ZORAHGAIL
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Hood to Coast
Friday, July 11, 2008      1 comments

I'm officially on a Hood to Coast team! My company sponsors a few different teams, & DH & I were alternates in case anyone dropped out of this particular group. We were notified by the captain that 2 spots became available, & we signed up. ... Read more
MIA
Sunday, July 06, 2008      1 comments

Haven't been active on SP. Motivation's non-existent. Lots of changes are happening at work & it's getting to me more than I think. Life stress is pushing me into a corner & I need to find a way out!... Read more
This week's focus: portion control
Monday, June 23, 2008      1 comments

Haven't written an entry in awhile. Still struggling w/ overeating & still trying to minimize the damage. Starting to feel like I'll never get off this hamster wheel. I work work work but all I'm doing is running in circles. Reset my pro... Read more
Experiencing body hunger
Monday, June 16, 2008      4 comments

What are you out of balance about?: Feeling body hunger I feel angry that...: I'm not used to feeling body hunger. That body hunger feels weird. That I've spent years as a chronic dieter. I feel sad that...: I've wasted so many years o... Read more
13 lbs in 16 days!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008      3 comments

I've gained almost 13 lbs in 16 days! My eating's been so out of control that I've reset my SP program & am back at stage 1. I've reconnected with a non-Spark eating disorder recovery forum that's helped greatly in the past, & have already ma... Read more
Friend's daughter in the hospital
Friday, June 06, 2008      1 comments

scan was normal, & we're still waiting for the results from the EEG. Later today she's supposed to get an MRI done as well. I think of this little girl as my niece & my best friend as my sister. Prayers, positive vibes, etc. are all appre... Read more
Never Gymless - Day 4
Friday, June 06, 2008      1 comments

Day 4 of NG - 6/5/08 Explosive Strength Day: 1A. Lateral jumps x 10 x 5 sets 1B. Squat jumps x 10 x 5 sets Rest 45 secs between sets 2A. 2-DB split snatch x 25 lb x 6 x 5 sets 2B. 1-arm push jerk x 40 lb x 5 / arm x 5 sets ... Read more
Never Gymless - Day 3
Wednesday, June 04, 2008      0 comments

Interval Challenge: 12 burpees 24 push-ups 36 squats 400m sprint Repeat 4x, rest only as needed. Pretty pleased with my first pass at the workout as I finished in 20 mins & 10 secs. Afterwards I noticed my hands were shaking f... Read more
Never Gymless - Day 2
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      0 comments

Max Strength Day: 1A. 1-arm DB chest press x 40 lb x 3/arm x 5 1B. 1-arm DB row x 45 lb x 3/arm x 5 Rest 60 secs between each set 2A. Decline depth push-ups x 5 reps x 5 2B. Chin-ups on rectangle bar x 5 reps x 5 Rest 60 sec... Read more
Never Gymless - Day 1
Tuesday, June 03, 2008      1 comments

Got through Day 1 yesterday of Never Gymless. 49 days to go LOL. Morning mini-workout: Isometric holds for 5 seconds each, 3 sets - Wall press at start, mid, and peak range - Overhead press at start and mid range - Bent-over row at s... Read more
I'm a certified fitness instructor!
Sunday, June 01, 2008      2 comments

I'm back from vacation & will be back to the regular routine tomorrow. Just wanted to share that I passed my group fitness instructor exam & can now officially call myself an ACE-certified group fitness instructor! Wuhoo!... Read more
Grieving
Wednesday, May 21, 2008      5 comments

Last night I had one heck of an emotional breakdown. Crying so hard I couldn't see, nose so stuffed with snot I couldn't breathe, & I swear I went through half a roll of toilet paper. Afterwards the only thing I could do was sleep. Losing... Read more
New PR for Saddle Mountain
Monday, May 19, 2008      6 comments

DH & I went hiking on Saturday on the Saddle Mountain trail near Seaside, OR. The hike is 4 miles round trip with an elevation change of 1600 feet. The picture is the view from the parking lot. 3 years ago I hiked this for the first tim... Read more
New PR for farmer's walk
Friday, May 16, 2008      2 comments

Set another PR yesterday. This time for the farmer's walk. Holding 55 lb DBs in each hand, I walked a 25-ft span four times. My prior PR was 45 lb DBs. ... Read more
New PR for pull-ups
Thursday, May 15, 2008      3 comments

In less than 3 weeks, I've improved my upper body strength so much that I set a new PR for pull-ups yesterday. I did 7 consecutive, at the END of the day following an already intense lifting routine. On Friday, 4/25/08 I did 4 consecutive.... Read more

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