Day 24 - Tired?
Today's been a good day so far. I re-read Chris Powell's book last night, and feel pretty good about switching things up on Sunday. I have my eating plan all written down; now I just need to work on a grocery list. I got in my 30 minute walk at... Read more
Day 23 - Going to try a new approach!
Wow! I cannot believe how good I feel. I have finally gotten to that point in exercising where I just feel amazing when I'm done and I can't wait for the next workout. I LOVE that feeling. I also feel really good about the food choices I'm makin... Read more
Day 22 - Fearless Warrior
Today is one of those days where the motivation is so strong. I've been doing a lot of "fake it till you make it" over the last couple of weeks because I had to in order to get started again. I was tired of gaining back more of the weight that I... Read more
Day 21 - Weigh-in Results (Week 3)
I lost exactly 1 lb. last week, so that brings the total to 5 lbs. gone in 3 weeks.
I am thrilled... Read more
Days 19 and 20 - Accountability
It's Sunday! Time to report in on the progress I made towards my weekly goals this week. They were:
1. 100 oz water daily
Progress report: I had 100 oz. of water 2 days this week, but I did have more water every day this week than I did... Read more
Day 18 - Integrity
I'm feeling great today! I had a really good workout on the elliptical last night. I made it all 30 minutes, and I pushed myself to do intervals the entire time (minus warmup and cool down). My legs were rubbery when I got off, but I felt that w... Read more
Day 17 - Letting Go
Over the last couple of days, I've been struggling with some very negative self-talk, both in my head and the spoken word. My inner dialogue has been focused on how much I've lost over the last year by gaining back 20 of the 38 pounds I lost la... Read more
Days 15 and 16 - Frustrated!
I have been fighting some negative feelings over the last couple of days as far as my weight loss efforts and exercise goals are going so far. It's like this fight between my logical brain (slow and steady wins the race) and my desire to be *the... Read more
Day 14 - Weigh-in results
Weigh-in for today: 202.4, down 1.2 lbs this week. I didn't reach my goal, but I'm not unhappy with the progress, especially given the fact that I didn't get to work out like I had planned to last week.
My weekly goals are:
1. 100 oz wat... Read more
Day 13 - The "emergency" exercise plan
On Saturday night, I wrote about focus, and finding activities that I can do during super crazy weeks like last week. I have some ideas, and I'm going to put them to the test next time things go haywire.
1. Exercise in the morning BEFORE wo... Read more
Day 12 - Focus
I'm just barely gonna finish this post on time to qualify for today, but I have a couple of minutes to spare.
I've been thinking a lot about focus today. How do I stay focused on my goals, and not get sidetracked? How do I focus on healthy... Read more
Days 8 through 11 - A Crazy Week!
Well, I had really hoped to make the time every day to get out here and post. This, however, was one darn crazy week at work and at home, so it didn't happen.
What did happen? Well, I slogged through it! I got through the end of the sugar ... Read more
Days 6 and 7 - Homemade Pizza and Weigh-in results
Oh man - I was so stiff and sore yesterday morning when I woke up. My first bike ride in over 10 years took its toll on me, including the fact that I could hardly sit down. I took two of the dogs for a 30 minute walk around the neighborhood. Th... Read more
Day 5 - Bikes, Bugs and Jello
Today, I bought a bike! When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that I would buy a bike today, or that I would even be interested in riding. But, as the DH and I were wandering around Academy Sports to kill some time, I saw the bikes and walk... Read more
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Day 4 - The sugar hangover
Day 4! Woohoo!! Feeling awesome!!!
Ok, no, not really, but I *want* to be feeling awesome. This is the hardest part of breaking the sugar cycle, days 4-7. But, I know what's on the other side, and by Monday, I should be feeling just fine! ... Read more