Plateau: Powering Through
I reached a plateau already. I knew that it would come quite soon as I had begun working with my personal weight lifting trainer twice a week, but was not focusing on watching calories. I'm working on the small steps right now, and getting to ... Read more
Took and Break and I Lost Weight!
It is hard not to stress about the food going into my body and the number on the scale. I get discouraged easily (I did everything perfect and the number went up!, I drank too many beers the other night so screw it, I didn't watch what I ate la... Read more
Learning Curve: Personality > Weight?
I have always been a self conscious person, one who is more afraid of putting myself out there and failing than most ANYTHING else in life. I was a small teenager, 5 foot 115 pounds, curves women would kill for (32, 19, 36), but I felt fat and ... Read more
Well I didn't lose weight on vacation, but I didn't gain! We went to the Cahokia Mounds in Southern Illinois so we did a TON of walking (including climbing the equivalent of 10 flights of stairs in about 15 min!) I was so proud of myself.
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My Scale Said WHAT????!!!!!!
I stepped on the scale this morning, and I had thought I probably hadn't lost any weight this weekend (trip to a winery, mother-in-law's cooking, ect.) however, I didn't think it was going to be a serious problem. Oh it was! I'm at the heavies... Read more
My first streaking small step: keeping the house clean and cooking!
While I've been struggling with getting the exercise in, and calories (late night snacking is REALLY getting me) I have been making strides. I've begun my thesis work again, ... Read more
Harder than I Hoped
Well my momentum has already stalled. I didn't realize how much being unemployed effects my lifestyle until I really started paying attention. I've been eating whatever I want whenever I want (coping mechanism because I am SO stressed about no... Read more
The New Year for a New Me
I'm energized to begin my program. I have tweaked it to fit my life and my family. My husband and I have reconciled, we are working on our marriage and our family, and I am looking forward to what life will bring. I am unfortunately, currentl... Read more
Oh How Life Bounces You Around!
Its been a while, and I lost my momentum and stopped going to the gym as regularly. Well I take that back, I stopped going to the gym. My personal life has been on a rollercoaster (husband left, filing for divorce, husband returning, trying to... Read more
I'm progressing towards my 10 minute goal: I am up to nearly 6 minutes! I'm SO proud!... Read more
My Fitness Journey: Conquering my Fitness Fears!
I was always a little heavy growing up. Then my junior year of high school I finally bloomed! I was a healthy weight, learned how to dress for my body, and felt nearly comfortable in my skin after actresses like Jennifer Lopez allowed me to fe... Read more
I'm feeling much better. I'm making progress, heading towards my goal of 10 pounds before the divorce, and 15 until my first date. I'm talking with a new guy and am looking forward to feeling just that much more confident knowing I've lost 15 ... Read more
Bright side to being broke!
I have been seeing progress despite the fact that I didn't get to the gym in September (an emotionally and financially draining month, not to mention the first full month my soon-to-be-ex wasn't living with us and we lived off of my paycheck alo... Read more
Getting in the Groove
I have fallen into a good routine. My husband and I have been separated for almost two months now. My daughter has adjusted and has been a little angel lately. I am feeling better about our situation and have begun to see the numbers on the s... Read more
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