Summer of Self Improvement - Day 2
Day 2 at the gym went well. It started out with some help from a trainer. We visited for a few minutes, then he did a body fat analysis on me with the little hand-held instrument. Next he showed me how to use all the various weight machines, hel... Read more
My Big Step
So, I took a big step today. For the first time ever in my life, I became a member of a gym. I signed up at the local YMCA and proceeded to work out. Tomorrow morning I've got an appointment to do a body fat analysis and get oriented to all the ... Read more
Goals for the rest of this week:
Starting weight: 179
Plan of attack: drink 8+ cups of water daily
make healthy choices when it comes to food
do some form of exercise twice more this week... Read more
Now I know it's maybe not the most noble motivation in the world, but I'm going to make it work for me!
I'm planning on starting grad school in August and will be moving to a new town at that time. My goal is to drop 15-20 pounds in the 2 1... Read more
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off to Work I Go!
All righty, I know I've said this before and meant it, but this time I'm actually going to do it! I'm back on board for weight loss! I've lost 15-20 pounds since April 2008, but most of that work was finished nearly a year ago, and I've just bee... Read more
Just wanted to share...
I've had a couple of stressful weeks in my life recently. Trying to decide what grad school to go to this fall, and my choices couldn't be more different. Abilene, Texas, or Boston, Massachusetts. The stress isn't over because I still don't have... Read more
Last week didn't go so wonderfully as far as weight loss, for many reasons. Not that that's really an excuse, just an explanation. I'm planning to make this week better. I've started off with some strength training and cardio today, of which I a... Read more
Back on Track. I Hope.
Well, as of Saturday, it'll be one year since I joined SparkPeople. It actually almost seems like it's been longer because a lot has happened in that year. Among many other things, I have successfully lost about 25 pounds and successfully kept o... Read more
I know it may not sound like much, but I am proud of the fact that this week I have met my exercise goals. For someone who despises exercising so much, that's pretty cool. I don't know that I'll continue in that streak, but for three days in a r... Read more
Bring on 2009!
Well, it's the new year. And I'm going to break tradition by NOT making new year's resolutions. If I were to make a resolution it would be to learn to love myself no matter what else happens. And so all those resolutions about what I will and wo... Read more
Well, here I am again. I'll admit I've kind of, no, really, slacked off in the past few months. I've still been doing a decent job of applying my newly-learned eating habits, but I haven't been very purposeful about much of it, and I've found pl... Read more
What've We Got to Lose?
This post was recently put up in my Northwest Arkansas team's forum, and I thought I'd share for all of you to see. What have you already lost, and what do you have to lose? Right now I've lost halfway between a human's skin and an average newbo... Read more
With some gentle prodding from my roommate, I've recently taken up swing dancing. And while I'm far from the best at it, hence the post title "Dancin' Fool," I will admit that I'm not all that bad, especially for someone who'd never danced a sin... Read more
some motivation and encouragement...
My heart and my flesh may fail; but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. - Psalm 76:23
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! - 2 Corinthians 5:17
Do you not kno... Read more