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Let's start 2012 with some good news. I lost 2 pounds over the holidays. I said I was going to lose and I did it. And Im pretty proud of that. I did have cookies, drinks and snacks over the holidays but I also continued running and lifting wei... Read more
Holiday challenge: week 1
Monday: medium-level success.
1. Did not snooze it. Yay! Excellent way to start.
2. Ran a mile, did weights, ran a second mile. Impressed that I am now someone who can run a mile, but a bit disappointed that i was not able to convince myse... Read more
Stage 4: Not a Turkey Button and other Musings...
So I got the email telling me I had graduated to Stage 4 of the Spark Diet and I put off making the switch for a day. I was hesitant for some reason. I searched my heart and discovered that II had this feeling of anxiety...like if I was in the l... Read more
Good news, bad news
My school's levy didn't pass. Leaving our district with a $23 million shortage. Not only will we lose art, music, sports, reading intervention, etc. for all schools, but my daughters' own school will close as a result of the levy failing. We've ... Read more
Running is working!
The downside to weighing myself at the gym in the locker room is that when the scale FINALLY dips below 179 after 6 weeks of the worst plateau, you can't whoop it up. Which is what I wanted to do this morning when that scale lit up.
So...I... Read more
16 Weeks: 8 Unexpected Ways I Am Changing
1. I like to get sweaty. I used to hate that part of working out and now I don't mind it. It is a good barometer of when I am doing something that is challenging my body. I look forward to challenges that make my heart pump and get my body worki... Read more
I ran a mile!
I hit the gym this morning and did 45 min on the eliptical and then, because I'm trying to find ways to challenge myself and bust throug this plateau, I decided to see if I could run a half mile.
At the half mile point, I st... Read more
Hocking Hills Trip
This afternoon I am heading down to Hocking Hills for 3 nights in a cabin with my in-laws. The trip is a tradition and I look forward to it every year for the chance to be outside in nature, hiking, and with family.
It is also a place RIPE ... Read more
So...I'm stuck. I have fluctuated between the same 2 pound range for 3 weeks, even though I'm still getting up each day and working our hard at the gym. I think I've reached a plateau. It has been frustrating.
What am I going to do about i... Read more
Progress: Week 13
One of my goals is to walk, run, bike, etc. 40 miles a month. I'm proud to say that I did 40 miles...last week alone, putting in 14 of those miles on Saturday. Woo HOO!
I did let my eating get a bit away from me this weekend, but I'm certai... Read more
Refusing to be part of the problem
So the thing that kick-started me into this process in July was working at this Children's Hospital. I truly love what i do and where I work, but I was appalled that so many people working at a children's hospital, where I would hope we would be... Read more
Progress: Week 12
This won't be a long one because having my arms out of the bedcovers to type is COLD, but I did want to check in because i am really proud of myself. I've been at this for 12 weeks. Thats amazing. And this doesn't really feel like q diet now. Th... Read more
SOOOOO.....tonight I was cleaning my closet and found 4 pairs of jeans/ corduroys, etc. that I used to wear. They were my cache of "skinny pants" from many years ago and, on a whim, I tried a pair on to see how far I still have to go...
AND... Read more
Yesterday I received horrible news. I found out that my niece, who is 6 and who has been battling cancer for 4 years, has relapsed again with tumors in her brain and cancer throughout her body. Doctors will do radiation for her brain to try to k... Read more
Assignment: Why Do I Want to Change?
What do I want to change? I want to improve my health and lose approximately 10 more pounds. I want to have a healthier relationship with food, which I'm already well underway.
How do I want to look? I want to look trim, strong, and fit. I ... Read more