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  • Pressed through

    4/19/2017 3:09:20 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    So today dawned and I was not ready to rise or shine...UGH! I was really achy, unsure if it was residual workout DOMS, or the little chill i... Read more

  • Weigh in

    4/16/2017 9:14:58 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    3 more lbs down the drain! For weeks I hovered right at the 19 lbs lost mark, not breaking through to the "official," nice round ... Read more

  • Support makes a difference

    4/13/2017 9:20:51 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    The community here at SP has really been helpful, but they can't be there all the times I needed them. I have also found another community of he... Read more

  • Monday workouts

    4/10/2017 8:57:39 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    I didn't think I'd ever hear myself say this, but...I love Mondays! Don't stone me! I mean, as far as working out is concerned, ... Read more

  • Going for consistency

    4/6/2017 8:55:24 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So I haven't always been the one for consistency, in anything! Consistency has always been the opposite of me. Well, I used to think that I wou... Read more

  • Lost a friend

    4/1/2017 11:23:28 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Found out last night that a coworker who found a place in my heart is no longer in the fight, she went home, and is with The King! My heart is t... Read more

  • New resident

    3/29/2017 10:42:38 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    I'm already tired of constantly being vigilant about every breath sound and every chest twinge (it's barely been a week, post-discharge), but I'm... Read more

  • First day back!

    3/27/2017 2:05:02 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    It's Monday, and it's my first day among the living upright! Yup, this is my first day fully functional, upright, walking around and testing the... Read more

  • Downtime musings

    3/22/2017 7:10:46 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So if you read my last blog entry, you know that I've been sidelined (again) for a bit. Yes, it is serious (what hospitalization isn't?), but I c... Read more

  • DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!

    3/18/2017 1:37:38 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    I am too angry to cry!!!! Every single frickin' time I manage to build up some speed, WHAM, another frickin' pothole!!!!! I a... Read more

  • Still Here

    3/17/2017 6:39:22 PM, by MRSJENNI

    Well... I lost three whole three pounds this week so I guess I didn't TOTALLY screw up. Trying to walk more, lots of breathing issues, but tryin... Read more

  • Stop being afraid

    3/13/2017 2:17:29 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    So I had a confrontation with myself last week. Because I grew up in a violent household, I have always been one to shy away from confront... Read more

  • Week 9 and weigh in

    3/7/2017 11:47:17 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So after the Cinnabon, the lackluster, painful walk on Friday, the slug like weekend, I was not looking forward to Monday's weigh in, but...my bo... Read more

  • Major indulgence

    3/3/2017 10:36:36 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    I ate a Cinnabon... ...And it was goooooooood!!!!!! I don't feel fat! I don't feel guilty! I don't feel like I need to make up an exc... Read more

  • Week eight and weigh in

    3/2/2017 1:31:17 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    Well after a more determined week seven, the push paid off! Drum roll please...5 more pounds down! Wooho! [insert cartwheel here!!!] I kn... Read more

  • I just can't get with it.

    2/28/2017 10:16:15 PM, by MRSJENNI

    This time last year I had topped out at over 500 pounds (506 to be exact). I am now tipping the scales at 442 pounds. I should be grateful, but... Read more

  • Still going...

    2/27/2017 10:34:29 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Week seven! I am soooooo proud of myself! I have kept it going, past the usual throw-in-the-towel marker! Even after a disappointing week six,... Read more

  • Tin Man!

    2/21/2017 12:48:00 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    So, week five came in and left like a lion, and conversely, week six came in like a lamb, a very sick lamb! My get up and go needed a kick in th... Read more

  • Don't forget to stretch

    2/17/2017 10:29:27 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So this is something I've always known, regardless of the many studies and updates over the years saying one thing or another. I know that after... Read more

  • Weigh in

    2/15/2017 11:42:14 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Drum roll please! 3 more pounds!!! <... Read more

  • End of week four, and the naysayers can kick rocks!

    2/13/2017 1:19:14 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    I learned to rest and not feel guilty...and I shocked the heck out of myself! After last weekend's resting, I felt guilty for taking time of... Read more

  • Slacked off for Super Bowl weekend, but back at it!

    2/9/2017 9:43:30 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So my plan was to...never mind, I just never did it, no use for the "shoulda-woulda-coulda's" now. I've been walking more consistently at th... Read more

  • Friday Thoughts

    2/3/2017 8:54:55 AM, by MSPOOH404

    I was just reading a blog post 2BDynamic...What I got out of it was that we need to be aware of how we think and how we speak to ourselves becaus... Read more

  • Changing things around

    2/2/2017 10:57:43 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    So things at work have gotten a little dense (not a typo, I meant dense not tense). Work has tripled and has now eaten into my workout time. I ... Read more

  • End of Week Three

    1/31/2017 10:29:48 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Whew! This woman is working me, but it feels good to say that I have hung in there. I'm feeling the difference: I'm walking straighter, my bell... Read more

  • Days 14 & 15 - End of Week Two, beginning of Week Three

    1/26/2017 8:57:31 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Day 14: End of week two. Ended with my first experience with Burpees and Suicides...OMG!!!! No wonder people groan and whine when they hear tho... Read more

  • Day 13 - Weigh in

    1/23/2017 6:15:22 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    I lost 4 lbs!!!!! So this effort is paying off! Thank God today was active recovery day and we ended up doing yoga because I ache, but its a good... Read more

  • Days 10, 11 & 12 - Feeling great!

    1/23/2017 1:41:52 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    Day 10: Worked out with Betty Rocker Day 11: Did ab workout during commercials; whew, that was tough! Day 12: Holy crap! My first real... Read more

  • Day 9: Not bad

    1/20/2017 4:30:00 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    Didn't sleep well, but still got in early workout (yay me!) and day didn't go too badly. Cried my eyes out writing a farewell letter to Presiden... Read more

  • Day 8

    1/19/2017 7:51:27 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Wow! Great day! I started with close to 8 hours of sleep , pretty much all preparations done the night before, got a new type of ... Read more

  • Days five to seven - End of week one!

    1/18/2017 11:41:57 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    Day 5: Day off Day 6: Did small strength training exercises from the bed (hey, I did something!). Worked my thighs, shoulders and arms. ... Read more

  • Day four: finding alternatives

    1/14/2017 2:13:32 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    Since I wasn't going to go into the office at 6:00 am like I do during the week (are you kidding?? My opportunity to sleep in and refill the slee... Read more

  • Day three - I slept!

    1/13/2017 9:37:23 AM, by PSALMISTLD

    I slept through the night! Omigosh!!! If you've ever had issues with sleep, you understand how huge this is! My entire life I've battled insomn... Read more

  • Starting again - Day 2

    1/12/2017 1:22:33 PM, by PSALMISTLD

    so this is day two of a journey started (and restarted and restarted, and restarted) over 7 years ago. I'm trying to do this 100 day workout thi... Read more

  • Excuses, Excuses

    1/4/2017 4:10:20 PM, by MRSJENNI

    There is an old Southern Gospel Song called "Excuses" by the Kingsmen. Now, in this song, there is a phrase, "Excuses, excuses, you'll hear them... Read more

  • Thank God for a Good Trainer!

    11/21/2016 10:43:41 AM, by MSPOOH404

    The fitness center on campus offers the use of personal trainers and we can either use their services as a part of... Read more

  • UGH!

    11/18/2016 11:37:30 AM, by MSPOOH404

    The last 7 days have been... What's a good word...? Awful. That pretty much sums it up. Now, don't get me wrong...I do believe th... Read more

  • Victory is Mine!

    11/11/2016 9:47:57 AM, by MSPOOH404

    I have done something that I don't think I've ever done before. It's great...It's huge...It's monumental!! ... Read more

  • Wellness Program & Weight Loss, Pt. 2

    11/10/2016 12:39:28 PM, by MSPOOH404

    So today was the sign up day for the Wellness Program at work. I've been looking forward to this for a while. I'm kinda excited about starting ... Read more

  • Gettin' Ticked Off...

    11/3/2016 10:25:45 AM, by MSPOOH404

    I'm trying to not go there... I'm really trying to maintain my composure and just not go off... I'm really, really trying!... Read more

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