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Get-my-Rear-in-Gear Plan Week 2
Last week I had 8 goals to start making my way back to a healthier lifestyle that involved me getting smaller rather than larger. Here is a brief report on my progress last week.
4 out of 8 goals were met each day.
3 of the 8 were only mi... Read more
Resetting my Ticker
Just read a great blog about SMART goal setting. In it Septemberspirit mentioned resetting her ticker to her beginning weight in January 2011 to make her goals smaller and more do-able for this year. This sounded like a great idea, and then I go... Read more
This is my Get-Your-Rear-in-Gear Plan Week 1
I know how to have it ALL going on - exercise, eating, athletic competitions, weight loss. The problem is for the last 3 months I have had NOTHING going on. Not sure who this new, lethargic lady is, I vaguely remember her being around for about ... Read more
This is how 8 pounds 'til goal turns into 18 pounds 'til goal - or - HOW NOT TO BE A FOOL
I am here to take get honest and real with myself. Since I began my weight loss journey in Jan. '08 I have had lapses of exercise and periods of not eating healthy, but luckily those 2 uh-ohs have not happened simultaneously. Until now.
Th... Read more
My life then and now...inspired by SUGIRL06
As I enter the 2nd half of the April Challenge with the Penguins, I have decided to compare how I used to live before I began my journey to how I am living now. It hast taken years to put all these practices into place. I would read a new book, ... Read more
Sunshine on my shoulders
Wow, it has been really warm here these last couple days! Of course I'd love to be able to get out and run. But I'm not wallowing, I'm focusing on all the other great stuff I can do! My PT said he still would like me to get out and try running, ... Read more
Just a quick note before I hit the bed. I had a pretty nice day today, but I didn't work out. I ate well, got my fruit and veggies in. I did have some dessert tonight, a slice of Sara Lee pound cake with fresh strawberries and light cool whip. I... Read more
Nearsighted, and not in the eyeball kind of way...
Well, I am nearsighted in the eyeball way too, but I'm feeling very nearsighted with my goals lately. I have a goal I've commited to, I've crunched the numbers, its realistic and do-able. But I have the hardest time sacrificing what I want right... Read more
Keeping it clean today!
I've had two great days of eating and it feels so good. It is amazing and encouraging to realize that if you stop eating the junk, the junk will stop calling your name. I get in such a rut, grazing on weird things in my pantry. I love eating cle... Read more
Fear of Hurdles
March hasn't been that great because it's been full of the same old behavior, same old mistakes, and same old results. Which wouldn't be so remarkable if it hadn't come after a couple months of me actually doing the right things and watching the... Read more
Race Report - Run the Reagan 10k, 2.13.10
I have run 3 triathlons and never done a race report before. Mostly because I don't have enough involvement to do one on the triathlon boards I visit for help/advice. But I've seen a few on sp so here I go....
My training for the race has b... Read more
Sore throat, 1st 10k in 5 days, trying not to panic!!!
I had my longest run yet yesterday, 8 miles, and I was so beat last night. I attributed my achiness to running, but this morning my 7YO woke up sick and had low-grade fever all day. As the morning wore on today I felt my throat getting sore. I'v... Read more
"Good evening and welcome to Food Rehab."
"Cues to foods that are high in sugar, fat, and salt create emotional tension - a psychic itch, if you will - and eating becomes a strategy for easing the stimulus-induced tension. This becomes habit, made automatic by the repeated experience of... Read more
Go from a Couch Potato to a 10k in only 2 years!
Last Thursday marked 2 years since I began what has been the most successful weight loss and lifestyle change I've ever experienced. When I started, my goal was to lose weight an... Read more