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Marathoning = Cheeseburger. Oh my.

Friday, May 24, 2013

Read today the dangers of extreme fitness. Apparently the stresses of putting your body through extreme endurance sports negates or reverses the benefit of the execise.

See the article at WSJ here:

I did complete the NYC marathon once. While training for a 2nd marathon isn't high on my bucket list (who made up that term? I don't like it. Perhaps I need to find a better one), it is that much lower now.

What is important to many of us however is the note that running (jogging/walking) 30 miles or so a week has massive benefits, improving life expectancy 6 years, beyond the day to day advantages of feeling better in the process.

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HAPPYDOES 5/25/2013 3:16AM

Thank you for posting this. It really causes me to pause and reflect.

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It's working

Monday, May 13, 2013

I have been serious about SP (along with a Fitbit) for over 2 weeks now. I also have abandoned my lurker habits and have actually given the SP thing an honest try.

It is working great. The nutrition tracking has been great and not too cumbersome. The fitbit, combined with an Aria scale completes a great feedback loop. On top of this, the sleep forum is making me conscious of the connection between rest and mindless eating.

Finally the Mass Sparklers are a good group whose entries I enjoy and which gives me added support and a smile in the AM.

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CHERIJ16 5/13/2013 6:50PM

    Good for you! emoticon emoticon

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Well hereI am again...again

Friday, April 05, 2013

Why can't I stay with the plan and get this regimen hardwired into my everday. Now I am a refuge of Weight Watchers, which is not truly helping me now. Let's swing the pendulum back to SparkPeople and see where is brings me...

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NICKYCRANE 5/24/2013 12:48PM

    SP brought me BELOW my goal and kept me there. I now eat what I feel like, and thanks to SP what I feel like does not make me put themweight back on! May SP help you as it has me!

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REBECCAMA 5/8/2013 2:02PM

  I hope it's working!

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Well here I am again

Monday, July 21, 2008

I looked at the scale again this morning - 230. Five years ago at this time I was 188 biking in France and generally at the top of my game. Now I am struggling.

And I have so much to work for - a great wife, a toddler son and a new one coming in December.

Sure I'm older, but I don't want to feel old. This time I want to be serious about my weight and health, like I was in 2005. I say I'll try often, but within days I'm back to my status quo. This time I am going public - not just collecting Starpoints, but really opening myself up to the scrutiny of my success or failure.

I hesitated this morning to look at the scale. "Today is not a good day," I said. But I sucked it up and did it. I didn't like what I saw, but reality is incontrovertible. I commit to daily face the truth.

Here goes...