Better Late then Never!
I had no idea I would be at my heaviest weight ever at 36 years old. I have been attempting to hit goal weight now for at least 17 years. Sigh. That's a long time of not achieving what I wanted for myself. I'm actually surprised with myself... I... Read more
I forgive you! I forgive you for not being who you thought you would be. I forgive you for not always taking care of yourself. I forgive you for thinking, talking and feeling badly about yourself and your body.
Others may hav... Read more
One month of effort, 2 pounds down...
Well, I have successfully finished 4 weeks of changing my life. I have done 4, 5 or 6 workouts per week for 4 weeks, cut out almost all pop, and unhealthy snacking. I have started running, training with a 5k app (zombies, run!)... Super fun! Tha... Read more
Soul Searching... and Mending
Yesterday was a pretty significant day for me. Not in an exercise, food or weight success sense, but likely more important than all 3 of those put together. It was kind of a perfect storm of what I needed to hear now and what I needed to acknowl... Read more
Running??! Like, in front of people?!?
Okay, so here I go... I signed myself up for Color Me Rad 5k run in July... yikes. I am in no way shape or form a runner. A part of me loathes running and always has. I liked to sprint and do hurdles as a youngin, and I joined the cross country ... Read more
What does it take?
Okay.... how many times can I fall and get back up? How often can I say, "That's it... starting tomorrow or next week I'll get back at it?" Why do I keep falling down and giving up? It's really not ALL that hard and I know the health benefits, s... Read more
But WHY can't I have 40 hours a day?
One of my age old enemies has resurfaced. I had a very busy week, every aspect of my life started to fall apart, and I turned to fast food and "treats" to deal with the stress of it.
I stopped tracking, thinking about what I'm eating and ex... Read more
What a difference a pound makes!
It's kind of ridiculous that yesterday I was feeling a bit out of control and like I was failing a bit, and then I weigh myself this morning, have lost a pound and my whole outlook changes.
I'm so happy that the scale went down today, or el... Read more
I get by with a little help from my friends...
Having people to share this journey with is so important. I know that now. I've tried on my own many times, with others without similar goals, with lots of people that don't stick to it and then I feel excused to eat badly as well.
Since di... Read more
Bless me, sparkpeople, for I have binged...
It's been a while since my last blog confession. I spent a week in California and seemed to eat out almost every meal, and not with a healthy menu in mind. I managed to only gain 2 pounds, but with a trip to Jamaica staring me in the face in May... Read more
Okay, so gaining 2.8 lbs in 2 days when you're trying to lose is very frustrating. I know I wasn't perfect, but I wasn't terrible with my choices either. It's hard to stay motivated when you see results like that. I'm not freaking out or giving ... Read more
Here I go again on my own.... Oh, I mean, with my teams. :)
K, so I totally need to be doing a hundred things other than blogging, which is part of the problem. My schedule's ridiculous, stressful and sleep deprived, but won't be changing till my kids are older than 1 and 4. So, no excuses and no inventi... Read more
Well, Boo Yaw, Master Chief, or whatever it is the army or navy say (no disrespect intended). That's just what I felt like yelling after some swift biking this evening. I went on a brisk 15 walk with the bike to put air in the tires, then I peda... Read more
Here I go again, for good!
I know I've tried and not tried many many times. I know I missed some will power, motivation and believing in myself. I must say, wearing a bridesmaid dress and then a swimsuit on the beach in Jamaica in a year is quite motivating! I will be on ... Read more