Tag Archives: Exercise

A Deep Breath

While running, I find myself panting for air.  I slow down and my breathing gets under control but the second I start back running, I lose it again.  And when I say panting, I really mean panting. And this breathing difficulty is not just due to running.  I have a tendency to pull my stomach […]

Check Writing

Don’t let your mouth write a check that your behind can’t cash. I grew up hearing this saying over and over again.  It was normally in relation to some little kid mouthiness.  It has stuck with me even today but every now and again, I seemingly forget.  On a cold ambitious day just a couple […]

My Decision

Thanks to all who chimed in on my post regarding those twelve effing pounds.  I appreciate the encouragement.  You all helped to turn a very crappy day into one that wasn’t so bad.  I’ve taken the many suggestions into consideration and have an initial plan. I know I need to keep a food diary because […]

12 Pounds

At my doctor’s appointment, I weighed 12 pounds more than I had at the last visit. The last visit was 6 months ago. 12 pounds in 6 months. I’m disgusted. Just thinking about it upsets me.  This is the 6 months where I’ve been cooking more, exercising sporadically, eating lots of produce, and subscribed to […]

The 14-day Challenge

Friday marked the last day of my 14 13 day challenge.   And before I gobbled down a breakfast loaded with carbs on Saturday morning, I had my final weigh in.  Here are the results: Weight: – 5.8 pounds Waist: – 1.5 inches Hips: – 1 inch Thigh: – 1 inch Arm: – 1 inch I’m judging […]

The 14-day Challenge

I totally fell off the wagon for exercising every workday with my coworkers.  Consequently, the last 20 pounds have increased.  Ahhh.  So now I’m trying  a new tactic.  I’m going to follow Monnie’s 14-day challenge with a few tweaks.  Rules are as follows: Weigh in and take measurements on the first and last day of […]

The Last 20

I have about 20 pounds I want to lose.  They’ve been my frenemy for years now and I just can’t seem to let them go.  Well, that’s not entirely true.  I figure a regimen of all veggies and grilled/baked/steamed lean meats, no alcohol, and daily exercise would get me there but it would also quickly […]