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We bought a treadmill!
I have been thinking about it for a while and had a really hard time justifying it since we bought an elliptical machine 2 years ago and it works great. The thing is, I can't read while on the elliptical! I will still use the elliptical daily ... Read more
Cardio. Loving it?
I was reminded again today that I really do love my cardio. Definitely not before I do it and sometimes not during. Some days I even love it during, but I always, ALWAYS love it after!
I love the feeling of accomplishment and success. I love ... Read more
Tried meal prepping- not for us!
My husband and I tried out the meal prepping trend that is going on right now. I very concrete, loud vote is NO! We will not be doing it again. I made the roasted veggies and he grilled chicken, we put them in containers and have been eating ... Read more
starting over again
As I find myself staring into my closet not being able to wear most of my clothes, I am sad. Sad because I am back here again. It is time to refocus my attention on my health. I have lots of excuses/reasons for why I am here, but the importan... Read more
Copycat panera strawberry poppyseed salad
I am in love with panera's poppyseed salad! Lots of fresh greens, 4 kinds of fruit, and chicken. I choose to leave of the pecans because I just don't care for them. With the help of my dear frien Pinterest, I found a copycat recipe that I cann... Read more
Yesterday: Worst birthday to date!!!
Yesterday was my birthday and it was absolutely horrible!
I woke up, hung out with the hubby (still good) fired up the Ipad and received an email saying they sent my new credit card to Maryland and please activate when I receive it. I li... Read more
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
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