Welcome Back, Old Friend
About 3 years BC (before children), which in real terms amounts to 10 years ago, I lost 30 pounds running. I'm not really an athletic person, never have been - I'm more of the 'artsy fartsy' type. But for some inexplicable reason, I took to runn... Read more
Change of Environment Makes a Difference!
I've been 'vacationing' at my Mom's house on Put-in-Bay island since last Friday, and I'm amazed at what a difference the change in environment has made.
I've run every morning since I've been here. I've become a running FOOL! This morning... Read more
What's Up With the User Name Change?
For the past decade, I consistently used the same username whenever I would join a group or sign up for things online. I adopted TOWEROFSHELLY in honor of one of my favorite Bible verses, Proverbs 18:10 - The name of the Lord is a strong tower; ... Read more
Choosing an Excuse or Creating an Opportunity
Last night, I planned to get up early (while Hub was getting ready for work and kids still sleeping) and quietly meet the One Day Challenge; go for a walk.
But it wasn't my alarm that awoke me. It was two big, blue eyes and a the chipmunk ... Read more
I Hate Days Like These
I really hate it when all my kids get up before or at the same time as me. It always makes me feel as if I'm starting my day behind the 8-ball. Especially on days (like today), when I didn't clean the kitchen the night before, and the laundry is... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 7
Since today is the last day of my first week (round 2) of the sleep challenge, I'm going to share what I've learned instead of just the answers to the challenge questions.
I've learned that:
- Getting enough sleep (7-8 hours a night) ... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 6
I'm actually pretty impressed with myself that I've made the time to answer these questions each day. And, it's been very helpful for me to do so. Last night, after a particularly stressful and 'started much too late' bedtime routine for my prec... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 5
What time did you wake up today?
- 3:30 AM (kid with eczema), then 6AM, then 7AM
What time are you lying down to go to sleep?
12:00 Midnight. Really wanted to stay up and watch TV, but I thought ahead to how much better I'd feel... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 4
What time did you wake up today? 5:50 Am, 6:30 AM, and 8:00 AM
What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 12:30 AM
What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Watch Biggest Loser, eat graham crackers with frosting (2 crackers w/2teaspo... Read more
Sleep Journal - Day 3
What time did you wake up today? - 8:30 AM
What time are you lying down to go to sleep? Last night, it was 1:30 AM, I woke up at 4:55, couldn't go back to sleep for about 40 minutes.
What, if any, was your bedtime routine? Wat... Read more
Revelations from the Sleep Journal
I just finished my sleep journal for day 3, and I already know what some of my goals are going to be:
To get 8 hours of sleep, I'm going to have to go to bed at 11pm, instead of staying up until any time between midnight and 2am. I usually ... Read more
I just realized yesterday that there was more to the sleep challenge than just recording whether or not I slept 8 hours the night before. Not surprisingly, because I hadn't been participating in the challenge the way it was set up, I was very hi... Read more
I had a bad day yesterday. No motivation to do anything. Didn't exercise, didn't track my nutrition. I know that I didn't drink enough water, eat enough fruits/veggies, and ate too many carbs. I was mopey, didn't clean the house much, got take o... Read more
Be Careful What You Pray For
"Dear Lord...you know I have few opportunities to myself with these three little kids and a household to run. I pray that you would help me to be creative and make the most of every opportunity to exercise and be more healthy in ... Read more
Just Getting Started
I can't believe I've lost 5 pounds already. They may be the same 5 pounds I've been losing and regaining over the last several months, but I'm determined to have them be gone forever.
I've really been loving the nutrition plan/tracker here ... Read more
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