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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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.
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