Around the world in 539,737 steps: steps 1 to 111,000
Last April I took an amazing trip. It was my honeymoon, which would have made it amazing in any case, but we travelled around the world! I took only a carry-on-sized backpack and wore a pair of spiffy New Balance runners I bought just for the oc... Read more
Another new start
It's funny how you can see something happening and just ignore it for so long. I knew my weight was going back up, and it was due to unhealthy choices I was making. I knew that I was creating more work for myself when I finally did recommit to m... Read more
The New Years Post - 2014
Although I don't believe in resolutions, I do like the new year for providing a little reminder of the joys of fresh starts, and an opportunity to re-evaluate priorities and goals.
Here is my brief look at what lies ahead for me in 2014:
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Stop or Go?
Looking over my scale numbers for the last month I see that I’m back at a plateau. At this point in my ‘big picture’ goal I should weigh about 7-8 pounds less than I do right now, but given that the SP graph is a steady line from starting point ... Read more
Fitbit, Nutrition goals, and a Plateau
I went to sleep last night feeling a bit guilty about my recent performance in terms of eating well, and a weight plateau for the last few weeks to match.
I bought a Fitbit right around the time that Sparkpeople introduced the ability to i... Read more
A Sweet Reward
About a year ago, I walked by a storefront that had a beautiful swimsuit in the window. I thought it would work well with my shape and wondered if they had it in my size (16). So I went in the store.
The salesperson looked at me and, before... Read more
I Think You're Beautiful
This is an open letter to anyone out there that doesn’t wear bathing suits because they think they are too unattractive, to anyone that feels self-conscious shopping for clothes at the mall, to anyone who is punishing themselves mentally because... Read more
The Workplace (water) Drinking Game
I’ve been having trouble remembering to drink water throughout the workday, so I came up with a fun way to get it done. If your workplace is anything like mine, you’ll get through those 8 glasses in no time!
TAKE A BIG SIP whenever:
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The “Cheap” Motivations
Recently on the message boards someone mentioned the “cheap” things that motivate her: those things that are not noble, long-term reasons for sticking to your healthy living goals, but are the shallower things that will get you off the couch. I ... Read more
That two weeks of the month...
Tracking my food, motivation, and noticing my energy levels more has led to some interesting patterns. One of these is that for about a week and a half before 'that time of the month' I am hungry constantly. It is SO hard to keep within my limit... Read more
Vacation free-for-all: one way to do it
So I've been away from my home for the past 9 days, visiting some of the big cities in the northeast and eating my way through a number of local (and transplanted) specialties. I had an amazing time and I thought I'd write about what became of m... Read more
G-g-g-g-good to the Bone
So I recently (successfully) completed a motivational bet to lose some weight, and now I’m headed on vacation in two days. As part of my 6-month plan I’ve worked in a 10-day ‘break’ from my weight loss to enjoy my vacation without worrying about... Read more
Sometimes I Actually Do Stuff
I've definitely been struggling with mood lately. At first I thought it was just a particularly long and bad run of PMS (I definitely notice a change in my spirits for 4-5 days a month) but even after that fiiiinally 'broke' I still felt irritat... Read more
I've been struggling to find motivation over the last week or so--struggling to choose exercise over television, struggling to choose vegetables over junk food--and so I thought it was important to write down some of the reasons I came here and ... Read more
These are my Jams
So I've read articles here and there about inspirational songs, and I thought I'd add some of my own to the mix. My 'GET GOING' playlist changes periodically but here are my top 5 songs that I'm either currently crushing on or never let go of:
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