Rookie 5K Your Way Challenge
I started this 5k challenge 8 weeks ago and am very happy to say I completed a "virtual" 5k run this morning. It took me 52 minutes - not the best time but something to shoot for the next time. I jogged most of the way, only walking long enoug... Read more
Measurements other than the scale
I'm feeling a bit frustrated on one hand (the scale refuses to budge). But on the other hand, I am fitting into smaller sizes, I have lots more energy, I'm sleeping better, and my BP/HR have come down. The reduced BP /HR was a very definite su... Read more
January Jumpstart Challenge
Joined the January Jumpstart Challenge Team today and I am excited about it! It seems I've kinda gotten into a rut (was still exercising, but just wasn't as excited about it as initially). So Day 1 and counting!!... Read more
Celebration of changes
I've struggled with emotional/stress eating, stressing about that over which I have control and wondering if I can pull it all together at the end of the day. So tonight's blog is to celebrate the changes I've noticed over the past several mont... Read more
Stress eating substitution
Stress/emotional eating has often been my downfall. And I am dealing with some unexpected stress now, but this time I'm substituting exercising for eating. And every morning I am going to remind myself of this plan. The after-glow of exercise... Read more
Planning and still failing vs. not planning and failing
I had such high hopes for Thansgiving - afterall, I had planned my menu, my intake, my exercise, etc. I had PLANNED!! Then the day after Thanksgiving, I realized that in spite of my planning, I had not quite met my goals. And I began to beat ... Read more
lack of sleep and impact on staying the course
I knew sleep was necessary to keep me from being so 'cranky', but I didn't realize how much impact lack of sleep has on making the right choices during the day (meal-wise & exercise-wise). I've been sleeping poorly the past few nights but have ... Read more
I know this is a silly question/comment, but here goes. I've lost 20 pounds (of 50 or so to lose) and I'm feeling pretty good physically & mentally. But I had this thought (concern) pop into my mind the other day - what's to keep me from getti... Read more
post Thanksgiving Day
I went over my goals yesterday. But not as terribly as I have in the past, so I count that as a success. And today, I've 'righted' myself and am back on track. So that counts as another success as well! WHEE!! I'm making progress! Read more
I'm feeling a bit down today - away from my family. And although we talk by phone, it's just not the same. And I can tell my mother is declining and that makes me sad.
So I am hoping to be strong and not fall into emotional eating today... Read more
motivation and other tidbits
Am puzzled - have lost 20 pounds (slowly and correctly), am exercising every day, limiting my sodium, drinking water, etc., etc., - all the right things. But the past couple of days my blood pressure has been much higher than normal (I am usual... Read more
Two (delightful) things I've discovered this week...
First thing, I realize it is nice to receive comments on my blogs - I wasn't sure how I felt about that - but the connection with others, the positive comments & the encouragements are definitely spirit-boosters.
The second thing - I discov... Read more
changing from the inside out
I've lost a fraction of what I need to, but the other day I found myself at a function where I got up and danced with the group without 'remembering' that I was still overweight. I'd forgotten I might be the object of ridicule.
Of course... Read more
the dreaded scale
I usually don't obsess about the scale too terribly much, but for two weeks it hadn't budged even though I was exercising much more and eating the right calorie amount. But it seems I may have been restricting my calories too much given the inc... Read more
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