I'm Hungry. (Starting One More Time)
I forgot how much I hate the first few days of a healthier eating/exercise plan. It's 9:17 in the morning. I had a bagel and cream cheese for breakfast, just over an hour ago.
I am starving.
I have my calories mapped out for the day,... Read more
Day Eleven: I Cheated a Bit
Nine days without sweets, and then I slipped a bit last night.
Actually, I'm not going to call it slipping. I spent the day exhausted. Even with a short afternoon nap, I couldn't concentrate, my eyes were drooping, and I couldn't quite see... Read more
Day Eight: Another Pound Gone
As of today, I've gone eight days without any sweets. I've lost a total of 3 pounds so far, and I feel wonderful.
Yesterday was rough. My daughter had a friend over, the kids were all going nuts, and I was stressed out. I was tired. I was ... Read more
Day Five with No Sweets: Progress Report
It's the beginning of day five with no sweets. My pants are a bit looser (YAY!!!!), and the headaches are gone.
I'm getting more creative about how I eat. We picked strawberries yesterday, and I made a low sugar version of strawberry short... Read more
Why I'm Letting Go of Sweets
Five days ago, I decided to give up sweets. I've tried cutting back, and it just doesn't work for me. I did great the first day, had a Frosty the second day, and started again the day after. I'm currently facing down day three of no sweets and l... Read more
I Miss Iced Coffee.
There. I said it.
Actually, it's not so much the coffee as it is the coffee+chocolate combination. Coffee on its own isn't my thing, but I've gotten used to my afternoon pick-me-up, and I really miss it. And my fridge is too small to make ... Read more
Day Two: Work
Not a lot accomplished today, fitness-wise.
We're trying to buy a new (to us) car, as our current one needs more in repairs than it will ever be worth. At the same time, my husband's job has cut back on overtime. So, I spent most of the af... Read more
Official Day One
Starting this morning, I am 100% back. Yesterday was grocery day, and the fridge is stocked with fruit, veggies, cheese, and yogurt. I have a small arsenal of healthier recipes to start mixing in to our meal plans. And I've exercised every day f... Read more
I spend two or three mornings a week a the local YMCA. My daughter goes to the drop-in day care, and then I go upstairs to get my workout in. Two months ago, the drop-in kids were all in the gymnasium, burning off some excess energy (we were in ... Read more
On The Road to My First 5k
One of my goals for the year was to sign up for, and complete, my first 5k. Well, I'm halfway there. I signed up a couple weeks ago, and I'm participating in the local Mother's Day 5k. What the hell was I thinking? I can for run a few minutes at... Read more
Day One: Take 5
I don't know if it's really been five tries at this point. That number is probably a little low, but whatever. Each time I try again, I'm starting in a better place than I did the time before.
With the exception of the past three weeks, I a... Read more
Day Three: Taking Measure
Why am I committed to losing weight? What was it that caught my attention?
It was a shirt.
I shop at Old Navy. Their large size fits really well, with the exception of being a bit short (I'm 6' tall). Except, every now and then, they ... Read more
Day Two: Starting a Streak
It's day two back on Sparkpeople, but it's day four without candy. I'm going to see how many days I can go.
For the record, I'm not counting Fireballs. They are great for congestion when you have a cold; I use them in place of cough medici... Read more
Day One: Because This Isn't Working
I know how to lose weight. Fewer calories, more movement, and I drop the pounds. This isn't rocket science. So why can't I actually lose anything?
I have no motivation. Or, rather, I have cyclic motivation. I start at the top, really motiv... Read more
Blog Challenge Day Two, and Other News
Today's prompt: How tall are you? Do you like your height?
I am 6' tall. And I love it, most of the time. There are some drawbacks--
--Everyone thinks that I can play basketball. (I can't. I really, really can't.)
--I can't ever wea... Read more
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