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Guilt, Shame and Strange Motivation

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      2 comments

I experience a lot of guilt and shame when I gain weight. I feel like a failure and like I'll never get back to "where I want to be." This starts when I've gained a few pounds and just keeps hammering away at me until I feel so terrible about ... Read more

First Week Back

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      1 comments

I've been back at SP for about a week now. I've really been reflecting on what it means to make a lifestyle change and about my goal to make peace with myself this year. For me, that means admitting that I'm a chronic crash dieter and subseque... Read more

Couch to 5 5 Week 4 Day 2 - First Setback

Friday, June 24, 2011      2 comments

My hip pain has not gone away. I adjusted my bed and woke up feeling like it was less so I started out with my Couch to 5K Week 4 training this morning but had to quit before the last 5 minute run because my hip was really starting to bother me... Read more

Couch to 5 K Week 4 Day 1

Wednesday, June 22, 2011      2 comments

This morning it was raining and I didn't go out for training until after it stopped - just wasn't that amazingly motivated to get soaking wet! But I did get out right before lunch and ran on the high school track. This week, I am up to 5 minut... Read more

Couch to 5 K Week 3 Day 3 - Why am I Doing This?

Monday, June 20, 2011      0 comments

I'm on a mood upswing right now. I had a very productive few days of working, making 3 new digital scrapbook products in three days, which is a lot. The downside is that I'm having trouble sleeping - I was up late last night because my mind wa... Read more

Couch 2 5K Week 3 - overcoming technical difficulties

Friday, June 17, 2011      1 comments

I'm blogging about 2 workouts today. Week 3 day 1 was schedule for 2 days ago and my intention was to run before I went on a short road trip to freshman orientation with my eldest daughter, who is starting college in August. Well, it was rainin... Read more

2 Weeks of Training Completed

Monday, June 13, 2011      0 comments

I had a crummy weekend, eating-wise but when I got on the scale this morning, I was relieved to see that I had not gained any weight. My second daughter baked 3 big batches of cookies on Friday and Saturday and I ate too many. I don't think the... Read more

Couch 2 5K Week 2 Day 2 - Slow and Steady Wins the Race

Friday, June 10, 2011      0 comments

My mental health is much better today. I actually woke up feeling better yesterday. I had a very stressful day because my daughter accidentally took the wrong dose of her medicine at the wrong time and I had to take her to the emergency room. ... Read more

Mental Health and C2 5K Week 2

Wednesday, June 08, 2011      1 comments

My mental health is getting to be a problem for me but I do know that I won't stay in any one place on my mood continuum forever - it just feels like it sometimes. I have had a terrible time getting up in the morning the past week. It is like ... Read more

C25K W1D3 - HOT mama

Monday, June 06, 2011      2 comments

I was excited to do my Week 1 Day 3 workout today because my shins are barely hurting at all and my quads have NO pain in them after a rest day. I woke up from having a dream about running a race, which is kind of funny. My mood is a little o... Read more

Couch 2 5K Mental Game

Saturday, June 04, 2011      2 comments

I felt so great after my first C25K workout that I was really excited to keep going...but then the pain slowly started to build up in my legs - especially my shins. It's a good thing that I have a goal to work for, instead of saying I'm going t... Read more

First Couch to 5K Workout

Thursday, June 02, 2011      1 comments

Monday was Memorial Day so I'm mentally off all this week - I thought it was Friday but it's Thursday and after the excitement of getting new running shoes/socks, shorts and a sports bra yesterday, I actually had a little trepidation before star... Read more

I'm Back

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      0 comments

Well I had a great run at SP last year but I fell off the bandwagon a bit around the holidays. It all started when I was on jury duty for nearly 2 weeks and had a hard time fitting in my workouts while being downtown all day long. I also becam... Read more

Exceeded my Goal

Wednesday, November 10, 2010      6 comments

My original goal on SparkPeople was to lose 30 pounds. I've lost 34 pounds and have basically gone into maintenance mode. I "supersized" my goal a few weeks after I started here because I had so much excitement and enthusiasm for the site and ... Read more

Longest Continuous Workout

Thursday, September 23, 2010      3 comments

The Turbo Fire DVDs come with a workout program that I am following except I am moving my rest day from Wednesday (their schedule) to Sunday (my schedule). When I first started my weight loss efforts, all I could manage was about 20 minutes thr... Read more


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