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Chugging along and feeling good
Sunday, November 12, 2017      2 comments

I have lost 9 pounds since May. If I just consider the weight loss, this seems like slow going. In the same time period, I have started practicing yoga regularly, consistently work out at the gym, and have much better self esteem. ... Read more
Starting Over Again
Sunday, May 07, 2017      1 comments

I find myself starting over again. I've been on and off Sparkpeople for 7 years. I have probably written a similar blog post once every year. To be honest, I don't really trust myself currently when I say that I will commit 100% to a health... Read more
Fatitude: All or Nothing Game & the Helpless Victim Story
Sunday, July 10, 2016      4 comments

Coach Dean Anderson is one of my favorite motivational authors on sparkpeople. His articles are often thought provoking and cause me to take an honest look at myself. He wrote an article on Fatitude and how the way we think about our weight loss... Read more
Putting the I in my Weight Loss Journey - Why I Haven't Lost the Weight
Sunday, July 10, 2016      4 comments

Coach Dean Anderson is one of my favorite motivational authors on sparkpeople. His articles are often thought provoking and cause me to take an honest look at myself. He wrote an article on Fatitude and how the way we think about our weight loss... Read more
Quick Check-in on Realistic Resolutions Challenge
Tuesday, February 16, 2016      2 comments

About halfway through the Realistic Resolutions challenge. So far so good for the most part. 1. Doing a little exercise a day rather than all or nothing. THIS HAS BEEN AWESOME TO GET IN EVERYDAY (except 3 days where I was in my bed sick). I... Read more
Good planner, bad executer
Monday, February 08, 2016      1 comments

If I'm very honest with myself I enjoy coming up with plans a lot more than following through on them. Whether it is weight loss plans, work organizational goals, personal goals to spend more time with my family, I have beautiful plans and litt... Read more
Good planner, bad executer
Monday, February 08, 2016      0 comments

If I'm very honest with myself I enjoy coming up with plans a lot more than following through on them. Whether it is weight loss plans, work organizational goals, personal goals to spend more time with my family, I have beautiful plans and litt... Read more
January Reflection & February Monthly Map
Sunday, January 31, 2016      3 comments

January Reflection emoticon ... Read more
January Monthly Map - Getting Organized so I can be RELENTLESS
Monday, January 18, 2016      1 comments

In the spirit of bringing some of the organizational tools that I use at work to my personal life, I have decided to organize my 2016 weight/loss healthy life goals using a monthly map. I have started to map out what it will take on a month... Read more
ma'am would you like my seat?
Monday, January 11, 2016      1 comments

...asked a young lady this morning on the subway. I declined since I was getting off the next stop, but then spent the next 5 minutes of the ride pondering why she would ask me such a question. Then my mind went to, oh goodness, does she t... Read more
So I Decided to Do a Whole 30
Thursday, June 11, 2015      3 comments

After over 6 months of wondering whether or not I should try it, I decided to take the plunge and do a whole 30. I've been feeling very fatigued throughout the day for years, and several bouts of blood work and other tests have not shown a... Read more
What the 30 day plank challenge taught me about myself
Monday, June 08, 2015      5 comments

During the month of May, I committed to a 30 day plank challenge. In 30 days, I worked my way from a 20 second plank to a 5 minute plank. I'm happy to report that I completed the challenge AND did it in the actual recommended amount of time (30 ... Read more
2.5 min plank - now is the time for mental toughness
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      3 comments

A little over a week ago, I wrote a blog about holding a 1 min plank, as part of a 30 day challenge. I was so proud of myself for this non-scale victory and was excited to do a 4 min plank at the end of 30 days. Today was day 22 - a 2.5min ... Read more
Completed my Vision Board - Really Excited!
Monday, May 25, 2015      8 comments

In the past, I have created Vision Boards on my laptop with every intent to look at them often for inspiration. In reality, I haven't found them very motivating, and honestly would forget I even had one soon after finishing them. This (3rd... Read more
where can i find a plank challenge, you ask?
Sunday, May 17, 2015      3 comments

A couple of folks asked about how I found the plank challenge. I've been wanting to get better at planks for some time, and I wanted a structured way to gradually increase my time. I simply googled plank challenges, and then chose a 3... Read more

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