And now back to our regularly scheduled programming! Well, sort of.
Made it to the gym just now, for the first time in several days. The last couple weeks have been hectic, but mostly in a good way. After I posted last time, a good friend a... Read more
Made it to the gym this morning, and did two more minutes on the elliptical than yesterday, plus crunches and a plank hold. It's only Day Two, but I feel like I might get somewhere!
I'll only post my minute increment increases until I hit t... Read more
My Motivation Marbles
There are my Motivation Marbles. The one on the left, with the green marbles? It says, "Pounds Here" and has 73 green marbles, one for each pound to lose, plus special cle... Read more
Yep, 12 minutes. That's what I did on the elliptical today, plus 25 crunches and a 30-second plank hold. That's it, that's all I could manage at the gym.
And that is freakin' awesome!
Because I went to the gym, that's why! I ... Read more
My (food) landscape has changed!
Oh my gosh, you guys. I mentioned this in my previous post, but I am astonished at how much dairy I eat. After only three days of almost no animal products (the exception being I ate some fancy granola that had honey in the ingredients list--who... Read more
Vegan Before 6
I'm giving Mark Bittman's book, "VB6," a try. The idea is that you eat vegan before dinnertime, then can eat whatever you'd like (within reason, of course!), in terms of meat, dairy, whatever. Yesterday was my first full day, and it was pretty e... Read more
Here's to a great weekend!
What a great weekend! Not much happened, but I'm working on actively seeking more positive things in my life, and this weekend bore that out. A couple visits with friends, some good walking in my local park and, yes, more healthful food choices!... Read more
The Good Parts
My last two posts were entirely too mopey, or at least existential, for my taste! Heading into a long weekend (YAY!), I'd like to post about a few really positive things happening right now.
My friends are not judging me for my weight gain.... Read more
Fake it 'til you make it
I had a boss once who told me "Fake it 'til you make it" when I was learning public speaking. Even if you don't feel like an expert, or even very confident, just go out there, and act like you are, regardless of what you actually believe about y... Read more
Itty bitty baby steps
Okay. I made one choice today that will sound Not Impressive to some, but reflects my being a little more conscious about my food intake. Finally having my sink back (yay!), I was really wanting to cook. Who knew the prospect of washing dishes c... Read more
It's been too long when you forget your password!
So, it's been about a month since I've logged on here. I don't have any overwhelming feelings of shame or embarrassment, but neither do I feel ambivalent, and certainly not defiant, like this doesn't matter or anything. I'm not sure what I feel,... Read more
When Predictability is a GOOD Thing
Predictability is good when:
* I know my workouts will be safe, and I won't be tripping over shadows or rolling my ankle (ouch)
* I know about what's going on inside my body, and I don't have any surprise gastrointestinal "events"
... Read more
"MAY" I share my goals with you?
I was going to start a challenge thread in one of my team forums, but I suddenly got shy and self-conscious or something, and decided to keep my sudden burst of enthusiasm contained to my page!
My Marvelous May Challenge:
16 gym worko... Read more
Freedom, Death, Rice Cakes
I'm taking a couple days off work, so I'm in the middle of a 4-day weekend--heaven!
First things first: I've been eating like a maniac. A really, really hungry maniac. I'm still processing the stuff I wrote about in my last post, as well a... Read more
A painful conversation
Tonight I took a friend out for her birthday drinks, and we had a moment talking about my weight that was terrible, wonderful, and absolutely necessary. Her name is Michelle, and she has been a professional mentor of sorts for me, and is a great... Read more
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