I had one of those awesome days where everything went perfectly. I got a great night's sleep, unlike the night before where I only got about four hours or so. When I woke up, I evaluated myself in the mirror and could definitely see changes from... Read more
looking for the bike path
Today, I was determined to go for a walk/partial jog. It was beautiful outside from the moment I woke up, but first I had some things to take care of. The hardest task every morning is to actually get out of bed… I'm not kidding! With nothing ac... Read more
weigh in #3
i… lost 4.3 pounds this week.
i am flabbergasted. i don't think i've ever lost that much weight in a single week, and especially not without doing lots of cardio. strength training is awesome! anyway, this makes up for the two lackluster we... Read more
hello, new shoes!
okay, i wrote this morning about my ankle causing yet more problems, despite being absolutely fine when i woke up and me resting it a LOT. i had this whole entry about perseverance and even though my ankle was testing my will, i was going to suc... Read more
lost five pounds, going shopping!
okay, so i know that my ~official~ weigh-in isn't until sunday but unless i really screw up the next two days [and i won't!], this morning's weight has passed the five pounds lost mark. i've been having a GREAT week, despite injured ankle, and t... Read more
give me all your produce and nobody gets hurt!
i had a revelation the other day: i can actually afford to eat healthy.
this shouldn't be that shocking, since i've been eating healthy for a few months now and have obviously been able to do so. but it was something that i was carefully bu... Read more
it's sunny and in the low 70s today. for early march in new england, weather like this is pretty much unheard of. but we had a mild winter [and i think mild is an understatement!] and signs are pointing to a hot summer. i guess we're starting ea... Read more
week 2 done... and, surprise, more ankle problems.
i weighed in officially today and i'm down another 1.2 pounds from last week. i will NOT get upset at how slowly the scale is moving... with this ankle, i haven't been able to work out properly for more days than not, and i had to completely sac... Read more
already seeing improvements
so, i've been doing this seriously for two weeks now, this time around, and my hard work is already paying off. not in measurements or the scale [well, the scale DID finally move this morning, but it's too early for measurements to really change... Read more
so, i managed to twist my ankle the other day, the ankle that had *just* recovered from a minor injury the week before. of course! it's not too bad, just a little sore but was twingey yesterday when i wasn't careful about how i stepped. so, i to... Read more
yesterday, i took the time to organize my weight loss plan and goals. this is where the resources on sparkpeople really come in handy: i know /how/ to lose weight, eat less calories than what your body burns, but it's only one very small part of... Read more
week two and going strong!
working on building healthy habits. last week was "wake up at 9am every [weekday] morning". i failed one day [tuesday, i think? so it was still kind of new], i woke up at 9, turned my alarm off, and went back to sleep for an hour and a half. i k... Read more
week #1 complete
...when i say i'm taking a day of rest, i should really take a day of rest. i knew i needed to yesterday, my muscles were all sore from the weight training i've been doing all week... but no, i was bored so i did my kettlebell training and a li... Read more
on track and feeling good
so this past week was the first week in a while that i've been fully on track. i went shopping on sunday and bought a few new pieces of equipment [new exercise ball, 5 pound dumbbells, a kettlebell, and a jump rope]. i have pretty much no money ... Read more