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Spark Meetup in Binghamton, NY Sat 11/9

Tuesday, November 05, 2013      12 comments

If youíre anywhere near Binghamton NY, come join me and DDOORN at a beginner-friendly contra dancing event happening next Saturday, November 9 in Binghamton. There will be LIVE MUSIC and lessons! Contra dancing is sort of like square danci... Read more

Post-apocalyptic kayaking with LESLIELENORE and her brother

Monday, October 07, 2013      18 comments

This past weekend the bf and I went to a contra dance in Buffalo - loads of fun - dancing until late Friday night and all day Saturday (HR monitor reported 1455 calories burned on Saturday alone). Then Sunday the bf and I met LESLIELENORE a... Read more

Kayaking 14 miles through 4 locks with 12 friends

Monday, September 30, 2013      19 comments

Last year I kayaked with LESLIELENORE and her brother and two others in the canal between Seneca and Cayuga Lakes. http://www.sparkpeople.c
om/mypage_public_... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weíve kept off 6.5 tons for 629 years!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      47 comments

While there are 17,156 members in the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team ( teams.sparkpeople.com/ma
intaining ), 215 of them have joined a list to celebrate their maintenance anniversaries: docs... Read more

Hoopin' with ZIRCADIA and a weekend in northern VT

Wednesday, July 31, 2013      19 comments

The bf and I went to Vermont last weekend and on the way stopped to see ZIRCADIA. We didn't have much time, but there was enough to take a really nice walk along the water and try hooping. Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Regain happens. The most important thing is what you do about it.

Thursday, July 18, 2013      88 comments

I started at 335.6 lbs in 2007, got down to 326.2 in late 2008. I reached my initial goal weight (under 160) in early 2010. I have been up and down both above and below 160 several times since then. I eventually moved my target goal weight... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Iím back in my ďfat pants.Ē

Monday, June 03, 2013      485 comments

Once upon a time, when I was over 335 lbs, I had a favorite pair of 4x batik rayon pants. The colors were subdued enough to work with my (then) very somber wardrobe of blacks, greys, and dark colors that I thought helped me blend into the backg... Read more

Contra Dancing - burning calories and socializing...

Monday, April 08, 2013      33 comments

A little over a month ago XC ski season was winding down and the rivers hadnít really thawed enough to kayak on safely. And socially Iíve been a bit of a hermit over the winter, not really getting out there and meeting new people. Read more

Report on a 1 Rep Max test

Tuesday, February 12, 2013      19 comments

BREWMASTERBILL has been bugging me to do a 1 rep max test so I inserted one into my lifting schedule. Since I usually lift at home alone in my basement, I generally do the 18 or 24 reps that the New Rules of Lifting for Women has prescribed... Read more

Gun Show!

Sunday, January 13, 2013      16 comments

Enjoyed catching up with NIMNIX, WOLFKITTY, and GEE-KNEE this evening after hours. ... Read more

Communal Project: a log reinforcing healthy choices & thoughts

Saturday, December 29, 2012      8 comments

After two pretty rough months emotionally, I fell off the bandwagon last weekend and overindulged at three parties in four days - with predictable results. In addition to getting back on track with the food and exercise, I thought it would ... Read more

5 reasons why I want to get these 10 lbs back off and continue with the strength training

Friday, December 21, 2012      22 comments

So it's been a very good year. I broke all previous records from 2010 and 2011 (the year I was on shoulder rehab) for number of rivers paddled (47), hours in my boats (366:37:03), days paddled (103), difficulty of rivers paddled (IV-V), cal... Read more

Where I started, 186 lbs ago. Never, ever, EVER give up!

Thursday, November 22, 2012      23 comments

Now and then people contact me and say that they are currently around the same weight as where I started, and they ask what it was like, and how I felt when I started, and how I even GOT started, and how I kept going. Read more

Making my bed as an anti-binge / maintenance strategy

Sunday, November 18, 2012      27 comments

Whenever houseguests have stayed in the past I've whipped myself into a frenzy to try and make my home hygienic, if not presentable. Litter box and cat bathroom spotless, cat hair tumbleweeds swept out of the corners of the stairs, my bed made... Read more

Bottom Moose (class IV-V)

Monday, November 12, 2012      19 comments

Yesterday I ran a new river, the Bottom Moose. This river has been a sort of milestone for me. I have been aspiring to run it for a while. This is the kind of rive... Read more


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