Yet Another Glorious Re-Start, with a new motto
My newest motto is:
"Celebrate initiation, not endurance."
By this, I mean to focus on just starting my exercise or healthy eating, and not worry so much about follow-through. I'm actually quite GOOD at follow-through, but initiation (ge... Read more
Last night, I got home late from work to find that the hubs hadn't made dinner; he'd been working on the house, and lost track of time. So we ordered DELIVERY -- tacos! We have an amazing taco joint, and we all love Mexican.
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Follow Up To "This One's For Me"
Well, it seems to have worked for at least today. I put myself higher on my priority list. I stood in front of the open fridge and eyed all the yummies. I then asked myself (aloud, I'll have you know), "What's my priority RIGHT NOW?" I told ... Read more
This One's For Me
I'm very wishy-washy right now, and I'm pissing myself off.
I want to do a concentrated time of clean eating (that has worked wonderfully for me in the past), but ... I just have lost my oomph! I am oomphless. De-oomphed, as it were.
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Back to the Blog
I've been here, but not writing. I am SO FARKING BUSY. And it's awesome.
I'm in massage therapy school! Also I'm teaching flute lessons still, 4 or 5 days a week. Oh, and we're remodeling parts of our house (scrape/sand/prim... Read more
In Which I Realize I Have Gone Feral
Today I have finally begun to come down from SO many changes.
Hubs went back to work
I started college again, to start a new career
We have been renovating our house
I'm losing a bunch of weight
My brother had lifesaving surgery
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Some Successes, Some ... Not-Successes
Well, I did, in fact, have a night of nervous eating and drinking. Not horrible, but I really really had a tough time. My brother's surgery was supposed to be 8 hours long. It ended up being a little over 17 hours long.
I simply tried ... Read more
Nervous Eating: Tonight's Challenge
Welp, tonight I am quite sure that unless I wire my jaw shut, I'm going to have the urge to eat to quell nervousness. My oldest brother is in the hospital with life-or-death surgery on his carotid artery, heart valves, and aorta. Yikes. SO far... Read more
When Work _IS_ Working Out
My house. My sweet, 85-year-old house.
We're prepping the outside of the house for painting. Oh, how I wish it were just PAINTING. No. It's peeling and nasty, and we have to scrape -- by hand-- and then sand -- with power sanders-- the... Read more
In Which Life Kicks Me In the Buttocks, and I Try To Deal
It's true, isn't it? About how our bodies keep trying until they get what they want? (Nutrition, comfort, etc.)
In the interest of full disclosure, last night after posting, I got some very upsetting news. A sibling had a stroke, and then... Read more
I'm guessing that MUCH of that 9 pounds of weight gain was water. I forgot how much salt and chemicals there is in pre-prepared and restaurant food.
I am down 2.2 pounds SINCE YESTERDAY. Of course, I drank 12 glasses of water and ate NO... Read more
Ok. Rilli, K8? Not Smart.
Blah. Family visit + stress + boredom = 9 pounds total.
Oh yes. NINE. Which puts me back in "Two-derland." Not Onederland. Bah. But I'm back. Again and again and again. I am back.
I plan on chopping those 9 pounds off my sorr... Read more
From the Sublime To The Ridiculous
I went to my doctor (OK - she's really a LPN, but for simplicity's sake, I call her my doc. Go with it.) last week. It's been maybe a year since I last went, and..... drumroll.....
I'm 40 pounds lower than last year. She was BEAMING. Lik... Read more
The 18-hour Challenge.
I still did a little cheat last night. 3 pizza rolls. OH, FIE ON YOU, WRETCHED CHEESE-AND-SAUCE-FILLED PASTRIES!
So today, I did an 18-hour challenge to myself to do NO CHEATS. Started at about 10 a.m.
LUNCH: poached c... Read more
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It's A Long Road Back (mentally)
Today has been challenging, after last night's debauch. I was quite surprised to find my weight the same today as it was yesterday morning. Whew.
Why was today challenging? Because JUST LAST NIGHT, I let it all go. I let myself break ... Read more