My First 5K!!
Well.... I just completed my first 5K over the weekend! I spent time with dear friends, raised almost 300 dollars for breast cancer, honoured my grandmother, and, completed something I promised myself that I would "get around to eventually" afte... Read more
Anger in the locker room
This is probably more rant than blog, but, I felt I had to tell someone and what better place than SparkPeople?
So I'm in the locker room at the gym, two corners with lockers, one a large corner for 4 or so and one where maybe 2 people can... Read more
What am I afraid of?
I have my 2014 resolutions framed on my dresser. And rightfully so, they are big ones this year. I will read all the novels of my favorite author, learn French (from scratch) well enough to pass a thorough (beginner) proficiency test, publish so... Read more
Establishing accountability! (Again)
Teams of 5 co-workers
A gym staff who knows me by name, remembers when I don't show up, and cares enough to call me out.
3 legs - 190 miles on the elliptical, 126 miles on the treadmill, 153 miles on bike between us.
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Getting back into gear
May 2013, after 8 months or so, I found myself at my lowest weight as an adult. I was so happy that I double cardioed that day out of pure joy. The summer came. And with all the vacations and distractions I put my journey on hold with the promis... Read more
Happy Anniversary - la première partie ("the first part") ((I think))
A year ago today I got my heart broken. We didn't date long, he didn't do anything to betray me, there's no sob story to tell. In reality, it shouldn't have been that bad, but, well, it just was. I've been with people far longer and cried far fe... Read more
Promises, nerves, and rice cakes
I've been on coast for most of this year. I haven't given up, I just hit the pause button on my progress for a bit. About a month ago I started hitting the gym again. That was a wrong number at 4:00 am rude awakening. The weight hadn't come back... Read more
In my many years at this, I've heard a lot about the difference between diet and life change, short term and long term, willpower and plain power, and I have always ignored it. Change is hard. Temporary is less frightening than permanent. It was... Read more
I just did this whole blog entry. It was great! I ended it in a less than 3 heart. I got a "no HTML please". OK, ooops, so I hit Return To Blog and it got eaten. Very sad panta.... Read more
What do you want to do tonight?
I am a very social creature. On the average night I am out singing karaoke, or playing bar trivia, out to dinner with friends, birthday parties, etc. In the summertime, I am down the shore in a house of 18 or so friends every weekend. Life is he... Read more
Making room for a new reality
My desire for too much permeates every aspect of my life. As does my trepidation about say "no"to myself. My weight loss journey has helped somewhat, I started by eating the same amounts of better foods, but with time I have learned that if I do... Read more
I live alone. I come home at night to an empty apartment that I try not to fill with junk food and excessive TV watching. I have a lot of friends. They love me. ... Read more
time. jeans. and a mother's faith.
Several years ago there was a store Steve and Barry's where they sold discount athletic wear. Sarah Jessica Parker had a clothing line there called Bitten, with "real woman sizes" that all, apparently, ran notoriously small and were just size 2s... Read more
I'm back, and I'm pretty thrilled!
I took a little break from eating right and working out over the holidays. I had a rational conversation with myself and I allowed it. I told myself that as long as I didn't go crazy that I could just be. And to my surprise, that's exactly what ... Read more
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A little down today. . .
I couldn't even tell you why. I think that's the worst of it. But I am going to just talk it out for a bit and see what happens. . .
My birthday is coming, and that may be part of it. I don't like getting older while I don't feel I am gett... Read more