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Singing is Good for your Gut!
Tuesday, January 12, 2021      6 comments

So, I went down a research rabbit hole this morning and learned that singing is good for my gut! My rabbit hole started with TNF-alpha, which is an inflammatory component that your body produces, preferably short-term to fight off infection... Read more
5% Challenge Prep: Triggers and Reasons for Past Failures
Wednesday, January 06, 2021      4 comments

I’m putting these two ideas together in one post, which are 1) triggers of things that can throw me off from what I should be doing and 2) reasons that my lifestyle changes have not been well executed in the past. For each, I’m also noting what ... Read more
5% Challenge 10 Reasons List
Monday, January 04, 2021      3 comments

My 5% challenge prompt for this blog is to list the 10 reasons that I want to lose weight, considering all the factors that I want to change, how I want to look and feel, and what I want to be able to do. This is supposed to be for motivati... Read more
5% Challenge Daily Plan
Friday, January 01, 2021      1 comments

Happy New Year! Today, as part of my prep for the Winter 5% Challenge, I'm going through my daily routine. Now, I'm an academic, and I'm not technically back to standard teaching stuffs until at least 1/20, but I'm going to try and maintain... Read more
5% Challenge - Eating Plan
Wednesday, December 30, 2020      2 comments

Alright, yesterday I did the workout plan, now it is time for the eating plan. I'm not actually making any changes to my current eating plan, but I haven't laid it all out in a while, so this is a good opportunity to do so. I'm basical... Read more
5% Challenge for the New Year!
Tuesday, December 29, 2020      1 comments

I found a new team this Fall, the 5% Challenge Team, and I love them! They run 8 week challenges looking for exercise minutes and what they call "Living the Good Life" challenges that help keep you on track with things like tracking, water, slee... Read more
Self Care Should Not Be Self Harm
Monday, November 09, 2020      7 comments

So, I was having a conversation with my husband recently in which he was trying to convince me to buy him some kind of "comfort" food, and I was explaining how it was essentially poison, and he says, "sometimes self care is self harm." I th... Read more
Attention and Executive Function
Wednesday, October 28, 2020      4 comments

Almost a year ago, I was diagnosed with ADHD. I actually figured it out myself almost a year before that, but hadn't nailed down what to do about it for a while, which is pretty standard for someone with ADHD. Anyway, I'm an academic, so I... Read more
That Sounds Awful, I'm In
Tuesday, October 20, 2020      6 comments

Well, I did a thing this past Saturday. 50K, 31.1 miles, went literally between the two minor cities in my area. We mostly walked, but did some ... Read more
My One Thing is Running
Sunday, October 11, 2020      4 comments

I have not read The One Thing, but I follow a number of podcasts that have referenced it enough that I generally get the idea. I’ll probably read it, but I’ve got two books on racism and one on sustainability and eating beef to get through first... Read more
So, I'm kind of a marathoner ...
Monday, October 05, 2020      11 comments

I was going to run my first marathon this year, in fact, yesterday. It was the Wine Glass Marathon in Corning NY. Relatively flat with minimal time limits. Unfortunately, it was one of the events that was canceled. However, I was not going ... Read more
I know, I Say It Every Year ...
Monday, January 01, 2018      4 comments

.. and honestly, every year I get closer and closer, so it can't be all bad! This is the year that I figure it all out! I know, it's a lofty and insane goal, but I gotta shoot for something. Here's how I'm starting out on the right track th... Read more
August 6th Weekly Plan
Sunday, August 06, 2017      5 comments

Food this week: Ketogenic diet! Breakfast will be egg and veggie scrambles, and lunches will be mainly fruit, veggies, and cheese/meat roll-ups. Here's the dinner plan: Sun: bacon, chicken, cabbage saute Mon; Mexican stuffed peppers ... Read more
March 18th Plan
Saturday, March 18, 2017      2 comments

I have to get back to planning and knowing what I'm doing. If I don't have a written plan, the right things just don't get done. Meal plan: Flank Steak with Tomato Salad Pad Thai Chicken cacciatore Mexican stuffed peppers Keilbasa... Read more
Jan 2nd - Weekly Plan
Monday, January 02, 2017      5 comments

Gotta know how I'm going to do this thing! Since I'm jumping back in, I want to start slowly. Here are my goals this week: Track food Run 3 and 5 miles Be on Spark daily It also helps me to have a dinner plan (in no particular... Read more

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