It's easy to fall off the wagon when you are tired.
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...
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.
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....
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.
It's only been a week!
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 ...
...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...
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
I am excited that I got through my APFT with ease. My score was a little better than last month's diagnostic, on which I did have passing scores. I got out 14 push ups, which is almost the highest number I've ever had... and 37 sit ups... and ... Read more
I went home last night from work feeling wiped out. So I took a nap and had a super healthy dinner and then went for a 5.5 mile run walk.
Instead of listening to my stiff calves, I listened to my gut that wanted to get out and get some m... Read more
It's funny, but ...
Getting back to sparking and blogging is really helping my outlook on everything. I also have my other half, whose name is ARAVINE here on SP, with me... and we are getting the time that we have so dreadfully lacked to rebuild our relationship ... Read more
Moving it along!
I have now lost 3.4# of the original 18.2 that I want to lose total. I'm counting from the 160.2 that I restarted at. That is 18.7% of the total.... I like breaking it d... Read more
Sometimes you just to have to just pull the trigger and say, "I'm going to do this." So today, instead of saying "I plan to run a 10k by September"... I registered for on in September in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge in Oregon! My friend M... Read more
Tuesday. More emotional I&D. Remembering Boston.
IIRC, blogging really helped me lose the weight in 2008. So after yesterday's blogging the story, today will be focused on goals.
I know that I am feeling better and more focused now that I am no longer under the cloud of the evil job. I ... Read more
Finding bottom and climbing out...
Well, I moved up to the Pacific NW with a great job, or at least what I *thought* was a great job. The work itself really wasn't that hard, but little did I know, the environment I was going to enter was to prove to be the MOST TOXIC work envir... Read more
It's been a long time.
My live has undergone a slew of changes since I last blogged:
*I am now living in Seattle, Washington
*I have a new job
*I have gained 15 lbs
*I am in a new Army unit
*I'm living alone until my husband can join me here
*My son will b... Read more
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