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I'm not quite sure how to start this, and I don't have a before picture to put up today. But I need to take the time to really get this down.
I'm currently at my lowest fitness point, and I've been struggling in other areas of my life. I'm ... Read more
Week 2 (and running into 3) - dealing with illness
So, my second week (last week) started off great, but on Thursday, I was starting to feel like I was coming down with something. My son ran a fever on and off all day, so I stayed home with him. What I thought would be a two or three day cold, t... Read more
Week 2 - Goals and Thoughts
I'm going to need to get my husband to start taking these pictures of me each week - our bathroom mirrors stops at the waist, and because I'm pear shaped, I carry a lot of... Read more
Week 1 reflections
Here's a bit of a restrospective on how I did this week
What I did do:
-track my food everyday
-go for a 30 minute walk 2 days, and 2 hours of gardening for a third day of cardio
-stay in my calorie range 1 day
-logged into Sparkpe... Read more
Last week, I had my well-woman exam, and when I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office I was utterly shocked.
I was right back up to the weight that I'd been at when I came home from the hospital after having my son. B... Read more
Coming back after baby and resetting goals
My husband and I welcomed our son on August 6, and this last month has been crazy. The little guy is a joy and a handful, and I was back at work when he was just 3 weeks o... Read more
Where have I been?
So, I've been conspicuously absent from SparkPeople for the last 7 months, and I will be honest I miss it. But, I swear that I've been absent for a very good reason.
I... Read more
Goals and such
So, I have obviously been allowing wedding planning and graduate school to swallow up all my time. My first attempt to do bootcamp fell flat on its face. It was just too hard to work something that rigorous into my schedule when wedding planni... Read more
Knot successfully tied
Quick update - our wedding was last Saturday! We're officially wedded, and we're both ridiculously happy about that. I feel like I can breathe again, now that the wedding ... Read more
Work work work
So, starting next week I'm doing the 28-day Bootcamp Challenge. This is mildly crazy of me, because I've got plenty of other things on my plate, but I need to carve some t... Read more
Nothing of substance
I'm feeling restless tonight. I've been restless all day. For the past couple days, things have gone so smooth, but today, things just didn't click. Errands didn't go smoot... Read more
I feel like a great weight has been lifted off my shoulders. The school year is over, summer intersession has started, and I'm wrapping up my last couple administrative th... Read more
First off, thanks to everyone who commented on my last blog post. Like I said, I had "a moment" and only 10 minutes rant out the frustration, so the post is convoluted and confusing. But it served its purpose, so I'll leave it up. You all got ... Read more
How do you balance accountability with a society that is unsupportive of "another weight loss fad"?
Let me explain. For those of us who have stumbled quite a bit, there is sometimes this feeling from our community that we're not really ser... Read more
A most astonishing thing
"A most astonishing thing
Seventy years have I lived;
(Hurrah for the flowers of Spring
For Spring is here again.)
Seventy years have I lived
No ragged beggar man,
Seventy years have I lived,
Seventy years man and boy,
And ... Read more