I'm finally making a dent in the weight I gained since my surgery last summer & subsequent medications. It's frustrating to have to get back down to my old start weight (170 -- at 182 now, from 194 at the start of the year), but I'm finally off ... Read more
It was 35F outside when my alarm went off this morning. I was warm, snuggled under a pile of blankets with the cat by my feet, the haze of sleep wrapping a cocoon of comfort around me. The sweet aftertaste of dreams lingered, a haven of mingled... Read more
Holy crow, medical care in our country is expensive!
It's the first thing that comes to mind when I hear complaints about how healthy food is more expensive than the cheaper alternatives. Healthcare spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010 and i... Read more
I'm not sure if any of my old pals are around anymore, but life has undergone a lot of changes lately. They've been really great changes! But alas, it did mean that I haven't been putting fitness as a priority.
So, living in a new state wi... Read more
Yesterday I started the Hobbit Walk Challenge ( www.nerdfitness.com/blog /2012/07/23/walking/ ) . The idea is to track your miles in walking/running/elliptical-ing and get to Mt. Doom and back. Before you think this is a walk in... Read more
I'm doing much better since my last post. I've identified the problem and am working toward a better place. Thank you all for your support!
In lighter news, I had a last-minute event I needed to dress up a bit for and in a hurry. Not havin... Read more
I'm still here!
Sometimes it feels like that's my tagline to life, especially in this last year or so. I've been struggling with a deep, unshakable depression that I keep telling myself is situational, but I think that once you start keepi... Read more
I have a big detractor in my working out. She tends to demean my every effort, encourage me to eat badly, and sneers at my mere mentioning of working out. If she asks me what I'm doing later, I have to substitute "run some errands" for "work out... Read more
I almost wish I had enough energy to eloquently express in words the frustrated, exhausted sigh I gave when I opened this blank blog post.
I'm up a whole ten pounds since my last post. The causes are the usual suspects -- I didn't make tim... Read more
Things have been ridiculously busy lately, but my lack of blog posts doesn't mean I've been slacking on my health efforts. My weight hasn't changed. Well, to be fair I got some pretty bad news mid-February. You see, I was working toward being "m... Read more
Holy crow, guys. I'm down another two pounds. I'm only counting it as one until I keep the other one off for a week (it keeps me from getting my hopes up :P) but I'm psyched. I haven't seen 164 in almost ten years and seeing it on the scale was ... Read more
I've struggled with my slow progress for several months now, letting myself get discouraged and falling back into bad habits. While my weight wasn't going up (thank goodness), I wasn't losing anything. I know that some people lose weight more sl... Read more
The good news is that I've been running often enough that my heart and lungs no longer feel like they're going to explode when I hit that third mile. My regular training has had a very real and noticeable effect on my cardiovascular health, and ... Read more
I have a whole rack of pants in my closet. Like many women, I have the "I'll fit into these some day" pants and the "these make my butt look awesome but are uncomfortable to sit in" pants, and many, many in between.
My work schedule has be... Read more