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food for thought

Friday, July 05, 2013

www.komonews.com/news/health/When-ea
ting-healthy-becomes-dangerous-2131938
71.html

this is an interesting article. i'm going to ponder this for a while. eating healthfully is challenging, and it does sometimes mean social situations are difficult. i guess any good thing can turn bad, right?

  
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CTCOWLADY 7/8/2013 9:23AM

  Very interesting article. I have a few friends from Germany who try to only buy organic foods because of the pesticides and hormones in fruits and vegetables and meats. This article makes you wonder if that concern is part of the orthorexia that's talked about...

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EBURGITE 7/7/2013 11:03AM

    it was a new one on me, pj. and you're right...anything good can become bad, in excess.

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PJBONARRIGO 7/6/2013 10:44PM

    Right. emoticon Sometimes there can be too much of a good thing, ironically any extremes can become a problem. An interesting article, I have never heard of orthorexia, thanks for posting.

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BEEJAY49 7/6/2013 9:17AM

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EBURGITE 7/6/2013 2:10AM

    you're welcome. emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 7/5/2013 4:35PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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KNYAGENYA 7/5/2013 3:00PM

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 7/5/2013 2:36PM

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LAINYC 7/5/2013 12:59PM

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EBURGITE 7/5/2013 12:44PM

    true works, johglo.

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JOHGLO2011 7/5/2013 12:15PM

    Wow - something new to think about! I guess anything can become obsessive if we let it. Thanks for the blog.

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back on track

Thursday, May 30, 2013

there are a lot of challenging things about apartment life, but i really appreciate having a free fitness center. i go 3-4 times a week, and have logged 13 miles so far walking, on the elliptical and cycle. yesterday, i was cycling away...feeling a sense of accomplishment, taking my chubbies for a ride, jiggling away, but knowing those chubs will be fading. then a skinny gal walked in. ARRGH the internal dialog that went on isn't worth repeating, but i know some of you could re-create my self-thrashing without a problem (though i don't recommend doing that!) i remembered reading an article, i think it was by dean anderson, about cycling in the gym and all the noise his flapping skin was making as he pedaled. that started a cascade of remembering stories of success, those who "muscled their way past the gag reflex" to accomplish amazing life-changing results. the skinny chick was still there, and my chubs were still jiggling, but i didn't feel like running away. i completed my cardio, then went on to some strength training. emoticon it was worth it, but i sure do need to keep a watch on my thoughts!!!!
in the afternoon, i went to an athletic shoe store, and the guy asked me, rather incredulously, are you looking for shoes for YOURSELF? we just moved to el paso...maybe women my age don't run here???? it bugged me the rest of the day. i try to be nice, but i wonder...should i have said something? after i left the store i thought about going back in and asking him if HE'D ever run a half-marathon? i don't know. i'm not a confrontational person generally, but it just irks me. emoticon
anyway...onward and upward. and hopefully downward as far as the pounds go.
have a great day!

  
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EBURGITE 6/26/2013 11:07AM

    yjana, the picture is from last year's seattle color run. thanks for the encouragement. yes, i moved from eastern wa to tx, so it's from one desert to another.
i may do that next time, pj! we do need to find a good athletic shoe store here.
thanks, ccathy.
i will get thru this!


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YJNANA 6/26/2013 10:20AM

    Proud of you for your accomplishments. I hope you have a Spark Story written on you they need to share all their successful stories for inspiration :)
I am sure it was not meant in a mean way (about the shoes)
thinking of the many times I have bought shoes, its a matter of, do I lead her to this type of shoe...or that type?? Walking, or running, or everyday.
I buy for my grandkids sometimes, getting the right Color shoe :)

So you moved from WA? to TX.
where was your walk on this photo? You all look so Happy


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COMPUCATHY 6/1/2013 9:03PM

    Atta girl! It IS all a head game! And we can win it...just gotta watch our thoughts and keep turning them in the right direction. It is annoying when we don't get the respect we deserve in sporting goods stores...been there/eperienced that...and took my business elsewhere! Hang in there! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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PJBONARRIGO 5/30/2013 8:36PM

    Keep on keeping on! Maybe you should have mentioned that Half Marathon aka food for thought. Just sayin' LOL emoticon

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EBURGITE 5/30/2013 2:36PM

    thanks! emoticon

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/30/2013 1:27PM

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KALISWALKER 5/30/2013 12:13PM

    You go girl! Keep thinking positive thoughts and keep moving. You will succeed.

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three months and three days since the last blog

Thursday, May 16, 2013

i ended my last blog with "i'm excited to see what the year will bring." it's been a challenging few months.
we are no longer in washington state...we now live in texas. it wasn't a place i'd ever dreamed i'd be, but you gotta be where the jobs are. my hubby & i relocated at the beginning of may. emoticon
amidst the stress of it all, i re-gained some poundage. i am getting back on track, and things are turning around. the great news is that i have retained some of my good habits--drinking lots, eating my fruits and veggies, mostly eating healthfully (though doing too much stress eating). yesterday was day one of re-starting the exercise program. so, forward i go. emoticon
i refuse to give into the urge to beat myself up for "failures." i will just pick up the pieces and move on toward health.

  
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KALISWALKER 5/22/2013 11:45AM

    Moving and a new job are big changes. I moved 18 months ago and it takes awhile to get into a new routine. All the best to you in your new home.

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CAITIE0424 5/16/2013 11:37AM

    Good for you for not beating yourself up! Stress really makes everything much harder.

Best of luck to you! Eating more fruits and vegetables is always something I struggle with.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/16/2013 11:33AM

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running again

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

the snow finally melted, so it's safe to run again, and not a moment too soon. december and january were pretty low fitness months, and it showed with weight gain, but i'll be taking it off as i resume running, and training for my next half-marathon.
i ran 3.47 miles in 43 minutes. emoticon plus a few! i know that's not a great time for a young whipper-snapper, but for a 52 year old woman who just started running 11-1/2 months ago, i'm pleased!
i'm excited to see what the year will bring. emoticon

  
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COMPUCATHY 2/18/2013 7:36PM

    I think it sounds fantastic! Thanks for the inspiration! I begin my C25K training tonight...so I can chase after you. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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EBURGITE 2/14/2013 11:34AM

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BEEJAY49 2/14/2013 6:01AM

    I'm glad you could get out again. :) I'm not a runner but wish I could be. You are doing great! :) HUGS!

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PJBONARRIGO 2/13/2013 10:33PM

    Great job running! Spring is arriving- run happy! emoticon

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JO28352 2/13/2013 5:21PM

    3.47 miles in 43 minutes is great; no matter the age!
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impossible?

Thursday, February 07, 2013

it only seems impossible until it's done.
nelson mandela
the journey from impossible to done might take a looonnnggg time, but it's worth it. which is why short-term goals are important, right? emoticon

  
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4DOGNIGHT 2/10/2013 7:58AM

    AMEN!

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PJBONARRIGO 2/7/2013 1:11PM

    Yes!!! A lot of things seem impossible- the trick is to start and take baby steps. Before you know it, you are done. emoticon

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KERRYR2013 2/7/2013 12:51PM

    sooo true!! emoticon

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