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More than a Number, but not Fat and Happy
I recently wrote a blog post describing my life right now, as an obese woman, including all sorts of details about the generally healthy lifestyle that I currently lead, and all the things that make me feel good about myself that have nothing to... Read more
A Portrait of Obesity
This morning, on a whim, I decided to look at my BMI. I am a 5'7" woman who now weighs 210 pounds.(That makes me obese) I have super pale skin, light blue eyes, golden blonde hair and very light freckles on my arms. If you looked at a typical da... Read more
Still at it
Working my weight down slowly but surely... Today I finally did a little bit of exercise (30 minute p90x video). It was really hard! Apparently I have gotten really out of shape in the last 9 months.. Hopefully I can remember this feeling next... Read more
So I guess this is Day 3
So far, my only focus has been on tracking my food. As much as I want to lose this weight for good, I'm taking it very slowly this time. I've been cutting down on alcohol, which is not easy when you have a kegerator in the kitchen and a husband ... Read more
I've reached the point where I feel like I've lost control. I don't think I'm eating that badly but my weight had skyrocketed. Since my wedding, I've gained 40 pounds. I don't like the way I look. I don't like the way I feel. My clothes don't fi... Read more
4 days until the wedding
So, my plan for the week before this wedding is to just make a point to eat as many vegetables as possible, and keep up with my water intake. I thought it was a reasonable goal. I know when I focus on eating vegetables, I eat less crap. In fact,... Read more
The countdown is really on. We only have 15 days until our wedding, which seems like it came very suddenly. Now everything is very real and there are all these final details to settle. I'm trying not to get overwhelmed and to keep up my healthy ... Read more
One last big push
We are now into crunch time before the wedding. We're only about 5 weeks away from the big day, so there's a lot that needs to be done. I am slowly, but surely working on getting as much stuff in my apartment packed or donated as possible. We ar... Read more
Whatever nasty cold got a hold of me over the past week, it is finally subsiding. Thank God! I do not like being sick. The only vestiges of it are a sore throat from all the coughing, and a slightly stuffy nose, and general tiredness. But, I fee... Read more
Trying hard, even though my body seems to be trying to derail me.
I'm now one week into my April challenge. I did great at first, but then this weekend I started getting sick. And it kept getting worse and worse. I did get my workout in on Saturday, plus 5 miles of walking. Then yesterday I went hiking for abo... Read more
Happy birthday to me... ringing in my 28th year in the best way possible
Since I started this challenge on Monday, I've been thinking this is really a great way to start off the 28th year of my life, which officially starts today. I have a lot of good things to look forward to, and they will all be better if I am hea... Read more
Another good day on the books!
Yesterday was the second day of my April challenge, and I've still got that momentum going. I drank over 5 liters of water throughout the day, but by the end of work, I was a little lacking in steps. Unfortunately the weather was not cooperating... Read more
Rocked the after work work-out yesterday!
Yesterday, I had the benefit of a nice long night of sleep. I woke refreshed and had a good, productive day at work. I even stayed late to get a few extra things done. When I got home, I put on my workout pants right away. I posted in my April C... Read more
I decided a little bit ago to sign up for an April Challenge which starts today. That makes today as good a day as any to mention it on Sparkpeople. Basically, I'm going to be following Beachbody's 21 Day Fix. For those of you who don't know: th... Read more
Over halfway to the end of March
As some of you know, I am very anxious for the end of March to get here ASAP. This month is starting to get to me. I am tired. I am lonely. And I don't feel that great right now. Brett continues to work nights. I get to talk to him maybe 10 minu... Read more