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Exercise Motivation or Lack Thereof
Monday, February 17, 2014      3 comments

Why is getting motivated to exercise still so hard for me? I read all the time how if you push through, do it consistently, and make it a habit it will become a part of your daily routine and who you are. I've read over and over again how it b... Read more
Goals 2013 in review and 2014 revision
Wednesday, January 01, 2014      2 comments

Here are the goals I posted last January and an update. Long Range 1) lose 35/40 lbs (whatever feels right when I get there) - ... Read more
Back to Basics
Saturday, November 23, 2013      3 comments

I have been stuck at this "platau" weight for far too long. Consistency is key and I have to get back to the business of checking myself every day. I have been doing this for a year now, and I moved away from food tracking at the end of s... Read more
There are no shortcuts...
Tuesday, October 29, 2013      2 comments

...to anyplace worth going. It's a long road, a lifetime journey really, so why should I be impatient with myself. I've always believed that things which were too easy were rarely worth working for to begin with and that which was difficult... Read more
Don't Give Up
Monday, October 28, 2013      5 comments

It's that simple. No profound, deep soul searching, just don't give up. Keep going. It will work. It will become second nature. It will be life altering. Just don't give up.... Read more
Thought for the Day
Sunday, October 27, 2013      2 comments

Small daily improvements are the key to staggering long term results. (theChive.com) Okay, so I'm not seeing great, amazing result...yet. That doesn't mean I won't, and I need to keep making daily improvements in the meantime - until I'm do... Read more
Standing Still
Saturday, October 26, 2013      7 comments

I have been stuck gaining and losing the same 3-4 lbs for more than six months. I've tried to look for the NSVs and there have been a few. I've changed my exercise habits - increasing the regularity and then the activity/intensity. I'll admit th... Read more
For One Week
Wednesday, July 24, 2013      8 comments

I've been off and on again battling my sugar addiction since I started SP 8 months ago. Sometimes I try to ward them off cold turkey, then I give in and go crazy, then I cut back and try moderation, then I binge, and on and on. New plan: f... Read more
5% challenge: Think about why you do this...
Friday, July 19, 2013      3 comments

When I first joined SP, of course I wanted to lose weight, but even more I was tired of feeling like a slug and having no energy for anything. I knew my awful diet and lack of exercise were to blame. Now I'm moving regularly and eating better (a... Read more
I Challenge You
Saturday, June 29, 2013      7 comments

"it's you versus you" says a pin on my pinterest feed. I have not only been stuck, but actually going in the wrong direction for the last few weeks. I've been trying to restart, but time and again I'm making the same false start. And the pin i... Read more
Thursday, June 27, 2013      3 comments

It's like a muscle I guess. I do feel mine getting stronger. Not unbreakable yet, not even unwavering, but stronger, more durable. Fewer things have the dramatic pull they did before. I still find it hard to pass up pizza, but I can refuse a dri... Read more
Every Time I'm Doing Well...
Monday, May 20, 2013      9 comments

Okay, I've been feeling motivated, eating well, sneaking in exercise (thanks 5% challenge). Last time things were going so well (I had a 45 day streak going), my whole family got hit hard with the stomach flu, and I couldn't shake a head cold f... Read more
Sunday, May 05, 2013      4 comments

Every where on SP I read about other ways to track progress rather than the scale. Other fitness measurements, how clothes feel, energy level, etc. When I started this journey, I took all of my measurements and logged them on SP, then forgot a... Read more
Saturday, May 04, 2013      2 comments

Hmm...feel like blogging. Topics on my mind: challenges everywhere, my struggle for consistency, and goal setting. I've joined a few challenges lately hoping to spark my exercise and motivate me to be more consistent. I'm a little worried t... Read more
Plant Based Eating
Monday, April 29, 2013      3 comments

I have been trying to incorporate more real food and cut out processed (i.e. making my own salad dressing versus store versions) and eat a more plant based diet. It hasn't been as terrible as I expected. I know that's not positive thinking exac... Read more

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