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Salad for breakfast
Friday, July 22, 2011      3 comments

I was craving salad for breakfast, strangely enough. And made an interesting, yummy one. Butter lettuce, roma tomatoes, red onion, pecan, halved green grapes, a touch of blue cheese and a splash of white balsamic vinegar. Sooooo good!... Read more
Yesterday's plan went out the window
Thursday, July 21, 2011      2 comments

Well, I didn't get all my cleaning done yesterday. Mainly just didn't work with chasing a toddler out of trouble and keeping her occupied. My daughter is a little monkey. And she is a full time job. ;-) She has started pulling the sto... Read more
How many calories does vacuuming and dusting burn?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      4 comments

Hats off to all you stay-at-home parents out there. I've traded places with my hubby the past few days, staying home with our kids while he works on some home renovation stuff. Today, daughter and I have already gone for a morning stroll... Read more
You don't like cake?
Sunday, July 17, 2011      4 comments

So, picture this. I'm shaking from the sheer physical exertion of stabilizing my body for a 45 second plank, when my 25 lb toddler comes over and hops on my back. Whoa! I collapse under the surprising pressure and start over! My goals fo... Read more
A day that started at 4:40
Thursday, July 14, 2011      4 comments

Woke up at an ungodly 4:40 this morning! So I'm sparking away and drinking coffee in hopes I'll gather some steam to make it through the day. Whew! Might need a lunch hour nap to power through the afternoon! Or maybe I'll use my lunch ... Read more
Pumping iron makes me feel like a goddess
Wednesday, July 13, 2011      2 comments

My muscles come alive. I stand straighter, I feel stronger and instantly leaner. I can feel my core actively working through the normal movements of the day after I've done some strength training. Doing new things in other areas (beyond f... Read more
Expecting too much makes my motivation plummet
Tuesday, July 12, 2011      4 comments

The future me will thank me for sticking with it! My weight loss expectations have been a moving target. Expecting 3 lbs to fall off each week leads to disappointment which leads to flagging motivation. Little by little, I'm changing my expect... Read more
(Realistic?) Goals for week 5
Monday, July 11, 2011      1 comments

1. Walk twice with walking partner 2. Do 20 min on stationary bike 3x (okay to split it into two 10 min sessions) 3. Put workouts on calendar 4. Strength train 3x 5. Reread chapter in Castillo on mindful eating, listening to your body ... Read more
In pursuit of consistency
Sunday, July 10, 2011      2 comments

So I'm four weeks into my renewed weight loss effort with Sparkpeople. Lost 7 lbs the first week. Lost nothing thereafter. I was very consistent and gung ho weeks one and two. It really sucked I didn't lose anything the second week and... Read more
All or nothing
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      3 comments

Now exiting all-or-nothing land. Cultivating small changes that will add up over time - that is something I can sustain for life. I would love to uproot all at once everything that's contributed to where I'm at right now: emotional eating, too... Read more
Distracted
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      2 comments

This is week 3 of my renewed efforts with Sparkpeople. Week 1, I lost 7 lbs. Week 2, I lost nada. This week I've been distracted. Fitness efforts were central the past two weeks, this week not so much. I have a looming deadline for a m... Read more
Stepping it up
Sunday, June 26, 2011      3 comments

So this past week (week 2 of my new start with Sparkpeople), I stepped it up a bit too much perhaps. I put down some serious mileage for a not-too-long-ago sedentary girl! And I was very proud of myself. And feeling good! My shins fought... Read more
Too much too soon?
Friday, June 24, 2011      3 comments

My step counts skyrocketed this week as I fit in several small walks a day. Seeing the numbers add up motivated me to keep going and increase my steps day to day. Monday I hit about 14,000; Tuesday I got over 20,000 and around 17,000 Wednesd... Read more
What I want vs. what I feel
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      3 comments

I want to be 135 by the end of the year. I want to feel lighter and more energetic. I want to approach life with boundless energy. I want to see possibilities without end. I want to believe in myself. I want to get this done and enjoy... Read more
I love to move!
Monday, June 20, 2011      1 comments

Today's day two of week two. By midday, I had 9,000 steps! I got my son out on his bike early this morning and stepped alongside him. Later, I walked a track for 30 minutes till I hit the 5,000 mark. Then I used my breaks at work to step ins... Read more

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