JENJESS48's Blogs

September Wrap-Up and October Goals (With Dress Pics!)
Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

Last month I lost 0.4 pound, stayed exactly even on inches, didn't stick to my program with iron-clad consistency, but met most of the rest of my monthly goals. So, on balance, I'm pretty happy and give myself a B. Here's my favorite non-scale... Read more
New Dress Pics
Thursday, September 22, 2011      13 comments

Last night I bought a new dress to wear to my good friends' wedding on Sunday. DH is a groomsman but I'm not a bridesmaid. And I know I'll be feeling awful because of my foot surgery later today, so I wanted to look as sexy as possible so I'd ... Read more
Victory Over Emotional Eating - and Drinking - Leads to a Better Day
Wednesday, September 21, 2011      12 comments

Yesterday was a rough day. The second rough day in a row, as a matter of fact. When I got home I wanted to pour myself a stiff drink and seriously binge eat. ... Read more
Really Rough Start to the Week
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      9 comments

The past two days have been a series of small misfortunes, annoyances, and problems leavened with tiny victories. The net effect is that I want to curl up in bed, pull the covers over my head, sleep for many hours, pretend that none of it happe... Read more
Thanks for the Motivation
Thursday, September 15, 2011      5 comments

Today I was chosen as Done Girl of the Day, which came as a huge surprise. Shock might even be a better word. :) Lately I've been feeling like I haven't been in high gear - more like first gear - and have been working very hard to correct tha... Read more
Remembering 9/11
Sunday, September 11, 2011      6 comments

September 11, 2001 was an absolutely gorgeous day in Austin, Texas. Tuesdays were my long days on campus; I worked two jobs as a grad student and I went to both of them, plus several classes, on Tuesdays. My first class, for which I was a teac... Read more
August Wrap-Up and September Goals
Sunday, September 04, 2011      5 comments

August was not my best month for sticking to my plan. But I did really well anyway: I lost 3.6 pounds and 3.5 inches in July and August. ... Read more
Ran My First 5K
Thursday, August 25, 2011      9 comments

Last Saturday I finished the last training run of SparkPeople's 5K Your Way run/walk program. And it was the toughest run I've had yet. I didn't have as much caffeine as usual and I was visiting my in-laws so I had my back up shoes and ran on ... Read more
What Healthy Means to Me (FFUSW Challenge)
Thursday, August 18, 2011      8 comments

For me being healthy is quite simple: respecting my body so that it gets through the day without difficulty and can handle all the fun stuff I want to do, like hiking, biking, dancing, rafting, climbing, etc. To keep my body adventure ready, I... Read more
Loving My New Schedule
Thursday, August 11, 2011      9 comments

This is week 2 of my radically earlier schedule. By "radically earlier" I mean that I now go to bed at the time I used to get home from work. Seriously. I only work 8 hours a day now, instead of 10, and my commute is dramatically better becau... Read more
Radical Reboot: July Wrap Up and August Goals
Sunday, August 07, 2011      4 comments

The first three weeks of July went great. That third week I was on vacation in the Southwest and did a great job of sticking to my plan. But when we got home the wheels came off. There's no good reason, only excuses. And as my dad, a middle ... Read more
Southwest Vacation Photo Blog
Saturday, July 30, 2011      8 comments

Two weeks ago DH and I got home from an amazing trip to the Southwest, including Las Vegas, the Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Sunset Crater, Montezuma's Palace, and Sedona. We've been positively swamped since we got home, so this is the first c... Read more
Held Even Last Week
Monday, July 11, 2011      8 comments

And yeah, I'm a little annoyed about it. I stuck with my back to basics bootcamp pretty closely (had a drink one day, went over my calories one day, and failed to track on two days but otherwise 100% on track, which isn't shabby considering the... Read more
June Wrap Up and July Goals
Monday, July 04, 2011      4 comments

Okay, June was not such a great month. I gained a total of 1.2 pounds and held dead even on measurements. Considering how I ate for most of June, this is a victory. ... Read more
Back to Basics Bootcamp
Monday, June 27, 2011      9 comments

Last week was...well...a disaster. TOM and social occasions drove my self-control not only out of the building but apparently out of the state. I ate like a crazy person and gained THREE AND A HALF pounds. ... Read more

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