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Out to lunch success

Thursday, May 31, 2012      0 comments

My friend came today to help plan our backpacking trip that we are taking in July. She offered to take me out to lunch, but was sensitive to my trying to eat well and chose Applebee's for their 550 menu. I actually ordered a sirloin steak and ... Read more

New system of rewards

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      0 comments

I was out walking yesterday and started to think over what kind of reward system would work for myself. They haven't usually worked in the past because I either can live without the reward and would rather just have the food, or I'd just get my... Read more

Trying not to make the same mistake twice

Tuesday, March 01, 2011      2 comments

Last time I was on Spark, I lost 43 pounds. I was really happy about the loss. Then I had a major emotional trauma. I started to gain weight, but I was still fighting and exercising. The kicker was when I injured my ankle running. I tried t... Read more

I couldn't wait

Monday, February 21, 2011      0 comments

I just had to try the p90x plio workout and MAN was it great! I know I'm gonna be sore tomorrow having done the shoulders and arms workout as well. Can't wait. Also, need to get to bed right about now as the kids are off school tomorrow for o... Read more

Sore today

Saturday, February 19, 2011      1 comments

Well, I guess I did work some muscles yesterday because I'm sore today. It feels good in a way and I'm excited to exercise today so that's good. Other than that, I feel really lazy. I don't want to get moving around the house to do the things... Read more

Cookies n'cream brownies

Thursday, February 17, 2011      1 comments

Well, I tried not to eat them, I really did, but I ate them anyway. It's a problem when I try a new recipe and I have to "make sure" it turned out good. I want to send these in the birding trip lunches tomorrow and I also want to bake some for... Read more

Visualizing training for hiking

Tuesday, February 15, 2011      0 comments

So, I was at the gym last night and I was really, really tired. I couldn't imagine doing intervals on the elliptical trainer. I couldn't imagine lasting the 50 minutes I had programmed into the trainer. Suddenly, I realized that my quads were... Read more

YMCA Swimming

Friday, February 11, 2011      0 comments

I went swimming tonight! Very different form of exercise for me. I'm not a swimmer. I used the kick board, plus I got to use the water slide a few times. What a blast. I plan to go back again. I feel lucky to have the Y membership at this t... Read more

Birds and birding

Thursday, February 10, 2011      0 comments

I was able to attend an amazing bird presentation with some sixth graders today. I met a man at the Capital Area Audubon Society who runs his own nature center out of his house (he and his wife and family, that is). He is energetic and knowled... Read more

A little better

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      0 comments

I've done just a little better the last few days. I've eaten less (which wouldn't be hard to do) and I've been drinking more water. My blood pressure is down a bit and I feel better. Still have a headache at night though. I made amaranth... Read more

Not sure why this is so hard

Monday, February 07, 2011      1 comments

I think I need to keep the 12 step idea in mind as I go through this. There is a power greater than myself and if I humble myself and ask for help, I will be given help. I've been trying to do it for myself and my grip just isn't hard enough. ... Read more

One week + off track

Monday, January 24, 2011      1 comments

So, except for one day in the last eight or nine days, I have really been eating a lot. My company is gone now and the bad food is out of the house for the most part. Today is the day to get back to business. I'm planning on visiting my colle... Read more


Wednesday, January 05, 2011      3 comments

Everyone already knows that Pringles are bad, but this is how it happened. This morning after taking my kids to school, instead of coming home and eating my breakfast, I had to go to the grocery store. While at the store my four year old a... Read more

Juice fast for Blood Pressure

Friday, May 14, 2010      0 comments

My blood pressure recently soared really high. I'm not sure what's going on and think it's related to my thyroid. I decided to do a short juice fast because I've done it before with positive results. The all liquid diet brings the blood press... Read more

Convincing my taste buds

Thursday, April 29, 2010      0 comments

This morning an interesting thing happened. I got up and made baked donuts for the birthday boy. I bit into a donut hole and easily decided that wasn't what I wanted. I made myself a bowl of healthy cereal with banana and soymilk and felt pre... Read more

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