I am feeling dissatisfied today. Feels like I am just drifting from day to day, from week to week, from month to month etc, without seeing any significant changes in my life. Not that I'm unhappy--but I also don't feel like I am making progres... Read more
that four-letter word
No, not that word. The other one. Starts with "c". C-A-N-'-T.
It has occurred to me that I have used the word "can't" far too often. I "can't" go to the gym because I don't have time; I "can't" eat healthy because it's too expensive/t... Read more
do I set myself up to fail?
One thing has always destroyed my efforts to lose weight--myself. Every "diet" I've ever been on, every "life style change" or whatever you want to call it--I start enthusiastically, I am gung-ho for a few weeks, or maybe even a few months, I s... Read more
disgusted with work already
Well, I had a lovely vacation--off for almost 3 weeks total. Of course, the scheduling office was on the phone on my first day off, wanting me to pick up extra shifts. I soon set them straight, and after that they didn't bother me. We didn't ... Read more
work is not good for me!
Wow, I am so tired! Had two nights off, got called for work on the second one but didn't go in. They must think I am superwoman. Or more like, they don't think at all, just call, after all any body will do as long as they don't have to pay ov... Read more
back again, and hopefully a little smarter!
Well, did I ever mess up over the last week (week and a half, really). Was doing great, felt really good about myself, even recognized that I was heading into what for me seems to be a "danger" period--lost a few pounds, got complacent, thought... Read more
I'm making progress
Well, it's been about a week now that I have been active every day on the site, and I am proud to say I am making progress! I have tracked my food, every bite of it, every day this week. I have done at least 10 minutes of cardio every day, and... Read more
the power of the spark
Yesterday I made a commitment to myself to go to the gym, and was so proud of myself that I did so. Had the neatest experience there. I hopped up on the treadmill (okay, climbed gingerly) clutching my newly purchased copy of The Spark, when th... Read more
back at it
Well, Ukrainian Christmas is past, we have had our Ukrainian feast (it was really really yummy!), and it is time to get back on track. I tracked all my food intake yesterday, didn't do too badly. I have tracked everything so far today, and hop... Read more
Yesterday I tracked my food intake for part of the day. Part of me doesn't like this, because it is time-consuming, and also I feel more "obsessed" with eating, and feel like I have to constantly plan and adjust in order to fit with what I shou... Read more
let's try again
Well, here it is over a year since I created this page, and here I am still fat and inactive. Not too successful so far.
My ankle has healed, more or less, and I have been back at work since February. However, I do have lingering ligament ... Read more
Weighed myself today and am down to 261; I'm not sure how accurate this is as I was wearing my pyjamas and my (non-removeable!) walking cast and cast shoe....last time I weighed myself (and the start weight for this journey) was ... Read more