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I'm still around...
I can't believe it has been so long since I last updated. OK, yes I can. It has been a hectic, insanely busy last few months. Work and school have kept me super busy. Fortunately, I haven't let these things derail me (too much).
I ran the ... Read more
First - to toot my own horn - I made my August weightloss goal. I wanted to lose 8.0lbs in August, and lost 8.2lbs. It felt amazing to see 225.8 on the scale this morning. Motivation for September goals.
- Complete CrossFit Jump Start class... Read more
Weekly Weight and CrossFit Update
Quick check-in. Still eating paleo and doing CrossFit and couldn't be happier. I havent felt this good in a long while. I'm not really tracking food anymore - I eat when I am hungry and can have a a variety of things. Foods I'... Read more
Weekly Recap and CrossFit Update
Hey fellow Sparkers! I hope everyone had a good week. I'm still doing really well with the Paleo eating. I'm finding that the cravings for grains, breads, etc are just about gone. I did have a couple of cookies one day this week, and let me just... Read more
Weekly Recap and Paleo Update
This week wasn't as focused as I'd wanted. I had to travel up to Seattle for a few days for work, which threw a wrench into my normal routine. Fortunately, I managed to eat fairly well during the week with a "treat" meal early in the week. I did... Read more
Weekly recap and results!!
I had a great week this week. Work was very stressful, but I managed to eat healthy 95% of the week, cook most of my meals at home, and get some good exercise in. Overall, I'm proud of the way I handled myself this week and stayed on track.
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A great weekend...
This has been a great weekend for me being focused on being healthy. I'm on day 4 of eating Paleo and loving it. This morning's breakfast was scrambled eggs and pork chops with a cherry and pear balsamic reduction. This evening, I'm going to pla... Read more
A return to me...
So I've been away from SparkPeople for about 3 months now. Life, vacation, summer... they all got in the way of the momentum I had going. In this three months, I've ate lots of bad food, drank lots of cocktails, and somehow only managed to gain ... Read more
A good week...
I had a relatively good week. My food consumption was right where it needs to be save a couple of splurges (that's what life is about though, right?). On the days I had a little splurge, I compensated with the exercise to bring everything into b... Read more
I'm not together... but I'm getting there...
"There's a boy I know... he's the one I dream of. Looks into my eyes... takes me to the clouds above."
That boy is myself, or at least the "me" that I dream of being.
I haven't been on Sparkpeople in almost a whole month. I could be re... Read more
I definitely want to continue my recent success and move forward into April with momentum. I'm setting a few goals and guidelines to help get me there.
--Weight Loss Goal--
Starting weight April 1st: 224.6 lbs
Goal weight April 30th: 22... Read more
Back in the groove...
So after my confessions, I'm back in the groove of living a healthier me. I've returned to cleaner eating habits, getting some exercise in each week, and most importantly for me, not letting work and life stresses derail me.
I ran the Portl... Read more
I've figured out that I have to either be all or nothing in this journey. Letting some things slide - convincing myself I'll do better tomorrow - self sabotaging - it all has to stop here and now.
Monday was a dark day for me. It kind of s... Read more
First outdoor run to prep for the Portland Shamrock 5k
My new running shoes are working out amazingly. It seriously is like running on clouds. If you have never been fitted for running shoes, I'd highly recommend it. They have you jog on the treadmill while a camera watches your steps. I learned tha... Read more
Word to the wise - don't try and cook when you first wake up. Take a little time, drink some coffee or green tea, let your body and mind wake to the day, then cook. This morning, I decided to try my hand at making steel cut oatmeal for the first... Read more