Get me off of this rollercoaster!
Thursday, September 06, 2012      1 comments

I'm so tired of the up and down. I can't seem to maintain any weight for very long. I was down to nearly my goal weight in January 2010 and I maintained it for about a year. Then, I went into overdrive to loose for a beach vacation. I dropped do... Read more
If I could weigh my excuses...
Saturday, January 01, 2011      3 comments

they would add up to 25 pounds! After getting over the shock of a gain that large in only three months, or more horrifically equated— a quarter pound a day for 95 days!—I looked for the root of the problem and saw my chain of excuses: I just h... Read more
30 Day Shred-Day 2
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      0 comments

I did the level 1 video of 30 day shred for the second time today. I definitely felt the burn in my arms and chest. Jillian is kick-butt! I took measurements so I can mark the changes in inches. I'm hoping for a big difference in my waist. My ar... Read more
Still Sick but Getting Serious
Saturday, November 07, 2009      1 comments

I've been out of it with the flu for the past few days, but I've used the down time to read up on new workout and dieting strategies. I've started using the nutrition tracker again because I really want to be at my goal weight by christmas. I ha... Read more
My "diet" to "lifestyle" epiphany
Saturday, October 24, 2009      2 comments

I realized this past week that what I once considered my "diet" has now become just my life. The epiphany came when we were staying at a hotel and I actually used the hotel fitness room- twice. It wasn't because I was concerned about overindulgi... Read more
Frustrated by the Slow Down
Wednesday, July 15, 2009      2 comments

I'm becoming more and more frustrated as the numbers are dropping at a slower and slower rate! I started off exactly in line with my goals. Up until May 10 I was losing an average of 2 pounds a week. After 16 weeks I had lost 32 pounds! Then the... Read more
The Politics of Food
Monday, July 06, 2009      0 comments

I was browsing around SP and someone mentioned Michael Pollan. I looked up his articles in the NY Times. He has some really interesting and eye opening points about the politics of food. I wanted to post the links here mainly for my own referen... Read more
Save Money, Eat Better, Buy Local!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      0 comments

We just got our first batch of vegetables from the community supported agriculture program we subscribed to this year! For those of you in the Rochester/ Buffalo area it's Porter Farms (porterfarms.org). We got a bunch of lettuces since this wa... Read more
Running to the Finish
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      0 comments

So now that I'm past the halfway point in my goals, I've been thinking more about my long term maintenance. I gained most of the weight I just lost within the past two years, but before that I was about this size for a long time. I don't want to... Read more
The Definition
Monday, June 22, 2009      1 comments

I was pleasantly surprised the other day to notice the new muscle definition I have in my thighs, calves, and arms. It's nothing extraordinary, but I can actually see the muscles in my legs and arms! Starting out I just wanted to be thinner, but... Read more
How do you have time to work out so much?
Wednesday, June 17, 2009      1 comments

My sister, who just joined SP, asked me in an email "How do you have time to work out so much?"My response: I usually workout after work almost as soon as I get home, before I've had time to settle into the couch. Even if my stomach is gro... Read more
Why does making the healthy choice make me feel so deprived?
Sunday, June 07, 2009      4 comments

So I've been at this whole get healthy/lose weight thing for about six months now. I've been doing some reflection lately and have come to the realization that I don't have all good feelings about the changes I've made in my life. Feeling fitte... Read more
My First 5k!
Sunday, May 24, 2009      2 comments

I recently competed in my first ever race! I've done the mother's day Race for the Cure for several years, but I've always done the untimed walk. This year I decided to bite the bullet and run it, and I did! No stopping, no walking, just running... Read more
Day 1 of Bikini Boot Camp
Sunday, May 03, 2009      0 comments

I've just joined SP so I'm still figuring out everything it has to offer. Until now, I've been working on losing weight on my own because I can't find any buddies with similar goals or equal determination. Let's hope I can find some here! I took... Read more