I've had a kind of rough time lately. My Saturday weigh-in revealed that I gained .4 lbs. While that's not bad, especially for my birthday week, it's not the direction I want to be going.
I haven't really been tracking my food and exercise and... Read more
A Betty Crocker Kind of Day
When I weighed in on Saturday, my weight was down, but only by 1.4 lbs. I'm so close to 10 lbs. down. I knew my loss would be lower than the last 2 weeks because I had a few drinks this week and I usually don't drink. Also, I went out to stay at... Read more
So, I'm happy to say that things are going well "on my own".
For the most part I've been eating meals I make at home. I try to make up some recipes on the weekend. And since I'm a singleton, a couple of recipes at 4 servings each is enough for... Read more
Going to the gym is bad for my health
Wow, as always I have had a crazy December. Long story short, I got in a car accident - on my way home from the gym! - on December 8 and just last weekend purchased another car. Between there, it's been dealing with insurance, paperwork, doctor ... Read more
Yesterday I earned my black belt in tae kwon do!
This has been a long time in coming. I started in tae kwon do in 2009 and honestly never thought I'd get to the point where I'd be testing for a black belt. Just because I'm not naturally a figh... Read more
Lost in Indulgence
I'm having a tough time right now.
I can definitely see how stress is affecting my health efforts. I get into this frame of mind where I just don't care, well, until I'm down to only a couple of pairs of pants that I can wear because all the r... Read more
Been A While
Wow, I just got back on my page. I hadn't realized how long it had been since I'd checked in.
I'm pretty much back to my normal routine exercise-wise. Over the summer, my back went out a couple of times and I had to lay off the exercise to let... Read more
WLC - Week 2
I just had my 2 week weigh in of the weight loss challenge. I'm doing well. The first week I lost 2 pounds and the second week 2.5.
They post the weights by participant number. Some people lost 5 or 6 pounds in their first week! In the back of... Read more
Weight Loss Challenge
When the holidays came around - yes way back in November, I kind of gave myself permission to not be super strict. I wasn't purposely going overboard with my food choices, but I wasn't going to worry too much about it. I kept up on my exercise p... Read more
Which gym do I choose
Well, I've been at my current gym (Fitness for 10) for over 10 years. I like it, but there have definitely been some changes over the years. It's changed names 3 times, owners multiple times, fees, locations. I'm a classes kind of exerciser. I l... Read more
New Class = Results
I haven't checked in to Sparkpeople in quite a while, which doesn't mean that I've been slacking on my fitness goals!
My weight's been up and down as usual. I have been taking a new class and seeing great results. On Fridays, there's ... Read more
Complete a 5K Check!
Today was the big day. I completed my first 5K.
It was the Reno Rock-n-River 5K. They also had other races going on. Who knows, maybe next year, I'll be in the 10K group or . . .
Anyway, other than getting up early to get there and it being... Read more
This past week or so has just been crazy for me and unfortunately, I fell back into some old habits and that "This is a special occasion. I don't have to be responsible." attitude.
We had a potluck at work and I just didn't make the best decis... Read more
Broke into the 150s!
I weighed today and I'm at 159! Officially in the 150s. I'm excited. Less than 10 pounds from my goal weight. I tried on a dress I haven't worn in many, many years & it almost zips all the way. Just a little more to go. Tried on some jeans I hav... Read more
1st Day to a 5K
One of my goals is to run a 5K. Although I do exercise, I'm very much not a runner, so this will be tough for me. I thought it would be a good way to challenge myself and give me a sense of accomplishment.
So, I signed up for a 5K set for May ... Read more