Days 152-155: One Last Camping Trip

Fall has arrived with a flurry it seems.  Daily highs of 80+ degrees seem to be a thing of the past, with 61 as our current goal for the day. Needless to say? I am freezing again. But not rain, nor freezing deterred me from setting out on one last camping trip before the weather…

Days 117, 118 & 119: A Good Weekend

This weekend I played host to some amazing folks.  My best friend from Grad School and her husband came down from their adopted country of Canada (via Australia) and it was a strange and wonderful experience. Friday started out simple enough, Joel and I grabbed dinner with some other friends and had time for an…

Days 103, 104 & 105: Of Anniversaries

Today (Monday) marks the one year anniversary of my boyfriend and I meeting for the first time (as well as going on our first date). Since Mondays are a little more difficult to finagle and our weekend was rather empty we took it upon ourselves to celebrate in style, rest and leisure.  We took to…

Day 100: Overcoming Struggles

Welcome to my 100 day celebration. What is there to celebrate you might ask? Plenty! In the past 100 days I’ve… Lost 15.1 lbs 265 on April 20th to 249.9 on July 24th That’s approximately 1lb a week Dropped my BMI by .9 points 31.4 to 29.5 I’m no longer considered “morbidly obsese” (blog on…

Days 89, 90 & 91: Of a Cookie Monster & Such Great Heights

You know that a weekend was perfect when you’re driving into work and you find yourself wondering how long it had been since you were last in the office.  Even though it was only 3 days prior. Friday was the base of this monumental weekend. I got off work a little early (thanks to a…

Day 88: Fighting Technology

Quick announcement: I’ve added two new pages to my blog! The Calculations – A page in which I describe how I’ve worked out the number of calories needed to lose weight. The Tools – A page where I go into a bit more detail on the items I use to help me measure my success….

Days 80-84: Just Kick Back, Relax and Enjoy some Downtime

While walking into work this morning I felt rather resigned to the inevitable tedium and monotony of the job, when it occurred to me I knew this feeling! I knew it well!! It was the exact same feeling I had when I was a child going to primary school.  The feeling you get when you…

Day 78: When It’s too Hot for Yoga

When the temperature outside reaches a piping 92 degrees, the last place I want to be is in a room with 10-20 other people that has two small box fans (one placed at each end) to circulate air.  Why? Not because I don’t think I would get a great workout. I really do think I…

Days 75, 76 & 77: Time & Pride

What. A. Weekend. We’ve had a bit of a heatwave on the West Coast this weekend and while I’m not one to complain about such things (normally I’m rather cold, so 86 degrees is no big deal for me) its definitely made for more arduous workouts. Friday was no big thing.  Aside from the fact…

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 65: Feeling Less Cranky

One can never be sure exactly how these things happen. Perhaps they happen for some grand divine purpose that we as lesser folk- BAHAHA! Sorry, nope. I don’t believe in fate or destiny. I think those are too easy. I’m a firm believer that we are what we make ourselves to be in the truest…

Days 60 – 63: Taking July Off

Thursday and Friday (days 60 and 61) were kind of a sprint for me. I had the pleasure of driving through Seattle, Lynnwood, Everett Marysville and the Mt Vernon construction traffic (did you hear? we had a bridge on I-5 collapse…a month ago)… on top of staying up late and getting a heap of work…