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I'm feeling better although now I've got allergies instead. I'm on day 22 of hitting my 10k step goal. And i started up training again today after taking a week off. Getting back into the groove wasn't as bad as I expected. Also yesterday I made my Sprint triathlon official by registering. I'm excited but nervous. The heat is scaring me a little. It's only March and were already hitting the 80s in temps. It's going to be one hot day in July. But it's a reverse tri so I'll run first then bike…Continue
One thing I realized that I love about my life is my job. I have been a nurse for four years now. I started off in psychiatry because I couldn't find a job right out of school. Like all nursing grads, I was hoping for a job as labor and delivery nurse. Well dreams crushed but God had another plan and I think he always takes us where we need to be. So anyways, I started working in a state mental hospital and really gained some good experience with psych patients. Then a year later, I applied…Continue
Last Week's Reflection
Body Image: Ok? I have some "mirror moments" that I'm not proud of where I beat myself up. I feel strong the more I work out, but also feel like everyone stares at me thinking how can a 190+ pound woman run like that, bike like that, swim like that? I don't really care what they (probably aren't) thinking and keep trucking.
Fitness: Got 4 workouts…Continue
I wanted to thank the people who did comment on my other two posts. Thanks for the great support. It keeps me motivated to stick with it.
So yesterday, I pushed myself to go to the gym, I did 30 minutes on the weight loss cycle on the treadmill and then did 30 minutes of floor exercise with arms, legs, and ab moves. I really enjoyed it because I listened to an audiobook the whole time and I didn't realize I was almost done until my shirt started getting really sweaty. I think I am…Continue
It’s weird to associate the word “fat” with being a good thing but I’m not talking about the adjective people use for themselves (trying to stop saying that). I’m talking about fat as in natural fat sources found in food - and that is a good thing!
I used to fall victim to the thinking that eating fat will make you fat - but I don’t blame that on my own ignorance. I blame that mostly on the fact that is what other people were taught, and in turn is what I learned. As Shawn…Continue
I feel like the first week is always the hardest for me. It takes a lot of motivation to get to the gym and also to stop eating junk food or drinking soda. Yesterday I made it to the gym. I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and then lifted weights for 45 minutes. The problem with going to the gym is that I am always comparing myself to other people in the gym. I know it is stupid because their journey is different than my own journey. I know what I should think but my brain gets all anxious…Continue
This week has been another one full of treats being brought into the office. I am not going to go into it all again, but yesterday I observed this:
A group of people who sit near me ate the following:
- Bagels & cream cheese for breakfast
- Sandwiches from a local deli
- Cookies that were provided as a busy season treat in the afternoon
- Take out for dinner
Now I know that I am in “diet mode” so eating all of those things in one day just will not happen. …Continue
I am just tired. Tired of everything in my life right now. I am tired of being fat, tired of staying at home because I am too embarrassed to go out, tired of canceling plans with friends because I think they are embarrassed to be seen with me. But mostly, I am tired of myself making excuses of why I can't start living a healthier life. I keep telling myself why not next week, I am too busy this week. So I choose today to start this new beginning.