My mother, grandmother, and aunts were all atrocious Packrats.
They refused to throw anything away, even if it was broken, unusable, outdated, or ugly. They just couldn't bare to toss it.
I don't know if it's because they had live... Read more
It is time to check up on my New Year's Resolutions to see how I'm doing.
My Resolutions are:
1) Get my roommate to help out more
2) Reduce TV time and be more productive
3) Lose weight
4) Finish my novel
5) Work on my financial... Read more
I've hit a plateau in the my weight loss. Yet I've had all these non-scale rewards.
I'm climbing stairs faster and getting less winded.
Clothes are fitting better.
And I just feel better.
But the scale stopped moving and... Read more
It's locked in. The vacation time has been requested and approved, plans are in motion.
The week of July 4th I will be going to Pasadena to visit a friend of mine. During that trip we will be doing an overnight hike. We will hike and cam... Read more
That Moment when you put on a shirt that USED to be too small and it is now way too big.
I used to cringe wearing this shirt, because it stretched across my stomach and made me feel huge and fat.
Then I started wearing it regularly... Read more
This guy swam across the Atlantic Ocean. I was exhausted just by riding in an airplane when it flew across the Atlantic.
Now he's intending to swim the Pacific.
www.npr.org/sections/hea lth-shots... Read more
I decided to take advantage of the good weather this weekend before the cold front moved in, so I spent the weekend hiking.
Which lead to a discussion with a friend about how she'd always wanted to do a long distance/overnight hike. (Hik... Read more
Well I tried, but I failed. My boss had mentioned she'd be bringing donuts today, so I challenged myself not to have any.
Long story short, my boss is a well intentioned Food Bully. So she kept pushing until I had one, then I had two more.... Read more
My boss announced that she will be bringing donuts tomorrow, simply because it's Friday.
At first I was like, "Yay! Donuts!"
But as I thought about it, I remembered the quote, "Don't give up what you want most, for what you want no... Read more
I keep reading about the importance of setting up a goal and reward system. I understand why it works. We need to pause and think about just how much we've accomplished. I still have roughly 40lbs to lose. BUT I have lost 37lbs and I've mana... Read more
I have a pattern. In the fall around Sept or Oct. I get back on the wagon and start losing a lot of weight. I become very dedicated and focused on my weight loss and my health.
Then the holidays come. And I tell myself, I'm going to ba... Read more
Well, my workout routine is more or less on track.
But my food is not. I don't know what it is, but I just can't seem to get myself back on course.
I have a wonderful pasta dish, low in calories, high in veggies. I have my snacks... Read more
My first new years resolution was to "allow" my roommate to participate more in the care and upkeep of our apartment.
She is a bit unmotivated, so every time I clean she will ask if there's anything she can do; unless I tell her to do somet... Read more
Last night my roommate was hyper, it was raining, so she paced for at least an hour while I was trying to sleep.
Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. Thump, thump, thump, thump. It was like water torture. (And yes, I've talked to her about i... Read more