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June Fitness Stats and July Goals
7/4/2014 10:15:23 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Compared to May: Steps: 324,629 up from 318,448 Average steps per day: 10,820 up slightly from 10,272 Fitness Minutes: 4,362 up from 3,78...  Read more


Size Six Jeans Challenge: Day 7
6/15/2014 10:51:38 AM,  8 COMMENTS

244 I actually managed to stay on track, for the most part, this week! I managed to keep my alcohol servings at 5 1/2 (higher than the 4 I was go...  Read more


Size Six Jeans Challenge: Day 1
6/9/2014 8:47:30 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Today was a good day. I just got fed up with myself over the past few days. With letting laziness creep in when I should be working out; with letting...  Read more


The Dirty, Dreaded "P" Word
6/3/2014 11:12:04 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I appreciate all of the encouragement and praise I've been getting from you guys. I really do. And I don't want to disappoint you, but it's time for s...  Read more


June Goals
6/1/2014 4:52:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

A new month! And the beginning of summer, my favorite season! 67 I am so excited to start this month out strong and really make some progress!...  Read more


May Progress, Fitness, & Stats
5/31/2014 9:18:36 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I can't believe it'll be June tomorrow! We haven't had much of a spring, but it was beautiful today, and I took advantage of it with three good walk...  Read more


Mid-month check-in
5/17/2014 7:00:46 PM,  4 COMMENTS

So... you may have seen my status updates but in case you didn't: I quit the gym! It was probably the worst job I've ever had (including food servic...  Read more


Food Blog Day 8, back on track!
5/7/2014 7:34:57 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Good evening everybody. Today was great food-wise, probably because I'm in the middle of a big project at work and classes started back up for me, so...  Read more


Food Blog Day 7
5/6/2014 8:29:57 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Today was a messed up kind of day. I only worked until 10am, then went to my daughter's school to deal with kindergarten registration. After that, we...  Read more


Food Blog Day 6, Recipe disasters and advice requested!
5/5/2014 8:46:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I woke up this morning with an energy and desire to finally curb this sweet tooth/junk food kick that I've been fighting. It went... okay-ish. Br...  Read more


Food Blog Days 3-5
5/4/2014 6:58:58 PM,  0 COMMENTS

So, I had the best intentions of blogging my trip to Boston for the Sox game. It didn't work out. For full disclosure, I will tell you I ate too much,...  Read more


May Goals
5/4/2014 1:06:07 PM,  7 COMMENTS

If you read my April blog you know that while I moved a fair amount, I wish it had been more, and that I ate badly overall, and gained weight as a res...  Read more


April's Stats
5/2/2014 6:13:00 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Not such a hot month for me compared to last. If we look at the big picture, it's not half bad for fitness, but I wanted to beat March. Food...  Read more


Food Blog Day Two - More Confessions
5/1/2014 6:58:39 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Day two started out pretty well. I've got to get better at preparing for no preparation, however. The ground turkey that I'd planned on turning into b...  Read more


Food Blog Day One - Confessions
4/30/2014 7:51:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Okay, truth be told I try to eat a primarily paleo diet. I do not, however, negate dairy. I don't drink milk, but will eat cheese and yogurt and some...  Read more


9 months on Sparkpeople
4/22/2014 8:10:18 PM,  5 COMMENTS

WOW..has it really been 9 months..almost 10?! I feel like I just started this journey yesterday. This experience has helped me a lot. Here are my...  Read more


March's Stats
4/5/2014 5:11:18 PM,  8 COMMENTS

FITNESS: Steps: 315, 233 (up from 263,089 in Feb) Average steps per day: 11,258 (up from 9,396) Fitness Minutes: 4,462 (up from 3,532) Calorie...  Read more


Tail Between My Legs...
4/4/2014 7:50:44 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I don't even know where to begin. September was a big month for us. We decided to put our house up for sale, things changed with my job, and we had...  Read more


Vacation report
3/30/2014 10:51:52 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm baaack! (TMI warning: with significant intestinal distress! Woooo!) Mexico was awesome. We had amazing weather -- hot and sunny; the only r...  Read more


Small Changes and big slip ups
3/19/2014 7:22:38 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Thanks for all the support and great advice. Today was a tuff one. I worked and was very busy. I was so thirsty and hungry when I got home, I ate a fe...  Read more


Spring 2014 "Small Changes"
3/18/2014 9:45:08 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Each year I have started and stopped a diet. When ever things got hard, I just gave up. No More! I on a life style change journey and doing great. I s...  Read more


3 days to Tulum! Fitness plans
3/16/2014 6:20:36 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So excited to be going on vacation! A little nervous, too. I haven't been out of the country since I was tiny, and only speak about a lick of Spanish....  Read more


3/16/2014 10:48:28 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Here I am again trying it I go back to what worked before. I have gotten married and time is a little tighter but I do have a walking buddy, :) I had...  Read more


February's Stats
3/2/2014 8:00:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

FITNESS: Steps: 263,089 Average steps per day: 9,396 Fitness Minutes: 3,532 Calories Burned: 17,882 Average calories burned per day: 638 ...  Read more


Operation: Mexico (Eat clean, move booty)
2/21/2014 7:04:18 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Late-week report on my goals for being able to put a bathing suit on more happily in a month (eeek, 28 days!): FITNESS: 4 days at 15K+ steps ...  Read more


Bikini-ready in a month?
2/19/2014 10:38:55 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Enough of this endless snow! I am off to Mexico in a month! 334 I am a lucky girl... my brother, who lives on the other side of the country, invit...  Read more


This was the scariest day of my life 2/10/2014
2/10/2014 8:35:33 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I wake up around 10:00 and eat breakfast at 11:00 or so of which consisted of a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios, 2% milk, and a banana. I started to get re...  Read more


On Not Counting Chickens
2/3/2014 8:36:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

You all were super wonderful and supportive on my last blog and I wish I had the time to thank each and every one of you personally but 304 Everyone...  Read more


Wanna help me make some major life decisions?
1/29/2014 7:04:49 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I should thank all of you for your good job mojo from last blog because finally (FINALLY!) there are some prospects coming through for me. I int...  Read more


Mid-Winter Blues
1/29/2014 1:30:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I've been in a bit of a funk lately. Not quite as bad as I've been in other winters, but bad enough that I realized I'm definitely not feeling quite m...  Read more


Quick update
1/16/2014 7:27:24 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Thanks for the support on my last blog! I am so glad it resonated with people. I have been making mostly awesome choices. I'm pretty far toward...  Read more


Fan Freaking Phenomenal Tastic
1/14/2014 12:33:59 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Smash the Scale - I am ALL IN.
n-smash-scale-revolution.html Last year I put my scale away indefin...  Read more


Making Success
1/13/2014 11:31:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

We talk about finding success like it's a mysterious treasure, when the (sobering or inspiring?) fact is that it's all in our heads. We decide whether...  Read more


I've fallen but I AM getting up!
1/11/2014 12:22:18 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Oof, rocky start to January. The lake house party did not go as anticipated. I actually did not eat too much, but I drank too much not-low-enough-c...  Read more


A New Year and Some New Goals for the first quarter
1/2/2014 11:13:23 AM,  2 COMMENTS

It's been awhile since I've blogged, but not really for lack of trying. I honestly don't feel that I have a whole lot to say for the most part. Fortun...  Read more


Hello 2014
12/31/2013 9:06:02 AM,  7 COMMENTS

2013 seems to have been a rough year for many, myself included. Work woes, injuries, etc. all made it more challenging than I would have liked. ...  Read more


Not calling it a resolution....
12/30/2013 9:02:04 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well it has been a rough few months to say the least. I just cannot get my act together at all. I figured after I was sick and lost 15 pounds in a wee...  Read more


Late-December happy and January goals
12/30/2013 10:27:10 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Perhaps I posted my last blog prematurely... while it has not been a good exercise or eating month overall (not really working out; not tracking), app...  Read more


December's been a wash
12/26/2013 2:56:02 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Oh, my, how the mighty have fallen. 20 What happened to me this month? I guess my incredibly busy schedule just caught up with me. My final pro...  Read more


Credit where due, especially to yourself.
12/20/2013 11:17:54 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I've been in counseling for 3 years and on meds for nearly that long. I have learned more things than I could likely even put into words. One of the...  Read more


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