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Back into the 160s!

Wednesday, May 06, 2015      2 comments

I'm at 169 this morning. I am finally heading in the right direction and continuing. It's been over a year of trying to turn it around and I'm finally keeping myself going and motivated. Keeping up the momentum is really motivating. Besides, ... Read more

Pits of Insecurity and Climbing out of them...

Monday, May 04, 2015      0 comments

I so very much hate when the insecurity and negative tape loops start playing in my head... and trying to find the source is like being in a creepy haunted house with cobwebs and shadows and peeling paint... hearing the creepy laugh of an equall... Read more

Breaking the day 3 curse...

Wednesday, April 29, 2015      1 comments

I wrote my little blog entry the other day... and I come back to find all kinds of super cool replies.... it became a featured blog post. A bit overwhelmed and definitely surprised by that... but that is what makes SP so special... something yo... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a whirlwind!

Monday, April 27, 2015      23 comments

It's been a couple of weeks since I last blogged, but life has been busy being LIFE... and pretty exciting and wonderful at that. Last weekend I went to Boston, MA to run the BAA 5K (the Saturday BEFORE the Marathon) with ANNIONLI, my long... Read more

Trying again... and again... and again...

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      1 comments

I guess I should just call it the three day curse, it seems like I can exercise and eat right for about 3 days ina row and then I fall off the hourse for another two weeks. This doesn't help me lose weight, it achieves exactly the opposite. ... Read more

Better week continues.

Thursday, March 19, 2015      0 comments

I went a little over on calories, but I recorded them honestly yesterday. Good news is that I had a good amount of leeway... and I had a good 360ish calorie burn on the treadmill last night. No matter, I have reached 4 days of careful eati... Read more

Don't eat someone else's bitter...

Thursday, March 19, 2015      3 comments

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That Frickin' Wagon is So Slippery!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015      1 comments

Help! I feel like I've fallen and I can't get up! It's crunch time now. I have my weigh in coming up on the 11th of April for the Army and I'm honestly not sure I can lose enough weight to pass, but I'm trying. I kept starting, restarting... Read more

It's easy to fall off the wagon when you are tired.

Monday, January 26, 2015      4 comments

So I got back on the wagon today. We went hiking at Mt. Tabor Park here in Portland. It's SO beautiful and the 60 degree, sunny, gorgeous weather just made it all that much better. According to my FitBit, I climbed 33 floors... there was a lot ... Read more

When your mojo comes back...

Thursday, January 22, 2015      2 comments

Nice run tonight on treadmill. This is my 2nd run in two days. Since it's still winter, I pretty much have to run treadmill because it's dark when I get home. I do try to get out during the day on the weekends, weather permitting. The goo... Read more

Keeping myself honest.

Monday, January 19, 2015      0 comments

Our roommate came home with doughnuts, so I had one... doughnuts are worse crack to me than chocolate, soda, or almost anything else... But you know, I burned nearly 500 calories on the treadmill the day before... and if I deny myself all the tr... Read more

Looking back at a tough year....

Sunday, January 18, 2015      2 comments

I am finally back in a settled place from where I feel I can move forward... but looking back at one graph, the one that charts my weight really shows where all that anger and pain went and how I dealt with it. Read more

It's only been a week!

Sunday, January 18, 2015      3 comments

Back to the blog. Weekly may be all I can handle, simply because my job (though I LOVE LOVE LOVE it), is very demanding. I come home tired every night and it's about all I can do to drag myself to the treadmill most nights or even to jog in pla... Read more

MIA for far too long ...

Saturday, January 10, 2015      5 comments

...and trust me my waistline shows it. I have been gaining weight and getting increasingly deconditioned over the last year since I lost the awful job. I felt like everything was spiralling out of my control and it certainly did. Here's I'd tak... Read more

And today we stomped about in the woods with compasses and maps...

Sunday, May 04, 2014      0 comments

It was a fun day, but very tiring. We logged nearly 5 miles in the woods trying to find compass points. It was basically Army orienteering. But my knee kinda started saying "No" after that, so I didn't participate in the afternoon course... wh... Read more


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