ABBY_G's Blogs

Help! My page has been taken over by the grape juice ads!
Monday, January 09, 2012      5 comments

Hi. Are you experiencing the intrusive Grape juice ads that replace part of the navigation bar on the right of your page? Arghh!!! Also my backgrounds are now Welche's grade juice backgrounds! I'm sooooo annoyed. I come to SparkPeople for help ... Read more
Day 1 of my summer program (Argh to getting off track!)
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      6 comments

Hi. I got off track for a few weeks and didn't plan/measure/record food and didn't exercise and gained 2 pounds! Argh. I'm back on track today and my goal is to drop those 2 pounds by August 31. The main parts of my plan are: 1. I will plan... Read more
Facing Fears (stayed overnight in the woods in a shelter I built)
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      15 comments

Hello. I want to be comfortable staying in the woods at night (camping out) and also am interested in primitive living skills, so took a really excellent workshop that included building a debris hut and staying in it over night. I built it... Read more
It's so wonderful to be out of the gym and getting exercise outdoors!
Saturday, April 30, 2011      6 comments

I walked up a local mountain with a friend today, who taught me how to use the 'super macro' function on my camera. After I dropped him off, I was so motivated by this new skill that I went back up the mountain to take more pictures. Here are tw... Read more
Seeking audio book recommendations (what are your favorites?)
Tuesday, April 12, 2011      7 comments

Hello. If you have any audio book recommendations, I'd enjoy knowing about them. I listen to audio books while driving to the gym and while walking outside. Thanks ahead of time! Also, here are a few recommendations of mine: 1. The... Read more
Happiness quote (Helen Keller)
Tuesday, March 22, 2011      3 comments

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but, often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. - Helen Keller... Read more
Arghh... (knee injury)
Sunday, February 20, 2011      9 comments

Hi. I hurt my knee while dancing (or maybe while running?) and have to stay off it until it feels better. I've been depending on exercise every day for stress reduction and to burn enough calories so that I can eat what I want, but am needing to... Read more
Ran Half Marathon in Newport RI on 10/17
Monday, October 18, 2010      10 comments

I highly recommend the Newport RI Half Marathon to anyone who likes to run. (You can run a full marathon there, as well.) The course is very scenic, starts and ends on a very pleasant beach and has several stretches where you run along the wate... Read more
Thoughts have consequences, too!
Saturday, April 24, 2010      9 comments

I've been really struggling with craving chips and sugary treats at night. I start feeling mad that I have to stick to the planned calorie amount for the day and project endless days of misery and deprivation into the infinite future, which make... Read more
When is it ok to get rid of clothes that are now too big?
Thursday, April 09, 2009      12 comments

When do you get rid of (give away to Salvation Army or something) the clothes that no longer fit because you lost weight? Should I hold onto them in case I gain the weight back? I currently have the ones I've weeded from my closet in big plastic... Read more
New Goal: get to 166 by 6/6
Friday, April 03, 2009      1 comments

My next goal goes from 4/5/09 to 6/6/09. Before heading towards that, I'm giving myself a 'feast day' on Saturday 4/4, which means I am planning on having a 700 calorie surplus that day, rather than a 700 calorie deficit, so 1400 more calories t... Read more
Being satisfied with progress before reaching goal
Monday, March 30, 2009      1 comments

It's challenging to keep going towards my goal because I'm somewhat satisfied with how I am at my current weight. I've lost 100 pounds. Isn't that enough for now? That's the self-talk that's currently going on in my head. I'm not going to liste... Read more
New 6 Week Goal
Wednesday, February 18, 2009      0 comments

I'm going to get to 178 by 4/4/09. It's a slightly lower goal than my previous two 6 week goals, which were each 10 pounds, because I'm a bit busier during these 6 weeks. I will meet it, though. I'm absolutely sure about it.... Read more
Scale finally reflecting the math
Friday, February 13, 2009      0 comments

The scale is finally reflecting that I've met my goal to get to 186 by 2/16. It was frustrating for a while because I was keeping track of how many calories I ate and how many calories I burned in exercise. I knew that I had mathematically lost... Read more
Jogging feels great
Wednesday, February 11, 2009      1 comments

I slow-jogged for 30 minutes yesterday for the first time in years. It was my initial attempt to increase the intensity of my workouts since I readjusted my treadmill programs to reflect the 20 pounds I just lost. I really want to keep burning a... Read more

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