has anyone seen my motivation?
So, weight loss is tough. It takes so much longer than the initial motivation lasts! Well, I'm slowly gaining weight and getting frustrated with myself, so I'm stepping up and taking control once again.
I leave for Israel in a month. I'm de... Read more
weekend excitment and frustrations
I took 13 youth, ages 10-13 to a retreat this weekend along with another adult leader. The retreat was a lot of fun. The kids got to go ice skating, and ate at a pizza buffet, and went to an indoor bouncy house playground. They really enjoyed th... Read more
don't phone it in
I started Jillian Michaels' Ripped in 30 DVD, which consists of 4 workouts, one per week for 4 weeks.
She is tough. Like she really kicks my butt.
Today I started week 3 and I killed! I quit halfway through, because it was tough.
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I have set a goal to lose 8 pounds in the next 4 weeks.
4 weeks from now is my birthday. Losing 8 pounds will be my birthday present to myself.
I have another goal to run a 5K in June. I want to be under 200 pounds by then. That's 15 p... Read more
Reasons I give blood
I started donating blood when I was in college. A friend of mine brought me with her to a blood bank where I made my first donation. Since then I've been a pretty consistent donor. I enjoy every part of the process--from the initial interview an... Read more
back to work
I have done a terrible job at weight loss the last few months. I'm lucky just not gaining. Actually, that is something to be proud of. Months of not working out and not tracking food and I haven't gained...
Anyway, I digress. The point is, ... Read more
I just reached a goal!
I'm really excited about this one. I have reached the lowest weight I had while I was on Weight Watchers.
About 4 years ago I was on WW and lost 17 pounds. 212 was my lowest weight. I plateaued, so I quit because I didn't want to continue s... Read more
no poo--2 weeks later
Here's an update on my attempt to stop usnig shampoo.
Well, the first day was fine, my hair was great. The next couple days were kinda greasy. Then I figured out how to thicken the mixture a little, and the best method of application. That ... Read more
No poo simply means no shampoo. I've decided to start cleaning my hair without shampoo. And I tried it out today. It worked fine, so I'm very excited about it. We'll see how it goes.
Before you say "Ew, gross!" there are a few things you s... Read more
One of those 'ugh' days
I came home after work and changed. I stood in my closet and every shirt I tried to put on made me feel fat. I'm sure I didn't look fat..or no fatter than usual. My obsessive weighing shows I haven't gained anything significant. I just felt fat.... Read more
why I hate water
Ok, that's not true. I love water. I drink a lot of water. But there's just something about water that bothers me. Not water itself, but the reputation water has as a cure-all for every health problem imaginable. A reputation it just doesn't liv... Read more
choosing to celebrate
This month marks one year since I actually started to live healthy. I've lost 32 pounds in the last year.
I'm tempted to beat myself up for not losing more. If I had worked as hard in the last 6 months as I did in the first 6 months that nu... Read more
It's been awhile
Wow. I have not been disciplined lately. I have eaten junk, slacked off on my exercising, and just generally not kept up with my efforts to live healthy.
The good news is I haven't gained any weight--not significantly at least.
Last w... Read more
being the fat girl
Before I was a DONE girl (Done Being the Fat Girl spark team), there was a time when I was okay being the fat girl. As long as I could point to someone bigger or more unhealthy than me.
It was a constant game of comparison. With every poun... Read more
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healthy planned-ahead meals
I set up my nutrition tracker to give me a meal plan. I printed the meal plan and the grocery list. I went grocery shopping. I packed my lunch for tomorrow. I'm ready for this!
Wish me luck.... Read more