I've slipped up big time. I relapsed. I gave myself permission to "have some treats" on Super Bowl Sunday, and that's led to what amounts to a three-day binge. I haven't binged like this since I joined Overeaters Anonymous in June. I'm feeling v... Read more
Progress, Not Perfection
Since I last blogged, I've recorded a weight loss of 4.4 lbs, gained 1.1 lbs back, upped my ten-minute-a-day exercise streak to 18, tried a new type of workout, and been eating much cleaner. I am inherently a perfectionist, so I'll admit to bein... Read more
Two Healthy Streaks for Me!
I am thrilled to be able to report that I have two healthy streaks going:
1) I have been sugarfree for a week
2) I have exercised for at least 10 minutes a day for nine days in a row
I started eating healthier on January 2nd by incre... Read more
Feeling Better, Considering Upping My Activity
My back is finally feeling better. I'm still a bit creaky, but I'm not in active pain. I'm doing everything I can to keep it that way, practicing simple, gentle yoga and moving mindfully. For example, instead of bending at the waist to reach for... Read more
Feeling Discouraged: Re-Tweaked My Back
I was feeling great yesterday: my back pain was almost gone. It had taken a week and a half of alternating ice and heat, stretching, and anti-inflammatories to calm it down.
Then I had a fitful night's sleep last night. When I awoke this mo... Read more
I took advantage of some downtime while waiting for my car to be serviced to do some fitness walking around downtown Burlingame in Northern California yesterday. Burlingame is a relatively small town a bit south of San Francisco with a cute litt... Read more
I deviated from my plan of eating last night in a big way: I ate 4 servings of a food on my trigger list. I'm disappointed, but before I could really begin to beat myself up over the lapse, I realized that what I actually need right now is kind... Read more
Beginning a New Journey
My body is telling me unequivocally that it's time to begin a new journey. I was reaching to replace a book on a shelf this morning, and I tweaked my back. Such a simple movement, and yet I couldn't do it without causing myself physical distress... Read more
Muscles Where I Never Have Had Them Before!
The core videos on the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge really work: I noticed this morning that I have muscles in my sides that I've never had before. Thank you, Coach Nicole!
I'm officially finished with the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Cha... Read more
Handling Stress Better
I've been experiencing a great deal of stress at work lately, and I've been dealing with it by eating whatever I want, whenever I want. So, while I've been very good about doing my 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, I haven't lost any weight. ... Read more
I Need a Do-Over
I completed all of the videos and basic cardio for Week 3 of the 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, but I did not increase my cardio or eat five servings of fruits and vegetables each day this week. I was sick to my stomach on Wednesday and Thu... Read more
Day 7 Completed!
I just finished doing the Day 7 workout for the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge--I'm a whole week in!
Today's 10-minute video kind of kicked my butt or, to be more accurate, my core. Due to the herniated disk in my back, my core is super-weak. ... Read more
Day One of the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge!
Fed up with my lackadaisical approach to fitness, I signed up for the 28-Day Bootcamp Challenge and completed Day One this morning. I wasn't able to do every exercise Coach Nicole demonstrated, but I did keep moving for the whole ten minutes. ... Read more
Since I started tracking my food and fitness again nearly three weeks ago, I've lost 5 lbs. It's amazing to me how much just being mindful of what I'm eating and how I'm moving makes a difference.
I had a tough week. I had an intestinal i... Read more
Well, I've been away from SparkPeople for two and a half months, and in that time, I gained about fifteen pounds. FIFTEEN! I've never gained weight so rapidly in my life. I now have fifty pounds to lose to reach my goal weight.
I know ex... Read more
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