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Temptation Resisted


I totally resisted temptation today.

I have a few Mountain Dews left that I haven’t drank since I decided to kick the habit a few weeks ago. (You can read about that here.)

I grabbed one at lunchtime because I didn’t sleep well last night and though I might need the caffeine… but it’s still sitting on my desk, unopened.  (more…)

8 Days Without Dew


I have officially made it eight days on a new reduced Dew plan. I have felt like for some time now, I should reduce the amount of Mountain Dew that I consume. Not that I’m consuming obscene amounts, but one can or small bottle every afternoon isn’t totally necessary. I have gone without it before, but I do enjoy the taste of it, and usually end up back into the daily habit. I think part of the problem was that I’ve had an all-or-nothing/cold-turkey approach to it previously. This usually sets me up for failure. (more…)

Week 1 and 5 pounds


I walked the behemoth hill three times this week, each trip being about 4 miles.

I learned not to take the bike path behind some of the houses last night… it only leads to more insanely steep hills than the normal ones I walk on the road and there is no breeze back there.

And after weighing myself each day this week, I have lost a total of 5 lbs! That’s some good motivation to keep it up! I think I like my new routine! (more…)

Winter Workout Blahs?


Working out is hard. If you’re like me, it gets even harder when the weather turns cold. My motivation level drops, my bed gets more comfortable, and The Scale becomes my mortal enemy.

This winter, however, I decided to fight back against my nemesis, The Scale. I started searching online for workout videos that would help keep me motivated. I ran across ExerciseTV (pardon the pun). They have free videos that range from a few minutes of training you on a new move, to full-length work outs. They give you many categories to choose from, as well as different instructors. So far I have found them motivating, and with so many options I haven’t gotten bored with it yet. And they are FREE! (more…)

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