The Wrong Way to Grow
Personal growth is so important to me. Why, then, would I be so unhappy to grow?
The thing is, I didn't want my waistline to expand.
"This is the heaviest I've ever been. I never want to weigh more than I do now." I can't even recall ... Read more
Seriously, F#@& 2012. On to a Happier 2013!
This year was a doozy.
Frustration with old job. New job. FIRED from new job. Unemployment. Major depressive episode. First ever antidepressant prescription. Frantic job search. Hurricane Sandy. Suffocating debt...
I did not take care ... Read more
On Being Spread Too Thin
Back in January I was making good progress in regular exercise. However, when I decided to tackle a full-time college schedule in between my full-time job, exercise was the first thing to go. Aside from (rarely) talking a leisurely walk, I canno... Read more
Saturday 5k, Sunday Playlist, And Other Thoughts on Planning
While shuffling through my music on the treadmill today, I decided to commit to making a new exercise playlist for the coming week every Sunday. I also determined that Sunday will be my "off" day--no work, class or exercise--so that my mind and ... Read more
Challenges & Rewards: A Gameplan
Lately, I've been very focused on small weight-loss goals. I keep aiming to lose just 5 or 10 lbs. to start, knowing that I want to ultimately lose a lot more. While I find great comfort in knowing that all the little bits of weight loss will ad... Read more
A Better Day
Today was a drastic improvement compared to yesterday! I tracked my food and water intake on SparkPeople, which is something I hate doing because I ALWAYS overeat. It's amazing how much writing it down can persuade me to stay within my calorie r... Read more
Overeating & Exercising Anyway
I overate today. Big time. There was a Jets play-off party at my house today, and I got quite carried away with the goodies and even had two (light) beers. Rather than beating myself up completely for my poor choices today, I'm going to reflect ... Read more
Exercise Always Cheers Me Up
I'm in such a good mood tonight after hitting the treadmill for a bit that I plan on doing a little more exercise before calling it a night.
I attempted Day One of the Couch to 5K program tonight and was not able to complete the full cycle... Read more
So Tired of Re-Starts: Turing 25
I haven't formally exercised since late October. Over two months ago! I would say it's hard to believe, only... it's actually quite evident by my appearance. I'm up about 10 pounds, meaning I've gained back roughly HALF of the weight I lost sinc... Read more
On Consistency, Pace & Periods
I haven't been updating my SparkPeople blog, but I've been making health and fitness strides, anyway.
Last week I was feeling a bit blue and only exercised on Friday, briefly. However, the week before, I had a 5-day exercise streak. I felt ... Read more
Quick Virtual Walk Update
Virtual Walk Update
Miles today: 0.8
Miles total: 27.3
Miles to Montreal: 385
Miles to Go: 357... Read more
Yesterday I walked up and down the beach with my mom--along the water--on a gorgeous, sunny day. We estimated our stroll was about a mile but I'm not counting it really due to its leisurely pace. Still, it was lovely!
Tonight, I had a diffe... Read more
Time Goes By So Quickly!
Last week I did back-to-back Zumba at the gym and it felt great! But other than that, I haven't exercised in over three weeks according to my SparkPeople blog--which I update dutifully. It's amazing how quickly time passes when I'm NOT exercisin... Read more
Another Two Miles Today
I'm very proud of myself that I've been able to average more than a mile on each walk lately. Even at a somewhat leisurely-feeling pace, I did two 21-minute miles today. The other day, I was able to bust out 17-minute miles! This feels like a hu... Read more
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Pricing Out Montreal & Virtual Walk Update
I've got two exciting trips in the works: Rochester, NY for Labor Day Weekend to visit a friend and Montreal, QC in March for my 25th birthday. I've been hovering at around 234 pounds for a while now, and I desperately want to hit 232 and ultima... Read more