Now I did it...
...and "it" is not a good thing. I have added back all 25 pounds that I lost last year. On the one hand, I'm glad I know now, instead of another 5 pounds from now. On the other hand...
So, tonight I will pack my gym bag, and tomorrow I ... Read more
Today, for the first time in 6 months, I went to the gym. I ran into my co-worker there. She is fit and toned, and I very much admire her physical wellness. Yes, genetics has something to do with it (she is nearly a foot taller than me, so her m... Read more
Accountability - I need you, reader!
Tomorrow I will go to the gym before work. It will be, I think, the first time this calendar year that I achieve that simple goal. The reason I will go and do that is because I am writing it here, and someone will read it, and then I will be acc... Read more
Whatever happened to my endless energy?
My weight loss this year has not been as quick and dramatic as last years'. I know the reasons: I'm not going to the gym (working out at home and at the fitness room in my office), I'm not as energetic this year (still figuring out the reason th... Read more
Back on the wagon!
I love my Fitbit, and I lost it on March 15th. I was at a public arena to watch the Harlem Globetrotters (it was a really fun show! I am so glad I got to go!) and when we got back to the car, I patted myself down to check my steps for the day, a... Read more
Truth-telling to Myself
Adding the Aria to my wellness routine is all about telling myself the truth about my wellness, and deciding what I want to do, and am willing to do, to improve my current state of health and ability. Stepping on for the first time was intimidat... Read more
Today, I add the Aria
I received a Fitbit Aria (the super fancy scale) for Christmas, and today I am going to figures it out. I tried to tell myself that I would start using it on New Year's Day, but I got scared. Today I will do as deep clean of the master bath, whi... Read more
I'm ok with looking crazy
I kicked my shoes off, picked them up, and proceeded to dance like the girl in Flashdance. I even softly sang "she's a maniac, maaaaaniac that's for sure..." as I pumped my arms and legs with enthusiasm. I was looking crazy, and I didn't let it ... Read more
Nothing tragic, and probably can be blamed on the long weekend in the mountains with WAY too much food at every meal, but I'm up by 5 lbs. I'm not feeling tragic, but I am bummed. Bummed is the first step toward motivation for me, so I'm interpr... Read more
Mighty Meaty Meat
Oh, Brazilian Steakhouse. You kill me.
Well, not kill, but maim.
Most accurately, you bring my insides to a standstill.
It has been YEARS since I went to a Brazilian steakhouse, and my husband had never gone. For our anniversary, we de... Read more
Happy Anniversary to me!
Two years, and heading for forever!
The original reason I signed up for SparkPeople about 2.5 years ago was to help me lose some extra pounds before my wedding. SP helped me a lot then, and continued as an important part of my life while I con... Read more
FYI - Some men might find this entry to contain "too much information." I think most ladies will be able to handle it.
I had forgotten what this feels like! I woke up today with what can only be described as Incredible Energy! I used to fee... Read more
Great Article on Happiness
I am often accused of being a happy person, and I love that. Just the other day, the relatively new employee at my office invited me to lunch because I always seem so positive to her. I haven't learned to love this new employee yet, but I apprec... Read more
Sometimes a little thing is a big thing!
And for my husband, a little thing like his blood pressure numbers, is a big thing!
A couple of years ago, at age 30, my husband was diagnosed with high blood pressure and put on prescription medication to help lower his numbers. He changed pr... Read more
I think I'm late to the party, but a coworker introduced me to the idea of the Pomodoro Technique a few months ago, and I finished the *free* downloadable .pdf version of the book this morning. You can read it yourself here: http://www.pomodorot... Read more