april was pretty successful. especially compared to the previous months. I felt like I gained some control. I did my 10 pounds in 10 days challenge and the biggest thing I got from it was a sense of self control. I want to focus on that in may. ... Read more
10 pounds in 10 days
I've been struggling. for like a year. I've quit, I've given up, I've restarted only to mess up and start over again. I put on a lot of weight. like basically everything I lost since having a baby in 2012. in march the scale got dangerously clos... Read more
march madness. sorry, basketball, i'm stealing your game
workout EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
*except corned beef for st patty's and whatever easter brings... Read more
37 miles. on a bike. 2016, here i come!
I have two goals for 2016:
get out of debt
big, challenging goals. if I don't take steps to achieve these goals
I will forever be stuck where I am in my life. it's time to get moving in a forward direction.
last summe... Read more
lurking and planning. time for an update
i haven't posted in quite awhile, but I thought I better give an update. first, thank you all for the responses on my last blog. I really do appreciate everyone's thoughts and concerns. I'm in a very difficult spot, so knowing I have support is ... Read more
I've been struggling hardcore for awhile now. I can't pin point when it all went wrong. I keep going back to when I screwed up my knee in march. I got depressed, I felt like I would always be fat. I'd never be able to workout again. I had a pity... Read more
Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
yup, I'm guilty of the old Einstein quote. Every week I say I'm going to start over. Then every week I eat the same junk food, drink too much beer, quit tracking, workout far less that I need to - if at all. and every week I'm so disappointed wh... Read more
october goals & september success
September was hugely successful as far as sugar free September goes! I'm very proud of myself. I haven't had soda since august 31st, I haven't had sugar since august 28th. I weaned myself off a couple days before September so I wouldn't totally ... Read more
what i've learned with my sugar detox so far
I gave up sugar for September. it's my main goal. my other goal was to get more sleep.
my second day of no sugar was bad. I was detoxing like crazy, but I hung in there and I'm so glad I did. I've learned and discovered a lot!
1. when... Read more
leaving the past in the past. forgiving myself?
i have to say I'm pretty proud of myself today. I am currently on day 3 of sugar free September. wow! it feels awesome! I can say that today cause yesterday was just one headache that controlled my every action. I don't want to give too many det... Read more
august has kicked my butt!
wow, august was tough. I thought it was going to be fairly easy and uneventful. not so true. unexpected nights out, unplanned weekend activities, food plans and menus that didn't happen as planned. after dh's birthday yesterday I think I'm safe ... Read more
the photo that makes you cry
i went out for a bachelor party for some great friends on Saturday. it was so much fun! of course I ate and drank too much. I mean, I have yet to conquer the restaurant/bar/social scene when it comes to eating well and making good choices. i'll ... Read more
watching my goals being achieved
working out daily, eating healthy, having less than one drink a day, being motivated to be healthy, taking care of myself...these are all goals of mine and they are being accomplished. by my husband.
he is riding his bike to work everyday a... Read more
11 days! 1 week! 8 days!
I feel amazing! I have been sober for 11 out of 30 days, I have walked at lunch for 1 week straight and I have made my goal of 10k steps a day for 8 days straight. almost to 9 days at this very moment.
I have so much energy. I feel good. m... Read more
enough is enough
I've had some interesting revelations this week. it's funny how often that happens on this journey.
one actually has to do with a blog comment I received a week or so ago. to paraphrase, I'm lazy. this wasn't meant in a bad way, I was not ... Read more