A question of motivation... Bootcamp Day 1
I lamented a few blogs ago that I've been feeling increasingly guilty about skipping strength training. It was acceptable to miss my 2 sessions the week I was in San Diego, was kind of lame that I didn't "make up" any sessions the week I was hom... Read more
Mixin' it up... at the grocery store!
So, for the last 2 months (or really, the last 4 years), I've been in something of a food rut. Living on a budget, there are certain foods that I eat VERY regularly - pasta with sauce and veggies, omelets with veggies and 2% cheese, ww bread and... Read more
One quarter of the way?!
So, I happened onto my sparkpage today, and noticed my ticker. Gee, I thought, I'm at 17 pounds down, and I'm actually just 1/2 pound away from the quarter marker on the ticker (17.5 pounds)! Though I've been making all kinds of little goals (ea... Read more
A little self-love goes a long way...
Perhaps my mind is now veering towards the gutter, but I actually didn't mean for the title to be a euphemism. I'm talking about caring for myself - both physically (exercise, healthier diet) and emotionally (making the effort to feel proud of m... Read more
70 reasons for 70 pounds!
So, I've seen others' lists of reasons for weight loss and a new lifestyle, They're incredibly inspiring! So, while in Florida I started my own list - 70 reasons to lose 70 pounds!
PS - I'm now home from vacation. During the week, I went s... Read more
Oh mystical grant reviewers in the sky, please look kindly on my offering...
So, the grant is done! I feel so RELIEVED!!!! My mentor (who is absolutely awesome) was actually quite sneaky about this grant - she told me that the deadline was going to be last Friday... so, I came down to Florida, worked from here, got it a... Read more
And now for a moment of self-pity...
Woke up this morning (4th morning in Florida) to see that I'm 2 pounds up. Boo. What's worse, I think I've actually been within my sparkpeople calorie range (under 1600cal) each day except for one, and I've been exercising...
Thurs - drive... Read more
Fighting the vacation temptation...
The drive down to Florida with Mom went pretty well. We went to Golden Corral on the way, and I had grilled mushrooms, onions, peppers, and steamed cauliflower under a scoop of marinara sauce and a tbsp of parmesan cheese off the salad bar for m... Read more
I just thought to check the 5K at ADA results online! Turns out, I finished 770ish (out of 981). Now, I know that doesn't sound great initially, but really it is! It means that signing up on a whim a few days before the event, and mostly walking... Read more
I've been feeling kind of glum the last couple of days. A large reason is that my weight bounced around (back up to 195 for a couple days!), which I know shouldn't trouble me very much (salt/water/etc could surely account for a couple pounds) bu... Read more
Lost weight in San Diego!
Woo-hoo!! I was gone for 6 days for the ADA conference and a mini-vacation in San Diego, and I managed to not only hold onto the 10-pound loss I had achieved in about a month before the trip (which got me out of "obese" range - yay!), but I mana... Read more
This morning I reached my goal of being 10# down before the conference! 195, here I am!
So, prepping for the ADA conference this weekend, I came across another mention of the ADA 5K on Sunday. Now, previously, I had seen references to this ... Read more
Here I am, back under BMI 30! Just barely (BMI =29.8), but it counts! When I got on the scale a month ago and realized the double-whammy that I was both over 200lb, and in the "obese" BMI range, it was exactly the wake-up call I needed to get ba... Read more
Why not be thin?
So, as someone who has ALWAYS been chubby (to varying degrees), I've been having wildly out-of-character thoughts about being THIN. Not just, "less fat", but actually, shockingly, astoundingly, THIN!
The healthiest weight I have ever been ... Read more
As they say on the biggest loser, I've reached wonderland! I'm 6lb down from my start, back under 200lb, not a moment too soon!
It's horrifying to think I let myself go like this - attaining a weight higher than any I had previously seen ... Read more