Some of the better ways to stay motivated to hit the gym daily
1. Picture lighting a couple bucks on fire. You're paying a monthly flat fee for "all you can sweat," and if you skip a day, you might as well light that cash on fire.
2. Say "I'll just do a half hour." Sometimes, that's all the workout yo... Read more
While Reddit's "Fatlogic" board cannot and should not be mistaken for one of those safe spaces with soft lighting, puppy videos, blankets, and tissues to mop up the tears, I'll admit it's therapeutic in its own way.
Think a daily listing o... Read more
Forgot a workout. Frustrated.
Forgot to exercise yesterday; time caught up with me, and got distracted by that roller-coaster that was the Hawks-Texans game. Maybe not a bad thing as I did a workout and donated blood the previous day. I also cooked for the week (skinless chi... Read more
Dear, FA/HAES: Get out of my way!
I have a sister. Twin. Identical. So, same genetics, same family background, etc.
I know she's heavier than me. How much so, I can't put an exact number on it. I take about a size 14 these days (best guess - my clothes are from the thrift ... Read more
Notice the difference
I definitely notice the difference on days where I exercise and days I don't. Had to miss a couple days this week again due to family stuff and the contrast was pretty obvious. I felt more tired and forgetful on the days I didn't work out.
On ... Read more
Tiring myself out
Got sick and missed a couple workouts this week. Also, sweetheart is off visiting family (his dad was sick for a long time and finally passed). So after I got off work, I spent extra time at the gym and cleaning the house. I'm having a lot of fu... Read more
Still going down.
Down more weight. That is good. But worried about other stuff. The company I work for is not doing well and trying to gloss it over. I also got hit with a written infraction at work over a 2 month old call that no one mentioned prior. So spent m... Read more
The good news? Down 25 pounds. But the victory is feeling a little hollow with no one to share with.
1. Sore today. May have overdone it the last few days with exercise. (including gardening).
2. I really need some offline support and... Read more
Another find at the thrift shop
A food scale. Definitely older (yellow plastic - might be from the 80's), measures in metric and Imperial, goes up to 2 kilos. All of three bucks. Of course, the challenge now is to discern how accurate it is.... Read more
The joke is that I don't so much buy clothing as lease it from the local thrift shop. This is why the Macklemore and Lewis "Thrift Shop" video took the song from "amusing" to "pee your pants funny" - I have spent money in ALL the shops depicte... Read more
195 and a blood donation
195 pounds and another inch off my waist. Also donated blood. My BP might have been elevated as I went directly from the gym to the center in King County traffic. Sparky doesn't have anything to say on the topic of diets and blood donation. Rat... Read more
OK, annual checkup. Everything seems ok, but the BP and cholesterol is higher than I'd like it to be along with the weight. So, adding those to the trackers. The exercise and diet ought to help with those in the long run, but it's still a yellow... Read more
Okay, Hanlon's Razor - never attribute to malice what is better explained by cluelessness.
I went over budget last night. Sweetheart cooked supper - cheese tortellini, pesto. And piled the plate high. And had eggnog poured. I only ate about... Read more
Good news bad news
Well, the doc says I'm down another 7 pounds, making a total of 15 since Thanksgiving. There's the good news.
The bad news; Metro's killing my bus route home, meaning I'll have to either drive (which cuts out my 2-mile walk), or figure out... Read more
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Where the weight started
Most of this crap on my frame got on because my mind was occupied with a lot of everything else. It was college, and my mom is still a horrible cook, meaning I knew diddly squat about cooking. Second, I was in a nasty-difficult course of study (... Read more