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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
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