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I guess my hibernating paid off

Monday, March 30, 2015      3 comments

This past weekend, I spent most of my time at home. I did some errands on Saturday morning, but skipped my run, and on Sunday I didn't go out at all, even to lift weights (it was my lower weight/higher reps day) - I used my hand weights and body... Read more

Got new shades!

Sunday, March 29, 2015      0 comments

Five or six years ago, I was shopping for sunglasses and fell in love with a pair of Jessica Simpson aviator-style shades, but didn't buy them, because of the price. Yesterday I picked up the same pair (or very similar style) at TJ Maxx for $13.... Read more

Because there seems to be some confusion (mini-rant)

Thursday, March 12, 2015      1 comments

When I complain that people who have kids aren't expected to work unexpected odd hours as much as me, or just genrally have more flexibility in their schedule or expectstions, because "they have a second shift," I'm not asking for their time (an... Read more

I have to stop freaking out

Wednesday, March 11, 2015      0 comments

I can't start getting hives again, I freaking can't. I can't pay for the doctors visits and medications and I can't gain five pounds a month by going on prednisone every two to three weeks again. I can't do it.... Read more

Trying to put the brakes on...

Monday, March 09, 2015      0 comments

For about a year, I have been doing great with eating...specifically, stopping eating when I am full, and not letting thoughts of food monopolize my mind. Over Christmas, when I was visiting my parents for a couple days, I did poorly - that was ... Read more

On the positive side

Tuesday, March 03, 2015      1 comments

So usually I walk to and from work each day. Today I did not because it was supposed to be raining buckets during my walk home, and I wasn't really excited by the prospect of coming home with my gym bag, lunch bag, and pack back waterlogged. (I ... Read more


Friday, February 20, 2015      0 comments

I downloaded some new music to listen to while I work out. A lot of the songs, I know from TurboKick, so those are some really good memories. It made Friday night cardio (elliptical) a lot of fun. I am actually looking forward to kickboxing (sad... Read more

I just realized

Thursday, February 19, 2015      2 comments

That if I had walked home instead of accepting a ride from a coworker after work happy hour tonight I would have made my step goal. I think I am going to cry.... Read more

Trying to make the best of being here

Sunday, February 08, 2015      2 comments

There are some things I really hate about where I live now. (Things like "You can* walk everywhere," where "can" means "you kind of have to because ain't nowhere to park" and "everywhere" means "as long as we get around to shoveling the crappy u... Read more

Sometimes the best we can do is hang in there

Wednesday, February 04, 2015      0 comments

I follow an account called Fitness Motivation on twitter (@fitnessxM), which tweeted this the other day: "You don't need a 2-hour workout to make a difference. Work as hard as you can in 30 minutes and still be proud of yourself." For the ... Read more

An idea for Motivation Monday

Monday, January 19, 2015      5 comments

If you feel like "it's no big deal" that you lost "only" 5 pounds or less - or if you think it wouldn't be so bad to gain that much back having lost it - carry a set of hand weights around in your backpack or purse for a while. I understand it i... Read more

Wake up with a song in my head like

Saturday, January 17, 2015      0 comments

Thank god it's the weekend!
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Freaking out a little

Thursday, January 15, 2015      2 comments

I am panicking a little about the reality that the cardio kickboxing class I do now comes nowhere close to being as awesome a core workout as TurboKick was. I have no Idea how to compensate for that. I am trying to be creative with modifications... Read more

I came to win!

Monday, January 12, 2015      4 comments

Something that I do to keep my head on straight is ask myself "did you fight for all this progress just to let it slip away?" Examples include... 1) Is this why you ran, and walked to and from work and the gym, in the heat all summer? 2) ... Read more

So frustrating.

Thursday, January 08, 2015      1 comments

I am so sick of losing things. The latest item to disappear was the necklace my brother gave me last Christmas, which I took off at the gym on Monday night and haven't seen since. I probably put it in my bag and then dropped it somewhere on the ... Read more

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