The Downside of Making Progress
Or, if you prefer, Carelessness Causes Binges
Lately, I've been pretty satisfied with my progress. Not super-fast, but very consistent and I'm definitely seeing differences in my body, attitude, and behavior. But the last couple days have... Read more
Post Bootcamp Progress Photos
Well, the Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Bootcamp is over, and I'm a little late with my assignment. But...without further ado, here they are! My progress photos!!!
When I began the bootcamp, I weighed in at 253.5 pounds. My measurements:
Bust:... Read more
My legs look fantastic!
Well, this was a truly busy weekend, but probably one of the best I've had in a long time (which is saying something, since I generally have great weekends!).
This year, things conspired in my favor when I realized that the local Miller L... Read more
A funny thing happened on the way to work this morning...
I've know for a couple weeks now that it would be time to buy new pants. I even have that as my reward for hitting my second 5% gone - new work slacks! I hit that last Monday, but didn't have time to go shopping. So, over a week later, and a ... Read more
Over the weekend, we threw a big party. We did our best to have healthy food and plenty of activities. We made hamburgers with ground sirloin on wheat rolls, offered bowls of fruit, a baked potato bar with healthy toppings (except the bacon), ... Read more
Can't Wait for Tomorrow
'Cuz I get to see the expression on my dietician's face when I weigh in!! She's gonna be happy - her plan is working!
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Well, yesterday I finally sat down and registered for all my races this year. Ouch! My bank account is not happy about that. But, it feels good to know that I have made real commitments. Up until now, I was training for a non-event. I mean... Read more
As part of my triathlon training, I have to do two runs per week. Thursday nights are short runs, intended to work on speed, and Sundays are long runs, meant for building endurance. I haven't really done any speed work this year, since it's al... Read more
Sweatsuit to Swimsuit Challenge - Day 1
Today I started a new challenge to see if I can rev up my metabolism. I've been doing ok with my other training and challenges, but I'm losing about a pound a week. I'd like to double that.
So, as requested, here are my before pics for ... Read more
For the second time in my life (but this time will be the last), I've been doing well with the lifestyle changes required to become healthy. I've lost 20 pounds in four months, and I'm not "sick of my diet" or "bored with the routine." I'm enj... Read more
My Biggest Fitness Accomplishment = Motivation
SparkPeople asked: what is my biggest fitness accomplishment? Great topic! But I had to think about it for a little while. Every time I exercise, it's an accomplishment. Every workout is a little farther, a little longer, or a little stronge... Read more
When did THAT happen?
It dawned on me today that I have been making healthy food choices for the past few days...WITHOUT EFFORT!! I am shocked and amazed at this phenomenon.
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I guess I just needed a smack upside the head...
For the past few weeks, my work life has been crazy - 12+ hour days, working weekends, looming deadlines. When that ended, my home life picked up a notch - birthday parties, holidays, home improvement projects, catching up on exercise. I am a ... Read more
Plodding Along to a New Me
Anyone use Facebook? I do, and it can be a lot of fun, especially these silly quizzes they offer. I took a couple to rate my personality, and they both came back saying I was mehodical, persistent, determined, and plodding. Yes...plodding.
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Who Needs Sleep?
Work has been super-hectic, and yesterday was the worst day yet. I logged a straight 17 hour workday, with no lunch but two hours for dinner. I got home last night close to 2:00 am, and then had to be in to work by 8:00 am this mor... Read more