Saturday, August 13, 2011

Moving to a new spot.

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I will be at 40/40 - Increasing My Joy

I will be chronicling my experience of completing a list of 40 things to do to increase my joy, prior to turning 40 next April.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

I'm Back (In More Ways Than One!)

Exactly one month since my last post.
In that month I finished my practicum, applied for a million jobs that I haven't heard about, wrote 6 papers, almost finished all my classes (last week is it!) and virtually fell of the wagon with my eating and exercise.

I have 1 project left (my portfolio), which I present on April 19th, and then I am done. Woot!

I have led a sedentary life in the last year beyond belief, and my body show the results. I ache in places I didn't know I could ache, and I feel out of shape and blah.

I have not weighed myself since February 1, and I was very scared when I got on the scale this morning....but I needed to face the music. And the music was better than I expected. Since my last weigh in, I have gained 2.2 pounds. That is a manageable number.....I was pleased, all things considered.

So moving forward.

Today I start tracking again.

I start walking or doing something physical, everyday, even if it hurts....I committed to Suzy (for some reason I cannot add a hyperlink here....very odd) that I would.
I also see another vegan challenge in my very near future.
I do still have school to accomplish, so it will be more challenging for the next week, but really I no longer have an excuse, so I am moving forward.
And I am not just saying that!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

A Quickie...

I am sick, in pain (shoulder and neck), off the wagon, overwhelmed with school and practicum, dealing with family stuff, applying for jobs, drinking baileys, and basically not coping well with anything.

I have 6 weeks left in school and then I will be back to life as I knew it....actually I don't know what life will look like in 6 weeks, but perhaps you would like to be part of my journey to discover what that will look like.

See you at the end of April when I will have completed my GRADUATE studies!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

New Week

This is a new week, and I am going to try and get back on track.
I didn't weigh myself today, as I don't want to be discouraged about the number.
I already am feeling down on myself - so I am choosing not to go there.
This week I am back to tracking. Back to planning. Back to making it happen.
Will I be perfect? Likely not.
Will I try? Yes I will!
I have about another 6 weeks to go on WW online (that I have paid for already) and I would like to make it a worthwhile 6 weeks. I would like to have lost at least 10 pounds total on this journey.

I am going to eat well, drink my water and DAMMIT I am going to exercise. I want to exercise.

Here's to a new week! Onward and upward!

Friday, February 11, 2011


I am having such a hard time staying on the wagon.
Frickety Frack.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

A loss of .6 is better than a kick in the ass.
Which is really what I need!
Any takers?
Time to get moving!

Although I am discouraged, I have decided that I will not give up - no matter how much it seems easier to give up and fill my face with chocolate!

This morning at weigh in, I reminded myself that in my first semester of school this year, I gained 5 pounds. I have lost that 5 pounds, and the whole goal of doing WW was to avoid gaining more weight this semester.

The reality of my life is that I do not have a lot of time in my life currently. To expect to have hours to exercise in a week is unrealistic for me. But I can still aim to get some walks in, but not beat myself up when I don't.

I am a full time post graduate student.

I am working hard to balance life, family, school, and a practicum. I cannot let schoolwork and family slide to make my weight loss goals happen sooner.

I do want to lose weight.
I will continue to track.
I don't want to gain weight.
I will work as hard as I can to make it happen.

Slow and steady will be my mantra. If I expect too much of myself, I will give up when my expectations are not met.

Slow and steady.

Graduation is just around the corner, and then I can give weight loss more effort.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Failing or Flailing?

I haven't tracked for the last two days. I am theoretically on program, but sneaking in little cheats here and there and here (Edit to say that this has only been over the last two days that I have not been tracking and have been sneaking in cheats, however I am still eating within my points plus....). The scale is not moving despite all my efforts, and I am discouraged by that. The fact that when I am 100% eating well I do not lose makes me want to scream.

I am bummed.