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Monday, January 06, 2014

I've been away from SparkPeople for awhile, so this blog entry will serve as an update:

Since coming to the farm, I've lost a good amount of weight--nearly 20 lbs! It's a combination of the physically demanding work I do and that there really isn't any access to the overly processed junk food I lived on while in Iowa. My family definitely noticed when I went back for Thanksgiving, which felt amaaaaaaazing!

I am in danger of slipping back into old habits this winter, especially as I've been dealing with anxiety/depression. (Oi, can you say "Cabin Fever"?) It was pretty rough for me around Christmas time because I was missing my family pretty bad, but Kim and Christopher invited me to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas with them, which was really nice.

Oh, and I've got a set of wheels now, which makes going to the grocery store for a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Therapy way easier. I suppose it's a good thing I'm pretty much broke right now! Or maybe it isn't, as the stress of being broke will have me unconsciously reaching for that pint more often. Well, I'll just have to work harder.

Okay, so, I am picking up the Sweet Tooth Challenge at Week 2, so, consider this a blog entry for that, as well. Sweet Tooth Challenge: Week 2
I'm also doing the Spring Into Shape Bootcamp Challenge, with a couple of modifications, mostly concerning the workout videos. I like eFit30's workouts and am much more comfortable with these videos than the Spark ones. I'm also doing yoga daily, so if I end up doing a particularly challenging yoga practice, I'm skipping out on the Bootcamp video. Spring Into Shape: Week 1
I'm also doing the 30 Days of Fit Food Challenge, but I foresee some difficulties in this in that I don't really have my own kitchen. Well, some aspects will be modified, and kept in mind, for when I do have my own kitchen. 30 Days of Fit Food Challenge: Day 3
And last, but not least, I'm doing Yoga Journal's 28 day Willpower thing.... Yeah, I've signed myself up for a lot of challenges, but, well, I guess it happens around the New Year. We want to make ourselves better, so we seek out formulas to help us reach our goals. (Eh, I hate using that word in that context [better] but, yeah, that's what's going on, I guess. We see ourselves as being imperfect, so we seek out ways to bring us closer to perfection. I gotta a lotta gripes about perceived perfection/imperfection, but I'll save that for another time.) Anyway, Willpower: Day 2.

Well, there ya have it. An update to make your head spin.

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