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January Results and February Goals

Friday, February 01, 2013      2 comments

January has been a rocky month for me. I started with the best of intentions yet continued my downward spiral for most of the month. It took a wake up call on the scale and some serious resolve to pull myself out of the nose dive. I managed t... Read more

A Powerful Visualization and a Small Epiphany

Thursday, January 31, 2013      0 comments

I had a strong image pop into my head while I was talking a walk during my lunch break today. I was thinking about Serenaís wedding and how I canít wait to celebrate with her. I started thinking about how good Iím going to feel at this event. ... Read more

Taking it on the Road

Thursday, January 31, 2013      1 comments

Tonight I'm going out for dinner with my cousin. I strategically selected the restaurant -- a ramen noodle place -- because I think I can stay in range there. The menu is very limited. I had the veggie miso ramen last time I was there and it ... Read more

Increased Energy

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      1 comments

I have been eating a whole foods diet for about 5 days. I've done this before -- cutting all meat, dairy, eggs, alcohol, refined foods and sweets-- and figured it would be a good way to jump start my system and get back on track. I gained abou... Read more

Good job, me.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013      2 comments

Last night, I attended a concert with family and friends. I ate my dinner before I went and was able to get through the evening without ordering unhealthy food or alcohol. What's more, I still had a great time. This is a small victory but a v... Read more

February Goals

Sunday, January 27, 2013      2 comments

1) Track nutrition every day. 2) Walk to and from work every day. 3) Attend two toning classes per week. 4) Lose 6 pounds.... Read more

My 2013 Mantra

Friday, January 18, 2013      0 comments

"Say 'No' to fleeting pleasure; say 'YES' to lasting joy."... Read more

5 Minute Self-Pep-Talk # 2 (video blog)

Saturday, December 22, 2012      1 comments

I've committed to filming the five minute self-pep talks I'll be doing as one of my Fast Break goals!... Read more

5 Minute Self-Pep-Talk #1 (video blog)

Friday, December 21, 2012      0 comments

I've committed to filming the five minute self-pep talks I'll be doing as one of my Fast Break goals!... Read more

So Close I Can Taste It

Thursday, October 18, 2012      1 comments

I am 3.8 pounds away from my goal of losing 35 pounds in 2012. Of course, if I meet my goal early, I will keep going! I would love to meet my goal in October and I have my promised myself to give it my all. To this end, I am really going ... Read more


Saturday, September 22, 2012      5 comments

I've gained five pounds this week. Five pounds in one week? Yes, 5 real pounds. How? Basically, my schedule has been such that I've hardly worked out and eaten a ton. I'm feeling cursed but it really is in the calories in calories out equ... Read more

August Recap, July Goals And What NOT To Do Part II

Saturday, September 01, 2012      2 comments

So, August was full of highs and lows. We went to Outside Lands which was nothing short of amazing. We went camping in the Russian River. I worked overtime at work through it all. Unsurprisingly, my results were mixed. Goal: Lose 6 Pound... Read more

What NOT To Do

Wednesday, August 29, 2012      2 comments

I've been "off track" lately. Not binging per se (though some). Not skipping all my workouts. Just not going as hard as I should. Making a few bad choices here and there. And it is a marvel how insidious back sliding can be. I already know I... Read more

July Results, August Goals and the Reason Why I Work So Hard

Tuesday, July 31, 2012      3 comments

Pounds lost in July: 6! Big thanks to all my Sunnies! This first month of the challenge has ROCKED! I busted my plateau and lost six pounds, all of which I could not have done without your tireless support. My goal in August is to los... Read more

Rock IT! Road Blocks Blog

Saturday, July 21, 2012      3 comments

Here are my two roadblocks and three ways to overcome them. 1) Inconsistency Consistency is the name of the game but I fluctuate wildly in my eating, sometimes eating "perfectly" for weeks but then quickly falling back into patterns of un... Read more

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