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Monthly Check In Month 2

Wednesday, September 03, 2014      5 comments

I committed to doing a monthly check-in in a particular dress I am fond of (for memories of how great it feels to be in good shape/eating well). Anyway, August was something about like this: Read more

Week 2 Do-Over

Tuesday, September 02, 2014      1 comments

Jillian and I haven't been hanging out as much lately, so I don't think week 2 got a fair shake last week. I'm starting over this week to see how Week 2 goes. I'm a little bit tired of it, but I figure the additional investment in doing Week 2... Read more

Some Little Things

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      1 comments

I drank some water I worked out two days in a row I just barely tipped over into the "Healthy" range of the ever-meaningful BMI Scale:) I received a lot of encouragement from my son today while working out - at the beginning of th... Read more

Slow Start

Tuesday, August 26, 2014      3 comments

It has taken me about three weeks to get back on schedule since vacation. Five days after vacation I was recovering from a stomach bug, and the day after that kids started school and my husband left for Portland to do a job interview. I planne... Read more

Post Vacation and Mid Stomach Bug Lessons

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      3 comments

I was going hardcore the last time I blogged on August 9th. I was in control of my eating, making time for exercise, and generally making my health a priority. Everything had come together. 10 days later and I am slightly worse for wear but s... Read more

End of Week One - Ripped in 30

Saturday, August 09, 2014      3 comments

I have completed the first week of Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30. Compared to the One Week Shred, it seemed so easy that I was skeptical that it would be enough to continue my weight loss. However, at the close of the week I can see that I hav... Read more

Taking this Show on the Road!

Friday, August 08, 2014      4 comments

I was reading another member spark page, and she captioned a picture "the exercise that works is the one you do!" I thought, man, there is so much truth to that in many ways. I have had unhealthy eating habits my whole life. I ate my first sa... Read more

The Weight on my Shoulders

Thursday, August 07, 2014      2 comments

I'm not going to go into a ton of detail, but for about 10 years now I have been carrying around an emotional weight. I'm a pretty average person overall, so I'm not talking about some kind of major big issue. Through ten years of marriage and... Read more

On Cravings - The I'm Totally Giving in Version

Tuesday, August 05, 2014      2 comments

Sometimes it is totally worth it to 'cheat'. Food is a lot of things. It is fuel for your body and brain. It is also often an expression of emotion between people. Sometimes, food serves an emotional role in our personal lives when we are st... Read more

On Cravings - The Not Giving in Version

Monday, August 04, 2014      4 comments

I apologize if this sounds preachy, but I mostly write here to kick my own butt and for some reason writing in the imperative is encouraging to me. A few days ago I was fantasizing about Texas Sheet Cake. I looked up how many calories ar... Read more

Post One Week Shred

Monday, August 04, 2014      1 comments

After not exercising for a long spell and gaining 20 pounds in the process, I was surprised at how wonderful it felt to do the JM One Week Shred video which required two 30 minute workouts a day that were pretty intense. I completed it, and saw... Read more

One Week Shred Results

Sunday, August 03, 2014      1 comments

Well, here are my results post one week shred. I followed the workouts religiously and kept daily calories around 1300 for the duration of this quick program. One struggle I faced during the One Week Shred was an intense carb craving that set ... Read more

Supplements to Curb Sugar Cravings

Saturday, August 02, 2014      2 comments

I have a major sweet tooth, and have tried many times for the past 10 years to give up my vice - Dr. Pepper. I've tried drinking sparkling juice flavored water, adding more protein to my diet, hypnotherapy, accupuncture - but nothing has really... Read more

Monthly Check In Month 1

Friday, August 01, 2014      3 comments

I don't know how long I will keep this up, but since my spark was reignited by the memory of this beautiful dress fitting perfectly, I've decided to put up a picture of me in it on the first of every month. I just thought it would be a decent w... Read more

Review of One Week Shred - During

Thursday, July 31, 2014      4 comments

I am currently doing Jillian Michael's One Week Shred workout video. I hadn't worked out for a year, and wanted to jumpstart my weight loss. This video has been very eff... Read more


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