. It was my first week back at Sparkpeople, and I was excited about updating my page and reacquainting myself with the site's features. However, I started to lose steam around Thursday. I ate po... Read more
Breakfast is key in more ways than one
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

We've all heard the reasons for eating breakfast. It helps us concentrate better and keeps us from overeating at lunch. This week, I found another reason for making good breakfast choices: what I eat for breakfast sets the tone for how I will ea... Read more
This is my reward?
Thursday, March 19, 2009      0 comments

We had a luncheon at work today for the Quality Club. This is a group of employees who are rewarded for meeting their quality goals. As a *treat*, our bosses bought us lunch from Olive Garden and had it brought in -- lasagna, breadsticks, sweet... Read more
Still working on calcium
Wednesday, March 18, 2009      0 comments

My calories and other nutrients were all in line today, except for my calcium. I can't seem to get enough of it. Since I don't drink milk, I guess I need to research other foods that are high in calcium. Another solution is to take a vitam... Read more
Stumbling but not falling
Tuesday, March 17, 2009      0 comments

Today I went WAY over my calories because my day got off to a bad start. I was running late this morning, so I forgot my healthy breakfast and snacks. This left me munching on candy and crackers and such for most of the day. The lesson? Get more... Read more
Getting the proper nutrients = epic fail!
Monday, March 16, 2009      0 comments

For the past couple days, I have been documenting everything I've been eating. I didn't change what I normally eat because I wanted to get a true sense of how bad my current diet is. What I found out wasn't a total surprise. I stayed pretty clos... Read more
Here I Am Again
Sunday, March 15, 2009      0 comments

I've been visiting SparkPeople on and off since 2006, but I've never really used the blogging function. I already have a general blog, a reading blog, and a gaming blog -- why do I need another one? However, I've decided that maintaining a blog ... Read more

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