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Day 182 of the 'Q' - Back to the Grind
Wednesday, August 19, 2015      2 comments

Almost 20 days later...not quite sure WHAT happened to my summer but it's over. Sitting here at my table again, making schedules and plans on how to fit in more students than ever into my day. And realizing that my job is putting a serious... Read more
Day 162 of the 'Q' - Summer is a murderer...
Thursday, July 30, 2015      2 comments

I was all excited for summer. Plenty of time to work out, eat when I needed to, see my friends, do what I wanted. No problem. I have a plan! I get up at 4:30 still. I sit right back on the couch, and don't usually get back up. My excuse now... Read more
Day 155 of the 'Q' - The judges are in...
Thursday, July 23, 2015      2 comments

It's reality. You will be judged for trying to be healthy. You will be judged when you pass over the donuts for the salad. You'll be judged when you can't go out with your friends because it's your class at the gym. It's exactly the same j... Read more
Day 149 of the 'Q' - Beating the demons
Friday, July 17, 2015      2 comments

I've noticed that change seems to come in phases and jumps. There are days when you have huge revelations about your own thinking or how you managed something. Other things are a little more subtle, like when you suddenly realize that the pouch ... Read more
Day 147 of the 'Q' - The little things...
Wednesday, July 15, 2015      3 comments

Should I be really happy with the fact that I enjoyed a water inflatable with my son and didn't feel like I was completely dead after the fact? I had to haul my still substantial bulk up a nearly vertical climb using only my arms, while pus... Read more
Day 141 of the 'Q' - My own pace...
Thursday, July 09, 2015      3 comments

In between what I would consider racing seasons (that time when the sun isn't so blazing hot and the air so humid you can hold it in your hands) I'v... Read more
Day 140 of the 'Q' - (Nearly) A Year Later...
Wednesday, July 08, 2015      2 comments

I'm where I was almost an exact year ago. 11 months. 162 pounds. But I'm not where I was almost an exact year ago. I'm certainly better mentally and emotionally. The depression is controlled with medication (even if the medication isn... Read more
Day 138 of the 'Q' - Mostly not dead...
Monday, July 06, 2015      0 comments

Life has so happened in the last 13 days since my last blog. Summer school was in a school that has almost no cell reception and the schedule has no breaks for teachers unlike a regular school day so there's no updating or checking my app. And t... Read more
Day 125 of the 'Q' - Dangerous combinations...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015      2 comments

That would be sneezing while lifting a heavy weight above your head. It can pan out either of two ways: a smashed skull or a hernia as I fight to prevent the smashed skull. And all because my weights are covered in dust. And those poor 20's... Read more
Day 123 of the 'Q' - Summer school...
Sunday, June 21, 2015      1 comments

I'm still alive. I'd completely forgotten the time and effort it takes to get a classroom ready for students, and then the prep to keep it ready day after day. I don't miss that stress, I tell you. However, I also find that I'm handli... Read more
Day 116 of the 'Q' - Shamesville, population: me
Sunday, June 14, 2015      3 comments

I've realized that I just kind of let it creep up on me. Not quite the old me, but the workout every day but still not eating well me that was pre-Thing 1. I exercise, I can eat what I want. Yeah, I know. That thought is right up there wit... Read more
Day 110 of the 'Q' - Still 3 miles from the car...
Monday, June 08, 2015      6 comments

I gave up. Not even half way through my 10k and I totally gave up. I realized that I had more than 3 miles to go and I was ready to stop moving, sit on the sidewalk and cry. It was hilly, and my legs were already burning hard. The only rea... Read more
Day 104 of the 'Q' - Nobody deserves a donut...
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      2 comments

Just a year ago, this would have probably have been the worst week of my school year. My position as interventionist leaves me free to be pulled to administer state tests, so I do regular test days along with students who need make up tests. Tod... Read more
Day 101 of the 'Q' - Other people's diet woes....
Saturday, May 30, 2015      3 comments

I used to be other people. I'm sure there are days I'm other people. Those other people I had to listen to today who complained that they had health problems, like high cholesterol or were borderline diabetic. And then followed up with the words... Read more
Day 98 of the 'Q' - You take a day off...
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      3 comments

I had a fantastic weekend. I totally ruined my 90 something day login streak by running away to the lake with DH and the Things and no cell signal. ^_^ I didn't log anything I ate for two whole days. I didn't eat everything I could get my hands ... Read more

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