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I feel like such a failure
I've been trying for a month to get my eating under control. And I've failed.
I'm still 20 pounds up and if I don't do something fast, none of my clothes will fit anymore.
I feel horrible. I know it's the body's natural reaction to w... Read more
Berries are in!
Yesterday got a nice surprise after work: the berry plants I ordered were delivered! So I ditched my work clothes and got motivated.
We now have fifty (50) strawberry plants, three blueberries, three raspberries, and three blackberries g... Read more
Getting back to normal
After Friday's chaos, we turned off the tv and got back to normal. Spent Saturday moving 5 yards (about 6 tons) of soil from the driveway where the landscaping company dropped it off to the backyard for our new raised vegetable beds.
The... Read more
Things are absolutely insane here in the Boston area. Whole cities are on lockdown, neighborhoods are being evacuated, no public transportation, no taxi service, all within a few miles of my house. My work's closed, and our city is asking us t... Read more
First, things need to stop exploding
Don't they know all that stress is bad for our health? Sorry to be joking about it, but I'm feeling maxed out worrying about friends and family this week.
I'm grateful my biggest crisis today is that I forgot to bring my snacks to work w... Read more
Not thinking about it, or mindless eating
Looking back on the last 4 months and what I did wrong to gain 20 pounds, I'm realizing what some of my mistakes were, and what things I can be proud of.
1. Not weighing in. I knew the news was bad and I didn't want to see it. Perhaps if... Read more
Yesterday shook me.
Boston's home. The running community are my friends. Yesterday shook me.
I managed to check in with everyone, and my circle's ok. A friend passed through the chute about 3 minutes before the bombs went off. He's safe, as is the blind run... Read more
Will I ever be free?
I've been in a cycle of binge/guilt/binge for over three months. It's so frustrating! I worked so hard, and was just getting to where I was happy with how I looked, happy with how my clothes fit.
And now I am back feeling lumpy, with clot... Read more
Rant: Scale swings
Friday morning I weighed in at 151.8, the same weight I'd been at for several days.
Friday night was a nightmare - took DH into the ER with chest pains. After 14 hours and lots of tests, he's fine, he's normal, but I was ... Read more
Keeping it going
Since my last blog (two months ago!), I gained a little and lost it again. So I'm back where I started still trying to take off the final 20 pounds.
I have a new motivation: Beach vacation in early January! Jamaica, baybee! I'm working... Read more
The Satisfaction Puzzle
I'm struggling to stay on track this Fall. There are a lot of factors, and I thought I'd list them here.
1. I love all the pumpkin donuts, munchkins, and other Fall treaties. It's very hard to resist.
2. I'm basically satisfied with... Read more
Yesterday's hike kicked my butt
I was sore and very tired after a relatively easy 6-mile hike. The upside was I didn't use it as an excuse to pig out on bread. The other upside was my knees hurt in the normal overdoing it sort of way, not in the "I'm not healed from the acci... Read more
I've been in a holding pattern for much of the summer, not really inspired to do more than work to get my strength and flexibility back.
Now there are no excuses. I am healthy and strong. I can hike, bike, and do my zumba. I have all the... Read more
Dressing for success
I've been really worried about gaining weight back because of the forced inactivity from my accident.
Yesterday and today were a tonic for that anxiety. I'm fitting into two sundresses that didn't zip last summer. Just in time for a heat ... Read more
Drove to work!
Big accomplishment - driving to work with my manual transmission car. It meant 25 minutes of clutching every minute or so, then 15 minutes walking from my parking space. ROAR!! This afternoon will be another challenge - walking to the car, dr... Read more