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Coping With Stress Without Food

Friday, January 30, 2015      2 comments

It's been a tough week. For a number of different reasons, I didn't get to the Y like I wanted this week. It was good that I took an actual several days break as the pain a clicking in my shoulder is much better now. I meant to make it back last... Read more

Fitness: From Metamorphosis to a Way of Life

Monday, January 26, 2015      1 comments

Working out has been great for me. I end up sore, but I'm always in pain anyway. Now it's satisfying proof my body is changing, a metamorphosis I'm responsible for. I can already feel the difference. Aside from moving closer to the steering whee... Read more

How do You Measure Success?

Sunday, January 25, 2015      2 comments

I don't have much time tonight, but I'm so excited about my progress. I weighed in this morning under almost normal circumstances (different shoes and breakfast). I gained 1 pound. I'm not letting that get me down I've added strength training to... Read more

I've got to Believe in Me

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

I'm having a hard time today reconciling the need to go work out and not miss a day with the need to let my body recover. I'm trying very hard right now to make a habit out of going to the gym. I need to and I can see the difference after only t... Read more

Sometimes Later is Better

Friday, January 23, 2015      1 comments

My husband as an IT security specialist taught a seminar in which he pointed out that we all suffer from decision fatigue. The more decisions we have to make in a day the harder it gets to make good ones. I think this is one of the reasons I do... Read more

How Did I Get So Lucky?

Thursday, January 22, 2015      4 comments

I'm going with the suggestion to list three things I'm thankful for in my life. I'm thankful that my kids are starting to overtly support me in my life style change. They aren't fighting me on dragging them to the Y so much. My daughter saw... Read more

The Cost of Being Healthy

Wednesday, January 21, 2015      5 comments

Today I did a Cost Analysis for a TOPS contest we are running through March. It took a bit of time, but it was a very eye opening and useful exercise for me. I wanted to share it here. I think It would really be beneficial for anyone struggling... Read more

Be Your Own Competition

Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

I was really terribly excited about my workout yesterday. I finally broke 12 mph on the stationary bike. I'm sure I looked like a maniac while fist pumping, covered in sweat with my face a alarming shade of puce. I'm very happy with myself. ... Read more

Am I Willing to Pay the Piper?

Sunday, January 18, 2015      6 comments

I lost 3.2 pounds this week. I'm so proud of myself. This wasn't excess water, it was fat. I can pick up 3 boxes of butter and feel and see the loss. I'm sore from my workout yesterday, but it's worth it. It was my first full strength trai... Read more

Get Creative and Get Healthy

Friday, January 16, 2015      3 comments

I'm very lucky and I know it. Like everyone I know, we've gone through some grim times. My husband finally found a better job and we are fortunate to be able to afford the $90/month YMCA membership for our whole family. Our private training sess... Read more

There are No "Ladies" at the Gym

Thursday, January 15, 2015      1 comments

I saw a video today on what women really look like as they workout as compared to what the media projects. We don't glisten, we sweat. We jiggle. We occasional ripple. We smell bad and make unladylike noises too. Their are far too many of ... Read more

Eva vs the Treadmill or I'm Entitled to Make a Fool of Myself Once a Day Without Losing Self Esteem

Wednesday, January 14, 2015      4 comments

I didn't think I would be back at the YMCA today, so I did my day off 10 minutes walking at Sam's Club. It felt good and I still had lots of energy so I ended up doing another 10 min at the grocery store. I marked it down feeling satisfied with ... Read more

Victory Is Mine

Tuesday, January 13, 2015      4 comments

I did it! I managed to drag most of my family with me to our home YMCA tonight. I'm trying very hard to be a positive influence and example to my kids and husband despite my size. I ran out of my protein meal replacement shakes so it's been a st... Read more

Now The Real Work Starts

Monday, January 12, 2015      5 comments

I weighed in at the YMCA in Powell yesterday. I don't know how far off it is from the scale in my doctor's office. I've decided I don't really care at this point. I'll use this as my starting point and weigh at that Y in the same clothes every S... Read more

Sore But Satisfied

Sunday, January 11, 2015      5 comments

I made it back to the YMCA today. I gave my arms a break because after using the elliptical yesterday my upper body is feeling it. I did stretch them out which seemed to help. I got 30 minutes and 5 miles in on the stationary bicycle. It's no wh... Read more


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