It took me several months to come to terms with the fact that I have anxiety. I was on medication for quite a while before I would claim and own it really. I have been in counseling since November. Early on she suggested that I was experiencing ... Read more
Yoga when you're fat
So a lot of cardio is hard. I have had a sinus infection for weeks. My asthma hates winter. High impact and my plantar fasciitis don't mix. Winter and driving to the gym just aren't my cup of tea. Mix in some depression and you have the perfect ... Read more
Being able to laugh at myself
So yesterday after work my brother "trainer" called and asked if I wanted to meet him at the gym at 8 p.m.
Sure, no problem. I thought we would get in our 24 minute cardio, 15-20 minutes of strength and home in under an hour.
Yeah right. Th... Read more
Fun in the sun and other nonsense
So earlier this week, the scale did not match how I felt. I felt thinner and that everything fit better and that scale just didn't agree.
This morning however, when I weighed in for my 5 percent challenge, it showed another 1.5 pounds down! Y... Read more
Reducing the dependency on prescriptions
As of this week I am down to three prescriptions a day:
My hypertension meds, my hypothyroid meds and my anti-anxiety meds
I have dropped my antibiotics, stomach pain killers, daily acid reducer and have cut out my birth control this week. T... Read more
Losing weight is so much more than eating less and moving more
I was talking to my brother the other day after a particularly hard work out. We made our favorite spicy sausage pasta (healthier version, go us) and were sitting and eating and we were discussing motivation, losing motivation and the barriers t... Read more
I don't need a trainer...I have my brother
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2. happening fortunately: a lucky accident.
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OK, not so humble. This post is all patting myself on the back. It's not really about weight-loss, rather about my health. For a little more than two years now my health has been in a downward spiral. I added 70 pounds or so to my 5'4" frame. I ... Read more
Need to give thanks to God, despite a crummy day
I woke up stuffed up. A bit of a headache. Generally not wanting to drag myself out of bed. But I was able to drive to work on site, safely.
Then I had to argue with Travelocity for half an hour to get them to refund me my money for a hotel ni... Read more
Elaboration on struggles
I realized I should have elaborated on some of my struggles. I am down 10 pounds so far in 5 weeks, and I realize that's awesome. But let's face it...almost all of that was lost during the cleanse phase in the first week and a half. Since then I... Read more
It's really hard not to get discouraged. I should be thrilled at the success others are having. But instead I see my scale not moving. Despite eating healthier, despite my supplements, despite exercise. I FEEL better which does account for somet... Read more
Hey there cardio, long time no see!
It's been a while. I'm a lot heavier than I was the last time I saw you. But we met again tonight. And while I have a love hate relationship with you, it seems you remember me and tried to make me feel welcome.
I added my first work out to my ... Read more
AdvoCare Challenge #1 complete
Well my AdvoCare 24 Day Challenge is over. I am down about 10 pounds. I feel really good. My energy level and motivation are great. Not going to lie, still have a LOT of work to do on my food intake and what exactly I'm eating, but I am feeling ... Read more
28 years and counting
Yesterday I turned 28 and for months I have been dreading this birthday. BUT with the help of Advocare and knowing I am on the road to wellness I was able to get through the entire day without tears or regrets, and enjoy my day.
Here's to many... Read more
Some struggles and a bout of the stomach flu
I have made pretty good food choices but my meals too large and not doing enough healthy snacking to curb my appetite between meals. I also caught a nasty stomach bug that has made my appetite touch and go and my ability to keep foods in slightl... Read more
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