You are Bored, Not Hungry
I am trying to remind myself that I am NOT actually hungry. I ate a really good, filling lunch. I am, however, irritated, grumpy a little PMS-y and don't know why. So, I can feel myself looking for a "snack".
I got some water instead. I ... Read more
I got my first run of 2013 in yesterday! A total of 2 miles, but it was outdoors (-5 C) and it felt great! I wish I hadn't "quit" running in the fall but life gets in the way sometimes.
Today I woke up a little sore and with a scratchy th... Read more
It's been almost a week since the skiing and all of a sudden my shoulder is just killing me. We went snowmobiling today and after 25 miles, it was all I could do to hold on. Fortunately, we were pretty close to home so after a bit of ice and re... Read more
We took the kids downhill skiing yesterday, which I haven't done since I was a teenager. Surprisingly, it came back pretty easily. I even learned to ski this time, instead of mostly going straight down!
Today I am stiff just about everywh... Read more
BLC Week 3 Challenge
So - the task is goal setting, in priority, with short, realistic, attainable goals. What a perfect way to end 2012 - with a list of goals for the new year.
What worked in 2012? I lost 18 (now 15) pounds, so I know that even occasional ex... Read more
I have finished my first week of SparkPeople. A seven day streak! I love SP because no matter how long I've been away or neglected myself, this lovely place remains for me to try, try again. My challenge to myself this time is to spark every ... Read more
Happy New Year!
It's been a long while since I last blogged. I know it isn't 2013 yet, but I thought it was time to start again. Is that a New Year's Resolution? Perhaps. I looked at my tracker for the year & I started it at my all-time heaviest (not pregna... Read more
100 Day Post
I have been actively sparking for 100 days straight. That seems like such an amazing feat to me! I have had lots of ups and downs, but finally, the scale is heading down again. I've lost 3 more pounds, making my total weight loss 17 pounds. ... Read more
"Nothing changes unless something changes"
I am so trying to take this to heart. 6 weeks of the same weight. Ugh. Have I been super-on program? No. So, I can't be completely "not at fault". But, I would have expected SOME kind of chan... Read more
Is that even a word? Not sure. Either way, that's what I am. Completely stuck. I've now sat at 153 for 3 weeks. No change. But, I've not been working as hard as I could either, at least not on my running. I've been gardening, walking, buil... Read more
Vacation & Weight Loss
We just got back from a week long vacation with the kids. I didn't get in nearly as much exercise as I wanted but did manage to eat pretty well. I was so looking forward to hiking in Banff but it was not to be - little buddy threw a tired fit ... Read more
Now that I'm feeling really proud of myself and starting to see results, I'm looking around me for people that sabotage that in my life. Or at least practice such unhealthy habits that are tempting for me.
One is my coworker, lovely person... Read more
I'm Gonna Brag a Little
That's right, I'm bragging today. Today, I am down a total of 12 pounds!!! I am not sure if you can tell how thrilled I am, but here's a hint:
TWELVE POUNDS ! TWELVE POUNDS ! TWELVE POUNDS !
Is this the thinnest I've ever been? Nop... Read more
I'm finally seeing some actual, real results!! I know, I was moaning a bit in the last blog, but I'm down another pound, my waist is down a 1/2 inch and my size 10s are starting to look big. In fact, I put on size 8 pants yesterday & did them ... Read more
The Scale is NOT Me
Repeat after me: I am not my scale. It does not define who I am, what I am or where I am.
I am beautiful.
I am tough.
I am strong.
And, I am sad today.
I've been working out steadily for a whole month & have really n... Read more