My scale broke yesterday. Well, not broke so much as the battery ran out. Not surprised, seeing as how I use that sucker every day. When I'm "on the wagon" anyway.
So I realized I'd have to figure out other ways to track/see and celebrat... Read more
The food/workout continuum
It's kind of like the time/space continuum, which, never having taken physics, I couldn't even begin to explain to you. I read A Wrinkle in Time, but that's about the extent of my quantum physics education.
Anyway, I will admit, there are ... Read more
Food: The main event or something else?
Years ago, I had a conversation with a man. He was the dad of a boy my son played hockey with and was in great shape himself. I don't remember how we got started talking about food but at some point in the conversation he said, "Food is more o... Read more
Fear is a 4-letter word
I heard someone say once that every negative feeling we have is based in fear. And in her meditations, on her inhales, she would breathe in a "good" word, i.e. strength, patience, focus, happiness, peace, etc. to encourage bringing that good t... Read more
How do you keep from starting over?
I mentioned, in the last year, to my best friend, that I had found some stretches to do, post-run, that help me avoid that terrible muscle soreness whenever I've restarted a running routine. Her response? Stop quitting an... Read more
No feet dragging....
Sometimes, when somebody starts exercising, or starts "eating right", it's with complaints and grumbling and drudging and a general negative attitude. Focusing on all of the things they'll have to stop eating or how much earlier they'll have to... Read more
Hi honey, I'm home!
Kicked some winter/springtime butt this year! Participated in a biggest loser type contest among family and came in second place with a weight loss of 6.87%!! It was fun and I had actually started on the getting healthier journey prior to the ... Read more
Six pounds down
I started this weight loss/heathier me journey shortly before christmas and in that time, through eating better and trying to move every day, I've lost a little over 6 pounds. I've also lost more than 2% body fat and gained muscle! I'm excited... Read more
Couple months back, I went to a concert. I hadn't started, or restarted, this weight loss/fitness journey so I was feeling rather frumpy-housewife-ish. I felt pretty good in what I was wearing that night though: jeans, black boots and a fitted... Read more
Sometimes the scale doesn't tell the whole story.
I know there are a couple schools of people out there when it comes to the bathroom scale. There are those who loathe the scale, whether it's because they're afraid of the truth or feel that people rely on it for the wrong reasons, they just ha... Read more
Not a Hammer, But Still a Tool
Been sick the last couple of days. You know the kind. Four boxes of tissues and three bags of cough drops later and you finally stop sounding like you've smoked 3 packs a day for 30 years. Can't say I worked out every day. Gave myself a few ... Read more
Calories and Fat Grams, Oh My!
So I looked up recently to find out how many fat grams I should be taking in on a daily basis to lose weight the right way. Saw a couple different things. One said under 60, one said under 50. One said Take your age, multiply it by the number... Read more
Restaurant dinners are expensive....calorie-wise!!
Tonight, Grandpa is coming to pick up the kids for an overnight so Nanny can take them to a cool Lego meeting tomorrow in Virginia! That means hubs and I have a date night opportunity! Since we have a couple of Outback Steakhouse gift certific... Read more
Slow and Steady FINISHES the Race!
That's always been my motto. I don't care if there's people beating me in a race I'm running. As long as I'm moving (and preferably not the LAST person in the line) then I'm making progress. I have a very competitive husband who always likes ... Read more
So, I had one of those days at work today. You know the kind. Where when I talk about it I want to use ALL CAPITAL LETTERS and lots of exclamation points and maybe even a few other funky characters to express my frustration level.
The f... Read more
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