Week 17: still sparking
Monday, April 24, 2017 2 comments
It's been a bit rough lately, struggling with career and family issues, tempting to just fill up on red wine and chocolate, but I keep finding ways to encourage myself and keep moving forward. Today it was jogging on the treadmill, and spending ... Read more
Exercise as meditation
Friday, April 21, 2017 4 comments
For many different reasons I have been feeling really down lately. It has been at times hard to stay motivated, so I am glad that at this point exercise has become such a habit that I really have no excuse not to work out most days. So I got on ... Read more
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 3 comments
I hit a new "Spark Streak" this past week -- I have now tracked my food and water for 100 days in a row. Now, this isn't to say that I have been perfect -- there were some days I tracked nothing but breakfast -- but most days I tracked every BLT... Read more
Week 12: "being good"
Monday, March 20, 2017 3 comments
Yesterday, my parents came over for dinner. My mom brought the requisite fruit and cheese plate. While we were chatting, I got my food scale and a little bowl and weighed out 1 oz of cheese. I then looked at the two cracker offerings -- rice cra... Read more
Keep going, no matter what.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 0 comments
This has been a hard week (and it's only halfway done!). Between my crazy singing schedule and winter storm Stella, there have been some hitches in my plans. I had an incredibly harrowing drive home last night in the worst of the storm (45+ minu... Read more
Is there a hidden runner in me?
Friday, March 10, 2017 0 comments
So, this Ironman Challenge I've been doing at the Y has got me thinking -- could I do a real triathlon? Not an Ironman, of course, but maybe a "sprint" one -- 750 m (0.5 mi) swim, 20 k (12.4 mi) bike, and a 5 k (2.6 mi) run. With all my work, I ... Read more
Tuesday, March 07, 2017 9 comments
I am in week 2 of the "Ironman Challenge" at my Y. I have so far walked 10 miles, swum 1 mile, and biked 60 miles. I am on track to get it done in 3-4 weeks as planned. Today was a bunch of that biking. I did a whole hour on the bike, getting in... Read more
Week 10: Still going strong!
Monday, March 06, 2017 2 comments
It's been 2 full months of tracking, working out, and making healthier choices. I have lost all the weight I gained last year -- almost 18 lbs. I am only half a pound away from "one-derland". Tracking and measuring portions has become absolute r... Read more
Surviving my parents' house
Friday, March 03, 2017 4 comments
Once a week, all the local immediate family joins together for dinner at my parents's house. My kids get to spend time with their grandparents, cousin & aunts, and we all get to touch base with each other. It is something I am so grateful to be ... Read more
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