I think it's time to finally share some wonderful/terrifying news!
I've had a really hard time working up the energy/motivation to exercise lately. I've also had a really hard time controlling my snacking and treats and things, particularly around lunchtime. My exercise keeps getting delayed until evening beca... Read more
I've been having trouble with midday snacking recently, so I tried a new strategy today - eating more protein at breakfast. I could have done eggs or whatever, but I went full-on meat and had a gyro-seasoned chicken burger for breakfast. :) Com... Read more
Well, that's one way to motivate someone :)
Found this on a Reader's Digest gallery and thought it was funny:
After noticing how trim my husband had become, a friend asked me how I had persuaded him to diet. It was then I shared my dark secret: "I put our teenage son's shorts in his ... Read more
The importance of new running shoes!
I *know* in my head that it's important to keep updating your running shoes very regularly, especially if you put in a lot of miles. I definitely used to average like 50 miles a week at least, between walking at work and jogging every couple of... Read more
Properly inflating your bike tires really makes a difference, huh?
I mean, it's not like I ride around on flats. But I really only check the air pressure in my bike tires every few weeks, once I start noticing that biking has gotten a little more challenging lately.
Sure enough, I went ahead and refilled... Read more
Did so well yesterday, did less well today...
I guess that, again, I could have done worse.
Breakfast was good and healthy (minus a sausage link from a bag full I found in my parents' fridge that I just couldn't resist...). Lunch was good and healthy - everybody else ate pizza and str... Read more
So far so good...or, well, I could have behaved worse. :)
I had planned to go running this morning before we headed out of town to my sister-in-law's baby shower, followed by a birthday dinner/dessert at my parents' house for my sister, followed the next day by birthday lunch and dessert for my father-... Read more
Getting used to rest days
I took a rest day yesterday, which I'm not used to doing. As a result, I let myself eat with complete abandon. Honey Nut Cheerios all day long! Well, and grapes and healthy foods too. Just too much of it.
Except that once I decided it woul... Read more
Better late than never, I guess
It was supposed to rain all morning but then clear up by 1:00 or so, so I planned to get my strength-training done first and cardio second. Generally I prefer doing cardio first, but I was hoping to go for a run today once the weather cleared up... Read more
An addition to that old saying: Feed AND exercise a cold!
Granted, exercise only works if your cold isn't really that severe, of course.
I've had a cold for the last several days and it's making me extra tired, but I still managed to go for a good LONG run on Friday and did a little yoga afterward... Read more
With apologies to Cadbury...I just realized something!
You know what?? Easter candy is my FAVORITE candy. The best of year! Peanut butter eggs, Cadbury creme eggs (ALL the varieties), Cadbury mini eggs, Russell Stover and Dove chocolate bunnies - the works! I love them all.
Normally, I get so... Read more
I got nothing, so here's a joke!
I was feeling a little down earlier today, so I googled "weight loss jokes" to see what I could find that might make me smile.
This one, while making light of loose skin - which is something I have that I'm not thrilled about - totally mad... Read more
Suck it, weather!
Okay well technically, the weather cooperated (more or less) today and yesterday, so I guess I really mean, "thanks, weather!" Apparently I feel like being defiantly aggressive, however. :)
So anyways, after Saturday's exercise fiasco wh... Read more
Gave up hard today....but then redeemed myself slightly!
For certain hormonal reasons, I have been feeling REALLY tired lately. I've forced myself to exercise anyway, but it's been a struggle. Plus it's been so overcast and cloudy and depressingly gray outside, and at this point in the season the weat... Read more
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It's so nice to enjoy doctor's appointments
Had another appointment today, got more good health news...I just love it!
Time was, I was terrified of doctors because I knew they would tell me I was obese and hypertensive and would need medication and should go on a diet and yadda yadda... Read more