Dealing with the unexpected
I am so glad I am healthier today than I was a month ago. This morning my car wouldn't start and I had to have it towed to two different repair shops because the first shop was not able to repair the problem. I missed an appointment, then had a ... Read more
A really good week
I had a really good week. I had some good workouts, drank lots of water, ate lots of healthy food, and I'm feeling great. The number on the scale hasn't budged in days, but I'm sure that's because I've been doing a lot of strength training and a... Read more
Making time for me
I have no shortage of things to do - I have more to do everyday than I could possibly get done and have developed the habit of just bumping stuff to the next day and the next day and the next until it's finally taken care of.
I work full ti... Read more
Relationships my family have a long and troubled past. I've always had trouble fitting in with my family - if it weren't for the fact that we all looked alike, I'd swear I'd been switched at the hospital with some other family's baby.
It's ... Read more
Walking on a treadmill at the gym is a pretty good workout, but it can be pretty boring to do just that all the time, even if you have an entertaining show on the television or great music to listen to.
So I'm looking for some fun workouts ... Read more
I saved three lives yesterday
I gave blood!
I ended up being over on my calories yesterday since I drank quite a lot of juice before and after, but I know from experience that high blood sugar keeps me from fainting! But it was for a good cause, and I can go through my ... Read more
That's much better
I am so glad I decided to not follow an eating plan exactly. What I'm doing now is working so much better for me - I'm eating more of the stuff I love and I'm not hungry nearly as much. And, after tracking everything and running my nutrition rep... Read more
Trying a new approach
I took a little time for myself this weekend, re-examined my strategies and re-grouped.
I joined a gym that's near my house. I can get there in 4 minutes in my car, or I can ride my bike - it's uphill on the way there, but downhill on the w... Read more
Struggles with emotional eating
This is a hard thing for me to share and write about, so this will probably be brief. But I want to put it out there.
I'm overweight because I have deep-rooted emotional issues. I don't like it when people pay attention to my body, and keep... Read more
A message in the night
Last night I dreamed that I was making waffles for breakfast. While the waffle was cooking, I made a salad for my lunch, but I was so hungry, I ate the salad before the waffles were ready and then I felt bad. I thought I should save the waffles ... Read more
I don't have to be perfect
I think it's easy to get too wrapped up and think that everything has to be perfect - that I have to work out everyday, that I have to eat perfectly, that I have to drink 8 glasses of water every single day.
But it doesn't have to be that w... Read more
A little bit of a "real" weekend maybe!
My fiance and I are both involved in starting new businesses while we have other obligations - I have a full time job and he already owns one business and is starting a second. That makes for a really hectic schedule and an almost complete lack ... Read more
Ready for the weekend
It's been a long week - I'm having a tough time at work right now and so is my fiance, so we're a couple of grumpy grumps a lot of the time. We both try to leave it behind when we come home so that we have good time together.
It will be nic... Read more
Healthy food makes me feel good
I can't believe what a difference my food choices make in how I feel. I've been eating healthy stuff (mostly following the Spark plan) all week, and I feel great. I have more energy, I'm not bloated and uncomfortable after I eat, I don't feel li... Read more
A little stumble
Last night before bed I started getting an awful headache, so I took some Advil PM. Wow does that stuff work. I slept like a baby! But then I overslept - I was so groggy and foggy-headed. I don't have time to work out before I head to work.
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