Passed the 10lb Mark!
Long time no post. I've been meaning to post something for weeks, but with two young children, a house to maintain, and a job hunt in the mix, posting a blog keeps slipping off my todo list. :)
Unlike past times I've gone radio silent for a... Read more
"Eat less, workout more" is wrong....
Eat less, workout more! Everyone has heard this one right? Everyone tells you this when you're trying to lose weight.
Back when I lost 80lb the first time, I embodied this saying. It was my mantra. I hit the gym 5 days a week. I ate 1200 t... Read more
Already shed the Christmas weight!
Christmas Eve I stood on the scale and saw 264.8lb. I was proud of this, given how food oriented December can be. I was still down 5+lb and I hadn't given up.
I decided to give myself the week between Christmas and New Years.I gave myself ... Read more
Six Week Assessment
Six weeks a go, I decided to start a new approach to achieving my goals. I needed a daily motivator, something to help me stay on track every single day. So that a cheat day doesn't turn into a cheat week, then a cheat month, and before I know i... Read more
Visual Progress is a Great Motivator
Five weeks ago, I started back down the path go getting to a healthy weight. To motivate me, I've been taking a picture of myself every Monday morning. I like seeing all those pictures of people as they go through their weightloss journey and de... Read more
10min Stomp Fest
I gave myself a goal. It's a small goal compared to what others might set, but for me it's just far enough out of my reach that I have to work for it each day.
7000 steps. I have my trusty Fitbit and I wear it daily. 10,000 steps was just ... Read more
Today I'm over on my calories. I still wanted some ice cream after dinner.
In the past there would have been two ways I would have handled this situation. I would have told myself no, I can't have it...then thought about it all night. I wo... Read more
One month after baby!
I am back! Just over a month ago, I welcomed my new little one to the world. At 8lb 13oz, she was smaller than her sister, but still a hefty baby. :)
I'm going to my doctor on Wednesday and hope to receive the OK to start working out again.... Read more
Felling and doing better
My last blog entry was a pretty big downer. I was in a rough patch. I've spoken it over with my husband and my support system. I'm doing better. I don't cry every day any more and I've just decided to put this whole losing my job situation out o... Read more
A simple question without a simple answer
"Are you ok?"
It's a simple question that bubbles up from my subconscious from time to time. If someone were to ask me this, I'd say "Yah, I'm fine." But for some reason, when it creeps up from me from the back of mind I don't have an answe... Read more
Back from vacation, with less than I left with
My family just spent a lovely week in Cuba, enjoying the sun, sand, and water. I have to say, going into this, I was a bit worried. Having just lost my job, could we really afford this? I thought maybe I should have canceled and gotten some of m... Read more
Lost my job this week...
On Wednesday, the unthinkable happened to me. I was basically told I would be losing my job.
I work for a small remote office for a large tech company. They decided that they wanted to close the office. They gave us all relocation packages... Read more
Stress isn't very good company
This week, stress hit me hard.
I'm worried about the labour of this child. The labour of my daughter was very long, very hard, and very traumatic for me. I thought I was over the panic attacks, but yesterday a mild one hit me. I keep telli... Read more
This week, the pregnancy hunger hit me. No matter how much I ate, I always seemed hungry! I started just eating and eating. And when I ran out of my food, I started on the food in the micro kitchen at work, which, if you read my last post, you'l... Read more
I started a new job in the summer and I love it. I love the work I'm doing. I love the people I'm working with. I enjoy working for an employer that cares about its staff and makes it a priority for employees to have a good work life balance.
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