Recommitting to FIT Challenge

Kristin Gleis
Mar 23, 2010

I have to be honest when I tell you all that I have not lost any weight this month.

March has been a very stressful month for me. The kids were sick often; my mom became ill; work is hectic, and on and on. This is life and things happen. I am happy to say I have not gained any weight, though. Hip hip hooray for me.

On March 30, I recommitted myself to this challenge. I recommitted myself to writing in my journal faithfully; to exercising at least four days a week; and to continue nourishing my body for hunger and not feeding myself out of boredom or emotion.

I hung a pair of jeans on my kitchen wall. I am going to be able to wear these jeans by the end of May.

I have started setting small goals for myself instead of big goals, I figure all the small goals will add up to the big goal in the end.

We all have to crawl before we can walk. I'm relearning to crawl. If anyone has suggestions on how to help manage my time between the kids, work and the gym, please let me know. I'm in need of suggestions.


Fact Check

Saying Erie County government is better than Cuyahoga County is hardly a ringing endorsement!

Winston Smith

Let's see; we're told that 70% of our economy is based on consumer spending.

Now, the main reason for our current economic situation is that the consumer is tapped out financially and their spending has slowed.

So now county governments want to increase sales taxes on fewer consumer purchases?

Reads like a fiscal strategy only a bureaucrat could love.


Related thoughts on the Economic Stimulus Plan: The Democrats are saying, ‘Either you spend or we’ll spend for you.’

It feels a bit like doubling down when you’re on a losing streak. I hope the collectivist geniuses are right. I kinda doubt it though.


We need more thinkers and managers like this guy.

We need less people that are only interested in listening and pleasing stockholders rather than producing decent products and giving the workforce the respect they deserve.


I have to say it is refreshing to read an article from Matt that has nothing to do with Kim Nuesse, on behalf of everyone THANKS!!!


Actually the unemployment rate in the Carter years was worse than it is today.
We need more people like Mr. Vogt, please workers instead of stockholders and bigshots.

Free Speaker

Hey, don't forget out the old Democratic trick of raising government fees, water and sewer rates as well as the General Fund get lower and lower. This is very apparent when our County Commissioners (all 3 are dems) authorized the Dog Tag fee to be doubled from $18 per year to $36. Hold on to your wallets citizens. The Dems do not know how to MANAGE, they only know how to SPEND. The majority of voters voted the DEMS in at County, State and Federal levels and they will reap what is being sowed.


Matt, Wanna see the real world today? Visit Victory Kitchen anytime for lunch and sit down and look around. Until we can help our weakest link, Sandusky will continue to struggle. I don't have the answers but doing nothing or building condo's is not the answer. How many of us are "only a paycheck or two away"?

edison fan

ANYTIME st fairy's is at the bottom is a good day in my book!


Disapointed; where is Margaretta's comments. We had a few outstanding wrestlers on our team. ???


Edison Fan - Don't ruin what your new coach is trying to build by showing your lack of class. The kids don't feel this way. They all have friends from each school. Parents need to drop the attitude.


What happened Stmary cant you recruit anymore?


Don't let one person represent all from Edison. Congrats to all on a great weekend. Congrats to the Chargers for wrestling great against the level of competition.

And Congratulations to Oak Harbor...You took everything that was thrown at you.

Good luck to all on 2/14/09 should be a great weekend for all wrestling fans. You should be a gracious winner and not show a lack of class. Classy winners shake hands and be sportsman. So don't throw crap out there.


st fairy always did that? i think not!


classy and fairys dont go toghter. 'I'm enjoying the moment and im sure others agree!


Great job to all the schools and their wrestlers - they all worked hard and did a good job. Wrestling is one of the hardest and toughest sport to do.
(Great job all area wrestlers)


apparently without coach roth "st fairys" will not see a state championship for a long time.. or at least until hemistra is done coaching there...


To those Edison fan's enjoying the moment by making snide remarks about St. Mary's just wait a few weeks when your 112, 119, 125, 130, 135 ,171 & 189 have to go up against Monroeville's Johnson, Stieber, Stieber, Tessari, Clark, Phillips and Wilkens. Here's where we will separate the boys from the men. Will your boys all be there or will you have a few forfeits? We shall see!


I hate to slap some reality to some of you people but just a few years ago smcc was untouchable when it comes to wrestling, if they can keep there school open they will soon be at the top again, im a pirates and im giving them credit soo you know what that means.

Edison has something really good going on with hermes and the kids really putting it together in just a year, this is something for edison to take a hold of keep good, dont ruin it like u did alot of other stuff.

Perkins looks like a middle of the road team, i dont think so i see them 2nd-4th at the tourney.

Good job and good luck to everyone else this season.


by the way there are more opfers and dyes left at smcc, and thats just 2 families of wrestlers that participated on the team.


I think the comments about SMCC stand on their own and show the jealousy and lack of intelligence of others. But, what can you expect from someone who comes from a place where they hold a Melon Festival?


go bluestreaks


blue streaks? they still play sports?


I think its funny how the Register dosen't even try to get times or finishes correct. I don't believe they proof read these swimming stories or they would catch these mistakes. Well, maybe not! i don't think the sports editor is very smart. Now it this were a wrestling match, you bet it would be accurate because the sports editor, Dan Gilles is a wrestling fan and its his sports page. What a looser!


That's funny because I noticed the same thing. Everytime they run a story on swimming, its wrong. And the mistakes are obvious. Nice job to Michael G!


Those Gallagher kids sure can swim. And WHAT is wrong with the Sandusky Register that they can't proof read a swimming story. Hello, its not rocket science! Of course, the sports editor in no rocket scientist either.


Fantastic job SMCC kids! We are very proud of you.


You water heads need to quit yo complaining. If yo want yo story wrote good, be a wrestler. That Mike Gallagher can break some records, I think!

shs swim fan

How can we be sure Mike is breaking those records. it looks like he didn't even swim the 50 and he still broke the record. I'm confused. The story was poorly written and it looks like it wasn't proof read. What a shame. The Register really needs a NEW sports editor.


Pretty soon, the Register's sports page is going to look like the Journal's, all pro sports, wrestling and merely a passing mention of swimming, if that. its a sad day indeed. but SMCC won...YIPPEE!

Winston Smith

How about taking a long hard look at the closing or reducing some of the hundreds of military bases the U.S. has scattered across the globe?

Is there still a desperate need for U.S. military personnel in Europe, S. Korea and the like?

Regarding Afghanistan, unlike that Great Satan Bush, I guess that if the U.S. is killing innocents along with the bad guys for the ‘right reasons’ and with ‘good intentions,’ that it’s more-than-likely easier for the collectivists to rationalize.

From the rumblings I’m hearing, the U.S. may soon have to launch an expeditionary force to Mexico to restore order. Either that or get Americans to quit using drugs.