Here in CO we're having the biggest snow storm we've had in ages. Got a good 14" in my front yard so far. This means I got a snow day off of my work at a local school, and even my campus where I'm doing my graduate degree is closed (though I don... Read more
In order to motivate myself, I started a fundraising effort through FirstGiving.
http://www.firstgiving.c om/fundraiser/ColoradoGrrr l/fundraisingpage
I'm looking for sponsors to donate a set amount to the Denver... Read more
So, I'm in grad school. This weekend I've had to do so much reading it's been difficult for me to get to the gym. I've been trying to do some little things between chapters and articles: getting up to do a line dance I learned Thursday night dur... Read more
Went to my first ever Zumba class tonight and it was quite fun. It was a self-esteem boost too that I was doing better than many of the skinny girls. Clearly dance does not come just from being thin. Having been a dancer, I knew to figure out th... Read more
If I throw it all up, do I have to count the calories from my dinner? I suppose it's better safe than sorry. I would never EVER intentionally purge a meal, but I must admit that I'm somewhat glad for this bout of food poisoning (or whatever it i... Read more
Started taking progress pictures today . . . I think I'm going to try and take one once a week in the same shirt every time to show how the fit changes. Not sure things are moving like I'd hope this week . . . will see when I weigh in, but I fee... Read more
I never realized just how many calories 1500 is until now! It's easy to be full on 1500 a day! I had been wasting my calories on refined carbs, and especially on soda. Now, eating fruit and/or veggies at every meal, drinking lots of water and wa... Read more
Faithfully plugged in my food for today, even a generous 2 tablespoons of butter for my pancakes and eggs with dinner and it was still under 1,000 calories. Wow!!
I feel totally satisfied. I must try to eat a similar combination again tomor... Read more
One of my favorite sources of motivation is reading information on health and the success stories of others. To that end, I got a book at the library today called The Female Body Breakthrough . . . interested to see what it has to say. Also chec... Read more
I've been fighting a cold for about a week now and the coughing is awful. Worst coughing I've had in a long while. So I went to the doctor's office today and got nasal spray to help with my congestion, especially in the morning, and some serious... Read more
Went back to work today, school starts tomorrow for me in grad school and for the students at the school where I work as well. Discovered a breakfast that I love today! Oikos vanilla yogurt, walnuts, multigrain Cheerios, blackberries and blueber... Read more
Went grocery shopping today. Picked up all my favorite green veggies, some fruit, seafood and yogurt. Good healthy choices to stock the freezer and pantry. Still need to do my Jumpstart Challenge workout for the day, but I did do a short cardio ... Read more
Happy New Year, All!
Still feeling very melancholy about this whole thing. First year since 2009 that I've rung in the New Year as a single person, and have a cold to boot. Rough start to what promises to be a stressful year.
But hopef... Read more
Taking down the Christmas decorations today and tomorrow. It's always a little depressing to say good bye to my favorite time of the year, especially the older I get and the shorter it seems to last. This year is especially hard because I'm sayi... Read more
Haven't weighed myself yet, afraid to.
Still reeling from the break up. Even when it's something you need and even, on some level, want, it's just very very hard to let go of that dream of being with someone forever. I miss being held by h... Read more