Martin Luther King Day
Today is the day we formally remember Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy. And what a legacy it is. Each year, I take the opportunity to read his story to my children and I'm in awe of what he did. Moreover, he knew he was putting his life on th... Read more
Here it is, January 20th and I've been doing great with all of my goals. Amazing! I've been working out - hard - five days a week and watching what I eat. The first two weeks I tracked EVERY morsel. I ate 1500 calories/day and, in the end, I ... Read more
A New Year
Here it is, once again, we're nearing the beginning of a new year. And new years mean new beginnings. I know I've been here before, an maybe I over-promise. So this year, here are my resolutions:
1. 30 means of cardio every day
2. work o... Read more
Back to Square One (again)
Ugh. I'm back to square one again. I just took the family to three days at the Great Wolf Lodge. We just arrived home and I just weighed myself and I'm back to my starting weight - again. Ugh.
First the good: For the first 1.5 days, I ... Read more
Those daggone chips!
It happened. I ate some chips again.
I did everything right - almost. I ate my afternoon snack a little later than usual, but I wasn't terribly hungry. But when I prepared my son's snack bags for tomorrow, I just couldn't resist and at... Read more
I did it! Two pounds lost!
Drum roll please.....I lost two pounds this past week! To be precise, I lost 2.6 pounds! I'm thrilled! That means that now I'm only two pounds over my "starting weight" (grin)!
But in my ever over-analytical way, it's worth looking at ... Read more
The end of the first week
It's Sunday night. For me that means that it's the end of the week. But this is a special week. It's the end of my first week of eating right and exercising. Tomorrow morning I get on the scale and see how I did.
I'm nervous. I feel li... Read more
gluten = tiredness?
Maybe it was that I didn't sleep well last night. Actually, I was hungry. After a while, when it started to really affect my sleep, I got up, went downstairs, and got myself a bowl of cereal. That usually puts me to sleep. I also had a piece... Read more
My former self
I met a woman that reminds me of my former self. I met her a few weeks ago when I started taking my oldest son to his orchestra rehearsals. He meets on Saturday mornings for 1.5 hours. That's plenty of time for me to get in some really good e... Read more
So yesterday I learned something new.
Yesterday, my middle child came to work with me in the afternoon. On a normal day, I have a snack of apple and peanut butter at around 3. That snack helps me get through the rest of the afternoon so th... Read more
I'm cautiously optimistic. It's day three. That means that for the past three days I've been eating and exercising right. I've been trying to lose weight for two years now (!) only to actually gain weight. I've been at day three before. But... Read more
Now I'm motivated! I started exercising again. I used to love running. I still do even though it's much harder to run with all these extra pounds on me. But I'm doing it. It just feels so good.
I haven't lost any weight yet, but my mot... Read more
Laying My Cards On The Table
It's a new year and a way to start over with a clean slate. I'm going to start by laying my cards on the table. Here it goes:
One of the things holding me back is my own confidence - or lack of it. Why do I feel like, no matter what, I'm... Read more
I've been at this weight loss thing for over two months now and I've barely lost five pounds. I've been eating all the right foods. Lots of lean protein, vegetables and some fruit. Low carbs. I've been writing down every single morsel that g... Read more
I took a Tae Kwon Do class on Monday night that was filled with only black belts. I just started, so being the only beginner in a class of such experienced folk was really intimidating to me. To add to the intimidation, prior to this class, an... Read more
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