When I was traveling for focus groups last week, there was a woman in her twenties from another company traveling with us. I couldn’t help but notice that her eating habits (and comments about the food) reminded me of the old me.
Like I said last week, focus group facilities are filled with sweets and [...]
As I alluded to in other posts, I stopped doing Weight Watchers maybe a month and a half ago and switched to tracking my calories at Livestrong.com. There are a lot of calorie counting sites out there, and the only reason I chose this one is that I used it a few years ago. It’s [...]
I was reading Kathy’s race recap on the Cherry Blossom 10 miler, and she wrote some words that really resonated with me:
“Right after I crossed the finish line, I thought about how numbers are so arbitrary. I like to track my time and mileage to measure my progress, but it’s important to remember that [...]
I’ve never been so happy for a Friday. First of all, last week was our last long weekend until Memorial Day so I think this week dragged on more than usual. Second of all, I have hardly any plans this weekend. Between work travel, and visiting friends/having visitors, I’m ready for a weekend where I [...]
There have been a lot of posts out there about how your weight contributes to your happiness. I think Katie’s post is a great summary and I have similar opinions as her about the whole issue. But this post is about a different weight-related topic: your happy weight.
Since I publicly declared my desire to [...]
One of the hardest parts of trying to lose these 5-10 pounds has been motivation. I am not overweight for my height, and I feel pretty good about myself most of the time. So how do I stay motivated to track points, watch what I eat and workout regularly?
Last week I was really struggling [...]
First off, today at Weight Watchers I was up .4 pounds, which is basically maintenance. Even if it isn’t much of a gain, I know that I did not do my best this week. Some of you were surprised I could lose weight on vacation last week, but I actually do much better when I’m [...]
As you may know, I have the rest of the week off work. I have grand plans to get a ton done during my “staycation” including:
Cleaning and organizing the house Baking and cooking Seeing friends and family Blog updates
My first day at home was incredibly busy so I can’t wait to spend some [...]
I’ve been on Weight Watchers for a week, and the good news is that it didn’t feel very restrictive. I loved having 0 point fruits because if I was feeling hungry or snacky I was encouraged to eat fruit. This is great compared to before where some people might choose a 100 calorie pack instead of [...]
Since I spent so much of the last year training for races, my friends have been asking me how I stay motivated to run and workout now that I’m not training for anything.
Picture from the Jingle Bell 10K
There are a few ways I keep going. First, remembering how hard it [...]