This is not going to be a sunny, walk-in-the-park blog, unfortunately. I had surgery for my shoulder on the 24th of April. I'm back at work today, thanks to the fact that I do not get sick leave and only 15 days of paid vacation a year, so I h... Read more
Cruising along into Spring.
I'm ready for Spring. I'm ready for change. The past couple of months have been a little rough, but as this month is coming to a close, I can look back and see the progress that has been made and the path ahead a little clearer. Maybe.
I... Read more
I'm back at it. Tracking calories. Almost 2 months of virtually no activity (except eating and drinking) due to my shoulder issue has led me to be not-so-enamored with my body, anymore. Things are not as they should be, with the additional 4 ... Read more
Post-holiday Blahs. Blah.
That about sums it up.
I feel yucky.
The holidays were stretched out over 3 weeks because of travel back to Iowa to visit my boyfriend's family, and that in combination with a request (a demand, really) from my physical ther... Read more
Lower Body Exercise Ideas?
So, I am finally deciding to take a break from any and all exercises that involve my shoulders, on the advice of my physical therapist. That means no push-ups, burpees, pull-ups, jerks, cleans, snatches, kettlebell anythings, push-presses, etc.... Read more
Paleo Challenge Wrap up - Final Weight and Measurements
Well, I got through the Paleo Challenge without too much struggle, although we did have cheat days here and there. My starting measurements were:
14.25% body fat
We did the Fran WOD three tim... Read more
My Rant about the true causes of the "Obesity Epidemic".
I realize this may be a controversial subject. And I also realize I am not a doctor or an expert in obesity, nutrition, agricultural history, or human evolution. I do have an advanced degree in Anthropology, however, so I can at least make som... Read more
A second opinion.
Yesterday was not a good day. The night before last, my bf sat down with me and told me I needed to take a break from CrossFit. I was super-annoyed with him, but he is right.
Since my shoulder first started bothering me, I have never real... Read more
Best Weekend Ever!
Last weekend was pretty great, with the trip to Glenwood Springs and the couples massage and sitting in the hot springs and all the great food, the hike to Hanging Lake, etc. But this weekend was even better, because I got to hang out with my ... Read more
Progress. Or not.
I'm not making any headway on my weight loss goal for the past two weeks. I have until Oct. 29 to lose 2 pounds. Since it's my birthday party tomorrow - I like to draw out the birthday celebrations for as long as possible, so even though my bi... Read more
Today is sort of a bummer day. Last night bf spent the whole evening installing a super-complicated programmable thermostat (it has a phone app so you can program it when you're not even home) - he had to go into the crawl space and change the ... Read more
It's Wednesday already - woo hoo!
This week is not going to be a heavy one in terms of work, so that's nice. Starting in November, things get a little crazy, with a ton of travel for work, so I'm trying to enjoy the calm and quiet while I ... Read more
It's Freakin' Friday!!!
My birthday dinner was way over the top - deliciousness abounded. No, I did not stick to my Paleo diet, it was my birthday - and apparently everyone else's birthday at Flagstaff House as well. My bf and I had a good laugh when we realized ther... Read more
Adding the muscle back in.
Yesterday was my 4-week paleo challenge weigh in. Unfortunately, I didn't lose any weight; I came in at 122, just like the last weigh-in. However, I added a pound and a half of lean muscle while losing a pound and a half of fat, and my body fa... Read more
Blog 2 of the Day - Really, People?
I saw this on my yahoo page and I could not believe the hateful comments left on this woman's facebook page:
I just had to writ... Read more
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