Sunday, January 03, 2010      0 comments

It's a new year, and another symbolic start as fresh & clean as the fluffy snow falling outside my window. But in a few days, the snow will be grey and mucky and downtrodden. Sure, I have goals that I want to accomplish. But what usually ge... Read more
Making Time for Me
Friday, September 11, 2009      3 comments

3 weeks ago, my boyfriend & I broke up. Though I miss the closeness and comfort of a romantic partner (and I love him very much), I know it's for the best. There are definite plus sides to being single again. I spent a year thinking of TAFK... Read more
Weight Loss, Coupled
Tuesday, February 24, 2009      1 comments

I've been with my boyfriend for a little over six months, and I am blissfully happy. I'm also 15 lbs. heavier. Ouch. When we met in August, I was at my lowest weight remembered, 172. I was on my way to waving goodbye to the 170s, never... Read more
Rules for Toughing it Out from Runner's World
Tuesday, February 10, 2009      1 comments

1. Break It Down Forget the big picture; think small. "When things get tough, I know I can always run just one more mile," says Jess Norton of Seattle. Or try something shorter. Adrienne Ramsey of Hingham, Massachusetts, tells herself, "You ca... Read more
Little Victories, con't
Friday, February 06, 2009      1 comments

Wednesday, 2/4: - Went to the gym before work - Packed breakfast & snacks - Went to a burrito place for lunch & ordered a small burrito, no rice, no cheese, grilled veggies instead of meat - Cooked a low-cal frittata for dinner - Baked... Read more
Little Victories
Tuesday, February 03, 2009      0 comments

February is about little victories. Because the little things add up and become a big thing. Achievements so far: Sunday, 2/1: - Ate breakfast before open houses - Did not finish breakfast because I was full (!!!) - Packed snack... Read more
What's wrong with my foot?
Monday, January 26, 2009      0 comments

Inflamed nerve. It's good to finally know what's been causing me so much pain & frustration. I haven't had a decent run for over 2 weeks because I've been afraid of aggravating my foot. But now that I have a diagnosis and a program (ibprof... Read more
Day 14: Falling off the Wagon (and actually learning from it)
Monday, January 19, 2009      0 comments

This weekend I succumbed to instant gratification. TB and I had weekend guests, and it was his aunt's 50th birthday celebration. So 3 days of food, booze and none of my regular routine. I had a great time, but I feel guilty for not having ... Read more
Day 11: Letting Go of Anger
Thursday, January 15, 2009      0 comments

Just before leaving for college in Boston, I was at my heaviest, 273 lbs. Just having to walk to class (and later having the facilities to cook my own meals), helped me lose ... Read more
Day 7: Weekend Weaknesses
Sunday, January 11, 2009      0 comments

When it comes to sticking with my goals, the regular routine of the work week are in my favor. But when Friday 5pm rolls around, it's as if all bets are off. I feel like Mario in the arcade version of Donkey Kong, Temptation and Surprise throwin... Read more
Day 4: Rewards
Thursday, January 08, 2009      0 comments

Behavior goals: 21 days 8 8oz. glasses of water: Aluminum water bottle
ottle 30 days food/fitness journaling: Balance ball chair Read more
Day 3: Words
Wednesday, January 07, 2009      2 comments

"Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still." This is something I work to take to heart. Being of the sort that needs instant gratification, it's a struggle. But I finally feel I am working toward goals that really matt... Read more
Day 2: Goals
Tuesday, January 06, 2009      0 comments

If there's one thing self-improvement programs of any kind share, it's that they make you think about what you've done in your life and what you have yet to accomplish. I've been a Weight Watcher, I discovered the Secret, I've lived on a New Ear... Read more
Day 1: What do you mean pretzels & Starburst aren't dinner? Also, hello.
Monday, January 05, 2009      0 comments

I didn't know today was going to be Day 1. I knew it was day 1 back at work. I knew it was 1 day until TB (the BF) is back from vacation. I even knew it was National Whipped Cream Day. But not that it would be Day 1. But today was as ... Read more