3500 calories to burn a pound of fat
Saturday, March 05, 2011 5 comments
I was on the treadmill for a half hour and when I logged it, I had burned 155 calories averaging 3 miles per hour. Nothing compared to shoveling snow or swimming laps (over 500 in a half hour according to SP). But if I want to whittle away th... Read more
You may not feel like a success... but you are!
Tuesday, March 01, 2011 8 comments
You're never last or the slowest… there are still some people who have stayed home. I read this in a blog today and it hit home. There is a new Ontario website starting up with the acronym COACH which I visited yesterday. It is hoping t... Read more
March ahead? Yeah!!!
Monday, February 28, 2011 8 comments
I'm excited about it being March tomorrow. February has been rough for many of us. Weather? Short days that seem long? I don't know. But I am gearing up. Yup, in three weeks I plan to be feeling yahoo great again. My plan of course bu... Read more
Expecting less than 100% in order to find a balance.
Sunday, February 27, 2011 8 comments
I think most people can expect to have 4 careers in their lifetime. When my kids were trying to choose options I told them you can either have a career that is your life, in which case you should choose something that you are passionate about a... Read more
Remembering when I was in the 12 steps of Overeaters Anonymous
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 7 comments
I read a blog today about not eating sugar. I needed that blog today. To look at how I am eating and why. I used to be the person who would want to wait until everything was perfect to REALLY start a diet or exercise program. And that pe... Read more
2 1/2 years on Spark People - an update
Thursday, February 17, 2011 9 comments
I figured it was time to check in. Hmmm. I am making slow, steady progress. I joined SP over 2 years ago and have made some great friends and seen many sparkers pass through without seeming to "get it" and others succeed "BAM!". Some stay an... Read more
Five great vibes
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 4 comments
Re: Yesterday's dessert negotiations. When I did my SP calculation of the dessert I made... I did not calculate using "light" ingredients. Ha! Recalculated and guess what? We were allowed a half piece instead of a quarter. Somewhere in my ... Read more
Day 70 Negotiating dessert.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 3 comments
I have spark people here and just made a dessert... only when I added up the calories for today we will only get a 1/4 piece each or risk blowing the allotment for today. I don't want to have to do this, limit the dessert... but actions mean co... Read more
Saturday, February 12, 2011 5 comments
You know those days... I lost 2 earrings (of course neither match). I forgot my hat but my friend brought it out to me... then I realized I had forgotten my bag which had my meds in it so had to drive the half hour back to get it.. then realize... Read more
BLAHS! vs. the need to go FORWARD!
Monday, February 07, 2011 6 comments
I don't want to! I want it to be easier! I think I want to do something ELSE! I feel old! OK I had all those feelings this weekend. But I also had some Ha! moments too: I'm smart. I wrote the census exam and was finished befor... Read more
Day 81 - Shunning the trends
Friday, February 04, 2011 3 comments
A friend has invited me to join her doing a bootcamp of activity and suggested a more restricted way of eating. It is working for her. That I considered it shows that I am still vulnerable to outside forces. I have food goals for the 100 days... Read more
Day 85 I am here!
Monday, January 31, 2011 6 comments
I smiled when I wrote "Day 85" in my title because right away SP editing added "I am here" because that was the Blog entry title in my last 100 day countdown. But what a good reminder. Spark People is here for me. The tools, the people, the l... Read more
Day 88 - an insight into the big picture
Friday, January 28, 2011 5 comments
Somewhere around 4:00 my body turned "on". Sounds weird but after having to go to Toronto to be with my DD in emerg. and having very little sleep, driving in snow storms, being away from home nearly a week, and coming home to some... chal... Read more
Today is day 97!
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 7 comments
I love countdowns. Since one of my challenges is to try something new every 10 days I'm delighted to report I have tried snow shoeing! Twice now! It's better on powder snow and a lot of our trails were snow mobile packed. Oh well! It please... Read more
A reminder of why I eat like I do
Monday, January 17, 2011 6 comments
A Calorie is NOT a Calorie - I know all this but thought I should remind myself. "Eat less than you burn and you’ll lose weight" – it’s preached as the “be all, end all” of weight loss and it’s completely WRONG. Truth is, the numeric v... Read more
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