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I'm Hungry. (Starting One More Time)

Saturday, November 07, 2015      2 comments

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

Sunday, July 06, 2014      0 comments

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

Thursday, July 03, 2014      0 comments

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

Monday, June 30, 2014      0 comments

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014      2 comments

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.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014      1 comments

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

Sunday, May 18, 2014      0 comments

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

Saturday, May 17, 2014      0 comments

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

Starting Fresh

Tuesday, May 13, 2014      0 comments

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

Friday, March 29, 2013      1 comments

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

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      0 comments

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

Friday, October 12, 2012      1 comments

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

Thursday, October 11, 2012      0 comments

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

Wednesday, October 10, 2012      3 comments

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

Thursday, July 26, 2012      0 comments

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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