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Love/Hate Relationship with the Scale
Thursday, February 07, 2013      3 comments

For the past few months, I've had my ups (on the scale) and downs (victories on the scale), but I am happy that I've ended so far on the downside of the scale. I don't know why we have to have such a love hate relationship with such a small piec... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Assignment #4
Wednesday, February 06, 2013      3 comments

Today's topic is trigger foods and my strategy to avoid them. I actually have to think about this one because I've been trying to avoid them already. Ice cream (specifically chocolate Reese's ice cream) is my biggest trigger food. It is ba... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Assignment #2
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      4 comments

Today's assignment is to list the reasons I want to lose weight. So, here we go: 1) I want to feel healthy about myself. 2) I want to feel confident about myself. 3) I want to walk up a flight of stairs without feeling winded. 4) I w... Read more
5% Winter Challenge Assignment #1
Monday, February 04, 2013      1 comments

Check Points Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes, I do! They are sitting on the back of the couch to grab as I run out the door. What is your exercise plan? I will be doing Zumba for 30 minutes a... Read more
Two Left Feet
Wednesday, January 30, 2013      1 comments

Trying to incorporate Zumba into my workout is a task that is proving harder than I ever expected. I had been doing the same class over and over again and thought I'd try a new one tonight. I felt like I couldn't keep up with the steps and just ... Read more
Decluttering the Heart First
Sunday, January 27, 2013      3 comments

I just posted this blog to my personal one about decluttering or organization. I thought it fit very much here, too. Enjoy! In some way or another, I feel a little uncomfortable posting any photos of me right now. Especially full length one... Read more
Hurts So Good
Sunday, January 27, 2013      5 comments

Echoing the hometown boy, John Mellencamp, here today. I hurting like crazy, but boy does it feel good to hurt this way! I purchased The Biggest Loser Ultimate Workout game for my XBox 360 Kinect last night. I found it to be pretty cool, except ... Read more
So Much So Fast
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      5 comments

I am now a HUGE Zumba fan! Yep, you heard it...I love Zumba! Today was day 4 of the workout and I feel GREAT!!!! I actually feel better now than I was when I was walking! And I feel the burn with this workout! Sure, I'm probably messing up every... Read more
I'm Seriously Out of Shape
Sunday, January 20, 2013      7 comments

Last night at the company party, I won an XBOX 360 with Kinect. I had been interested in one since my nephews got one and I got to play around a little with it. Of course, games for an 8 year old are a lot different than ones for a 44 year old. ... Read more
Slowing Down to Taste the Food
Thursday, January 17, 2013      3 comments

The past few days have been a real trial for me emotionally, and it is during days like this that I just want to dive head first into my favorite foods. It wouldn't be all that bad if it wasn't for the fact that I ate way too much of it. So... Read more
Time to Increase
Sunday, January 13, 2013      3 comments

Time on the treadmill, that is. I feel great! I had only been doing 17 minutes at a 2.5 mph pace since I had been sick. Today I did 26 minutes on the treadmill with intervals between 2.5 and 3.0. I feel great. This flu thing seems to finally dis... Read more
Feeling Better and Still Losing
Friday, January 11, 2013      4 comments

Today, I got on the scale and noticed that I'm down another pound (tomorrow is official weigh-in). Last week was a whopping 4 lbs, so I'm excited to be down a total of 5 so far this year. Sure, it hasn't been under the best of circumstances (the... Read more
Sunday, January 06, 2013      6 comments

Today, I am frustrated. I'm still sick and on doctor's orders to rest and not do exercise (cold turned into bronchitis). I want to work out once this is all done and over and to get back into shape before warm weather gets here. So, my plan is t... Read more
Day 3 Battle of the Taste Buds
Friday, January 04, 2013      3 comments

I'm coming to realize, that while I don't make the healthiest choices, I usually don't eat a lot of it...unless of course it is ice cream. I don't know what it is about it, but I can't get enough. But it isn't so much that I'm having ice c... Read more
Day 2 of 2013 Restart
Thursday, January 03, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday was a quiet day around here. I was still home sick with a bad cold, so most of the day was spent in bed sleeping it off. One of the side effects of a bad cold is that you don't want to eat a whole lot, which has it's benefits, but the ... Read more

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