What a whirlwind!
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...
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.
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Better week continues.
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
That Frickin' Wagon is So Slippery!
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.
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
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