Joined a gym! What?! I hate gyms!
The unthinkable has happened. For many years, I have been down on gyms. It's not that I really hate them, but I've felt that they're not really necessary. Working out in the outdoors is so much more rewarding for me personally. I've been known t... Read more
My New Year
I am working on a new beginning, even though it is not the stereotypical 1st day of the year. I’m reminded of when I started my weight loss journey back on January 8, 2008. Six years! I had been working by myself for a few months after Wyatt’s 1... Read more
The Beauty of a Calorie Deficit
Sometimes you come across a blog/article that is full of information you already know. And sometimes you are in just the right frame of mind to soak all that goodness in and internalize it into a force for change in your own life.
That happ... Read more
Out. Of. Touch.
Are you looking for a positive blog? Well, this ain't it.
Are you looking for me to come back up in here all sad and glum, but feeling hopeful about the future? Sorry, not gonna do that right now.
You want to hear me get up in the pulp... Read more
Watch out! Here comes the Tooter! Toot! Toot!
I wasn’t sure what to blog about, but since I haven’t written in so long, I thought I’d start with the positive.
I started a 10-week quest for health and fitness on 3/21. I picked that date because it was 10 weeks until we fly off for vaca... Read more
Wrap-up of 2012
I’m ready to sit down and start my 2013 blogs, but I felt the need to wrap up the previous year in a neat, tidy little package. At least I got this done before January is over. Here is my 2012 Brag List:
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The 4-Hour Body Weeks 5 (aka Rollercoaster Ride)
Still playing catch up on my blog; this is a wrap-up of the week after Thanksgiving. This is week 5 of my Slow-Carb Diet, and I am so excited to be home in my kitchen after a weekend with my foodie family for the holiday. Now it’s just me and my... Read more
The 4-Hour Body Week 4 (aka Successful Thanksgiving!)
I’m really behind, but I’m making a concerted effort to catch up so I can document my success as a reminder when I’m struggling. I’m recapping the week of Thanksgiving and the week afterwards.
As a reminder, this Slow-Carb Diet involves eat... Read more
Resolve 2012 Challenge – Reflection
I did an excellent job of giving myself some goals for 2012, and as I sit down to reflect on them, I have a strange feeling I’ve forgotten one or two of them.
One of my 2012 goals was blogging more. I wrote a blog on 12/30/11 about how prou... Read more
The 4-Hour Body Week 3 (Cravings Killah)
This week on the Slow-Carb Diet was a little more up and down than the previous two, but I learned an important lesson. Let me begin by talking about my 2nd weekly check-in on bodyfat. Last week, my 1st weekly bodyfat check I’d gone up 0.2% but ... Read more
The 4-Hour Body Week 2 (Changing PMS into PMWeightLoss)
Week 2 on the 4HB’s Slow-Carb diet started out great. I ate clean the day after my first cheat day, and I didn’t struggle with the odds and ends of stuff left in the fridge. My weekly body-fat check (on my Omron scale) was two days after my che... Read more
The 4-Hour Body Week 1 (aka beans are my life)
Life is funny. My brother-in-law, who is very well-read, and very “flighty” in terms of career, life philosophy, relationships, hobbies, was in town for a visit. We both enjoy staying fit and doing some nutty stuff (me = triathlons, him = Escrib... Read more
Triathlon Race Report with Pics!
The workouts I had the week before this race were awful. The bike and run were fine while I was doing them, but my dislocated rib hurt so bad the days after that I wasn't sure I should race. The pre-race swim Thursday went horribly, the pain was... Read more
I have been reading about emotional eating for so many years, as long as I’ve ever tried to lose weight really, so pretty much since I was 17. Since I overeat, and so many people struggle with emotional eating, I just assumed that I was eating a... Read more
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I'm not losing weight, I'm dropping weight!
Yesterday I took a leap of faith and went for a run through the forest. I’ve been doing all my C25K training at the park (with few hills) and in my neighborhood (bigger hills), but it’s week 7 and I’ve reached the “Run for 25 minutes straight” p... Read more