Officially in Maintenance Mode
Yep, after maintaining for 4 weeks, I decided to change my tracker to maintenance mode! I haven't been working out the way I was, because PT 3x/day (30-45 minutes each time) takes up so much time. And I'm working overtime to make up for all the ... Read more
Last fall, I said, "Enough is enough," and with a torn up shoulder and two terrible knees, I took on a new project: me. I lost 41 lbs and 4 sizes, h... Read more
Positive progress report
Just checking in to let y'all know I'm still kicking. I haven’t blogged in a while because I use most of my typing energy at work and by the end of the day I'm pretty well over the whole keyboard thing. ha!
For anyone who doesn’t know,... Read more
It's my birthday!
It really is my birthday! I'm not "29 with experience." I'm not "29 and holding." I'm not any of those euphemisms - I'm every day of the 49 glorious years God has seen fit to give me! Every day above ground is a good day and although the last se... Read more
Shoulder Surgery 6/12/15
So it's done. The orthopedic surgeon repaired the small tear in my right labrum, repaired a small tear in my right bicep, and shaved a little off the end of my right collarbone, because he could tell it was going to cause some trouble down the r... Read more
No Room for Complacency
When I realized I had only a few additional pounds to lose to reach my long term goal, I relaxed. "It has come off easily - I'll be able to lose the last few by my target date with no problem!" While that was all true, I should not have relaxed.... Read more
The Lesson I Learned
I'm very happy with my commitment to exercise. I do cardio 5-6x/week, and have been adding more strength training. However, my Significant Other was home for a staycation last week and it helped me identify some personal challenges.
My SO a... Read more
UPDATE! Colossal Closet Purge - what I learned
Part of my preparation for heading into maintenance mode has been examining what HASN’T worked in the past. I can list many things that don’t work for me. I’ve lost a lot of weight over the years, but haven’t managed to keep it off for a... Read more
Finding the positive in falling short
One of my teams has amazing, thought provoking daily challenges. My favorites are the ones that call for difficult self-examination. Today's was this: "We have made it through another month of living to our best ability. Even in our "failures" w... Read more
I'm currently re-evaluating my motivations and goals. I'm approaching the maintenance stage, so I'm thinking hard about triggers and stressors. This is also helping me stay on track to get to my goal weight. I think going back through our goals ... Read more
Spring thoughts and new goals
Spring is my favorite season! Everything is waking up: sprouting, budding, and blooming. The weather warms and the air is full of new, green smells. After the cold and dreary weather, we have the promise of sunshine!
That said, I HATE WIND.... Read more
After working on a challenge for one of my teams (Positive Bloggers), I decided I should explore the topic more in a blog. This team's challenges always get me examining my ways and thinking more deeply.
Today is "Trash It Tuesday." The que... Read more
A little more about me
After starting a conversation in one of my teams about getting to know each other a little better, I realized that my own response would make a good blog.
I’m an engineering technician. My boss and I subcontract with a handful of engineer... Read more
SHORT TERM GOAL MET!
I wasn't even going to step on the scale this morning. I've been concerned that my weight loss has slowed from its turtle pace lately, so I ordered a couple of new workout DVDs to shake things up a little. I've been brainstorming ways to fine tu... Read more
Happy rabbit, rabbit day!
Everyone around here is pretty happy today - nothing out of the ordinary,... Read more
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