No scale change but a big attitude adjustment
Many days of good choices can still lead to disappointment on the scale the next weigh in. That's okay, I've been playing the health and fitness game long enough that I know that it is persistence and dedication that will eventually lead the wa... Read more
Time to focus
It is officially spring break! It's time to get focused and commit to a great week to proper diet and exercise.
I went off track last weekend when I attended a conference. The food was too rich but very good. It was truly catch as cat... Read more
Where to start?
I'm reflecting on my previous goals, my blog introduction, and the changes that have occurred the last two years while I have been in the kingdom. My weight has gone up and down, I have exercised less, my meals are far more simple; I have becom... Read more
Back to track
I'm back to tracking my food and trying to discover the nutritional facts about foods I'm finding here. I'm hoping to start my exercising again today, not quite as energetically since I'm still a bit drained from jet lag. My inspiration was the... Read more
Woohoo better day
The temperature wasn't quite as warm, a stiff wind had cropped up. I was able to get my full 8 miles in today. It felt really good. I'm still battling the blisters with the shoes I have with me.
My visa was processed today, I'm hoping to ... Read more
I was all set to get back to my 8 miles a day after the Easter holiday. Mentally, physically, I felt ready. The weather wasn't quite as cooperative. It still around 90 degrees close to sunset. I didn't really want to try to do my last 2 miles of... Read more
My walking routine started as "if he can do it, I can do it". The "he" being my parents 70 year old neighbor who is recovering from prostrate cancer. The "he" looking very fit and healthy. I had already been walking but I heard that "he" was wa... Read more
Is this a sign?
Well, I won big time points on the wheel spins today. Five hundred points for the daily spin, and 7 for the second extra spin. Personally, I'm hoping my visa goes through the Embassy like my points worked.
All the paperwork is submitted... Read more
Over, under, around, and through
I've refrained from writing a blog. I didn't want to deal with my emotions. Afraid that introspection would lead me further down the road of depression.
I spent three months in Saudi Arabia where I couldn't go out and exercise. It cost me i... Read more
On the road again
My husband came back early June to Thailand, we went to the Philippines for 4 weeks, and are returning to the U.S. to process visas to work abroad.
Needless to say, that has created a bump in my routine for eating and exercising. I'm lookin... Read more
Endings, Beginnings and Stress
What a whirlwind week it's been! From completing my final paper for the last class of my degree to overseeing the details of my oldest child's return to our home country with a last minute favor to run a garage sale for my friend.
I thoug... Read more
Avoiding the (L)atitude in the negatives
I thought that when I moved closer to the equator that it would be easier to lose weight. I had assumed that all Asian food was healthy and that the heat would be a great prohibitor of appetite. I hadn't counted on menopause nor some of the mo... Read more
I am responsible for myself and my own happiness
Let me preface this with the fact that I love my children but we all come to a time where our patience, sanity, and happiness can be disrupted.
I am at such a crossroad. My son is now old enough to venture out on his own, not all of his ... Read more
Another Chiang Mai day
I love to walk. It doesn't matter where, I find something interesting to reflect upon or look at along the way. I find that it is a great way to settle those anxious or frustrated feelings I get.
I had to hoist myself away from my compu... Read more
It has been quite a while since I last added blog and so much life has been lived since then. Some good and some difficult. It is necessary to remember that the difficulty is an opportunity to become a person who can overcome, be a survivor. ... Read more