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The Hunger - Preamble
Wednesday, January 13, 2021      0 comments

I used to not eat breakfast. At least that's what everyone else said, therapists and coaches and such. I always maintained that I was eating it, just not early. If I get up at 11, I'm not having breakfast at 8. I figure my first meal is my break... Read more
Setting some seriously incremental goals
Thursday, January 05, 2017      1 comments

So in the interest of actually achieving some of my goals, I've set up some incremental ones. For example, I've been chasing the dream of getting 8 hours of sleep since I was a young adult (I'm 46 now). Yesterday I decided to just say... Read more
Must remember the gym
Saturday, March 12, 2016      2 comments

All this week had been terrible, feeling down, hating my job. I did some short workouts when I could. On Friday, which was the 'the worst Friday ever' as one coworker put it, I went to our big gym after work to de-stress. Tired myself out. And t... Read more
Saturday, February 13, 2016      6 comments

Been working on reversing this. And suddenly I realized that it sounds much more terrifying to say I am insulin resistant, which is what pre-diabetes is. My body is already not functioning properly now. They should say this. The doctors. "Pre-" ... Read more
Staving Off Diabetes
Thursday, January 21, 2016      3 comments

Tonight I pledged (on a plastic lemon, long story) to Russ that I would reverse the dreaded pre-diabetes by this time next year. So around Jan 20th. My goal is to get my A1c? reading to under 5.7. It was at 6.1 a year ago, when I was diagnosed.... Read more
Days are passing me by
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      1 comments

It's shocking to see how far out of the fitness habit I had gotten. Using the SparkPeople app, I'm getting reminders all the time for this and that... But I still managed 0 fitness minutes yesterday.... Shocked the heck out of me when I realized... Read more
Biggest Loser at work
Wednesday, January 13, 2016      3 comments

We are having our annual Biggest Loser contest at work. Three months to lose, and if you lose 10#, you get $50, 20# is $100, and I think 30# is $300. Early Feb to early May. My dilemma is, I participated in 2013, and let the contest get to me.... Read more
We meet again, for the first time
Sunday, January 10, 2016      3 comments

Well, here I am 4 years later, since my last blog post. Where does the time go? In between, I've been my most successful ever, both at losing weight and getting stronger ... and then I gained that all back. And lost some of that strength. Woh Wo... Read more
December 26 2011 Update
Monday, December 26, 2011      0 comments

Update December 26, 2011: As I mentioned on my updated Spark page, I have been developing something that works for me, a system, I guess, for the last 4 months. It has been a struggle and a slow weight loss over this time. As of today I am ... Read more
Ten pounds lost!
Thursday, January 15, 2009      2 comments

Another 5 pounds lost! That' makes 11.5 since I decided to build a fitter, healthier life for myself however many weeks ago. Sometime in December. I am really psyched! Not so much for a specific number; reaching my 'goal' of ten pounds is p... Read more
Sunday, January 11, 2009      1 comments

Woohoo! Well, since my little challenging episode with the boyfriend, a lot has happened. I now take the stairs almost every time (unless I really have to get to a bathroom and I just need to stand still as much as possible till I get the... Read more
Hidden Motivator
Sunday, December 28, 2008      7 comments

The bottom line: I just developed a new motivator: giving David a run for his money ... a literal run. The background: My significant other, David, is generally very healthy, although he has weight to lose, too. Quite a bit, even,... Read more
Starting Over is Soooo Much Fun!
Tuesday, December 09, 2008      0 comments

Just a short one tonight ... David and I went to the Westgate Mall to see if anyone is hiring there. He was off today. We got a late start out of the house - he wasn't feeling well and I was still recovering from yesterday's cold snap and fever.... Read more
I'm back...
Monday, November 12, 2007      1 comments

Hi, everyone. I haven't posted in about 2 months. Looks like 9/16 was my last post. Long story short (kind of), my dear friend and housemate Tom passed away about 5 weeks ago, after a lot of ups and downs with his health. He was only 54, ... Read more
Progress update
Sunday, September 16, 2007      0 comments

Well, I weigh in tomorrow. I hope I've gotten back under my Spark start weight. But if not, that's okay, too. I'll just keep doing what I'm doing. I've found that weighing myself twice a week is helping. Once a week is far enough apart for ... Read more

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