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BLC 25 Goals
I joined The Biggest Loser Challenge in order to jump-start my motivation, which has been flagging lately,
My goals for this challenge are:
1. Lose 15 pounds.
2. Restart my habit of tracking, so that I track my food at least 5 days pe... Read more
Exercise & Calories
As much as I loathe tracking food, I love tracking my exercise. I love devices that tell me my progress. I use a Garmin GPS watch to keep track of my runs & bike rides (particularly distance and speed), my Fitbit to keep to track my steps, and... Read more
Tomorrow is another day.
Today my family returned from vacation. We spent a lot of time in the car with a lot of junk food. There were many things that I wish I had done differently, but on the whole, I'm ready to continue on my journey. Some parts of the day that we... Read more
Diet Exercise Balance
So my weight problem as an adult has been more related to too much food, rather than not enough activity. Several years ago, I became a triathlete, a fat triathlete. I have completed countless triathlons and running events, even a marathon, as... Read more
One Month of Success
I restarted my weight-loss journey at the new year and so far I'm really going strong. I feel great. I try to only eat when I'm hungry. I've found that I'm better at stopping myself from eating foods before I'm completely full than before. F... Read more
Since I rebooted my weight loss as a New Year's resolution, everything has gone extremely well. However, today is a good day to contemplate what happens when the scale doesn't validate my efforts by showing a reduced weight. This will inevitab... Read more
My main meal of the day is leftovers. I generally eat leftovers for lunch every day. My new goal will be to arrange for left overs to fit with the My Plate recommendations. So, now I will look over what I'm packing to shoot for about 1/4 prot... Read more
I'm beginning to sound like a broken record, but here I go:
So, I'm starting over (again) today. My eating has gotten out of control and I am out of shape. All of this leads me to one conclusion: I need to recommit. My goal for this week is... Read more
All or Nothing? Skinny or bust?
This summer, I am working on addressing my all-or-noting addiction. I feel like my diet would be great if I could just stick to a plan, but my life is not average and so the average diet plan does not work. I have yet to find the no-meat, no-d... Read more
Fresh Start Solutions
I am in the blush of a restart on my diet make-over. Monday I started following a modified version of the Spark Solution plan. I pre-ordered the book and was very excited to read it. I think getting the book, in and of itself, increased my mo... Read more
Visualizing the Future
Today's blog entry is supposed to be about picturing my life in ten years. The interesting part of Coach Nicole's visualization exercise is that not much changes in my vision. However, I don't see this as stagnation. Rather, it's a moment to ... Read more
What I Can't Do...
Today's daily visualization was, essentially, to picture yourself able to do a task that you can't currently complete and imagine how it will feel when you can. At first I struggled with this because I can do almost anything that I want, at som... Read more
Today's Spark Coach lesson was about moderation. That is a concept that I agree with, in theory, but have difficulty practicing. The areas in my like that would benefit from moderation, as opposed to all-or-nothing, are:
Ex... Read more
Goals and Dreams
Today's Daily Visualization ask me to relater smaller short-term goals to 5 things that I want in life.
My short term goals are to lose weight and to finish my grading before the beginning of mid-year break. These short term goals fit into ... Read more
A World Without Scales
I am a daily weigher. Every morning after eliminating as much weight as possible, but before shower and clothes, I stand on the scale and await a verdict. I do this even when I'm not really on a diet; it's just part of the mechanized morning r... Read more