You know better, Cheryl
I am well aware that before I go to the gym to work out with my trainer, I need to eat something. Most likely a good protein/carb combo. Today, I w... Read more
2017: The year of reasonable, attainable goals!
I have gone many years saying this is the year I am going to lose weight. Haven't we all. However, with the new and very real diabetes diagnosis to go along with my high cholesterol and blood pressure, I need to make some actual, sustainable cha... Read more
Is this a sign?
I was thinking about rejoining weight watchers because I would have a more accountable tracking system and help with menus and eating and what not. And I looked online yesterday to see what the cost would be. I did nothing. Today when I got hom... Read more
Time to quit being butt hurt
I have decided to rejoin the gym. This decision came around the time I realized I had to have a follow up appointment with my doctor and gained 8 pounds in 6 months. I quit the gym because the husband stopped going and I got all butt hurt abou... Read more
One smart choice
So today is a day of smart choices. I planned on going out for dinner with the family so I kept my intake lower to accommodate this. It was a steak joint so yeah, I had steak and grilled shrimp. I ordered a side salad and the steamed veggies as ... Read more
Resolution time again
So many people have decided to eschew the traditional making of the resolution, but since I don't have any actual traditions that have carried over from my childhood I am going to keep with making the resolutions. Hopefully they will get smarte... Read more
Situational or bigger depression?
I have been dealing with what I thought was situational depression, but I am starting to think it might be something bigger. Not all consuming, completely debilitating depression, but something just a little bigger than, when this resolves I wi... Read more
Holiday binge starts early
It seems that my Holiday eating has started on the first day of autumn. Much earlier than the Thanksgiving it usually is. I was at 189 and it felt wonderful. Then, I quit going to the gym, quit moving in large part actually and started eating... Read more
DGO also known as a Dazzling Glimpse of the Obvious. It is a wondrous thing when that occurs. It could be during an embarrassing moment, or it could bring about a realization that will create happiness and personal joy.
I had this DGO when cr... Read more
It has been so exciting to meet this goal. I have not been in the 180's for 20 years. When I got marri... Read more
My son flew to Ft. Benning yesterday and will be doing basic training for 9 weeks. I had lost my motivation to work out and did it sporadically at best, but now I have 9 weeks to get into a better shape and show him that he was not the only one... Read more
I thought I was doing a good thing. I thought that by working out 5 times a week and getting under 200 pounds I was on the right track to meet my health goals, lower my cholesterol and lower my risk of diabetes. So I went and had labs done las... Read more
Geeking out Fitness Style
I never thought I would write anything like this. I am a member of a gym that I enjoy going to. It is an Anytime Fitness and yes, there are a few lunkheads, but on the whole it is a pretty chill group of people. We say hi to each other and tr... Read more
Should I help my husband?
So my husband got a new job and with it comes new insurance. His new insurance requires a health risk assessment. I am familiar with this and had to go through it myself with my insurance in the past. He had to have his weight and blood pressu... Read more
My new mantra for the next 30 days
Courtesy of the Dr. Phil 20/20 diet commitment contract to myself. This really resonated with me.
"Just as in life, this diet is not going to be a success-only journey. Therefore, if I deviate along the way, I promise not to beat myself up o... Read more