My paternal grandmother died before I was born. She was always what my mother calls "heavy" (the "nice" word for "fat"). She died after having heart surgery My dad says she was in her hospital bed, talking about how good she felt, how she's neve... Read more
what will it take this time?
Here I am again...groundhogs day. I'm writing this entry as I wait for my oncology follow up appointment. I hit a new high with my weight. I've gained about 14 pounds in the last six months. I have no one to blame but myself. I couldn't wor... Read more
Well, I've been ignoring my nutrition and fitness for awhile and gained back about ten pounds. That's disappointing, but what's worse is that I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December. I'm only a month in and already the road has been ver... Read more
40 Days of Healthy Habits
Okey doke, Lent is here...another reason to form healthy habits. I'm pretty sure that's not what God intended, but I also think he'd be okay with me making better choices for myself over the next 40 days.
Starting with the health-related... Read more
This is what we're supposed to do on January 1, right? Make a bunch of promises that we aren't going to keep, but we're feeling empowered or something, so we lie to ourselves?
Except I'm not going to break promises to myself or lie to myse... Read more
Getting over myself
I was pretty upset and frustrated when I wrote my last entry (could you tell?). Now that I've calmed down, I can look at the situation objectively. I think stress has contributed to my small weight gain. Stress that also caused me to veer off... Read more
I really want to quit right now. How is it that I can exercise, stay within my nutritional ranges, drink enough water, blah, blah, blah, and STILL GAIN weight????? Last week I had lost 3.6 pounds. Weighed in today and GAINED 1.2. I don't und... Read more
Every day from November 1 through Thanksgiving, I will list one thing I am thankful for. Here goes:
#1: My dog. He's a good boy, except for learning how to open the fridge when I'm not home. He keeps life interesting and I love him a lot... Read more
For whatever reason today, I'm feeling excited and motivated. I was just reading a thread about exercise DVDs and got to thinking about all the DVDs I have at home (including 30 Day Shred - eek!), plus access to ExerciseTV On Demand. Then I st... Read more
Sometimes it's the little things about this journey that make me really happy and proud of myself. Today, I'm wearing a pair of pants that were tight on me last year. I could barely get them buttoned and zipped, but today I can pull the waistb... Read more
Still a loser!
As of my weigh-in last week, I've lost 13.6 pounds. :) Not too bad for the summer. I've gone down a pant size, so I'm pretty psyched about that. My weekly average is 1.2 pounds per week. I'm starting another 12-week round of WW (I know, SP ... Read more
Wow...In my last entry, I said I had joined Weight Watchers. The system is really working for me. I had tracked my food for years and weighed-in on SP, but for some reason the scale wasn't moving or moved in the wrong direction. Since joining... Read more
Three weeks ago, I joined Weight Watchers. I know the whole point of SP is that it's a free resource for support, tracking, etc., but SP alone hasn't been working for me. I once did WW online and never attended meetings and that too did not wo... Read more
Well, I've decided that there are certain things I can't keep in the house because I don't control myself around them. I was doing really, really well the first two weeks of January until the other day when I thought I could buy some candy and ... Read more
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I've had AT&T U-verse for a year now, and I guess I never bothered to look before, but I just discovered about 100 free on-demand exercise videos. I just did one of the walking ones and have already picked out what I'm doing tomorrow. Cool dis... Read more