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Not beating myself up for gaining weight during my pregnancy
My entire life, even at my thinnest, I've managed to degrade and hate my body for how it looks. I've always been completely sensitive about things that people say about me, even with the best of intentions, to the point where I get defensive, st... Read more
Snow day...trying to find little ways to get my heart pumping
It started snowing again last night and this morning we have almost 5 inches of snow. The roads look slick and the hubby has my Jeep so I can't get to the gym. All sidewalks are covered in snow. Days like this I'm kind of scratching my head as t... Read more
I refuse to give up this time!
My motivation got a bit of a makeover right after Christmas 2010. I have two family members, a size 4 and 6 (yeah, I sometimes think of them in reference to their sizes... :/) getting married. One is this fall and the other hasn't set a date yet... Read more
I woke up this morning and nearly cried when I read the numbers on the scale....186 pounds. Whereas some people are focused on spending time with family and opening presents and pondering the reason for the season, I found myself trying to maneu... Read more
Cholesterol update...good news!
Two years ago when I had my cholesterol checked to get life insurance, my overall number was 272 and triglycerides were over 600. In January of this year I had it checked again and the overall number was 264 (never found out what the triglycerid... Read more
Sometimes when I go walking or walk on the treadmill, I do intervals where I walk a few minutes, run a few. Well today I decided to go to the track near my house to run/walk instead of to the gym. I did my first mile in 10 minutes and the second... Read more
Okay, so I'm one of those really annoying people who loves to plan things. I make lists upon lists of things I want to do, need to do, etc.
Yesterday I took some time to make a list of exercises/length of time I want to spend on those exerc... Read more
Finally broke down and bought new running (well, walking) shoes Friday night. I got New Balance MR760 ones this time, but I've worn them 3 times and so far I'm not impressed. The right sole doesn't even touch my arch at all and they seem much ha... Read more
Making slow progress...but it's still progress!
We had our First Place for Health Celebration Dinner tonight at church since it's our last night of class this semester. Our first and second place "losers" were husband and wife and lost 44 and 42 pounds, respectively. I only lost 4 pounds sin... Read more
Making healthy choices vs. making myself crazy
I started a new job this month working at a daycare and that has been keeping me pretty busy. I've been trying to get as many hours as possible there and the lady I sub for on my mail route has been sick lately so I've only had one day off a wee... Read more
Yeah, Yeah! I'm working on it!
So the Celexa my doctor put me on a few weeks ago has sort of taken the edge off of my depression and anxiety, but I still have no energy and I don't want to get out of bed most days. Food started tasting better. There was one day where everythi... Read more
So not only am I trying to lose weight before my husband and I start trying for our first baby, I'm also trying to be obedient to what God is leading me towards. I've been ignoring his voice for a while and I think that's why I haven't been myse... Read more
Side effects of Celexa
So the doctor put me on Citalopram, the generic for Celexa, and I've noticed the past few days that everything has a weird sort of taste now, like either really bland or sort of like plastic. I feel more like myself now, and I think that being m... Read more
Feeling healthier every day
I can tell that my endurance is improving every day and I don't wake up feeling bloated and "blah" anymore. It may not sound like much, but I've built up to where I can run 2-3 minutes at 5.7-6 mph before I feel like collapsing, and that isn't b... Read more
...on not letting stress affect my eating habits.
I had a very stressful workday today, which included me having to redo a few things and my mail car (on loan from my dad) overheated three times, twice during work. I also misread a label on a bag of chips and ended up going over my calorie rang... Read more