I need to fix me!
How odd it is that improvement in some aspects of our lives frequently, instead of making us happy, instead cast aspersions on others. It can go either way, of course; you can either say, "Oh, it's okay that I can't do activity A, I can obvious... Read more
I did NOT run a 5k!
However, I did walk one! It was the Vineyard Run for Literacy, and there are two divisions, the Running and the Walking. I'd really liked to have done a run/walk like my training program for c25k, but they're really strict about crossing over.... Read more
Best birthday EVER!!!
So, yesterday was my birthday, woohoo!! 23!! That's a boring age!!
But I had a wonderful day. Nothing too eventful, but everything just...went right. Some examples:
1. I lost 1.5 lbs, as I blogged yesterday.
2. I finished my nove... Read more
Lost weight on my birthday!!!!!
Well, here I am at 23 years old for the first day. And because of that, I had made the decision that I was going to not stress about today's weigh-in, since I know I overate a few days and was sort of easy on myself workout-wise this week. I s... Read more
Sore and proud (plus new schedule!)
So, a week after my first gain since I joined Spark, I've become victorious. I dropped not only that miserable pound gain, but two of its friends! What is this magical secret? How did I manage this amazing feat?
I worked my freaking ass ... Read more
So, at my weigh-in day today, I actually gained weight for the first time since I started this. I've hit plateaus, which have always entailed me just not losing for a couple weeks. This, though...I know, I'm building muscle, it could be water ... Read more
Weigh-in day surprise!
As most of you know, last week I hurt my hip pretty badly, and was banned from most forms of cardio for a week. I was basically limited to doing 20 minutes on the stair master at the gym, which I looooooooooaaaaaaaathe, and doing my weight trai... Read more
I can walk! Kind of!
I must admit, I jumped the gun a slight bit this morning. The doctor told me not to go for a walk until Wednesday, and I tried to listen, I did! The thing is...my dad has the car this weekend, so I can't get to the gym, and...well, I needed a... Read more
Climbing the walls
I went to the doctor yesterday for my hip injury. As I had expected/feared, it was a typical overuse thing that got inflamed. I'm on Aleve (hi-tech meds, yes) for the next week, and strictly ordered not to do my morning walks. *SOB* Also, i... Read more
I DID IT!!
I lost the 2lbs I needed!! I'm at 249 for the first time in YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAARS!!!!!!!!!
The scale in my gym is one of the accurate, but old-fashioned ones where you move the little counters around, and this is especially huge as ... Read more
Tastes SO good.
Progress, that is!
Today's my official weigh-in day, and I'm down another 2lbs! I'm trying REALLY hard to be super-excited about that loss, since it's a good one for a week, but at the same time...
I know it's only an arbitrary number... Read more
I've been rather delinquent about goal-setting month-by-month, but I think it's time. And what better day than right before a weigh-in?
1. I want to get over the big Hartley hills on my morning walk without my HRM telling me I'm working to... Read more
Pinpointing the moment
There's an old philosophical problem that's been on my mind today. It was featured in an online comic I read, which brought it to the front. The basic premise is that if one were to take a heap of sand and remove one grain at a time for eterni... Read more
The meaning of "willpower"
I was having a conversation with a friend of mine a little while ago, and realized that I sort of started preaching my personal philosophy on weight loss without meaning to. And since I can say anything I like in a blog without anyone being off... Read more
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I lost 3.5 pounds this week.
I LOST THREE AND A HALF POUNDS THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!
I have nothing else to say. I'm freaking thrilled.
Oh, and did I mention that I lost three and a half pounds? IN A WEEK???... Read more