Trust The Untrustworthy To Be Untrustworthy
A few days ago I read something online at Oprah.com that has been wiggling around at the back of my mind ever since. The article was by Martha Beck and the topic was Trust. Beck discussed the meaning of a quote by Lao Tzu that included a phras... Read more
Small victories add up to big victories
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
Yesterday’s 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 shouldn’t really be much of a problem at this point.... Read more
Today Is My Two-Month Sparkversary!
Today is my two-month Sparkversary! My husband thought it has been longer than that, but I feel the opposite. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been seriously working on my diet and exercise for very long. I think I feel this way because I haven’t be... Read more
One Step Back Before Stepping Into The New Week
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!
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
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.
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Today was a great, crazy day!
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
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
April was something of an emotional rollercoaster, but I’m happy to report that I’m 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 :)
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")
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
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
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 Hubby’s favorites). I indulged, eating two muffins, which were delicious.
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Appetite vs. Hunger (and Fear)
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