Stop Blaming Yourself
You know, people who are overweight end up facing a lot of guilt and blame for being fat. What you've got to remember is that a lot of corporate money gets spent to encourage us to be this way, and to discourage us from changing. I think that ... Read more
As far as I'm concerned, smaller snacks are better. We're all here to make a lifestyle change. That means not just losing weight, but seeing those pounds vanish for good. We can all knock off the sweets for a little while, but then we're righ... Read more
Yesterday, I went jogging for the first time in over a year. It felt great, although I only made it a half mile. I've also been pretty successfully taking outtings with the bean in his carrier and stroller. The local running club is starting ... Read more
Exercise and the Bean
So, I've been trying to think about what kinds of exercise I can do while the bean is so small, and I'm the one looking after him the vast majority of the time.
Walks are pretty easy. Other things are more difficult. Aerobics might be a g... Read more
Update for this Week
So, restarting my exercise plans post pregnancy has its complications. Trying to start daily walks last week was too early. However, I gave it another try, the past couple of days, and its been going better. My weight has continued to gradual... Read more
Maybe a little early to exercise...
Well, had some bleeding after the two walks I took, earlier this week, so I think I'm going to wait a bit longer before resuming my exercise plans. I'm still serious about getting back in shape. Before I was pregnant, I didn't really have the ... Read more
Getting in Shape After Baby
I'm about ready to get back to an exercise routine following the birth of my son. I really slacked off during my pregnancy; I just never seemed to have enough energy to get out and exercise. Jogging was given up entirely. However, I'm serious... Read more
Exercise Ideas For A Snow Day?
I've awoken to a world full of snow, this morning. Walking seems like a slightly hazardous plan, what with icy sidewalks and everything.
So, I thought I'd see what you guys recommend in the way of indoor exercise for a snow day :-)... Read more
For the first time in years, I've been experiencing the kind of unstructured time that you get when you're not working. My husband and I are expecting a baby in less than two months, and I'm currently focused on getting ready for that. Kinda-s... Read more
Light and Sleep
This weekend, my husband and I went camping out by the Pawnee National Grasslands. It was a lot of fun, although I probably negated the positive benefits of hiking with the negative benefits of eating smores around the campfire.
One of the t... Read more
Great Sand Dunes National Park
This past weekend, I got to visit the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The scenery in that park is great - you're driving on the plains, with the mountains to one side, and then, quite suddenly, there are giant sand dunes next to the mountains. ... Read more
This morning, I went on a great hike with my husband. He has a habit of going off on Sunday morning hiking adventures without me - I'm generally content to read the paper an... Read more
Sticky Notes for Exercise
So, I'm trying out a new plan for encouraging exercise. Currently, on my bathroom mirror, there is a sticky note with a number written on it. This week, it has a 5. As I jog a little each day, I'll change the number. The idea is to have a se... Read more
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In the Photo
When my husband saw the photo that I'm using for my Sparkpeople profile, he asked what I was gesturing at when it was taken.
The photo was taken on a camel ranch that my father took me out to see. While we were looking at some of the young... Read more