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Dam to Dam 5K finished....CHECK!
Today was the Annual Dam to Dam road race. The big one is the 20K, but I am not ready for that! So I have been training for the 5K. I had gotten a little side tracked with my training, I was having trouble pushing through the mental block of it ... Read more
Go Gretchen, Go Gretchen....
I finally was able to push through my mental block this weekend! I've been struggling with getting past running more than 3 minutes at a time. Not because my body is givi... Read more
Changing my identity
Have you read Women, Food & God? I have read the book, but then I got it from the library on CD so I could listen to it while working out. I was listening to it this morning, from the beginning. It just hit me in the face....reality...truth. It ... Read more
Stop the CRAVINGS!!!
For some reason, since last night, and all day today, I am really struggling to stay on track. I just can't seem to shut my mind off. So I thought I would BLOG!
This is one of those moments where I have to really think and evaluate. Why am ... Read more
New book---have you read it??
My doctor recommended a book for me to read, Change Your Brain, Change Your Body, by Daniel Amen.
He also suggested Younger Next Year for Women by Crowley & Lodge.
Has anyone read these?? Thoughts?
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Stats for today-end of week 5
My weight is down 1.5 #, and I've lost a few inches. But the best part is that I have lost 5.5# of pure FAT and gained 3.5# of pure MUSCLE!!! How cool is that! I've never really paid attention to those numbers before, but I'm going to now. It ju... Read more
My identity...who am I?
As you can see from my previous blog, last week was pretty rough for me. I have spent some time this week really reflecting on where I'm at mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I was journaling the other night and had a realization that has re... Read more
The good, the bad, and the…..truth. Month 1 wrap up..
It’s the end of month 1 already. It has gone by so fast. When I first started writing this, I started with the negatives. But I have re-written and am going to start with the positives.
I have definitely learned a lot, which is hard for me... Read more
My Bucket List
I've always put things off and not done things that I have wanted because of my size. I have really limited myself for a long time. I am very self concious and always worry about others will think of my, what will I look like, am I too fat, etc,... Read more
My before picture
This is my before picture from our Healthy Weight Small group at work.... Read more
It's a new day!
I am so grateful that I get another opportunity for another day. I get to start over any time I want and make better choices. Today has been good so far. Got up this morning, had some fuel, then went to the gym to do week 2, day 3 of the couch t... Read more
I hate the stupid scale! Why does it have so much power over me? I talk until I'm blue in the face about not worrying so much about the number, and looking for non scale victories. But I keep getting on it. I got on it today and it shows that i'... Read more
Ready for week 3
I really spent the weekend getting prepared for the upcoming week. I have all my meals and snacks planned for the week in my planner. I looked at my work and personal schedule for the week and have it all figured out. I have even planned when I ... Read more
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Week 2 wrap up
It's the end of week 2. This week was better than last week. Last week I was feeling unprepared, unorganized, and just out of whack. So I made a conscious effort this week to be more prepared. But with all my planning, I was still feeling unorga... Read more