What happens when you abandon the scale
Is you find yourself at the doctor's office getting weighed in, and sure that there is a mistake somewhere with the number that pops up. Actually, in truth, l looked away when I was being weighed and told the nurse I didn't want to know what th... Read more
Day 12 of Whole30, feeling like no big deal
I don't know if it's just because i have so many other things going on that I am distracted by or what, but it really seems like no big deal right now to be in the middle of Whole30. I'm not missing wine, chocolate, or even ice cream. Going o... Read more
Day 8 of Whole30, Just a little over 3 weeks til Greece
Feeling pretty good on the diet front. Made it through the weekend strong. Game night was no big deal. I could have planned a little better, but... Read more
Day 5, big challenge will be the weekend
Weekends are so hard! I'm tempted by food at summer outings, hardcore. Tonight is pulled pork already cooking in the crock pot, and I'm going to try kale chips for the first time. Hope they turn out!
Tomorrow the big tests will be meet... Read more
Taking a second go at Whole30, on Day 3
What I disliked about Whole30 the first time around:
~The obsessive-compulsive nature of it. If you've ever scoped out Whole30 forums, they are filled with people bemoaning silly things like "Oh no! I had some ZzzQuil to help me sleep, onl... Read more
Blogging for accountability
I did in fact get up and run today, despite pushing back the alarm 15 minutes. I'm not going to lie, it was tough to convince my body that running was better than being in my cozy bed but I did manage to run 2 miles. Nothing to write home abou... Read more
Oh wow have I been in denial
I haven't weighed myself, but most of my clothes have gotten uncomfortably tight. I've put weight back on in the one place that really really bothers me, my chest, which does NOT need any more additions!!! Here's a picture i have in my photo g... Read more
Day 1, so far so good!
Got my butt out of bed today and ran 2.5 miles. It was cold, dark, and omg so icy. Good news is I did not fall! My initial plan was to try a new class, Ultimate Conditioning, but with a wake up time needed of 5 a.m., yeah, running at 6 sounded... Read more
Oh man. It's been a year!
A whole year since I've blogged, or even logged into Spark People really. I know why too. I lost weight, I maintained for a little while, then when I knew I had gained back maybe 15lbs, and KNEW I needed to come back and get my sh!t back in or... Read more
Day 6...feeling like 60 since my beloved chocolate
Oh man. I'm sitting here wondering WHY WHY WHY do I have to do this to myself???? Can't I surely j... Read more
On Day 5 of 17 Day Diet
And I fell off the face of the earth AGAIN. The end of 2013 totally and completely kicked my behind for sooo many reasons, and I let myself get caught up in some pretty horrific emotional eating, on top of holiday eating. The result was not... Read more
Dropped off the face of the earth, but back now
Good grief. Been gone since August this time around. I wish I could say that after all this time, and weight lost, I don't NEED Spark People, but uh, that is not the case at all.
Went on my Caribbean vacation, and it was sooooooo wond... Read more
Two amazing (to me anyway) things
1. My Zumba mentor/BFF and I co-teach crazy early a.m. zumba to a FABULOUS group of ladies (about 15 of them). Mentor recently got Aqua Zumba licensed, and wanted to test out some choreo on the ladies, and just have a nice little get-together... Read more
16 days til the Caribbean!
Yeah, the 30 day challenge train derailed and never quite got back on track.
I'm fine with that. I came to this realization that I just need to be OK with me NOW. I ... Read more
Total and complete derailment (aka Day 15)
****30 DAY CHALLENGE****
1. blog progress/setbacks
2. drink water EVERY DAY not just weekdays.
3. Avoid alcohol like the plague
4. better balance on veggies over fruits
5. lean meats & protein galore.
6. ABSOLUTELY NO GLUTEN.
7. lo... Read more