Back and well rested!
Well, I"m back from vacation! I had a really great time.
I didn't spark much at all, though; and I really had very little opportunity to eat healthy. At the end, I kinda threw caution to the wind. I'm a little disappointed in myself, but... Read more
Afraid of the bathing suit?
Are you afraid of your bathing suit?
I think for the vast majority of us, our bathing suits are a major worry zone. It's a high-stress purchase, and many of us flat out refuse.
Today, I went to the beach. And I want to tell you somet... Read more
Vacation starts tomorrow!
Tomorrow, my family is going on a much needed vacation tomorrow. We're going to a neighboring state, and will be staying with a friend (instead of a hotel) who lives an hour or so away from the beach.
Our plans? Hit the beach. Play some v... Read more
When people ask "how did you do it?"
Now that I'm over the 20 lbs lost mark, it's starting to get pretty noticeable. Plus, I'm always talking about it. ;) Invariably, though, it happens. You know the question... any of us who talk about our weight loss get it.
"How did you d... Read more
Just an update. He's been released, and everything's okay. Probably a combination of heat exhaustion and quitting smoking.
Thanks for all your kind words and prayers!... Read more
Please pray for my husband
It's probably going to end up being nothing; this isn't the first time something like this has happened. But some good prayers won't hurt.
My husband's been complaining of chest pain and numbness in his left arm and both hands for about a ... Read more
Why the drama?
I don't think I will understand adults who gossip. A good "friend" of my husband's got caught in the act last night. They were having a little boys' night out at the bar, and my husband had gone in to get another drink.
He came back to o... Read more
I slept in this morning, and didn't go to the gym.
At this rate, I'm going to have to adjust my fitness goals to cut calories... which is going to suck, because while I'm sorta managing to stay close to my range, if I get cut again, I'm no... Read more
I can see the strength in me!
Part of my weight loss journey has been the discovery that I love to lift weights. It makes me feel so powerful; I don't bother with those stupid little 2 and 5 lb girlie weights (although I do own a single purple 5 lb hand weight, I don't use i... Read more
What do you wear to workout in?
Fitness clothes are the first kind of clothes I've ever had an addiction to. I'm not a girly girl; I don't do shoes, I don't do makeup... I just don't care. Well, used to not care, anyway. As I've gotten older, I have started to care, a little. ... Read more
Sneaking in exercise
I'm getting better at sneaking in exercise. In my pursuit of inefficiency, I've declare that anytime we go to the convenience store down the street, or CVS, or the dollar store, or Fred's... we will walk, unless there is an extenuating circumsta... Read more
Ow. My abs. Stop showing off!
Okay, so yesterday I finally managed to convince one of my friends to join me at the gym. She's an old friend (we've been hanging out since high school) and she and her husband both want to join a gym. So I grabbed a guest pass, and took her alo... Read more
Change your way of thinking
It's funny how we get ourselves into a rut. We think about doing things one way not because it's the best way, but because it's what we're used to.
Right now, it's 82 degrees in my house. It's 90 something outside. I wanted to go for a run... Read more
When perfection isn't
So, this has been my week of not perfection.
Okay, two weeks.
I knew the summer was going to be a challenge; I just didn't expect it to be THIS challenging. I was determined that nothing was going to get in the way of my routine, and... Read more
If nothing changes? Nothing changes.
I've mentioned my aunt before; she's an amazing lady, smart, successful, and healthy. She made a conscious decision some years ago to get well and truly healthy, and for the most part, she does a damn fine job of it.
She's the source of my ... Read more
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