Would You Eat Something An Ant Wouldn’t Touch?

OK, We know I’m not a fan fake food (crap mixed together to taste like something else that exists)…but as a corollary – I’m not a fan of animal byproducts either. Either way – would you want to eat something the ants won’t even touch? (Original post link: http://ow.ly/i/uXRc) Upper right is margarine, lower left is low fat margarine, and … Continue reading

Working Through An Illness

What is the rule?  If it’s above your neck, you can work out, if it’s below your neck, rest?  Well, what if it IS your neck? Or specifically, your throat? It’s beyond just feeling icky, and it physically HURTS to do things. Talking, eating, drinking, breathing hard.  Yuck. I went to the doc today, and … Continue reading

Know What DOESN’T Motivate You

I know that people talk about knowing your motivation….but you also need to know what goes against your motivation.  For example, I am very organized. I like to keep things nice and neat. And then I went into the Army. Guess what? I don’t like the way YOU REQUIRE me to keep things neat.  While … Continue reading

I Know How…

…I just need the motivation. This is the story of my life. That is what this blog is for…to show that this can be done. It’s a journey of finding one’s motivation. Currently, for me, it’s money.  No, not making money (though that would be nice) – but spending it. If I spend money on … Continue reading

“Starting Over After Vacay.”

Isn’t that what I said before I left?  Wait – maybe I said that I didn’t want to get in that mindset?  Grrr. This is hard.  Losing weight is hard. Sticking to things (even when I know it’s best for me) is hard.  Things are hard. But there is no better time than the present! … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day on a Diet.

Well, I’ll be honest. I’m not going well with “diet.”  I do love that a “bad” diet day (these days) is fairly low cal, involves one part of the day that had extra sugar, and only has vegetables for breakfast and dinner.  I remember when I would have called that day a win! First – … Continue reading

Fancy Gyms vs. Real Life

So, I did it. I joined a fancy gym.  It would be a gym that, for the rest of my life, I will compare all other gyms too.  My first day waiting for the doors to open, I got to hang out in the warm fuzzy lobby of the Ritz and have a conversation about … Continue reading

Let’s Use This Wrench…

OK, so the schedule will look like this: Mondays and Thursdays – Upper Body at Trainer Tuesdays and Fridays – Physical Therapy for Knee Wednesday and Saturdays – Some form of Cardio I’ve been OK’d to do elliptical (hurts my foot) and bike (hurts the knee, and I just don’t get into it). I’m checking … Continue reading