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Epiphany: I don't need a chocolate shake!
So.... after taking my adult son to the ER once again for issues with swallowing, we head over to Dairy Queen to get him a "medicinal" (soothing, nourishing) chocolate shake. And of course, if I'm at DQ, I have to bring home a large blizzard for... Read more
- continue losing ~2 pounds per week (253 to 245)
- find and incorporate enjoyable and low impact cardio (in addition to walking)
- exercise for 1000 minutes
- try 4 new healthy recipes and/or 4 new healthy foods... Read more
I read an article the other day that struck true for me: (paraphrasing) As a society, we no longer eat serving sizes, we eat packages.
And as we all know... packages can have many servings (often bizarre amounts like 2.6 servings per packa... Read more
getting my groove back (doctor's orders)
My doctor is pretty darned wonderful.
I had a blood pressure scare in December, which is no longer through the roof due to some meds. High anxiety, moderate depression - the depression is doing better with the meds (but still tweaking) - t... Read more
my daughter is inspiring me
My daughter has decided to be my trainer - she and I are not completely in synch with what I want a workout to look like, but I think it's more important to encourage her to workout with me than whine about what I'd rather be doing.
This ... Read more
I don't have the energy right now to dive into a weight loss routine again. To track, to plan, to commit. But for the sake of my health and my family, I need to get healthier.
So I am trying to be mindful. What am I eating? Why? Can I make ... Read more
Motivation: Spring... in Paris...
I've finally come to the realization that the need to incorporating good eating and activity back into my life is a MUST. I've been completely overwhelmed with work and with our adoption of a 14 year old daughter, but not making time for myself... Read more
Scales have far too big an influence on us
In addition, to the above, they also don't accurately tell you whether you have lost fat!
There are many factors that impact our number on the scales, besides the amou... Read more
Non-scale victory.. make that victories!
This non-scale victory is about realizing that I'm in a different head space - I'm planning for exercise even though I will be travelling this week.
I do quite a bit of travel. In the past, this has been about an opportunity to do work, me... Read more
for the body I want
As part of the Done Girls Red Hot challenge, we have been asked to post a blog entry about the body we want, and to reflect on how our nutrition and exercise plans are supporting that goal. Are you eating/exercising for the body you want? Or the... Read more
nothing says you have to go to DQ and eat icecream!
My son and husband wanted Dairy Queen for lunch. And I said sure. I can eat anywhere. Just let me check out the nutrition info. Had a hard time doing that on my iPad, so off we went.
My hubby ordered a burger and a blizzard. My son ordere... Read more
We have a house on a little lake... it's really more of a lakelet - bigger than a pond, but not by much! It's really a perfect size - big enough for swimming and fishing and canoeing, but not for power boats.
We live on one end of it, where... Read more
Proud of myself
I had a moment this weekend that I'm very proud of
it was sunny and hot and the first real weekend that screamed SUMMER
and we went out shopping
and my hubby stopped for ice cream
and I said none for me
and he said a sma... Read more
5K training - day 1 thoughts
I moved outdoors for the first day of 5K training (going to alternate weeks of the SP 5K program and the C25K program (SP5KW1, C25KW1, SP5KW2, C25KW2, etc.) with a goal of running a 5K on something other than a treadmill this fall.
And I le... Read more
Weekly report and next goals:
I had a good week!
I drank all my water each day:
... Read more