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New class: HIIT
Tuesday, April 26, 2016      2 comments

In my continued ups and downs, I decided to add one more motivator. Now that my semester is ending, I have some more flexible work time, so today I tried a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) class. It was tough, but awesome! We worked throu... Read more
Back again
Friday, April 08, 2016      6 comments

One foot in front of the other. One day at a time. A brief hiatus does not need to derail me. I can get back on track if I just put my mind to it. Last few weeks were stressful with the holiday, illness, and a crazy work schedule, but it's level... Read more
Fighting Depression
Wednesday, March 23, 2016      5 comments

I get mood swings, sometimes really big mood swings. I have been diagnosed with depression in the past, and have needed antidepressants before, but what I deal with now is not anything I consider prescription medication worthy. Maybe I should tr... Read more
Crazy Day, Derailed, Back on Track
Sunday, March 20, 2016      5 comments

I was doing pretty good, logging all my food, squeezing in workouts, keeping within limits, and then yesterday happened. Started out fine, good breakfast, egg hunt with kids, went to Quaker Steak and Lube with friends and chose a good healthy op... Read more
Success on St. Patrick's Day
Friday, March 18, 2016      3 comments

I relaxed and enjoyed myself yesterday. Had some beer, some corned beef, some soda bread -- but thanks to a really good morning workout and some moderation, I actually stayed within my calorie limits! I almost didn't track because I was relaxing... Read more
Working in the workout
Wednesday, March 16, 2016      4 comments

Yesterday was tricky. I am really trying to figure out when to squeeze in even a few 10 minute workout breaks in my workday if I don't have time for a full 30-60 minute session. But yesterday, I was still groggy from the time change, squeezing i... Read more
Another week, another challenge
Monday, March 14, 2016      1 comments

1 week down. Last week my goal was simple. Log in, track, and start paying better attention to what I am eating. I wasn't trying to lose any weight (in fact I didn't get new batteries in my scale until later in the week), just trying to start ge... Read more
Saturday, March 12, 2016      5 comments

Friday night splurge - homemade margaritas. Delicious, but I didn't realize till I tracked them just how many calories. Definitely only something to enjoy occasionally!... Read more
Goal: tracking all the time
Friday, March 11, 2016      4 comments

One of my problems in the past, I think, has been not tracking when I went over my goals. I have tried Weight Watchers a number of times and I with the points allowance, I would give myself "free" days where I could not track and just eat what I... Read more
Kettlebell inspiration
Thursday, March 10, 2016      0 comments

Once a week, I take a kettlebells class at my local YMCA. If you have never tried kettlebells, it is an awesome workout -- a great combination of weight training and cardio! It can be pretty brutal though -- today was way more planks and pushups... Read more
Teaching Nutrition as an obese person
Wednesday, March 09, 2016      5 comments

I am a Biology professor at a small liberal arts college, and for the second year in a row, I am teaching a nutrition course to nursing majors. Yesterday, we had a class about how to calculate your BMI and the calories you need to maintain your ... Read more
No late night snacks = cranky.
Tuesday, March 08, 2016      2 comments

Last night I got so irritated. I have been nibbling at night more than I realized, I guess - it was so hard to limit myself to only water after the kids went to bed! So much of my issue is mental. Need to come up with some strategies.... Read more
Monday, March 07, 2016      5 comments

5 reasons why. 1. My joints. Maybe if I lost some weight, it would take the pressure off of my wobbly knees. 2. My nerves. Carpal tunnel on the left, cubital tunnel on the right. Could losing weight help? It can't hurt. 3. My stomach. I need to... Read more
Time for little movements
Tuesday, February 25, 2014      1 comments

As a working mother, my time is at a premium. Between attempting sleep, dealing with a 2 month old and a 3 year old, working, and trying to get a little down time in (I sometimes can get one TV show in before I pass out for the night -- thank go... Read more
One of these days...
Friday, February 21, 2014      1 comments

I sometimes feel -- no, make that OFTEN feel -- like a broken record. This time I'll do it! This time I'll lose the weight! This time I'll get fit! It is so frustrating to me when I look at pictures of myself when I WAS fit, and I wonder how the... Read more

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