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Tuesday, August 27, 2013      7 comments

Well, the kids are finally back at school, so I have no more excuses. This summer was a backslide, and while I'm certainly not happy about it, I'm also not feeling anywhere near as awful as I would have a couple of years ago. It's a bump in the ... Read more

excuses

Friday, July 19, 2013      5 comments

Well, it's been a terrible month for me, health and fitness wise. The combination of stifling heat and humidity plus having my children home from school has completely thrown my schedule off. Add to that the fact that my oven decided to conk out... Read more

stuck

Monday, July 01, 2013      5 comments

Ugh! I am so ready to break this plateau! I've been stuck here for the past several weeks. Really it's been since the kids have been out of school. My exercise routine has been completely derailed and we've been eating out a lot more than we sho... Read more

Motivation

Monday, June 17, 2013      2 comments

I did not want to work out today. We were out late last night, I was tired, and we spent the morning at the beach with friends. I forced myself to get dressed for the gym since I had to take the kids there for soccer. Then I forced myself to run... Read more

Parallel universes

Saturday, June 15, 2013      2 comments

I had a very bizarre experience this afternoon. I has just finished working out with my personal trainer (who's about 16 years old and has boundless energy) and was walking home when this random guy literally stopped traffic to ask me if I was s... Read more

shedding layers

Wednesday, June 12, 2013      5 comments

So I've mentioned feeling a little bit "off" lately, but I haven't really understood what was at the core of that, until I had a conversation with a friend today. We were talking about how lately I've been feeling exceptionally nostalgic and thi... Read more

New PR!

Monday, June 10, 2013      6 comments

I've been really struggling lately. I'm still losing weight, eating reasonably well, and walking a lot, but getting to the gym has been a real struggle the past few weeks. It started when I got a miserable cold, and worsened as I realized that t... Read more

Happy birthday to me!

Monday, June 03, 2013      6 comments

Today I turn 35. It'll be a nice day of quiet celebrations- lunch with a friend and then dinner with my family. I may also try to work on the novel i've begun writing. It's a beautiful day, so I've already gone for a walk, and hope to spend more... Read more

What a wild ride!

Friday, May 31, 2013      6 comments

Long ago, I was a preschool teacher, and we once read a book about a little boy who had something excellent happen to him on one page, and then something terrible happen on the next. I feel like that's exactly what my day today has been like: a ... Read more

another great quote

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      5 comments

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.... Read more

Quote of the day

Tuesday, May 28, 2013      2 comments

"The distance between your dreams and reality is called discipline."... Read more

Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead

Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

Over the past several days, I've been watching the documentary Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead, which follow's Joe Cross's attempt to get healthy through the consumption of micronutrient foods (i.e. fresh plant foods) via juicing. For those who might... Read more

The unexpected hazards of weight loss

Thursday, May 16, 2013      10 comments

Yesterday was a big day for me. I reached two exciting milestones: first, I weighed in 70 pounds less than I did when I started this journey so many years ago. Only about 44 of that is "new" loss (since I got serious again in January), but I'm v... Read more

Spring Into Summer

Tuesday, May 14, 2013      5 comments

Yesterday began the Spring Into Summer Challenge. I'm really excited to be involved in this one because I'm really feeling the need for a bit of a kick start. I've been actively on this path (once again) for the past 4 months, have managed to lo... Read more

Back, and Moving Forward.

Sunday, May 12, 2013      2 comments

We're back from our most recent trip, and while it was a lot of fun, I'm really looking forward to just being home for the forseeable future. I love to travel, but April was a little bit insane. All said, members of my family spent time in 9 dif... Read more


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