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Small victories add up to big victories

Thursday, May 13, 2010      8 comments

Today's small victory is that I did my very first unassisted roll up in pilates class today. This goal has been three months in the making. Woohoo! I have yet to conquer the dreaded teaser, but with the success of my first roll up, I consider... Read more

I'm Not Going to "Try" Anymore

Tuesday, May 11, 2010      11 comments

Yesterdayís plan was to do a pilates class, then complete Week 4 Day 1 of the C25K Program. My walk to the gym usually takes between 8-10 minutes. I decided to jog to the gym, which I thought shouldnít really be much of a problem at this point.... Read more

Today Is My Two-Month Sparkversary!

Monday, May 10, 2010      8 comments

Today is my two-month Sparkversary! My husband thought it has been longer than that, but I feel the opposite. It doesnít feel like Iíve been seriously working on my diet and exercise for very long. I think I feel this way because I havenít be... Read more

One Step Back Before Stepping Into The New Week

Sunday, May 09, 2010      3 comments

The weekend is over. A new week is soon to begin. And I feel residual agitation that I'd rather not carry with me into this fresh, new week. I know I've come so far, but at times I feel the old habits peaking up their ugly heads. I think... Read more

Interview Update and Thank You!

Friday, May 07, 2010      6 comments

My job interview went as well as it could have gone. I don't expect that I will hear anything for at least a few weeks, but I am very hopeful. Thanks to all who sent me encouraging words, positive thoughts, and prayers. You were with m... Read more

Fat Fingers, Fatigue, and a Fighting Spirit

Thursday, May 06, 2010      4 comments

Today is not a bad day, but I would not describe it as a good day, either. I am physically exhausted and emotionally agitated/anxious over my interview tomorrow. ...Read more

Today was a great, crazy day!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010      2 comments

Why was it great? No reason and every reason. A big Woohoo for the day is that I was contacted about a job interview on Friday. The really amazing part is that I applied for this job July 15 of last year. I had assumed it was a definite ... Read more

Day 1 of C25K, Body Image, and Ruby's Journey

Monday, May 03, 2010      5 comments

Today is the first day of my committment to the Couch to 5K Program. For those who are unfamiliar, this program trains individuals to be able to run/jog a 5K race in 9 weeks (plus or minus depending on an individual's progress). Each week requ... Read more

April Recap and May Goals

Sunday, May 02, 2010      6 comments

April was something of an emotional rollercoaster, but Iím happy to report that Iím learning every day, while losing weight and getting fit. I lost 8 pounds in April, which keeps me right on track for my goal of 63 pounds lost by the end of Oct... Read more

I ran 2 miles!!! I am so proud of myself :)

Thursday, April 29, 2010      8 comments

I am in awe right now. I just ran (jogged?) for two miles straight. It took me about 26 minutes to do it, which is 15 minutes longer than I have ever jogged in my life!!! When I started on SparkPeople in March, I could just jog a minute b... Read more

Everything Is As It Should Be (Formerly "Life is Perfect")

Wednesday, April 28, 2010      2 comments

I'm sitting on my bed with a quiet mind. The balcony door open. I'm watching the light play off a tree's leaves as they flutter in the breeze. I can hear the rustling leaves and gusts of wind, people and cars nearby going about their business... Read more

This Hare Got Punked

Tuesday, April 27, 2010      4 comments

Slow and steady wins the race. Yeah, tell that to the suckers eating my dust! On Sunday, I did an intense full-body workout focusing on strength exercises. I completed a laundry list of exercises such as pushups, tricep dips, lunges, so... Read more

Emotional Eating Backslide

Monday, April 26, 2010      5 comments

Yesterday was a tough one. Hubby and I started the day in a lazy way. I made scrambled eggs and cake-like lemon poppy seed muffins with lemon glaze drizzle (one of Hubbyís favorites). I indulged, eating two muffins, which were delicious. ... Read more

Appetite vs. Hunger (and Fear)

Saturday, April 24, 2010      4 comments

Last night one of the SP trivia questions I answered was whether hunger and appetite are the same thing. They are different. I paraphrase: hunger is a physical desire for nourishment and appetite is the desire to eat. They can occur together,... Read more

Wussy Fitness Instructors

Thursday, April 22, 2010      4 comments

I'd like to know who swapped me for this person who becomes disappointed when wussy fitness instructors don't kick my behind. Today, I had a substitute pilates instructor. She was very nice and did a really good job of providing explanat... Read more

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