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GECKO722's Blogs

Starting Over: A Glance Back Before Trekking Forward.
Tuesday, April 04, 2017      2 comments

I started my weight loss journey unintentionally in July of 2011. The catalyst was the end of a bad relationship and with it the loss of most of my friends. I wouldn’t realize how debilitating my association with them had been on my life until m... Read more
Finished My First 5K.
Sunday, May 03, 2015      4 comments

A 5K has been a distant goal of mine since I first started losing weight. But, it always felt like an unattainable one. Although I started the Couch to 5K training program a... Read more
Finding My Happy Weight
Tuesday, January 27, 2015      4 comments

My weight loss journey started in the summer of 2011. A bad relationship had just ended, the group of friends attached to that relationship had scattered to the wind, and I was approaching 200lbs on the scale. In the beginning, it had nothing to... Read more
Going Back to School: The Next Step to a Healthier and Happier Life
Sunday, February 16, 2014      4 comments

I went to college for English and History and now have a job to make most history majors envious. I work for a nationally recognized and accredited museum, you've probably seen it featured on C-Span, History Channel, or Nat Geo. I am the reserva... Read more
Planet Fitness, please change the channel.
Saturday, February 01, 2014      2 comments

I enjoy working out at Planet Fitness. I've never been one for classes and prefer to go in do my cardio and weighlifting and be on my way. I normally end up watching one of the shows while I complete my workout, mostly Pawn Stars. But, the othe... Read more
Dear Overweight Girl at the Gym...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014      11 comments

I read this blog a year ago and it has continued to stick with me. By the time I read it, I was already considered at a healthy weight. But, it made me think of how insecure I was when I first started going to the gym. And, back to my college da... Read more
Exercising at Dark With a Dog
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      1 comments

Since the days grew shorter Tana and I's walks and runs occur in the morning before the sun is up and after the sun is set. I live i the country and don't have the luxury of sidewalks or even shoulders on the road. I've always worn my headlamp ... Read more
what can I say? I love to eat.
Sunday, January 19, 2014      3 comments

Over lunch last week my co-worker told me she could never diet the way I do because she's too much of a foodie. I tried to explain to her that this isn't a diet, its never been a diet it's a life style change. And since I made this change its... Read more
Health Fiend at Day Cookie Monster at Night
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      1 comments

I've been feeling inspired today. Lately I've been slipping up, eating in the evening and going over my daily calorie allotment. I know I've regained weight, but haven't stood on the scale in so long that I have no idea how much, I can definitel... Read more
Sunrises and Whining Beagles
Sunday, January 22, 2012      3 comments

It's been four successful days of dragging myself out of bed before the sunrises. My arms and legs some how moving with the prodding of my tired mind, my body feeling more like a sack of meat than an actual physical part of myself. I am not a m... Read more