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Sad to Be Going Home from a Great Vacation and Healthy Eating on the Road
Friday, January 06, 2017      3 comments

Well, today, we are driving home, and I am truly sad to have to go to work, although I love my job. We had an amazing vacation with a lot of great family time and gatherings. Plus, I cooked like a professional chef at times, which was awesome.... Read more
I got on the scale and was not so shocked to find that I weigh 199 pounds.
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      3 comments

We went on a road trip, and I didn't make the best possible food choices, and this holiday season, I drank too much. However, I am not making any weight loss or health resolutions in 2017. Last time I went on a diet last summer, I lost 3... Read more
Started Yoga! But Kickboxing Is Ending
Saturday, November 19, 2016      2 comments

I started doing power yoga, and boy is it awesome and kicks my butt. I have been going to kickboxing regularly, but the classes are about to end, and I foresee myself getting that gym membership I've been talking about at the Parks and Rec Cent... Read more
New Coaches Doing A LOT of ST and Core Work
Friday, October 28, 2016      1 comments

Well Friends, Kickboxing is not the same, but I have been toning quite a bit. The new coaches focus a lot on weights and circuit training. I miss the old coach who would make us run. However, each coach focuses on different styles and mu... Read more
Kick Boxing Coach Quit
Tuesday, October 18, 2016      4 comments

I am very, very sad. We got someone to do strength training, but I miss my old coach. :( (1) Seek long-term happiness. (2) Drink water, ten glasses daily min. (3) Clean the house four times a week. (4) Exercise, twice a week, good h... Read more
Accountability and Honesty, Not Judgement
Thursday, October 06, 2016      3 comments

This morning I was reflecting on what I have been doing well, and what I could do better. I was also thinking back to that two year period when I lost 40 pounds, and all the hours I spent in the gym and the calorie counting I kept. I lost my e... Read more
Moving and Playing Tag! What?!
Wednesday, September 28, 2016      3 comments

On Monday, our coach kicked our collective asses. He had us do sprints and burpees and wall sits as well as our kick boxing combos, which are quite fun. It doesn't get much harder for me than that, short of doing planks and sit ups. Sad... Read more
Well, I Survived the First Week of Kickboxing, Nine More to Go
Friday, September 23, 2016      3 comments

I won't lie. The next day on Tuesday, my body was crying! I had to take two Tylenol; thank goodness the coach took it a little easier on Wednesday. Phew! Sadly, I only made it to kickboxing and not extra gym class, which I thought was an ach... Read more
Focusing on Activity
Friday, September 16, 2016      3 comments

Instead of going on an extreme diet or any sort of diet, I am going to work on one habit a month and the fitness aspect. I don't even want to talk about eating. This month, I am focusing on drinking water, starting with ten glasses day, ... Read more
Starting from Zero
Thursday, September 08, 2016      2 comments

I don't even want to weigh myself. The tight clothes say it all. I am, again, revisiting the whole diabetes diet, except this time, I am definitely going to plan my meals more. I have been somewhat more active with the housework, and my husba... Read more
Stupid Scale. No, I Didn't Gain More Weight
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      4 comments

That is why the scale is stupid. I though I gained ten pounds, and I did not. My weight just fluctuates, and what I eat bloats me. Anyway, the internal journey is going well. I had a wonderful spiritual experience last Wed. Oh, and no... Read more
Ladies and Gent Friend, I Gained 10 Pounds Back
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      1 comments

I knew the weight gain was coming because I couldn't maintain that eating plan forever, but I had to fall on my face. Why? To learn a real path to health. Obviously cutting major food groups drastically is not, never, ever, the way to go. It... Read more
Working on Cleaning and Getting Grades in
Friday, July 15, 2016      4 comments

Today, I am going to work on cleaning the house when I get home after a long meeting. That should help me start packing for our week-long trip, which will start this Sunday. The other happiness goal is just responding to my student essays ... Read more
Stopped Crying (Not Literally) about the Five Pounds I Gained
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      3 comments

I knew it was coming, and frankly, should be grateful I have not gained more given all the parties and cook outs and "occasional" beers. So, I am taking a different approach to the eating and it's nothing original as a lot of books have bee... Read more
Keeping on, Drinking Water
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      3 comments

Sticking with it and prioritizing water today. On a downer, I gained 5 pounds back. :( (1) Make the best possible food choices genuine preferences. (1.5) Try to eat a little less each time and drink water. (2) Do what you love. ... Read more

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