October Goals, September reflection
Reflecting on September:
Goals for the month:
1) Earn at least 180 fitness minutes each week. DONE
2) Run twice each week. DONE - possibly one week of one run, I think?
3) No added sugar. OK - a little shaky, but still committed
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Entering back-to-school time, a whirlwind of family birthdays, and I'm starting a new job with increased hours. Prepping for a mid-October blood work and physical with the family doctor - I want strong numbers! Need a plan! (Trying not to get hu... Read more
Women vs. Men
I've been busting my butt, transforming myself inside and out, for seven weeks. I'm down 11.4 pounds, and the scale hasn't moved in almost three weeks. I'm losing inches. One person noticed my weight loss (yay!).
Hubby stopped eating fast f... Read more
Another uneventful WI. Bummed.
1) Awesome -5
2) Zilch 0
3) Awesome -5
4) Normal range -1.2
5) Zilch 0
6) Basically zilch -.2
Half my weigh ins have been zilch, with the last two weeks being virtually nothing. I'm having difficulty not letti... Read more
Today's a mixed bag
I'm cranky. Tired. Overwhelmed. Overworked. With a toddler who didn't nap. Is cutting two year molars. Is not sleeping through the night lately (those molars.) Everyone in the house has a slight stomach bug. I spent three hours sitting at a work... Read more
Bad choice, great rebound
I cannot have ice cream in the house. I am simply not one of those people who can eat something in moderation.
We had a family ice cream sundae party after a Christmas in July outing on Saturday. I did really well - small portion, in a sma... Read more
Healthy response to stress - Cape May!
Yesterday afternoon was brutal. My son learned how to climb out of the crib, and was overtired and throwing a massive meltdown refusing to nap. The scale was not kind to me - it stayed exactly the same as last week. (Second week slump?) My husba... Read more
My Running List of NSVs
I'll update this to keep a digital copy of my non-scale victories. Results are not shown on the scale, they are shown in real life.
1) Wore jean capris that I couldn't even get close to zipping up a few weeks ago.
2) Healthy response to ... Read more
Struggling to find my way back
I'm lost. And I know it.
I know where I want to be. I know what I need to do to get there.
So why am I not there? Why am I not doing it?
Tonight I logged into SparkPeople for the first time in months. This is a step.
I'm s... Read more
The Fallacy of Gym Class
When I was in school my interests, ability and intelligence were all taken into consideration when the guidance counselors and my parents decided which courses I should take. Because of that, I was surrounded by people with similar interests, ab... Read more
MoD? Uh....no. Wait a minute, YES!
Motivator of the Day, huh. What a way to feel simultaneously proud and guilty all at once!
My initial reaction was shame. If they REALLY knew how I'm not progressing, they'd take it back.
Then, I remembered this journey is mostly menta... Read more
Let's Do This! I'm Back :-)
As I write this it is 3 am and I haven't gone to bed yet. I have heartburn from eating yucky and Tums are not helping. I weigh what I did when I was 6 months pregnant. I have no energy. I have no healthy food in the house.
Rock bottom, you ... Read more
Baby doesn't sleep - and other ventings
Is ventings even a word? I am a writer and a copy editor. Pre-baby I would have known this, or at least looked it up. And I wouldn't question myself if it's "copy editor" or "copyeditor" which I always did forget.
My baby is 20 weeks old. J... Read more
2 Year Sparkaversary (baby pic!)
I started Spark on New Year's 2011, battling depression and anxiety, TTC (trying to conceive) with no results, 42 pounds heavier, buying the very last size available in the fat section of regular stores, and emotionally eating my way through my ... Read more
First post-baby night out
On Cloud Nine! Still living in zombie land with an infant who does not sleep. I waited until the absolute last minute to buy a dress for my friend's wedding. It's tough getting out of the house since I'm nursing (tough to gauge time away from hi... Read more