Stop it now!!
Ok, in the last 6 months I have lost 16 lbs and reclaimed my life in so many ways. I have another 10 lbs to go, and I am willing to be patient. It is coming off really slowly, but that's ok. For the most part. But when I recently rode 60 miles o... Read more
Still holdin' steady!
Bootcamp still "owns" me 3 days a week, the gym another 2. Weight loss is ever so slow, but for once I am not measuring success by a number on the scale. I know I am dropping inches like crazy and people are noticing the weight loss so I guess I... Read more
Bootcamp Part II
Well I am starting week 4 of my 10 week bootcamp session. I completed the 6 week session so I guess I am really on week 10, with 6 more to go! I have lost an additional 3 pounds, for a total of 11 since starting the camp. It's been slow, but I a... Read more
Boot camp Part I
Well I finished the first session of boot camp. Six weeks, three days a week, 60 very intense minutes. Final results: I lost 7.5 lbs, 1.5% body fat, and a total of 4" from my waist, butt and thighs. Yahoo!!
Next week, I start a 10 week boot... Read more
Today, I'm back on board
I've been gone awhile and off track. Currently I am enrolled in a 6 week boot camp that is 3X per week. It's been brutal (in a good way!!) Just signed up for another 10 weeks. Been going to the gym another 2 days a week consistently now. I had g... Read more
I've been struggling for what seems like a long time now, but I think I'm getting back on top of it all. Sad thing is, I decided to re-read all my comments on my Spark Page and realized...all those goals, are still goals, over one year later! I ... Read more
That dreaded scale!!
Ok, so I just got myself back on board the past 3 weeks after several months of self destructive behavior. I'm doing well, with food, exercise, motivation. Although I cannot "break up" with my scale. Daily weigh ins. Ridiculous. But a wickedly s... Read more
It is a psychiatric term that is very relevant in my work: mindfulness. If the concept can be reduced to one short phrase (which of course it can't !), I would think it might be: "Deliberateness in all things". I was thinking today, that mindful... Read more
Ok, so I completely fell off the wagon for several months, regained all my weight (lovely work, Lori!!), became completely disgusted with myself, and now I'm back at it!
So frustrating, but what can I do except look forward? I had lost 11 lbs... Read more
See you in another life, brotha...
Ok, so that title is from the tv series Lost...couldn't help it!
I wanted to say 'adios!' (for now, anyway) to all of you who have been friends and 'regulars' for me here at sparkpeople. i have not been taking care of business in terms of d... Read more
I'm back at it!
This job change has been the best thing in the world for me! I start work at 10:00am so have time to exercise every morning before work. For the past 2 weeks I have worked out 6 days per week, allowing myself one rest day each week. On my rest d... Read more
While running today....
the following words kept playing in my mind:
"A good life requires daily care and tending...."
It has become my new mantra:
...a GOOD life- not just an ok one
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Finally....no longer in survival mode...sanity is mine!!
I have struggled for the past 6-8 months with an insane job, working for insane people. I have been depressed, depleted, exhausted, hopeless. I was soooo fortunate to be able to risk taking a voluntary lay off to return to my old hospital job, b... Read more
Ok this isn't my usual thing, but I have another book recommendation for you!!
There is another book I read that I want to recommend to all you bicycle people, and exercise folk in general! I loved this book. It is called In Memory of Running. It's a wonderful novel about an overweight, middle aged man who used to run when... Read more
Got the job...yahoo!!
OK OK I promise..my days of whining about work are officially OVER!!!
I went for a job interview last week and found out today I got the job!
It is aaalllllll gggooooooddd from here!! I am on vacation this week, then go
back to jail (to ... Read more