Updates on my mental journey
Last week, I had a ridiculous episode that made me self-diagnose as what I will call a "planorexic." I am utterly neurotic about needing to plan my food and exercise, apparently. I just about cried AT WORK because my schedule changed and it was ... Read more
"Overachieving" and maintenance
I have always been what people call an "overachiever." If I'm going to do something, I will do it RIGHT. I will do it WELL. I will do it as thoroughly as I can. I'm just not comfortable giving something a B effort and saying, "Good enough." I wa... Read more
Fiber One vs. All-Bran
A while back, I decided to get one of those high-fiber bran cereals because, well, I drink an AWFUL lot of water, and... I thought I needed more fiber in my diet for my digestive system's sake. :) I don't know that it made much difference, but I... Read more
Bouncing back from Easter
So last weekend, my husband and I went home to visit our families for Easter and there was LOTS of good food (my husband's and mother's and sister's birthdays were also being celebrated since they fall more or less around Easter too). Cookie dou... Read more
I guess it was all the over-eating at Easter (it was pretty insane), but I've been feeling super fat the last few days. I know I'm not. I'm at a healthy weight. I weigh less than I did as an active teenager. I fit into single digit clothing size... Read more
Had The Talk with my husband, and of course it went well
I mean, I totally cried (like I knew I would), but all things considered, it went VERY well.
I waited until we were out past the crowded part of the interstate so that my husband wouldn't be too distracted by, you know, driving...and I told... Read more
Pre-Easter prep work
I'm feeling ready for Easter candy and our family party this weekend! I got lots of exercise this week, I've been eating well (except for the one day when I ate too much cinnamon bread), and I'm feeling good. I still have to talk to my husband t... Read more
Spark Success Story invitation, plus my yummy breakfast
I'm going to start by describing my breakfast, which was just so yummy I have to share.
Recently, I came across a blog called chocolatecoveredkatie, which is run by a very nice vegan blogger who posts recipes for nutritious versions of deca... Read more
It's time to have The Talk with my husband
I've lost a little over a hundred pounds. There's no way my husband hasn't noticed. And yet, I still haven't said a word about it to him in the entire 2 1/2 years I've been working on it. He has followed my lead and not mentioned it either, but ... Read more
I ran for 10.5 miles today!!!!
My previous distance record was 7.9 miles (done in an hour and a half), but today I ran for two hours and 1 minute, and it ended up being ten and a half miles!!
Who would have ever thought I could run that far?? Not me even a few weeks ago,... Read more
I feel like a freaking champ today!
First of all, there was free food in the break room at work today. Sweets and bagels. Lots of them. B... Read more
Healthier to skip the gym sometimes?
One of my big current struggles is finding balance and peace in my eating and exercise habits. In order to maintain my weight, SparkPeople claims I can eat between 1700 and 2000 calories per day, given my amount of exercise. However, I feel guil... Read more
Not even a trip to the buffet can undo these muscles!
This past Saturday, my husband and I went to the local Indian restaurant's lunch buffet, because we freaking love Indian food and we love lots of it! We don't generally go out to eat at all, much less to buffets, so we hadn't been to the Indian... Read more
7-year-old publicly shamed and put on diet
And here I was going to whine about overindulging at an Indian buffet for today's blog. That's such small potatoes compared to the situation I just read about (warning for anyone who takes offense at salty language - Jezebel doesn't shy away fro... Read more
Zumbathon was a semi-bust
Today was fun in some ways and odd in others. In the interest of not rambling on toooooo much (though it's going to be long anyway), I think I'm going to break up the two main events from today into two separate blogs. Today's blog topic: the Zu... Read more