It's a New Day
Today, I begin again.
I've been slacking off on exercise, and I haven't been totally diligent about keeping track of what I eat each day. I've also not been very diligent about keeping crap out of my diet, either.
But today, I wal... Read more
I'm not malingering any more. I wore my track shoes to work so I have no excuse to not walk. I walked from the van to the office, I will walk to the library at 10:00 and then around the buildings for 15 minutes. I will walk during my lunch br... Read more
Cold Symptoms are Waning!
The worst of the symptoms are gone. No more fever, general mental fog, or aches. Now if my sinuses would just dry up already!
I'm raring to get back to the business of getting slim, fit, and healthy. Obviously, I'm not overeating as I lo... Read more
Absence This Week
I haven't been active on the site this week because I wanted to get rest and let this cold run its course. Quickly.
I'm feeling much better now--just basically nasal congestion and a little cough once in a while to contend with. I'm not... Read more
Running and Living
I was slogging through W1D2 of C25K yesterday afternoon, and for about 29 minutes of the 30-minute walk-run thing, I was thinking, "Why the hell am I doing this?" At the end of it, I was glad I'd done it, of course. But this is me we're talkin... Read more
C25K Training, Week 1, Day 2
...still hasn't happened yet. I'll do it after commute home (around 5:00) and before I eat dinner. This should be an interesting evening.
I'm used to getting home, starting a load of laundry, getting out of work clothes and into (usually)... Read more
Registered for My First 5K
Today, I registered for my first 5K. It's not until next June, though, so I'll probably need to find one sooner if I want to use it as a way to keep myself motivated to exercise (as suggested in the "keeping motivated" theme of today's SparkCoa... Read more
Excellent Weigh In Today + Another Kick in the Pants
My weight is down 2.4 pounds from last week. That's 9 pounds lost in 5 weeks.
I am halfway to my first goal--to lose all the weight I've gained since early 2009. Yes, I've gained 18 pounds in 4 years. In February 2009, I was already wa... Read more
Keep Up the Movement
Today has been kind of a mixed bag. It was drizzling when I came to work (even though weather.com said it wasn't raining), and now it's sunny. I was raring to finish reading The Spark and journaling and all that this morning, then I got busy w... Read more
I read an article on rewarding oneself for meeting goals. I'm having a really hard time with that. I wrote down all the suggestions in the article and found a reason to shoot down almost every single one. Do I feel my accomplishments aren't w... Read more
Thank Goodness for Supportive People
Today, my SparkCoach program page contained a video about diet saboteurs. I am so glad I don't have to deal with any of those kinds of people. Either I don't have anybody in my life who is a diet saboteur or I'm just to motivated (or clueless)... Read more
Talk About Motivation! (or A Breakthrough?)
Yesterday was Mom's birthday dinner. Dinner included everything she wanted: chicken, ribs, cole slaw, potato salad, beans, and carrot cake. Plus beverages (beer or wine and water, of course) and snacky things before dinner--toast points with ... Read more
I want to be healthy and active and vital for the remainder of my life. That's my underlying motivation for this new lifestyle. I have always found something to do besides work out or be just generally active.
I have taken a break from my h... Read more
Last Day of Another Week on SparkPeople
Tomorrow will be my 4-week-a-versary of being back (for reals) on SparkPeople. It will also be my 5th weighing of this newest journey.
I have been successfully managing food and activity. Today, though, I have been lacking in the food dep... Read more
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Long Workout This Morning
Today's 28-Day Bootcamp DVD workout was 42 minutes long (actually closer to 44, but who's counting?), and I did it. I realized while doing one portion of it...that's exactly what had me sore the other day.
Interestingly, though, the cale... Read more