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  • 2 workouts into the week

    4/25/2018 11:11:30 AM, by ADF1981

    It's hump day. I've completed two of my three strength training workouts for the week. I feel empowered at the moment so I'm holding on to this feeling. I made a couple small changes again with my workout. Nothing major, just a few exercise swaps. Monday I mentioned adding in some new compound ... Read more

  • A new week, let's do this

    4/23/2018 12:19:01 PM, by ADF1981

    Oh Monday. It's raining. The school bus was 30 minutes late. My dogs took forever to poop in the rain this morning. I got 6 hours of sleep last night. But! I feel good. Like really good. Not going to let those little inconvenient moments get to me today. This week is the beginning of my... Read more

  • You can't make this #@!# UP!!!

    4/21/2018 7:50:51 AM, by _RAMONA

    (in some instances profanity IS the appropriate response... or at least the human/honest one) It's 4:00 AM and I'm writing a blog. Why am I writing a blog at 4:00 AM, you ask? I'm writing a blog at 4:00 AM because: 2:15 AM I was woken up by screaming in the stre... Read more

  • TGIF

    4/20/2018 6:20:08 PM, by ADF1981

    What a week! It's been a good week. Very productive, but I'm tired! Everyday I try to get something completed whether it's on my to do list or just something that needs to be done. I am just trying to be more active overall but also not wear myself out completely. This week was the first we... Read more

  • The new routine

    4/19/2018 9:51:36 AM, by ADF1981

    This week is going well. I'm on track with food, staying in my calorie range, and sticking to my new workout routine. I still forgot to time myself to see how long it takes me, but yesterday was definitely at least an hour. I had to stop after legs and upper body because of time running out, but ... Read more

  • New week, same goals

    4/16/2018 8:06:57 PM, by ADF1981

    I had my first treat meal in about two weeks on Saturday. If you read my last blogs, then you know I was debating on skipping because everyone wanted pizza. I finally spoke up and we picked up pizza for the kids and went out for a steak dinner instead. It was worth it. I skipped dessert. I'm tr... Read more

  • Killing for Profit -- The Corruption of Evidence Based Medicine

    4/12/2018 4:57:56 PM, by _RAMONA

    (...not to mention all of that "peer reviewed research" in which SparkPeople puts so much faith... doesn't seem so relevant in light of this, does it?) I was recently asked, in light of my current chosen course of action on behalf of my health, and with regard to my dogged pursuit of wellnes... Read more

  • Back to strength training finally

    4/12/2018 11:57:56 AM, by ADF1981

    So after feeling run down for over a week, I'm back to doing my strength training workouts. I felt much better yesterday and got a lot done. Although, I ran out of time to do abs so I did those exercises this morning after doing some meal prep cooking. It felt really good to get back to it. ... Read more

  • Tuesday rambles

    4/10/2018 9:18:02 AM, by ADF1981

    Yesterday was good and on track. Stayed in my calorie range by avoiding the popcorn. It's funny how when I eat something everyday it's hard to stop. But once I do, like today I don't even want the popcorn. Habits. It's really amazing what healthy food can do for the body. My "diet" (I don'... Read more

  • Still at it

    4/9/2018 11:51:07 AM, by ADF1981

    Hey there. I'm still around. I've been doing pretty well overall. Last week, I did not strength train. My allergies have me feeling a little run down. I haven't been lazy though and still walking daily and focusing on things that need to be done around the house. So, still staying a little act... Read more

  • Time to focus

    4/5/2018 11:41:04 AM, by ADF1981

    Last week was busy and full of food. It was really hard for me to stay focused. I did good when I could with food, but at the beginning of this week I felt so bloated and yuck. I've been back on track since Tuesday and already feel somewhat normal again. I've walked daily, but past few days ... Read more

  • Eggs, chocolate eggs

    3/30/2018 11:26:44 AM, by ADF1981

    I'm not completely on track this week. Like I mentioned Wednesday, this week has turned out to be a little more than I bargained for because I didn't look at the whole picture. Yesterday proved to me that yet again this is a "bear" of a week. We grabbed some lunch after an appointment and I got i... Read more

  • Week will be tougher with food than I thought

    3/28/2018 11:34:07 AM, by ADF1981

    I had planned to have a complete on track week with one treat meal, but failed to look at the whole picture. This week has 3 occasions involving food that I didn't really fully account for. Yesterday was my daughters birthday which was 1 of the 3. I had planned to eat my usual food, but I gave in... Read more

  • Said no to the last brownie

    3/27/2018 10:49:53 AM, by ADF1981

    I said no to the last brownie left over from Saturday night's treat meal. Even though everyone was asking me if I wanted it LOL. Thank goodness they're all gone now. That took some restraint but there's definitely a powerful feeling in taking control even though it's food. Food has a weird hold ... Read more