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.


My thoughts

Good to see the young Pirates--Dees, Turner and Bermudez--in the scorebook.


Mike broke the 50 free record when he swam the lead off in the 200 free relay. The register is correct!!!


If they did get it right, who would know. They have gotten so much wrong this year its pathetic. Why not simply state he broke the record leading off? Anyhow, my comment was not an attack on Mike G. but on the terrible job the Register does in covering swimming. You really need to let your defense down and get a clue! THE REGISTER IS NEVER CORRECT AND NEITHER ARE YOU!!!


I'm with the last poster. There is no way you can read that article and get that he set the record leading off the 200 free relay. The register was flat out wrong. It said "Gallagher’s winning time of 22.42 in the 50 freestyle..." Its just another example of the local paper not caring about swimming enough to get it right. The poster who said the Register is correct needs to have his head examined. Register equals wrong!


Settle down--The SR correctly reported that individual school records were broken and they listed the times. I get the feeling that people do not believe the records were broken. The general public have no clue what a "lead off" time is. For those who swim, I am sure that they figured it out very easily (I hope). The paper is writing to the general public. On another note... for those who criticize the paper--take a look at your own posts--they are full of errors.

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"?