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Leap of Faith
Saturday, August 27, 2016      7 comments

A higher carb diet works for some people. I've never said otherwise. For people who are very athletic (marathon runners/Olympic athletes) or people with no insulin resistance, a 200g-300g carbohydrate diet will probably cause them no issue. ... Read more
Trust Nature
Friday, August 26, 2016      13 comments

First, I want to thank everyone for your support yesterday. If you can read this today, you made the cut! You are someone who is supportive, positive, and who I want to share this part of my journey with. I have temporarily set my Spark page ... Read more
Less Sparking
Thursday, August 25, 2016      15 comments

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 much inspiration on finding things to write about. Since I've been back to Spark, I haven't really ... Read more
What is Whole 30?
Wednesday, August 24, 2016      4 comments

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 diet framework is based on the Whole 30 plan. In summary, Whole 30 is a real food eating plan. ... Read more
45 Day Progress (with Pics)
Tuesday, August 23, 2016      13 comments

Today marks 45 Days since my diet/fitness reboot. Since everyone loves before/after photos, here is mine. At the beginning of July, I had a no... Read more
Lifestyle Wellness: Hobbies
Monday, August 22, 2016      6 comments

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. When I get bored, I go on Facebook and get into political arguments with my friends. So, instead... Read more
Tough Love Edition
Monday, August 22, 2016      9 comments

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 mean mom. You need to eat your veggies and healthy proteins. This is an intervention. Are you st... Read more
Super Sunday
Sunday, August 21, 2016      2 comments

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 responded. I'm 1 pound down and 1 inch less on my waist! So what did I do? My cycling an... Read more
Just Right Diet and Exercise
Friday, August 19, 2016      3 comments

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 a 3 mile, 1 hour walk and watered my garden. I have another pair of shorts that I have to pull up ... Read more
Good Food and Rest Were the Answer
Thursday, August 18, 2016      6 comments

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 range of about 92-94lbs, which is great. That means I'm preserving my muscles while losing bodyfat. ... Read more
Mid Week Status - Taking it Easy
Wednesday, August 17, 2016      4 comments

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 my numbers. It feels very much like a stall. I have ruled out diet, so stress is a likely factor.... Read more
The Week Ahead
Sunday, August 14, 2016      6 comments

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 landscaping in neighbor's yards that we like. My cycling performance has improved, though I haven't ... Read more
Body Fat Measurements #2: Trends
Saturday, August 13, 2016      5 comments

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 measurements, it can be difficult to interpret. Bodyweight fluctuates, we've all seen that, and body fa... Read more
Hello, Weekend!
Friday, August 12, 2016      2 comments

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 release. One of my managers leaving, and I always dread changes in management the most. The risk is "... Read more
Mid Week Stress, But Still On Track
Thursday, August 11, 2016      1 comments

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 loose. Putting keys and a phone in my pocket would lead to disaster! ... Read more

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