back again. again.
so, here i am again. since last i was active on SP, I have moved, gotten a master's degree and begun another graduate program. i have also put on weight. after years of not looking in the mirror (again) and failing to face both my reflection and... Read more
pizza and weight loss
I have been really very motivated for about 2 weeks. I have lost about 6 pounds, and am happy with that. Today, I am stressing about a big exam tuesday, and running around doing errands with the kids, and POW it's lunchtime, and POW th... Read more
i am obese. i am obese. i am obese.
hard to say. hard to read. hardest to believe. i was not a chubby kid. i do not see myself as a fat person. but i am obese.
i sit in class, learning all about how obesity kills, causes stroke, diabetes, ... Read more
scale and bbq
SO, first of all, the putting the scale away business lasted like 3 days. Then I broke, and weighed in. It's probably a bad habit, but I like seeing daily progress. Which I WAS seeing, until we hosted a bbq last night. There were chips and guac ... Read more
to weigh or not to weigh, that is the question
i keep reading about all the people who have put their scale away and are feeling renewed motivation, inner peace, etc etc. i have to admit, this is a big struggle for me. i am a scale addict. i know it is not helpful, but seriously, i must we... Read more
so, i just got in a huge, admittedly stupid fight with my husband. i was so ticked that i was plotting to get in my car and leave for a while to blow off some steam, when what does he do but LEAVE before i could go! this is a relatively rare thi... Read more
goals are sneaky, undermining and sometimes cruel
So, I have been "being good" for a few weeks (maybe 6?) here...with precious little loss on the scale. For about 2.5 weeks, I have been reading and implementing the "eat to live" program. Likewise, not too much weight loss. I know I am getting o... Read more
65 reasons to lose 65 pounds
disclaimer: i stole this idea from other spark bloggers because i thought i t was brilliant. and it was harder than i thought it would be to come up with 65 reasons!!! i thought i'd be able to pound out 100....but here it is...
1. bathing s... Read more
i made it through a week of vacation, meals out, etc! i came home .8 pounds higher than i left. i ran several mornings, and pretty much stuck with the ETL diet for bfast and lunch, though was not so vegan for most dinners. i am home, and getting... Read more
NO PIZZA FOR ME!
I PASSED UP PIZZA tonight and ate a giant salad as the whole family ate cheesy deliciousness. (OK, full disclosure, I took 2 bits of pizza, but I swear, that's it!) I have a cooler packed with greens and fruits/nuts for our trip. Tomorrow will ... Read more
so, the past couple of weeks, my motivation and willpower have bubbled up and taken hold. i know, i know, it is a choice and all that, but seriously, i always WANT to commit to this and it seems like sometimes the will is just not there. anyway... Read more
here to stay
I can't believe how inconsistent i have been over the last couple of years (since we moved nearly 2 yrs ago). i let the changes in my life overwhelm me, and once agin put my health and my goals on the back burner. of course, i gained back all i ... Read more
so, i am both disgusted and invigorated to be back. disgusted that i allowed myself to return to this point, but overall glad to have found the motivation to continue this effort.
in short, i moved to a new state and allowed a few weeks of... Read more
so, at last, i am feeling like a runner again. a heavy, slow runner, but a runner nevertheless. i am no longer feeling like i am ready to fall over after a small uphill, i come home ENERGIZED, and i look forward to my next run. i am waking in t... Read more
willpower is like a muscle
i read an article in time magazine this morning that says that exercise really does not assist in weight loss over the long term??!!?? overall, it says, high intensity exercise increases appetite so much that you tend to overconsume calories aft... Read more