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Cognitive Dissonance
Tuesday, January 31, 2017      3 comments

I am now 60 pounds — and 1 clothing size — from what I was when I got married, basically the smallest I've ever been. I'm having trouble making those things make sense together in my head. This, though, is basically the difference all the m... Read more
Baby steps
Thursday, May 08, 2014      5 comments

I'm making progress. I'm keeping at it. Still under the weather, but also still tracking what I eat. My weight is now lower than it's been in at least 6 months. Still higher than it was 14 months ago, though. (I didn't keep track of what w... Read more
Monday, May 05, 2014      3 comments

This keeps happening. I get back to tracking my food. I start to get back in an exercise groove. And then I get hit. Roadblocks that knock me out of the race. I've been tracking my food for two weeks, and last week I actually got three work... Read more
Back again
Thursday, May 01, 2014      2 comments

I gave birth to a son in April 2012, and since then I've tried off and on to get back in an exercise routine. Without success. My toddler still doesn't sleep through the night, and then there's the constant colds making their way through the fam... Read more
Monday, May 14, 2012      8 comments

Asa Anders was born April 28, 2012. He weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Here he is yesterday, at 2 weeks old: We think he's adorable, and I'm... Read more
Monday, October 03, 2011      19 comments

I knew I'd been a slacker blogger here, but I didn't realize it had been more than month since I last posted. Sheesh! Regardless, though, I have what I feel is a pretty good reason for being quiet here. I was trying to keep a secret, which... Read more
2 Months of Inches
Thursday, September 01, 2011      8 comments

I've been remiss about posting -- here and everywhere. I've been around, still tracking, etc., but pretty quiet. Maybe that will change when my huge reading commitment (see previous post) is finished, in a week, eep! But I guess we'll see. ... Read more
Stress and Weight
Monday, August 08, 2011      5 comments

For last week's official weigh-in, I lost 8/10ths of a pound. And then, 2 days later, I was down another 1.2 pounds. I didn't get too excited, because it was just one day. But when that same number was there the next day ... well, I was pretty h... Read more
First Ride
Friday, August 05, 2011      10 comments

I took my first ride on my new bike -- a 2011 Trek 3700 series -- this evening. [Aside: I almost can't believe that after all my research it ended up being a men's bike that fit me best. Then again, in some ways it makes sense.] It was just a sh... Read more
Bike Shopping
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      5 comments

I went to the bike store yesterday, and I tested out I think 5 different bikes. I'm pretty sure I know which one I want, but we left the store without it, because I don't want to rush into such a big purchase. First, about the experience: ... Read more
Recovery Week: Verdict
Monday, July 25, 2011      4 comments

When my heart rate monitor told me last Monday that I needed to take a recovery week, I was surprised, first of all. And I wasn't sure exactly what that entailed. I also knew that my body probably needed one. But I read up on the idea, lear... Read more
3 Months of Spark (and some NSVs)
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      12 comments

emoticon Most of this past week, I was optimistic that I'd have a sizable loss to celebrate along with this ... Read more
Recovery Week Qs
Monday, July 18, 2011      5 comments

This morning, as I start my heart rate monitor, it tells me that I need to take a recovery week this week. I don't doubt the validity, in general, of the need for recovery, but I'm not sure what a recovery week looks like. The HRM wants me... Read more
Battling Boredom
Monday, July 11, 2011      10 comments

I'm getting bored again. Not with losing weight, but with my workouts. This happened a month or so ago, and I knew it would come again, but I wasn't ready for it so soon! For starters, I like to work out at home. In the past, just th... Read more
Scale Relationship: It's Complicated
Thursday, July 07, 2011      10 comments

I have a love-hate relationship with the scale. But not the way you're probably thinking. I'm on a roller-coaster pretty much every week. Leading up to weigh-in day, I'm nervous, anxious, excited, confident about the change I'll see r... Read more

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