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Today was tough, emotionally. Recent breakup with SO, and a day we would have spent together doing fun and familiar things. I knew it would be difficult so I prepared. Monitoring stress and trying to be proactive, as I promised myselfÖ
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I really need a kick start so I decided to set some basic goals for this first month of the year. They are pretty minimal, since I think that's what I need right now, what with slower than expected recovery from knee surgery, a lousy cold and ... Read more
Holiday Update: Back On Track Again!
Well, I can't say I've been very successful in consuming fewer calories over the past months, or losing weight either. Actually gained 3 lbs but I hate, hate, HATE to move the tracker. Isn't that silly? It is what it is, so I may as well admi... Read more
Just the Basics
For a long time, I was in the business of setting myself a lot of goals which were wonderful and idealistic, but I was never able to fully achieve. I had a whole lot of things on my list like creating art and getting a masters degree that I tho... Read more
Knee Surgery and Recovery
A week and a half ago, I had arthroscopic surgery on my right knee to repair a torn medial meniscus. Good news: the doc didnít find any arthritis, which is great news since it is pretty rampant in my family. The bad news: it hurt! For some cr... Read more
Ten Tough Days
I just got back from a week and a half on the road for work. It was harder than I thought it would be and between working really long hours and going out at night with colleagues, I didnít meet my goals. I only managed to work out once and I w... Read more
I went to the doctor yesterday and he thinks I have a torn meniscus. Basically, torn cartilage in my knee and I probably need arthroscopic surgery.
I know when I did it. I ran a 10 mile race in April and got my best time in 10 years. I di... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Today, I got a new bike! This will be a great way to make sure I get my cardio, since whatever is wrong with my knee is keeping me from running, which has been not just exercise but a great stress reliever as well. Looking forward to getting out... Read more
Wild Undiscipline and a Good Start
Since I posted my last blog about learning from my struggles, I have been wildly inconsistent and undisciplined. I've eaten too much and had too many drinks and not exercised at all.
But at the same time, I feel like Iíve moved forward. ... Read more
Struggling to Learn
Struggling again. I feel like I keep getting myself stuck...
Iíve been really tired, almost unable to get enough sleep. Iím a little depressed because Iíve been having relationship problems with the guy Iíve been dating for almost a year, a... Read more
I don't know what's wrong but I can't seem to get back in track with either eating right or working out. I haven't run in almost two weeks and I am racking up over 2000 calories per day, most days of the week - and I know because I'm still track... Read more
Lately Iíve been slipping. Iíve gained back some of the pounds I lost and while I know it was due to some minor health issues, itís always hard to see hard-won progress lost. I think what bothers me more is that itís been hard to regain the mo... Read more
A Running Blog (with pics!)
I haven't been blogging much since I got serious about changing my life. I'm not sure why, because normally I like to write and I'm not shy about putting my thoughts and feelings out there. Maybe itís because I've been having such a good time ... Read more
Iím leaving Monday for a 9 day trip Ė 4 days in Wisconsin for work and 5 days at my Momís in Canada for her 75th birthday. Each with its own particular challenges! So I decided Iíd better think about my strategies in advance.
I noticed ... Read more
The new scale I bought this week has been a problem.
Over the years as my weight has gone up and down I have not watched it closely or recorded it regularly. Something about it bothers me. Maybe itís that having gone through some experi... Read more