Wednesday, May 12, 2010




So... um.... right.

I don't really know where to begin. I got a new job to supplement the teaching and it's been taking up a LOT of my time. Life has been, well- life. It's been crazy and a bit overwhelming. My enthusiasm for any kind of activity has seriously waned.

So what now? I purge. (Not barf.) And look to you (the blogging community) for support and advice.

First off. Feeling jiggly. (Not as in Jell-O Jigglers) I've always been a curvy lady. Usually my curves are just right, nice and feminine and I feel good swinging my hips in a well fitting pair of jeans. Not so much of late. My most recent runs have taken a toll on my ankles and admittedly - when I get out there I just feel jiggly. I feel like I'm moving in slow motion (I'm slow - but not that slow), and it's like my my body is just a mass a rippling fat rolls. Now, I know I'm exaggerating, but ladies I know some of you can back me up on this - sometimes it really does feel like that. Ya know? A recent trip to the scale and a panic attack over an ill fitting pair of jeans induced me to take some serious action. I am now enrolled in Weight Watchers (I've done it before, so I know it works) and I've lost 6 lbs. to date! :-D I am ready to attack the beast that is hunger and emotional eating. I want the jiggles to go away.

Secondly. I don't really want to run. I feel big and slow, I feel like I need some other form of activity to hold my interest for now. I have history with my super awesome mountain bike and a well worn tennis racket, but my motivation is - ZERO. I need help, I need to find my enthusiasm. Someone please challenge me, give me some great motivational speech, threaten my, call me names - ANYTHING!

I thank you in advance for all of your help.

Seriously. I need help.



  1. Would you like to hear the most gay story I have ever been able to tell about myself? i mean, for a guy who's married to a woman this is amazingly gay. and i'm a sharer like that. email me. and don't let viper post it. i can feel your jiggly pain.

  2. Totally understand the jiggles. That's me pretty much every day.

    My advice is this--find something fun to do. That way you'll actually want to do it. Play frisbee, dance, lunch-time walks. Whatever doesn't feel like exercise but still gets you moving.

    Then there's accountability--makes plans with a friend or co-worker to meet up to cycle, play tennis or just walk. I find I'm more apt to do something if someone else is depending on me to show up.

    Good luck with everything!

    P.S.--Dying to know C.J.'s story now...

  3. Just found you through another running blog and look forward to following your journey and success!

  4. It is on the verge of being lovely summer weather, so maybe swimming laps would be fun! I'd imagine you don't feel the jiggles, and a friend of mind actually lost a bit of weight just by swimming because she hated going to the gym.

    If you weren't busy working multiple jobs, i'd say you should come visit me in Colorado and go hiking!

  5. Great blog!

    Nice job on the 6lb loss. I did the Jillian Michaels 30 Shred in January because I felt EXACTLY the same way. I liked it because it was only 20 minutes.

  6. the lady i work with is taking zumba classes somewhere in akron and she is enjoying them. there are also free yoga places somewhere around the square - i'll inquire.