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Seriously, F#@& 2012. On to a Happier 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012      2 comments

This year was a doozy. Frustration with old job. New job. FIRED from new job. Unemployment. Major depressive episode. First ever antidepressant prescription. Frantic job search. Hurricane Sandy. Suffocating debt... I did not take care ... Read more

On Being Spread Too Thin

Sunday, July 24, 2011      2 comments

Back in January I was making good progress in regular exercise. However, when I decided to tackle a full-time college schedule in between my full-time job, exercise was the first thing to go. Aside from (rarely) talking a leisurely walk, I canno... Read more

Saturday 5k, Sunday Playlist, And Other Thoughts on Planning

Friday, January 28, 2011      0 comments

While shuffling through my music on the treadmill today, I decided to commit to making a new exercise playlist for the coming week every Sunday. I also determined that Sunday will be my "off" day--no work, class or exercise--so that my mind and ... Read more

Challenges & Rewards: A Gameplan

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

Lately, I've been very focused on small weight-loss goals. I keep aiming to lose just 5 or 10 lbs. to start, knowing that I want to ultimately lose a lot more. While I find great comfort in knowing that all the little bits of weight loss will ad... Read more

A Better Day

Monday, January 17, 2011      0 comments

Today was a drastic improvement compared to yesterday! I tracked my food and water intake on SparkPeople, which is something I hate doing because I ALWAYS overeat. It's amazing how much writing it down can persuade me to stay within my calorie r... Read more

Overeating & Exercising Anyway

Sunday, January 16, 2011      2 comments

I overate today. Big time. There was a Jets play-off party at my house today, and I got quite carried away with the goodies and even had two (light) beers. Rather than beating myself up completely for my poor choices today, I'm going to reflect ... Read more

Exercise Always Cheers Me Up

Sunday, January 09, 2011      0 comments

I'm in such a good mood tonight after hitting the treadmill for a bit that I plan on doing a little more exercise before calling it a night. I attempted Day One of the Couch to 5K program tonight and was not able to complete the full cycle... Read more

So Tired of Re-Starts: Turing 25

Thursday, January 06, 2011      2 comments

I haven't formally exercised since late October. Over two months ago! I would say it's hard to believe, only... it's actually quite evident by my appearance. I'm up about 10 pounds, meaning I've gained back roughly HALF of the weight I lost sinc... Read more

On Consistency, Pace & Periods

Sunday, October 17, 2010      0 comments

I haven't been updating my SparkPeople blog, but I've been making health and fitness strides, anyway. Last week I was feeling a bit blue and only exercised on Friday, briefly. However, the week before, I had a 5-day exercise streak. I felt ... Read more

Quick Virtual Walk Update

Monday, August 16, 2010      1 comments

emoticon Virtual Walk Update Miles today: 0.8 Miles total: 27.3 Miles to Montreal: 385 Miles to Go: 357.7... Read more

Epic Walks

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday I walked up and down the beach with my mom--along the water--on a gorgeous, sunny day. We estimated our stroll was about a mile but I'm not counting it really due to its leisurely pace. Still, it was lovely! Tonight, I had a diffe... Read more

Time Goes By So Quickly!

Saturday, August 07, 2010      1 comments

Last week I did back-to-back Zumba at the gym and it felt great! But other than that, I haven't exercised in over three weeks according to my SparkPeople blog--which I update dutifully. It's amazing how quickly time passes when I'm NOT exercisin... Read more

Another Two Miles Today

Thursday, July 15, 2010      0 comments

I'm very proud of myself that I've been able to average more than a mile on each walk lately. Even at a somewhat leisurely-feeling pace, I did two 21-minute miles today. The other day, I was able to bust out 17-minute miles! This feels like a hu... Read more

Pricing Out Montreal & Virtual Walk Update

Monday, July 12, 2010      0 comments

I've got two exciting trips in the works: Rochester, NY for Labor Day Weekend to visit a friend and Montreal, QC in March for my 25th birthday. I've been hovering at around 234 pounds for a while now, and I desperately want to hit 232 and ultima... Read more

Another Quickie: Virtual Walk Update & Thoughts on the Gym

Sunday, July 11, 2010      1 comments

For a few weeks now, I've been planning on signing up for a gym membership by this weekend. I worked out my budget very carefully to prove that I could afford it, and had all these thoughts in my head about going more often would equal a cheaper... Read more


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