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no more daily weigh- ins
Tuesday, June 07, 2016      3 comments

I just finished reading Spark and I enjoyed it a lot. One of the biggest take aways for me was the end of the book comparing the false starters and the strong starters. I think I've started a few times and have been one of the false starters b... Read more
28 workouts and counting
Sunday, June 05, 2016      1 comments

Today marks my 28th work out with orange theory since joining 4-24-16. This week I worked out 6 times and I don't feel a whole lot of soreness. I think its time to double up on some days to increase progress. I feel great. Stairs are getting ... Read more
Measurements...
Sunday, April 24, 2016      6 comments

I just took my measurements as an official beginning to a marker for starting Orange Theory Fitness. My starting weight is 204.5. Waist 45, Hips 46. I joined with unlimited visits yesterday and have my first session tomorrow morning at 6:15. ... Read more
Rest day/week progress
Friday, June 12, 2015      4 comments

I've been very motivated this week and surpassed my calories burned goals. My leg muscles are very sore, which means good things are happening. My bad knee is also "talking" to me. I think this is a good day for rest. I will enjoy it. If my... Read more
heart rate training...
Thursday, June 11, 2015      0 comments

Everyday since summer break started, I've strapped on my heart rate monitor at least once (sometimes twice) for a nice 1.5 to 2 mile walk. I feel it in my knee, and my sore leg muscles. I can't remember the last time I was proud of the muscle ... Read more
Fun walks and the big picture.
Tuesday, June 09, 2015      0 comments

Its the first full week of summer break for me. I'm trying to get the most of it. I found a fun walking app on the app store that makes all the steps into a game. I sort of play a role in the story and my steps move the game along. So, watch... Read more
reflection: my dieting downfall
Thursday, November 13, 2014      0 comments

As I try and try to lose weight and either make no progress or start gaining weight, I have to be reflective to see what I need to change to do it differently next time around. Here's where I see my challenges. Daily: in the evening. I do wel... Read more
De-stressing
Friday, March 14, 2014      1 comments

I have learned a lot about myself this year...and fairly recently. I have a tough time managing stress. Sometimes my mind invents it. Coming to this realization, I decided that I didn't want to exist in a state of "always stressed out". I kno... Read more
learning from mistakes
Wednesday, May 29, 2013      3 comments

Instead of getting depressed and disgusted with myself when I don't have a great "logging/calorie/activity" day, I think I need to do what I'm taught I should do with my job. Be a reflective practitioner. In other words, reflect on the day. T... Read more
Started reading Spark Solution
Friday, May 24, 2013      1 comments

When I saw this new book being advertised, I got excited. I checked it out at the library and plan to read through it in chunks each day. I have to say that I feel the book is great so far. I need to be reading this. I have been staggering i... Read more
Staying with the program
Sunday, January 27, 2013      0 comments

I am struggling still to completely follow the nutrition plan from Spark People. Mainly because its difficult to cook dinner and then know WHAT to log. I know that if I logged everything and stayed in my range I'd be seeing results left and ri... Read more
Today-back to work and back to reality
Wednesday, January 02, 2013      1 comments

Vacation is over. Back to work. We all survived the new year-yay! In reflecting my past few days I see a few opportunities. Its amazing how logging your food and exercise (or lack of) can really show you what you are doing so wrong. I have b... Read more
Morning reflections
Thursday, December 27, 2012      2 comments

As I sit here listening to the coffee maker do it's thing, I'm revisiting the events of yesterday-and what I had control over. I went over my calories-that's true. I will try to do better today. However, I made healthy choices. I drank 8 cups... Read more
today exercise
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      2 comments

Walked up my street 30 mins 1.63 miles 233 calories... Read more
Day after Christmas and reality once again.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      1 comments

Since December 19th I've been traveling, visiting family. While not impossible, it was difficult to track food during this time. Yesterday was my first day home and I used the day to get back into some routines. I didn't really try to log any... Read more

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