recovering from an injury
After spending nearly 2 weeks walking around Europe, I was conditioned to walk large amounts every day. Not one day ended under 14,000, most were around 17 and 18,000 steps per day. I was ready to continue this new found mileage, especially si... Read more
Recent ups and downs
I will start with the downs, because I would prefer to end on a positive note. My weight hasn't moved in weeks. I know this is directly related to what I have been eating. It has been harder than usual for me to say no to foods that derail me... Read more
I kept it to a one high calorie meal instead of a weekend of excess!
I just have to write about this because for many weekends now a less than healthy Friday night has lead to an all out horrible weekend. Instead, today I got up and started on my water, made a protein smoothie for my husband and one for myself a... Read more
Ogara's Irish 5K
I ran my first 5K of the year this morning! Although I am definitely not is as good of shape as I would like to be when taking these on, I am proud of my accomplishment. Yes, I walked some of it, but I finished. The course had some evil hills... Read more
Made my own
Have you ever tried to use a store bought hula hoop and just fail miserably? Me too! Turns out we failed because they are too small!
I watched several you tube videos (jus... Read more
Make it happen March
I started out my journey strong. 7 lb loss in January and lost another 3 in the first half of February. after that I have been floundering. Do great for the work week and fall apart on the weekends. I managed to not have a gain, but I also s... Read more
I didn't do wonderful but I didn't do horrible either.
Friday night I volunteered to be the designated driver so I avoided any liquid calories and nobody harrassed me to drink because hey- who doesn't like having a DD? I was up past my bed... Read more
This is me
I have never taken/posted a "before" picture. This is hard for me, to expose myself to the world. I had to force myself to stop sucking it in and take a "this is the real... Read more
Second mini-goal met! Thoughts and looking for advice.
I have now lost 5% of my initial body weight! Woo hoo! I am excited to be making progress. The scale is moving and my "fat jeans" no longer hurt. They are still a little tighter in the thighs than I would wish for, but progress is progress. ... Read more
Relaxing my goals a bit
I am not changing my ultimate goals of fitness, but I am going to relax my timeline in how quickly I arrive there. The more I think about it,the more I am supporting my own decision. I had originally wanted to achieve that ideal "2 pounds a we... Read more
Indulgent weekend and I am completely OK with it!
In the past, after a weekend like I just had, I would be beating myself emotionally right now. I had a moment on the 4 hour drive to our weekend where I realized that this is the rest of my life. I am not going to live in a bubble of "health a... Read more
I am slowly learning...
So, I have learned that if I do not give in to a persistent craving I will end in a full on binge. Acknowledging that I had been craving cookies for over 2 days, I baked chocolate chip cookies on Monday. I ate more than I should, but less than... Read more
Preparation vs. perspiration
I have definitely learned through previous attempts that "I can't out run my diet". That being said, I have spent the past few weeks working on being on top of and properly preparing for healthy eating during my busy weeks. I have finally conv... Read more
148 days until Europe with teenagers!
I have 148 days left until I leave with my friend Carrie and many high schoolers for Europe. We will spend 11 days exploring Italy, France, and Spain along the Mediterranean Coast. I couldn't be more excited!
But, I am also nervous! Many... Read more
My closet and I got honest with each other
Today, I packed up and stored all of my wardrobe that doesn't fit. I needed to deal with the reality that I am not currently that size, I am bigger than most of my wardrobe. I will fit in them again, but for now I need to not wear them, the st... Read more
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