"Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity" ~ Seneca

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Best quote

From a grocery store circular:

"The best way to satisfy a craving is to enjoy it - responsibly"


I had an unfortunate meeting with a bag of Greek potato chips. I ate with wild abandon and ended up consuming more than half the bag.
I put the bag away in the cabinet and went along on my merry way. But a few hours later, while I was making dinner, I pulled the bag out of the cabinet and destroyed the evidence. That is, I finished off the bag, folded it up and buried it in the garbage.
This is not 'normal' behavior, right?
Who am I hiding from? It can't be me as I wa the one committing the crime. I know what I did wa wrong and is considered bingeing. Does it countvif you do it in 2 sessions? And why the hiding? I know what the scale would say if I chose to weigh myself (which I didn't). Why do I set myself up for these challenges.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


After listening to the podcast 2 fit chicks & a microphone, I decided to try something new when I hit the gym today. I raced into the gym, quickly threw all my stuff into a locker, got on my shoes & entered the studio upstairs to join the class which had just started. Everyone had steps, so I grabbed some equipment & jumped right in.
I LOVED it!! I was laughing as I tried so hard to keep up with all the moves - very uncoordinated. Then imagine my surprise as they said go get your weights- WHAT?!
So I got a 'body bar' as she called it and we went through weight lifting moves - this was a step pump class. How cool.

Meanwhile- as I quickly glanced at myself in the mirror- I actually thought- hey- from straight on I don't look so bad- (don't ask about the side view-LOL )

I survived the 1 h and hope to go back to another class on my next day off.

Official Stats:
Height 5'2"
Starting weight: 210
Weight this morning: 165.8

Friday, January 15, 2010

Another year

Imagine that- it's the 15th of January & this is my first post.
I did fairly well throughout the holidays- not gaining too much- but not feeling too neglected.

I've joined another biggest loser challenge over at 3 Fat Chicks. I'm attempting to up my exercise- >10,000 steps per day, walking +/or running daily. Right now I'm running about once per week- but when I went to the gym the other day I was able to jog for 20 min straight. I started at 4.7mph & worked up to 5.5 mph for most of the run. It felt good , plus I did 20 min on the elliptical- cascade hill workout on level 8.
The downside was that the rest of the day I was continuously eating- trying to fill a void. Though I was able to regroup & try to get it under control. I think a lot of it has to do with the schedule/job description changes at work. Maybe by writing more of it down, will help to keep me on a more even keel.

Tomorrow is a new day - my motto for the year!

Oh- and just to keep it real:
Official Stats:
Height 5'2"
Starting weight: 210
Weight last week: 166.8