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100 Day Challenge, Day 1

Friday, January 10, 2014      1 comments

So there is this article on Yahoo about a woman who decided to go to the Gym for 100 days, and blog about it. I don't think I want to do the video stuff, although I think it would be much more motivating. But I'm going to do my own little challe... Read more

Back on Track

Thursday, August 01, 2013      0 comments

I have been backing off on the tracking and sparkpeople stuff for the last month, so I could focus on Camp NaNoWriMo. And I think I've gained back a few pounds, but I'm afraid to step on the scale to see. So now that I've gotten my writing ... Read more

Complimenting Myself?

Thursday, July 11, 2013      5 comments

I'm supposed to compliment myself? Isn't that something (especially as women) we're taught not to do? So this feels weird and awkward. I don't see myself the way I see other people. And for that matter, I don't see myself the way other people se... Read more

Finding Motivation in Unexpected Places

Thursday, May 30, 2013      5 comments

I tend to obsess a little about the numbers on the scale, a habit I am consciously trying to change. I weighed myself yesterday, and was slightly disappointed that I hadn't lost at least one more pound this week. Then I went and swam laps for 45... Read more


Tuesday, May 28, 2013      3 comments

I had a great weekend. Since Monday was Memorial Day, both my brother and I had the day off. And my mother and younger brother even decided to take the day off, a rarity during the growing season. So the four of us went geocaching. We found... Read more

Small Triumphs

Friday, May 24, 2013      2 comments

I do not like change. Even going into a new store for the first time can be a stressful experience for me. But I did two new things this week, and they turned out okay. A co-worker was sick, so I spent a significant portion of three days th... Read more

I hate food

Thursday, May 23, 2013      3 comments

I hate the way I look right now. I love feeling better, more energetic, stronger, healthier. But I get really frustrated that it takes so long to see results. I think I'm doing okay with exercising. I work out almost every morning, except ... Read more

Patting Myself on the Back

Monday, May 20, 2013      1 comments

So today was somewhat stressful for me. I got a call at 8:20 am to come in and work for someone at 9:30. Unfortunately, I was at least an hour away, and still had to shower, dress and put my suitcases in the car for my week-long stay nearby. The... Read more

I'm actually enjoying exercise!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      0 comments

So I started out this week feeling tired. I wasn't sure if I had overdone it last week, or if there was something else going on. I felt tired Monday, but I did my 1.5 miles walk around town. And yes, that was ALL the way around the town! But Mon... Read more

Quiet Sunday

Sunday, May 12, 2013      0 comments

It was lovely to have a day to rest today. We went to church, and I made lunch for my family. Fish packets with peppers and mushrooms, and 5-Ingredient Soup. Mom and Bryan threw a salad together, and we all had a lovely, quick meal. I left the f... Read more

Meal Ideas

Saturday, May 11, 2013      0 comments

I've been having fun exploring recipes. There are so many great ones, from mac&cheese and fettucine alfredo, to philly cheesesteak and pizza sandwiches. It's really motivating to be able to find healthier versions of the foods I enjoy. So, ... Read more


Friday, May 10, 2013      0 comments

It's Friday, and I just had another great workout. I didn't sleep all that well, AGAIN! And I was a bit tired when I woke up. Plus I wasn't being faced with a mere ten or twenty minutes. Today was the day I was supposed to walk 2.75 miles for th... Read more

Lesson Learned

Thursday, May 09, 2013      0 comments

I finally figured out today why I'm always so hungry! Yesterday I posted my fitness minutes and realized that I had already exceeded my weekly fitness goals for minutes and calories burned. But I didn't put two and two together until today, when... Read more

My favorite exercise

Wednesday, May 08, 2013      0 comments

I skipped most of two weeks of swimming. The first week was for legitimate reasons, but the second was just me being lazy and not wanting to deal with the wet bathing suit and chlorine-soaked hair. But Sunday, I started swimming again. My plan i... Read more

Take That, Scale!

Monday, May 06, 2013      0 comments

I weighed myself today for the first time in about two weeks. The scale in my mother's house died, and the one at the gym showed my weight as being three and a half pounds ABOVE my last weigh in on the other scale. So that was a little discourag... Read more

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