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Hmm Not so good at meeting my goals the last 8 weeks
Thursday, February 21, 2013      3 comments

8 weeks ago, I listed the following as my goals: 1. Exercise 100 min a week. 2. Eat 3-5 fruits and veggies a day. 3. Make one big healthy meal a week I can freeze for lunches or dinners. Well, I haven't done a good job at meeti... Read more
Goals for the next 8 weeks of the New You Winter Challenge
Thursday, January 03, 2013      6 comments

1. Exercise 100 min a week. 2. Eat 3-5 fruits and veggies a day. 3. Make one big healthy meal a week I can freeze for lunches or dinners. These are attainable and realistic goals. I have been off track for about a month and have gained... Read more
Week 1: 5 things that are holding me back
Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

5 of the things that might be holding me back from being healthier: 1. Not wanting to try new foods, cuisines, etc 2. Getting this weird fear that I'll never work out again. As if I don't have control over it! (Well control within reason--I ... Read more
I wear skin tight pants and see spots like Bugs Bunny
Saturday, September 08, 2012      5 comments

I know life isn't supposed to be easy. I also know I have a very blessed life with lots of advantages, but I'm still feeling sad. My orthostatic hypotension has been very symptomatic for about 6 weeks. Maybe longer. I try not to look at the cale... Read more
Goals for the Leaves of Change Fall Challenge
Tuesday, September 04, 2012      0 comments

Wohoo! I am excited to be part of the Emerald Team for the Leaves of Change Fall Challenge! I completed the Summer Challenge with this team a month ago, and I found the challenge to be very motivating and rewarding. The new challenge start... Read more
I'm bascially a rock star! I've loved the 10 week Turn up the Heat Summer Challenge
Thursday, August 23, 2012      7 comments

10 weeks ago, I began the Turn up the Heat Summer Challenge on the Jade Team. This challenge and especially the supportive team have helped me stay on target for much of the 10 weeks except when my health interfered with my participation. I am ... Read more
Struggling with my health
Sunday, August 12, 2012      4 comments

I'm on disability so health problems aren't new for me, but they still frustrate the heck out of me sometimes! I have chronic migraines and orthostatic hypotension. (For a descripton of what it is, I've expalined below. ) I went to see a n... Read more
Feeling like quitting. But I'm pushing through it.
Monday, June 25, 2012      10 comments

I'm down 12 pounds. I've been exercising regularly for 15 weeks. And I'm feeling like throwing the towel in and eating a bunch of Ben and Jerry's. This is the point where I usually quit--when I'm getting some success and am just sick of eating h... Read more
Joined Jade Turn up the Heat Summer Challenge!
Sunday, June 03, 2012      5 comments

To help motivate me and to help motivate others, I joined the Turn Up the Heat Summer Challenge. There are several teams, and each competes against the others with weight loss, activity, etc. It begins later this month and lasts for 10 weeks. I... Read more
Lost 7 pounds so far
Monday, May 28, 2012      1 comments

I have been exercising regularly for 12 weeks. About 7 weeks ago, I also changed my diet to be more healthy. So far I've lost 7 pounds!! I have tried so many times to lose weight only to gain it back--with a few extra pounds. I feel like I'm ba... Read more
Revised goals for the week =D
Sunday, July 25, 2010      0 comments

My goal is to do 15 minutes of moderate activity a day, 5 days this week. 5 weeks ago, my migraine specialist advised me to do 10 minutes of mod activity a day at least 5 days a week. He told me to increase the number of minutes by 10% eac... Read more
Still on track! Down 15 pounds!
Saturday, July 24, 2010      2 comments

I'm still eating low carb and dong moderate activity. I'm up to 15 minutes a day. I continue to miss some days of activity because I'm not feeling well. Some days it's just because I don't feel like it. So renewing my commitment to do 15 min eve... Read more
low carb
Sunday, June 20, 2010      1 comments

Recently a new migraine specialist told me I have insulin resistance and should go on a low carb diet. He also said that some migraine sufferers find the carb diet also relieves their migraines and headaches. I had a bunch of weight to lose anyw... Read more
2 pounds lost!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      0 comments

Exercised again today! Yay! Four days this week I did cardio and strength 3 days. Started exercising later in the day in case I get a bad headache or migraine--that way the day isn't wasted.... Read more
headache when I exercise
Monday, January 11, 2010      0 comments

Ugh. I feel frustrated. Lots of times when I exercise I get a headache. I also have a neurological disorder and the exercise makes me feel ill due to that too. I'm trying to stick with it. My body should adjust and at the least, my neurological ... Read more

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