After that low point with the cheeseburger, I just wanted to let you know that I’m redoubling my health efforts. (Again.)

I’ve been a member of SparkPeople since February, but yesterday I decided to really use the site. Here’s my SparkPage, which among other things lists my weight. Got to motivate myself somehow.

The fact that I can’t afford to eat out anymore is hopefully going to help me pack lunches regularly again. Aside from the burger slip-up on Tuesday, I have packed my lunches this week: frozen dinner on Monday, frozen dinner plus veggies on Wednesday, and today I crumbled the leftover hamburger from the dinner Sean made last night into some stroganoff noodles and packed some leftover spinach to go with.

I’m also going to make sure to work out in some capacity every day except Sunday. Yesterday I took a half-hour walk at Riverwalk over my lunch break. It wasn’t much, but it was far better than nothing, and it put me in a much better mood for the rest of the day. Tuesdays and Thursdays I see my personal trainer in the morning. My trainer is going to give me a yoga video to do at home. I also have those TurboJam videos and my Wii Fit to keep things interesting. So I should have no excuse not to keep myself moving.

I’ve started over and failed so many times now. I hope using SparkPeople will make the difference this time, by giving me that extra push I need.


  1. The important part is, you've not given up trying. :) I'm behind you, 100%, AND I'm going to go check out SparkPeople, now.


  2. Hey Hea. :) I've signed up and am setting up my own SparkPeople page! I went to your link, though, and it doesn't go to your page –it's a generic link or something, because it takes me to MY page, actually. Anyway, I'd love to add you to my friends on there and I can't find you anywhere! :( Let me know.

  3. Whoops, somehow I missed the part of the link that goes to my profile ;) The link is fixed now.

    I am really liking SparkPeople. I wanted a free solution so I wouldn't have to pay WeightWatchers $35/month. I was trying's Daily Plate, but it just wasn't doing it for me. (Seems like the Daily Plate lets you have too many calories, and it's difficult to track the other nutrients.)

    SparkPeople has a GREAT, clean, pretty design that's easy to use, and it's simple for me to add a food and see how it impacts my nutrient intake for the day. I'm loving it.

    I've almost lost 5 pounds so far :)

  4. I love sparkpeople, I've been using it since May and it's really helped me a lot. I don't use the exercise tracker since I have the personal trainer kick my ass a couple of times a week, but I do use the calorie/nutrition tracking. I also think that they have some really good workout videos and articles. Overall it does a good job keeping me motivated. I think what you and I both are struggling with (finding out? realizing?) is that being good to your body is HARD long term. It's easy to keep at it for a few months but then I need extra motivation. And sometimes weight loss just doesn't provide it- sometimes it takes a more negative experience like a cheeseburger to find the right path again.

    Okay, I really didn't mean to write a novel in your comments! Keep it up, I know you are doing a great job. Keep looking at how far you've come and how healthy you are now!

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