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Today's Plan
Friday, June 09, 2017      2 comments

I have so much to do today!!! Here's the plan... Morning: Go to the gym Run to Dollar Tree to grab a few things Shower Paint a display stand for an upcoming art sale Work on some paintings to sell Afternoon: Go to t... Read more
Thursday, June 08, 2017      4 comments

My body is still out-of-whack after my little stint on hormonal birth control. I'm on my period right now and it is awful! I NEVER had period cravings before... but yesterday I was a force to be reckoned with. I ate a bunch of junk! Ugh! ... Read more
Losing It!
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      3 comments

Due to my continued strength training, my weight loss progress has been incredibly slow. But it's been happening! My first major milestone seems doable! I am now down 17lbs from my peak weight... getting to 20lbs down from my peak? Easy peasy! ... Read more
New Spark Team, New Goals, New Challenges
Wednesday, June 07, 2017      0 comments

Hey all! I started a new SparkTeam! Building Healthy Habits: Monthly Challenges! This team is all about building healthy habits, by focusing on one challenge per month. This month's topic is outdoor exercise, but future topics may include ... Read more
Rings and Mountains
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      7 comments

I had an excellent hike on Sunday, despite the rain. My fiance and I hiked Mount Monadnock, and exchanged our engagement rings at the summit. Since getting engaged was a mutual decision, we both got rings. I know that this isn't the best photo..... Read more
Dancing In The Streets
Saturday, June 03, 2017      3 comments

No hike again today. I got invited to a massive outdoor dance party, and decided to sleep in so I'll have plenty of enegry to dance the night away tonight! I am very excited! Tomorrow I WILL hike though! My fiance and I are exchanging our e... Read more
No Morning Hike Today
Friday, June 02, 2017      3 comments

I slept through my alarms and didn't get my morning hike in today. I unexpectedly have tomorrow off, so I can do my morning hike then. It is kind of a bummer though, because no work means no pay... I don't know why, but I'm a ball of ... Read more
June Goals
Thursday, June 01, 2017      4 comments

June 1. Time to set some goals for the month! My main goal is to get in at least 1,300 fitness minutes and to hike at least seven mountains before the end of the month. My goals for the remainder of this week are... Thursday: ... Read more
A Little Better
Thursday, June 01, 2017      3 comments

I'm feeling a little better today. I'm starting to suspect I have some nutrient deficencies, and that is aggrevating my mental state. I hope thst's the case. I'm going grocery shopping today and maybe some better food choices will help. My ... Read more
Never Had a Home
Tuesday, May 30, 2017      5 comments

All I want is a home. I have never had that. I've only ever had abuse situations and temporary housing. I want a place I can feel safe and loved. I want somewhere that isn't just temporary. I don't want much. It doesn't have to be a house,... Read more
Monday, May 29, 2017      2 comments

I'm giving up on weight loss for now. This may sound like I'm throwing in the towel with healthier living, but I most assuredly am not! I've been strength training, hiking, and doing cardio. I've been eating much better than I've ever... Read more
Friday, May 26, 2017      2 comments

I've managed to impress myself! I was on the treadmill, uphill at between an 8% and 15% grade, and a speed of 3.5mph. I maintained this for 40 minutes. To think... I used to struggle doing 20 minutes on a 7% grade at 2.5mph. Anoth... Read more
Halfway Up!
Thursday, May 25, 2017      7 comments

Nothing too exciting going on today. I recall in a previous post I mentioned buying a pair of size 16 pants that didn't fit me. They are black damask, and only cost $5 at the thrift store. My little goth heart could not say no to that, even... Read more
Love Poems and Chill
Wednesday, May 24, 2017      4 comments

My head is spinning. I have so much to do. But for tonight, I need to chill. I’m so stressed that I’m bound to get nothing done if I try. So tonight, I relax. My plans are to go to the gym with my partner, cook dinner together, then cuddle ... Read more
Working On It!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017      5 comments

I wore a short sleeved shirt to work today, and one of my students commented on how nice my biceps are! It made me feel so good! Just a few months ago they were nothing but flub! Sometimes I don’t realize how my body is (slowly!) starting to get... Read more

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