Stress and Eating...
This probably goes without saying, since I know this is true for many people, but for me, stress and eating go hand-in-hand, and admittedly, my life has gotten significantly more stressful in the past month. Starting a postdoc, debating whether... Read more
...and "dinner" at 4:30
I was starving. I pictured my chicken and rice and beans in the fridge. I thought about a cheese stick (already had cheese today, though, on the pizza). I thought about just my apple. I looked at my bread, and knew I wanted something more subs... Read more
Carbs make me tired!
...at least, the refined kind that I don't usually eat do. Today there was a meeting over lunchtime and like all lunch time meetings where I work, they provided pizza. Knowing this was coming and my weakness, I had a protein-rich snack of cott... Read more
Was I really eating so much???
I haven't been tracking my calories for a while now...maybe 6 months? I thought/was hoping that I could get away with it by still focusing on eating healthy foods and adding in more vegetables (I've always eaten plenty of fruit). The upward cr... Read more
For some reason, over the past few months I have gained weight instead of losing it (or maintaining). I have not been tracking my food and I have not been focusing on exercise. I decided to reset Spark and start again at the beginning - I could... Read more
Boot Camp Challenge - Day 8
My first week back at tracking my food and kicking up the fitness a notch has been a success. Yes, I went over my calorie recommendation every day, and I went over 2,000 calories several days later in the week. But I also burned significantly ... Read more
Boot Camp Challenge - Day 1!
I am hoping that the SP bootcamp will be the kick-in-the-butt that I need to actually get myself back into fitness, instead of just talking about it and making less of an effort than I know I am capable of.
We now have almost a full gym a... Read more
An encouraging remark
This morning, I was talking (ok, whining) to Lee about how sore my abs are from combining some ab-based moves on Wednesday with a yoga class yesterday (the yoga class didn't *feel* that intense while I was doing it, but given how my body feels t... Read more
Must. Track. Food.
I *KNOW* that the only way that I will lose weight is if I consistently eat healthy and track my food -all of it, *including* the indulgences that I might not want to admit to having eaten.
Yes, I am having a little bit of difficulty givin... Read more
Here I am again!!!
Last Wednesday, I successfully defended my PhD thesis... I'm not quite done with the document itself, as a few minor revisions need to take place before it is submitted in final form to the graduate office, but the papers are signed and my lab m... Read more
Back after August 12!
A little less than a month ago, I finally got my thesis defense date set to be August 12.
This has created a large amount that I need to do between now and then - and particularly between now and July 29, when a thesis draft is due to my co... Read more
Back on track(ing)!
For the last month or so, I have been trying to focus on eating nutrient-rich foods as much as possible, and in particular, avoiding refined carbs. I think I have been doing a decent job of it, but if my (minor) weight creep is any indication, ... Read more
Feeling human again! ...and shrinking?
As of this past weekend, I started feeling better and more like myself again - I think I must have been fighting off a bug or something, because I can't think of anything else that would have made me so exhausted last week, but I never had any o... Read more
So, as I stated in my previous entry, I've been having these headaches. My primary care dr. suggested muscle relaxants at night on the assumption that the headaches are caused by clenching my jaw in my sleep.
Well, after a month or so of tak... Read more
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Feeling pretty good... (but...)
I have been feeling pretty good lately about how I've managed to work exercise into my life, even when feeling stressed and busy, and how Lee is very encouraging and we're supporting each other in our fitness & health goals. We've been eating h... Read more