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Moment of Weakness

Tuesday, September 02, 2008      1 comments

I took my regular strengthening class today. This class is pretty intense, but I am getting strong enough to handle it - or so I thought. Today I was struggling to keep up from the beginning but I tried to push through. My body didn't take... Read more

Healthy Habits

Monday, September 01, 2008      0 comments

I came across this article this morning and it got me thinking about some of my habits. I was happy to realize that I have a lot of healthy habits in place already.
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Update Re: Temptations

Saturday, August 30, 2008      2 comments

Well, I made it...kind of. I went to the pizza lunch and indulged in thin crust veggie pizza. I figured that was the best option available and I ate just enough to provide a satisfying meal. The best part about it is I did not allow myself ... Read more

Major Temptations

Thursday, August 28, 2008      1 comments

I have two major temptations to face today. The first is a pizza luncheon at work. (They seem to have those a lot around here.) The second is dinner at a sports bar (fried foods and beer galore) with my husband and his friends. So, ... Read more

The Magic Number

Wednesday, August 27, 2008      1 comments

I think I have discovered my magic number - that is the amount of calories that I need to consume per day. SparkPeople tells me to shoot for 1200-1550. When I eat in the lower range of my limit, I find that later in the week I end up going ... Read more

Signs of Progress...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      3 comments

-I wore a pair of jeans last weekend that I hadn't worn in a year :) -My rings are slightly loose on my finger! -My work pants fit much better and some are even a little too big -I have a visible jawline and collarbone again! -I now ... Read more

Contemplating a Half Marathon...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      2 comments

A friend of mine asked me if I wanted to train for a half marathon together. While that sounds like an amazing goal, I am very hesitant to commit. I've entertained this idea before and even entered the beginning stages of training. I... Read more

Being There

Monday, August 25, 2008      1 comments

After a weekend of bad eating and very little exercise, I'm feeling kind of BLAH. I'm going to my fitness class tonight, so hopefully that will help lift my mood and get me back on track. Sometimes I feel like my progress has slowed to ... Read more

My Better Half Won :)

Saturday, August 23, 2008      1 comments

Just to update you on Friday's post - my better half won. I made it to the gym and did a light elliptical workout. Hey, something is better than nothing, right? I am currently battling PMS and the severe cravings that go along with it. Hope... Read more

Fighting Myself on a Friday

Friday, August 22, 2008      1 comments

It's Friday afternoon. I have hit that afternoon slump and then some. I have been fighting with myself for at least half an hour now. Part of me is arguing, "I'm tired, I've had a rough day, and I just don't feel like working out. I de... Read more

Back to Reality

Thursday, August 21, 2008      1 comments

Yesterday I took a "break" from my regular diet to celebrate my third wedding anniversary with my hubby. I still tracked my calories, but I didn't stress that the total almost doubled my daily limit. It was totally worth it! We prepared ou... Read more

Typical Menu...

Tuesday, August 19, 2008      0 comments

I don't share my nutrition tracker, so I thought I'd share some of the healthy meals I eat on a regular basis. I'm still working on adding more protein and fat to my diet, so if you have any suggestions on how to accomplish that, let me know! ... Read more

Stalled Progress

Monday, August 18, 2008      1 comments

I have been tracking my calorie deficits and last week I burned what should have added up to 1.22 pounds. Unfortunately, that total was not reflected in the scale this morning. In fact, my weight is exactly where it was a week ago. I ... Read more

Moving on from a bad day...

Friday, August 15, 2008      1 comments

Well, yesterday was a bust. Do you ever feel like you can see a bad day coming, but you are powerless to avoid it? I tried to prepare myself for yesterday, but I was not sucessful. I had a cocktail party to go to after work. I knew abo... Read more

Thoughts on Maintenance

Thursday, August 14, 2008      1 comments

I'm still a few pounds away from my goal weight, but I'm trying to get mentally prepared for the transition into maintenance. I've been reading articles and thinking about the best strategy to enter this phase. What I've come to realize... Read more

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