Gluten Free-Week 2 and 3
I didn't have time to blog last weekend so I'll have to do 2 weeks in 1. As I discussed in my last blog, I experienced a few symptoms my first week. Starting my second week, those symptoms disappeared and I haven't had any other issues. I've ... Read more
Gluten Free-Week 1
What a week it's been! As I said in my last blog when I started this whole thing, I'm often surprised at how my body reacts to dietary changes. So far this has been no exception.
The first day or two I didn't really notice any difference.... Read more
Going Gluten Free for 30 days
I tend to read a lot of Natural Health books and newsletters. I love Food Matters and Hungry for Change especially. I've been reading a lot lately on being gluten free. I don't have Celiac's Disease so I never thought it was something that I ... Read more
Back to walking
The last few months have been a little slow for me. I tend to lose my workout mojo in the spring for some reason. I started to feel a little lazy, then skipped one workout, then two. I told myself that as long as I wasn't gaining any weight i... Read more
Cholesterol Levels (great news!)
I was first diagnosed with high cholesterol when I was 18. I was living a healthy lifestyle, at a healthy weight, and working out every day. I had never had all my labs tested and decided since I was finally an adult, I should know where all m... Read more
First beautiful day in a long time...
I live in Boise, Idaho. According to the weather gurus, this has been the 4th coldest winter in the history of our dear city. It is the coldest winter in the past 75 years. Needless to say, it's been horrible!
It's been way below freezin... Read more
Bought an elliptical today
About a year ago I bought a treadmill and I love it. This winter has been really cold (the coldest in Boise in the past 70 years) so there's no way I can or will workout outdoors. I found out last winter that I won't even get in my car in the ... Read more
Lost during Thanksgiving week-so proud!
Well, it's been about 10 months since I've blogged. And in that time I've gained a lot of weight. Things at my job got quite hectic and we had a lot of mandatory overtime. I was exhausted all the time and fell off the healthy wagon. I got ba... Read more
Walking work station
Well, the last few months have been difficult. It's been a big time of transition and spending money. But I'm finally settled in Boise and in my apartment and I'm trying to get back on track. Unfortunately, I've gain 10 pounds of the 35 that ... Read more
I can't believe it's been almost 2 months since I've been on here! But it has been. After I got my new job I found an apartment and then my life was a whirlwind. I had to move, buy furniture (I had almost nothing), start my job, and train. I... Read more
In my last blog I told everyone how I'd gotten a job. Well, now I found an apartment. It's been an up and down journey the past few weeks. I found a place that I loved, turned in the application, went to sign the lease, and suddenly they tell... Read more
I got a job!!!!
Ok, I know that I've been super quiet on SP recently. I've had a lot going on. Since I moved to Boise I've been applying for jobs like crazy! I've also been looking at apartments and bikes (because I plan to bike to work) and working out.
... Read more
Down 2 lbs
Yes, I'm down 2 pounds. Granted, these are 2 of the 4 pounds that I gained over the last 2 or 3 weeks with my move and getting settled in Boise again. But that almost makes it more rewarding. It's always great to lose weight, but when you gai... Read more
I love the YMCA!!!
So, Monday I heard back from the gym and found out that I qualify for their financial aid. Since I was doing AmeriCorps and didn't have an income I qualify for the maximum discount, which is 70% off. So I now have a gym membership for only $12... Read more
I'm literally feeling horrible because I ate WAY to much this weekend. My mom had a big party on Saturday. It was the first time she's had one in ages. She invited all of her co-workers and people who had helped her after her house burned dow... Read more