Over all of it
I've been on edge for the past week or so, and I've just about had it. Last Wednesday, I got the shocking news that my cousin's wife was killed in a workplace accident. Thing is, it was the kind of workplace accident that makes the front page o... Read more
Not as happy or as driven as I usually am
This week, I feel like I've taken a giant step backward, even though I still seem to be moving forward. Last week, I was all about declining paczki, "food is fuel," and getting to the gym regardless of how I felt or what time it was. This week, ... Read more
My own version of "eat, pray, love"
I honestly don't know what that book is about, but the title "Eat, Pray, Love" pretty much sums up what's on my mind today. Today is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of the Lenten period leading up to Easter. It's one of two fast days during Lent, t... Read more
Laissez les bon temps rouler! (Sort of)
"I'm too tired."
"It's too late."
"I'm too busy."
"I have to run errands."
"I didn't eat yet."
"It's cold out."
"There's a TV show on tonight that I *really* want to see."
"I DON'T WANNA!!"
And that, my dears, is my version of... Read more
Ready for a Monday morning reboot
I had kind of a "lazy, but not lazy" weekend. That is to say, I started out the weekend working late to get part of my project done, then went immediately from dropping off my laptop at home to changed and at the gym in about twenty minutes or s... Read more
I don't want to be sick
So, as part of my commitment to better health, I had a check-up with the doctor on Monday. It had been a while since I'd been to the doctor or had blood work done and I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to keel over on the track at some po... Read more
Regrets, I've had (more than) a few
So, this is what was running through my head when I was woggling (I love that word- so descriptive!) around the track last night, while surrounded by other runners:
"I wish I'd taken up running when I was *her* age."
"I wish I'd stayed ac... Read more
Finding the time
I have a bit of a quandary this week. I finally feel like I'm really making progress on C25K. Last week, I did three week one sessions and finally made it to doing all eight without stopping early or starting late. This is a very big deal to me.... Read more
So, after the first week I was on Spark People, I was stunned on the first Monday because when I weighed myself, the scale said I lost five pounds. Which made me suspicious, because it's more than I expected (or actually wanted) to lose. Then be... Read more
Ready to get a move on
It seems that I am finally in a groove, when it comes to working out and eating well. I did C25K three times last week. It appears that adding it as my team goal was just the kick in the pants I needed. If I don't follow through, I'm not just le... Read more
So doggone tired
Last night I left work at 6:00, went grocery shopping (and managed to forget peanut butter and bananas), got home, fed my cat and went to the gym. It seems the more I C25K, the more excited I am to go. Which is excellent! I'm still struggling to... Read more
How I baked cupcakes last night, but replaced guilt with pride
Although I've never been much of a cook (I'm good at it, but seldom do it), I have always been a baker. Maybe it was that first obsession with my Easy Bake Oven, but I find baking so satisfying. I always get excited over my birthday, because I b... Read more
A new appreciation for cooking for one
I made a pretty fantastic dinner yesterday. A co-worker gave me some frozen black-eyed peas, so I made Hoppin' John. I've never made or even eaten Hoppin' John, but when I think black-eyed peas, I think Hoppin' John. And Fergie, but that's a who... Read more
So, yesterday, between a very early hair appointment and a Trader Joe's run, I called my mother from the Panera parking lot and said, "It's not a very healthy, low fat breakfast, but it will be better than the McDonalds breakfast I was contempl... Read more
Bad knees and weird food stuff won't stop me
So, this is the third day I've done the C25K week one program, but the first time I've done it already hurting. I've had problems with my knees for years from a variety of causes (skiing, weight gain, genetics). It almost always hurts to some de... Read more