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Friday, February 13, 2015      1 comments

It's hard to believe how hard it is to get out and exercise when I feel so good afterward--physically awesome immediately, and morale-awesome for the next 24 hours. And the less I want to go do it, the bigger change in my mood before and after.... Read more
The week in review
Monday, January 26, 2015      2 comments

On day 7 of mostly-paleo eating I feel good. I apparently finally got really motivated to do pull ups, because Saturday a lot of factors that previously would have swayed me not to work out didn't take. I went to the gym and did my pull up rou... Read more
Paleo day 3
Thursday, January 22, 2015      1 comments

Tuesday I started (mostly) Paleo-eating. I've had success losing weight with food-tracking, but I've continued to yo-yo 5-10 pounds because I stop consistently tracking my food. So I'll see how this goes for 30 days. I'm open minded. The... Read more
Take n
Tuesday, November 12, 2013      1 comments

1 mile run. Several times I thought I couldn't finish (mostly on the uphills). Two songs and some skipping. Afterward, minor asthma. Then 9 and 5 pushups, + 10 x 2 modified pushups. No matter how many pushups I did last time, the first alwa... Read more
Gratitude Journals
Monday, September 26, 2011      1 comments

Research has shown that, asked to recall autobiographical events, most people recall more good events than bad. That surprises me, since I seem wired to focus on the negative. It's difficult to cultivate gratitude on any given day. There are ... Read more
Eating Myself Sick
Saturday, September 24, 2011      2 comments

Today I finally ate myself sick. After several weeks of healthy living, I've been consistently overeating for days. Today I finally ate until I literally feel ill. This is so discouraging. Although I tell myself that tomorrow, remembering ho... Read more
The Mountain Troll
Friday, September 23, 2011      1 comments

This journey is like climbing a tall mountain inch by inch. The first steps are the hardest, but once you hit your stride things look up. For a while you trundle along feeling good about your progress. Then, just when you near a peak, a mount... Read more
Giving Thanks
Monday, September 19, 2011      1 comments

I recently picked up the book "Thanks," which is about scientific research into gratitude. It's inspiring. For a long time I've been a believer in self-sufficiency. "Outliers" led me to question exactly how much in my life is due to hard work... Read more
Fits And Starts
Sunday, September 18, 2011      3 comments

Blogging seems to go in waves. Some days I want to make several entries and other times I go a week unable to think of anything to write. Recently I have appreciated SP as a rare positive online presence. Other sites are rife with drama, nega... Read more
Eating Out, Again
Thursday, September 15, 2011      1 comments

I thought I had licked my fast food habit, but it's more stubborn than I realized. There are just so many reasons to eat out: I can't be bothered to grocery shop, it's hard to prepare meals with a baby attached, eating out is a change of scene,... Read more
Anything Is Better Than Nothing
Monday, September 12, 2011      2 comments

This is the mantra I recite to make myself strength train. I need it, because I have so many handy excuses. "I won't have time to do my whole routine anyway." "I won't be able to do my best because I'm sleepy/hungry/ate too much today/ate too... Read more
Eating at the In-Law's
Sunday, September 11, 2011      1 comments

I'm not sure if it's the strain of being out of my element or what. My hunger/satiety switch gets disabled when I cross the threshold. They do keep plenty of fruits and veggies on hand. I try to fill up on those so I won't gorge on sweets (th... Read more
Hanging On By a Thread
Thursday, September 08, 2011      2 comments

After a three week period of eating way under my recommended calories, I'm having an extended period of constant munchies. I can barely keep my cravings in check, and when I suspect I've gone over my calories I balk at tracking my food. I'... Read more
Wednesday, September 07, 2011      2 comments

I started to get over-zealous there for a minute and restart my no-eating-out streak. Then I looked back two blogs and saw that splitting my focus too many ways was unsuccessful for me before. I had already decided that in September I was just... Read more
Nutrient Tracking
Monday, September 05, 2011      1 comments

I think the nutrient tracking is de-motivating for me. I used to feel good if I met my calories, now I feel frustrated that I can't get the right balance of carbs/fat/protein. At the moment, I'm eating mostly vegetables so fat and protein are ... Read more

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