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Getting Back to Work
I swam today.
I swam yesterday, too.
That's such a little thing, really, but after several days of not being able to do much of anything, I was so happy to be exercising again. My ankle is still swollen and it hurts to walk too far, b... Read more
Well, This Sucks.
So, it looks like I'm going to be finding new exercises to do for a while.
I sprained my ankle Monday night during CardioBoxing. But as someone... Read more
A Day in the Life
This is another BL Summer challenge. Go Black Panthers!
School has been out for the last week, so I'm really still adjusting to my new schedul... Read more
After the Biggest Loser Summer Challenge
One of the BL Summer challenges this week is to create a vision of where we want to be at the end of the challenge.
Most of the other times I've tried to get healthier, I would put a goal weight. This time, I'm approaching it differently, ... Read more
CardioBoxing-- A New Favorite?
I mention quite often that I work at a local YMCA, and after two years there, I'm friends with most of the group exercise instructors. The best part... Read more
It's the last day of school for the year here in NY. Having kids at home means a change-up in my workout schedule. No more noon cycling classes (Boo!), but it means more time at the park or riding bikes around town. It also means adding in a new... Read more
I am down 12 pounds over the last two months. Twelve!
I'm also starting to see more visible changes... Read more
Tightrope: Losing Weight and Raising Girls
Today was the second day of my PiYo program. It always energizes me, so I try not to do it too late at night. So this afternoon, while I was setting... Read more
One Month In
I passed the one month point for my medication for depression and anxiety two days ago. And what a difference a month has made.
I don't snack like I used to. No chocolate cravings. No desperate need for pastries or brownies. I made a cake ... Read more
NSV: So Proud of my Grocery Trip
Can I brag for a moment?
The husband, kids, and I go shopping together every week, and while my husband has never been shy about putting his own goodies in the cart, I've always been hesitant. Do I need Oreos or a couple candy bars? No. So... Read more
General Update-- Not Much to Report
Today is the first day this week that I haven't exercised, outside of some walking. Between the medication-induced exhaustion and a day of bad allergies (and here's me without any allergy meds...), I am done. I'm treating myself to a banana pean... Read more
Coming Clean About Depression
I was an anxious child. Social situations weren't easy, and I worried about everything. Waiting for an important phone call would leave me literally sick to my stomach.
By the time I started college, I was also battling depression. After a... Read more
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