My Butt is Big
I try my best to blog every single day. And honestly, coming up with material isn't always easy. So when an idea strikes me, I add it to my daily "To-Do List" so that I don't forget. Today's was going to be about learning how to grocery shop. It... Read more
Treat Yourself Well
I've never believed in the "Me First" attitude. Maybe it's the way I was raised but I have a list of priorities, and it goes like this:
1. My heavenly Father
2. My husband
3. My family and friends
My dogs are in there som... Read more
how can you feel going backwards when you just did a new personal best
Please ignore the horrific grammar of the blog's title. Awesome Husband sent me this txt today which he was undoubtedly sending whilst driving. He usually has fairly excellent grammar, probably driven by the fact that I will mercilessly correct ... Read more
And When You Walk, I Feel Better Now
Yesterday's blog post was prophetic because today I feel a LOT better. Not 100%. But positive. Enthusiastic. Happier. It's a big step. And thank you guys for encouraging that.
I worked out like you urged, even though I did not want to. And ... Read more
Today is Not a Good Day
Disclaimer: I know that the Spark community is a wonderful and supportive group of people. I need you all to know that the following post is not a plea for a pity party. I don't want anyone to feel obligated to say things like, "Don't worry! Eve... Read more
Happy Birthday to the GROUND
Let me preface this by saying the above is a quote, I do not celebrate birthdays, and it has absolutely no relevance to anything that may follow herein. But the song was playing on my Pandora station and it made me laugh. The End.
Moving on... Read more
Just Can't Do It Alone (This one might talk about YOU!!)
There's a moment in one of the cooldowns during TurboFire that Chalene starts talking about motivating your friends and loved ones to get fit with you. Then she goes on to say that if they won't, it's time to get new friends.
Now, I think t... Read more
Yesterday I started a blog post detailing all the things that make me happy. But the updatedr crashed midpost, that made me mad, and now I don't feel like rewriting the whole stinking thing. Maybe another day.
Today I'm faced with a pretty... Read more
On the Topic of Goals..............Also Sweat
I live in New England and we've been having a bit of hot weather this past week or so. Turns out the heat kind of derails my workout schedule.
I do not process heat well. I get super nauseated and light headed. Half of my workouts can be d... Read more
Pirate Fitness (Complete with lots of nerdy photos!)
Fun Jolene Factoid of the Day: I dress as a pirate and go to faires, movie premieres, basically anywhere that I can get away with dressing like a pirate!
I love costumes. I do not celebrate Halloween and because of this, I am known to use ... Read more
Never Ass u me
At work we have a white board hanging up in Customer Service that is, ostensibly, for writing important information on. Typically what ends up on there is photos from our medical supply catalogue that we've superimposed our own heads onto, daily... Read more
On the Subject of Scales........
Today I did my usual when I got onto the computer: checked Gmail, Facebook, Google+, various dog adoption sites, various recipe blogs, and then headed into SparkPeople to start logging in all my food and such for the day.
I entered breakfas... Read more
Celebrating Small Victories
So I was reading a blog entry, which turns out to be my new favorite thing to do on SparkPeople, and this one in particular was a catalog of all the member's favorite things about herself. I loved the idea. So in an attempt to forestall the self... Read more
Train Like a GIRL
Time for a personal pet peeve post, folks. Get ready. This is 100% going to be about something that really and truly bothers me.
When I say "train like a girl", feel free to swap out the word "girl" for "boy", "person", "beast", whatever yo... Read more
The Long Embarrassing Often Ugly Photo Journey
My very first blog entry was all about delving into the deepest darkest places of the emotional side of my weight loss/fitness journey. So in the name of transparency, accountability, and leaving embarrassment in the DUST, I thought it would pro... Read more