I know, we all talk about willpower. I keep thinking of the concept of "Won't Power"
~ eat that brownie
~ sit down in front of TV instead of working out/ walking/ Wii-ing
~ let the bad/mean comments get me down
~ allow th... Read more
**shhhh** can you hear that sound??
It's the Brownies... I can hear them across the room.
"We're over here"
"We're all chocolaty yum... Read more
Confessions of a Class "A" Pack Rat
One of the things I am working on, beyond eating healthy and working out more, is de-cluttering my world. If you’ve ever watched the shows on TV, you now know that it’s more than just “stuff”. It’s emotions, attachments, hopes and dreams. Past,... Read more
Hotels and conferences and restaurants... oh my!!
Sunday afternoon I headed to the airport full of dread. 3 days, little internet connection, no kitchen, lack of control of food prep. I knew I wasn't going to be logging all my food. It's just too hard to figure when your not prepping your own m... Read more
Transitioning from Wii to a real live trainer...
So here I am after a couple of months with Wii Fit and EA Sports Active and I think I might be ready to put on my big girl panties and go to a real gym with a real live Trainer. Trouble is, I have started some bad habits. If my Wii Trainer is m... Read more
The good, the sad and the snuggly
This weekend will be all of the three.
Getting my hair done (new cut and color always does wonders for my attitude!)
I will be doing the Shamrock Stride on Sunday. Portland's annual great run/walk fundraiser for the local child... Read more
Girl Scout Cookies are EEeeevill!!
I finished my 1 hour walk at a local market where they have a stir-fry bar. As I am sitting in the cafe eating my yummy, healthy lunch, I'm watching out the window at the little girls selling their girl scout cookies. 9 out of 10 people who stop... Read more
Beware the word "SALAD"
And here it is, Saturday. you say to yourself:
"Self, I've been good all week, marked everything down in my Nutrition tracker, stayed in range, drank upteen million glasses of water and logged in my Fitness tracker. So tonight, I can go ou... Read more
Note to self... STEP AWAY FROM THE SCALE!!
My usual weigh in day is Monday. This morning, for some unforeseen reason, I decided to step on the scale. The evil hunk of metal told me I had gained 1.5 lbs. Nope, no way! Darn it, the Wii agreed... + 1.5 I still refuse to believe it. I have w... Read more
I *heart* Peanut Butter!!
I thought that I would never be able to eat peanut butter again. There are loads of foods that I can have a small amount of, but not go overboard. Peanut butter is not one of them. So I was curious when I saw Better'n Peanut Butter at Trader Joe... Read more
What's my burn rate?
So, I work out on my wii EA Sports Active, for 23 minutes. The program tells me I burned 136 calories. My Sportline Pulse watch tells me I burned 336 cals. Which one is right? Any clues? I know the watch is not the top of the line medical equip... Read more
Lose a pound the easy way... Give Blood!!
Now that we are starting to feel healthy, it's important to help those who are not. We all know of someone with health issues or someone who has had surgery or been in an accident. Where do you think they get that blood???? From people like us. ... Read more
Another pound bites the dust!
Thanks to exercising more and realizing that I needed to EAT More food also, I am very happy to report that it was two pounds that bit the dust this week!! Although my goal is 1 lb a week, that second pound is gone and I DO NOT want it back!
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Another Pound Bites the Dust - revisited!!
So I was a little inspired, got this song in my head and decided to do a little rewrite. I sing the reprise every time I step on the scale.
Another Pound Bites the Dust
Lyrics re-purposed From Queens' "Another One Bites the Dust"
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I have to eat more?? Really?
Okay, this is freaking me out. I was initially supposed to eat 1,400 cals daily. Then I started working out a little and I was supposed to go up to 1,510 a day. And then I up my workout and the system wants me to eat even more??? 1,630 seems lik... Read more
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