Not eating on track, but I have been choosing to go up stairs more often. I lost track how many times I went up stairs. I cannot yet walk down the stairs without knee troubles, but being able to walk up stairs is progress.
I did laundry a... Read more
Today's WWAW meeting gave me some food for thought. Talking about old vs new thinking about food. I shared that I no longer view food as "good" or "bad",
that food is neutral. I have replaced those labels with "healthy" or "better" or "unwi... Read more
Exercise Day 3
I walked and did some upper body strength training today but it was not very much, certainly not enough to make up for the excess food I ate.
My triggers? Yes, plural.
Lot reinspections. My to do list is not finished (can't afford to fin... Read more
Exercise Day Two
Today was the last day of vacation. Tomorrow, work begins again. I have LOVED having this time off! I really needed the break. I did not get as many things crossed off my to do list as I wanted, but I am very proud of the work I did get done ... Read more
BMI Down 1.5 (2012: It is a journey)
In my last blog, I commented that I felt I had wasted 2011 because my weight was up and not down and nowhere near my goal. There are other reasons for that statement, but this blog is about today, about tomorrow and this new year. In that sam... Read more
In terms of healthy living, I feel as if I have wasted this year. I weigh more than my tracker says - I have not wanted to update it. The weight watchers program at work has not worked for me, but that is not completely the fault of the progra... Read more
I Have Enough
I Have Enough.
Three words. This week is the first time I have been able to say them and feel their meaning as it relates to food. I know I am blessed, I know I am fortunate. But I have not always known this and I have never known what i... Read more
So much is going on that it is hard to articulate it all in any sort of coherent fashion. In no particular order:
Severe depression, workload increase (good and bad), possible end of a long and sometimes turbulent relationship, financial s... Read more
I Dedicated My Exercise to Madeleine
KB swings and lifts
a fifteen minute walk (not counting all the other walking I did throughout the day)
The negative is that I ate over range today. I had reduced my calorie range a few day... Read more
Please Pray for Madeleine (Part 2)
Justin's little girl probably has kidney cancer. How can I help her more that through the St Jude's walkathon? Can I incentivize myself by setting aside money for minutes, dollars for pounds lost?
How cool would it be for me to save my lif... Read more
Please Pray for Madeleine and Her Parents
I learned today that my coworker's daughter is at St Judes Hospital in TN. She had tests late last week and we have not heard yet but are bracing for the news that this just-turned-two girl has kidney cancer.
I had already signed up (July ... Read more
Loma Prieta Thoughts
Twenty two years ago, right at the start of the World Series game between the Oakland Athletics and San Francisco Giants, the earth shook. A bridge span collapsed and people died. Fires damaged property and people lost their jobs. I could not... Read more
Life often has a way of shaking up my perspective and thereby humbling me. My travails with work, lack of money, WW, people, pain all fade to minutae on days like today.
But first - I went to the WW meeting and stepped on the scale. I sti... Read more
50+ Minutes and Doubt
In my last blog, I mentioned the WW at Work program and my emotional reaction to gaining 5.2 pounds over 2 weeks, according to their scale. This morning, I got an email from the leader who said I needed to drop my free online program (meaning ... Read more
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Forty Five Minutes
I've been eating too many carbs the last few days. Thursdays is our Weight Watchers at Work meeting and the only reason I mention it is because it is integral to the episode. This is the 3rd cycle of WWAW this year, but the first I decided to ... Read more