Attitude: Exercise is NOT Evil

I can only imagine what some of you are thinking right now.  I know many of you have convinced yourselves that exercise is indeed evil and that people who participate in it on a regular basis only do so because they enjoy torture.  I have to admit that it was only a few short years […]

Leave the Gym to Workout

I am fortunate to have reached the point in my journey where I actually enjoy my workouts and I actually look forward to them.  It wasn’t always that way though and I know there are many of you who may be at the beginning of your journey who may still be adjusting to the idea […]

Today Is the First Day…

Do you ever feel like you just need a fresh start; not because things are not going relatively well but maybe just because you seem to be stuck in a rut?  This is the point I am at.  I feel like I am running in circles and basically getting nowhere. I should preface this by […]

Let’s Get Physical

It’s hard to believe it has already been a year, but it has, and today was the day for my annual physical exam.  Luckily, I really like my doctor, so I don’t have to dread the experience.  I scheduled the appointment as early as possible as I like to get there and get done before […]

Progress Report

I hope everyone is having a successful start to their week.  I feel good about mine so far but I thought now might be a good time to give you progress report on a few things. I am finishing my third full day with no grapes and I have to admit, I am struggling!  I’m […]

Move It To Lose It

Even if it’s not something you enjoy doing, I think it goes without saying that we all know there are overwhelming benefits to exercise.  In addition to aiding in our weight loss efforts, there are a whole host of other benefits including decreasing our risk of certain diseases, elevating our mood, and improving our overall […]

It’s A New Week

It’s Friday and I am ready to embark on another week.  I am feeling very successful and very motivated.  As I reflect on this past week, I see many good things I did that will help me to reach my goal.  As promised, I started my journal, though I have to be honest and say […]

Maintaining Your Motivation

Does anyone else ever reach that point where they feel like they are spinning their wheels on their weight loss journey but not really getting anywhere?  I think if you stick with it long enough, that feeling is inevitable.  I am at that point and I have really spent the last few weeks looking for […]

Weathering the Storm

Well, here we are in Atlanta, two weeks after our last snow storm, and we are awaiting an ice storm of “historic” proportions.  I guess our saving grace this time is that we have had plenty of warnings and time to prepare.  By now, most of us are safe and secure wherever we plan to […]

Setup for A Comeback

Well, it’s Friday and you all know what that means.  Yes, it’s weigh in day for me.  I have to admit, I have been weighing myself all throughout the week, which is not something I advocate doing, but I was so concerned about splurging last week and not being able to exercise much, that I […]