Days 150 & 151: Working Out & Weighing In

Wednesday was a rough day. At some point midday, my sinuses firmed up between my eyebrows and congealed into what I can only describe as cement.  The pressure built and built in between my eyes and I just- Ow.  So what did I do? In spite of my head throbbing and the couch beckoning to…

Day 137: Back on the Scale

This morning I weighed in at 247.7 lbs with a BMI of 29.2 (scoff I say). My lowest weight to date. For the past few weeks our scale has been out of commission, but that’s not the only reason there hasn’t been weigh-ins on the blog. To put it simply, I’ve been frustrated with my…

Day 109: Two Things that Aren’t Sitting Well With Me…

So I’ve got two things. TWO THINGS, out of all of the things involved with this diet that just aren’t sitting well with me. The day after a workout, I’m starving… so it makes keeping the “one bowl” principle incredibly difficult. I’ve apparently gone up in weight as a result of Hawaii. The food thing…

Day 94: Burgers Are Evil

Have I mentioned that I love my Fitbit? Excellent. Have I mentioned I dislike my Fitbit when I can’t find it and leave it at home all day? Wonderful, because that’s definitely what happened yesterday. Not that yesterday was a particularly interesting day physically. I mean, I did walk some, go up several flights of…

Day 85: Of Conviction and Mettle

Yesterday was the first of what I hope to be a standard in my day-to-day routine. Its something I had marginal success with in the past, I call it the One Bowl rule. In grad school I was poor as ever. So out of necessity to my purchasing ability and also in an attempt to…

Day 74: Workin’ It

Well, against all intention I went and worked out last night. My sweet partner made a chicken stir-fry in penance for being my conscience last night and making me do something that was good for me (as in, I wasn’t going to work out… but he had other plans). 🙂 It was a good workout…

Day 73: Pushups

Holy “arms-falling-off” Batman! Yesterday’s workout started with a yoga pose routine with sets of pushups between each set.  First with the right foot forward and then the left, going through the various American “Warrior” poses.  It took a half hour to get through the entire site, and by the end? We’d done over a hundred…

Day 66: In the Thick of Things

Yesterday was a great day for physical activity. Not only was there the workout (pushups while balancing with both feet suspended in fabric while using your hands/arms to balance on a medicine ball anyone?) but diet-wise I had my four shakes and… yes I overate at dinner again (there was a piece of quiche to…

Day 64: Pushing Through the Cranky

Still tired, but pushing through this vale of cranky that I seem to be in.  I made it to my bootcamp yoga yesterday and it was a doozy. Every kept saying how well balanced it was, but honestly? It was more cardio-based than I think I’ve seen it in awhile.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m…

Day 57: Is there something to report?

Yesterday I focused on work and my dog. The poor little guy had a bad tooth and had to have it removed. As a result that means I get to brush his teeth more often! Yay… (where’s that sarcasm font). But seriously, I feel bad for the little guy and will be trying harder to…

Day 53: Of Progress

Yesterday was a mostly brilliant day. Work has been moving as such that I got to go home at 3 (which is still a 7.5 hour day for me), though as a result I was able to water the garden towers (pictured to the left) and play with my puppy and even take my handsome bearded…

Day 50: Of Excuses & Expectations

I’ve been looking at my past 20 days of blogging and man! I’ve had a horrible track record of accountability. Sure I have some valid excuses, but really? There is no excuse for getting the french fries instead of the salad. There isn’t. Sure I’ve increased the amount of veggies I’m consuming, but the intent…