Sunday…Pretty Much the Best Day of the Week…

20 Feb 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Visionary people face the same problems as everyone else faces; but rather than get paralyzed by their problems, visionaries immediately commit themselves to finding a solution.” Bill Hybels

I have a short (but very intense) workday to look forward today, but then the day is mine!

I’ll probably work out this morning before I head into the office and then plan on spending the rest of the day doing whatever I want…which will probably include going on a bike ride and then church…and if I feel motivated maybe a few job applications.

I am in such a good mood today!  I can feel, see, smell the spring approaching…  All I can think about is farmers markets, long bike rides, backpacking, festivals and the like…

Hope you all are having a similarly awesome day!

True Dat

18 Feb 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Nobody trips over mountains.  It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble.  Pass all the pebbles in you path and you will find you have crossed the mountain.” Unkown

Greetings Everyone!

Today should be a good day….I have the morning off and then work from 3-10 this evening… It’s a gorgeous day too!…So I’ll probably try to convince myself to go on a bike ride or something of the like.

60 Day Challenge

16 Feb 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Health is the condition of wisdom, and the sign is cheerfulness,–an open and noble temper.”  Ralph Waldo

Greetings Friends,

Sorry for the long absence, but the issues with my computer still haven’t been resolved and it looks like now I am probably going to be replacing the hard drive…no fun…

I am at least trying to keep up with reading my favorite blogs and the Biggest Loser Challenge. 

New Updates…

Today is a new day and I have finally decided to go back to WW and even picked a meeting I want to attend regularly.  My first one will be tonight…and I am going to switch my WI days to Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays so I will only be weighing in once a week…any more than that can kind of make me go a little crazy…

I’ve been working out less in the gym lately and more in the great outdoors…I have been riding my bike and even occassionally running outside…

Diet is still not consistent…I tend to range from either really good or way overboard…so I’m not exactly gaining, but not losing anything either…I’m hoping that the structure of WW will help with this…

New motivation!  To add to my already growing list of motivations (running a marathon, trip to Alaska in the summer, and possibly a major bike ride…) I just found out that one of my roommates/friend is getting married in July…I would love to enjoy the event and not be thinking the whole time about how terrible I think I look in my dress…

I seriously hope you are all doing well and getting closer to finding your “true selves”

Have a great day!

The Crossroads

2 Feb 2011 In: Uncategorized

Greetings Friends!

The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live.

 Flora Whittemore quotes

Computer is still not working so I am blogging at the library…  Today is my day off and the weather here is still gorgeous and so I am scheming how to outside today and still get my chores done…  Applications are no fun…but they have to get done…  I also have to work on getting my bike…and computer fixed today…oy…I will get to the gym though…maybe some AMT and a 45 min step class…we’ll see how I feel…

I really want to shake things up for my weight loss for February…I am considering different options and one thing I am considering is going back to Weight Watchers for the months of February and March…I am already a lifetime member so I only have to pay until I’m under my goal of 134…it is about $40 a month for me so it is still an investment, and in the past 3 years I have “tried” to go back and really just wasted my money because I wasn’t really committed and didn’t lose any weight…But on the other hand I did lose about 93lbs with WW at one point…Some of my other options are becoming more involved in challenges (I am already in the Biggest Loser Challenge but still plateauing), start being more dilligent with calorie counting, training for another athletic event (considering a full marathon in June or a 200mile bike ride in July)….

Bottom line I want to, need to, lose weight this month and something has got to change…I am open to any thoughtful feedback or support…Thanks!

)(#*%)#& Computer?!?!

1 Feb 2011 In: Uncategorized

Computer is acting up so blogging may be a little inconsistent for a while…

It’s an absolutely gorgeous day here today!  Making me think of spring already=-) Got suckered into working 10 hours again (rolling eyes) Wish me luck! 

Exercise was 35 min on the Elliptical machine…Diet is good today…yesterday was not so good…Tomorrow is a day off!

Something’s Gotta Give 1/29

30 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Self-respect is the root of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.” Abraham J. Heschel

Another…Marathon…Work Day…1/28

28 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“Self-discipline is when your conscience tells you to do something and you don’t talk back.” W.K. Hope

Ugh, I hate that I am so often writing about how much I work…but here it is again today…another day that is shaping up to be 11-15hours…

Diet should be on track…I have breakfast and lunch provided which can be challenging, but I have already decided that I am going to have hot cereal and a banana for breakfast and salad bar for lunch…Not sure about dinner, maybe a sandwich if I make it home, or something from the grocery store if I don’t…

Today is my rest day for exercise so I’m not going to stress about…I’ll try to take the stairs instead of the elevator as often as possible though…

Hope you are all doing well!

For Reals 1/27

27 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.” Aristotle

Just a quick post today because I love this quote!!!!

Today has been a good day…struggled with some chocolate bingey business yesterday but back on track and fully committed today…Worked this morning and then was busy fixing bike and cleaning house…now off to fix other peoples bikes…yay!

Onward and…Downward 1/26

26 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

“I believe life is constantly testing us for our level of commitment, and life’s greatest rewards are reserved for those who demonstrate a never-ending commitment to act until they achieve.  This level of resolve can move mountains, but it must be consistent.  As simplistic as this may sound, it is still the common denominator separating those who live their dreams from those who live in regret.” Unknown

Oy…still waking up and it is now 12:30…blah

The shift went well though…I actually got to sleep for about 7 of the hours I was there…granted the sleep wasn’t the best quality.

Today I am mostly just recovering, trying to drink lots of water, planning on going to the gym later and still working on fixing my bike.  Hope all of you are doing well out there in 3FC land and making yourselves proud!

Ready to Rumble 1/25

25 Jan 2011 In: Uncategorized

Greetings Friends!

No quote today folks…the one I drew out of the box was just some statistics about how overweight we are in America..and how most of us want to /need to lose weight but aren’t even really trying…We all know that already…

My work schedule is going to be so crazy the next few days I know it’s going to be a struggle.  I work 5 hours at one job tonight (between 2-7) and then an overnight shift at my other job from 8-7 the next morning.  Overnights always screw up my rhythms, my best intentions and motivation to do…anything for at least the day after and sometimes even longer.  I only agreed to do it because I need the money and because there is a possibility I might be able to get some sleep as well…we’ll see.

Well I really need to get off this computer right now and get ready for the day…this is what I’m working on today…

-Exercise

-Job Applications

-Getting My Bike Ready For Spring Riding

-Teach for America Application

-Bible Study

-Reading I Need To Catch Up On

-Dishes

Well hopefully I can at least put a dent in this list…

Oh yeah!  I almost forgot that today is WI and I am down .7 this week…I’ll take it!