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Winter 5% Challenge - Week 2 Review
Sunday, January 29, 2017      8 comments

This week was... hard. I allowed myself to succumb to the negativity exchanged ON BOTH SIDES of the aisle in regards to American politics. Thursday was a Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day. I spent most of it trying not to break dow... Read more
Winter 5% Challenge - First Week Review
Saturday, January 21, 2017      12 comments

Today is the very first weigh in day of the Winter 5% challenge, and, not surprisingly, the scale is up. Confession: I AM A DAILY WEIGHER. Why? Because I loooooove data. I'm a numbers girl, and I'm very observant of patterns. So no, ... Read more
I Want Your Opinions, please
Tuesday, January 17, 2017      40 comments

Okay so I'm doing this with hesitation because the last time I posted something involving something similar I was accused by a stranger of wanting attention. I ordered 3 bikinis. I'm keeping them all. But I'm not feeling confident about th... Read more
Snow Day
Saturday, January 07, 2017      13 comments

Came home early from work today because of snow. I was supposed to go to a surprise party for tonight but it was canceled so I'm staying home.... Read more
A Theory
Tuesday, January 03, 2017      15 comments

For most of December my weight hovered around 172 with my lowest weight at 169.4. My original goal weight was 160, but I've put on muscle and lost inches despite those 12 lbs. Still, I'd like to get a bit farther away from 175 so I have a bigge... Read more
My Christmas (LONG!!!!!!)
Thursday, December 29, 2016      14 comments

I had a very nice Christmas! The Hubs, Bingley and I drove to Richmond, Va, to spend Christmas with my maternal birth family. I love this part of my family: it's where I get my sarcasm, sticktuitiveness, warmth and sense of humor. I fit right in... Read more
My Day Off
Friday, December 09, 2016      14 comments

Yesterday was the only day of 12 that I had off from work. I decided I wasn't going to do anything remotely productive and I was just going to have a day of pampering myself. I 'slept in' to 7:30, had a short workout and took a nice long shower.... Read more
My Crazy December
Saturday, December 03, 2016      16 comments

I'm just going to list all the fun things I'm doing in December that will make my life crazy, along with my work schedule, haha. 1 - Work 2 - Work & Candlelight Shopping with Walking Group 3 - Work 4 - Grocery Shopping then 1/2 shift... Read more
Post-Thanksgiving Update and Stress Eating
Sunday, November 27, 2016      21 comments

My dietary changes have gone really, really well. Until yesterday. On Thanksgiving morning I ran my very first officially timed 5k, a Turkey Trot! I was nervous that I wasn't going to do well, but I'd told myself if I made a sub 40-minute ... Read more
A Wild Plan - Update
Sunday, November 20, 2016      9 comments

I'm now a week into this plan and I have to say it's going really well. I tracked EVERYTHING I ate, used my heart rate monitor for all my workouts, and last week I had a calorie deficit of 2629. I'm very happy with that, considering one night I ... Read more
A Wild Plan Appears!
Monday, November 14, 2016      18 comments

I'm really toeing the line of being under 100 lbs lost. At my lowest weight I was 160, and this morning I'm 173. This is unacceptable, especially going into the holiday season. I've been stressed, and this has lead to emotional eating, especiall... Read more
Kettlebell Snatch Practice Plus Some Outfits (video blog)
Thursday, October 27, 2016      15 comments

I'm practicing 20 lb kettlebell snatches. I got this at... Read more
Monday, October 17, 2016      10 comments

First of all, I want to thank each and everyone one of you for commenting on my blog yesterday. I intend to personally respond to you all as I can. I think writing it out helped some. It felt like I was confessing a great secret: I am not ... Read more
Seriously Struggling
Sunday, October 16, 2016      23 comments

I'm overwhelmed right now. My boss caused both showroom employees to quit last week, and we've been scrambling to find new people for the holiday season. I had a really long talk with him about self-sabotage, and how it's hard to watch, and I re... Read more
Why I Will Never Do Whole30
Saturday, October 08, 2016      20 comments

I love beans and peanuts. Beans and peanuts (all legumes, actually) are nutritious. Many beans are an excellent source of vegan protein. The Whole30 plan states that: "Legumes are often recommended as a healthy dietary choice, based ... Read more

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