January started out great! In the first 14 days I had lost 3.5 pounds and I was feeling good.
Then I got jury duty and was selected to serve on a jury. The experience itself wasn't too bad, but I was so stressed by that evening that I coul... Read more
Instead of the typical New Year Resolutions, I'm trying a couple new things this year.
First, I picked a word I want to work on this year. That word is ZEST.
One thing I greatly admire in one of my very best friends is her zest for... Read more
For at least a month (probably longer) I have gone through the motions of getting back on the weight loss track. I know I need to be strict and limit certain foods in order to lose weight. I'm just struggling to be as restrictive as I need to be... Read more
It's been a crazy busy summer.
End of April--the Dam Run...3,8 miles with 1800 feet rise. I learned I can do anything if I do it slow and don't give up. Took me 1 hour and 45 minutes.
End of May--son number 3 graduated from high scho... Read more
This is copied from my team post.
Hi all. I looked and it's been since the end of March since I last posted. Crazy how life just never slows down. I was doing well in March and lost 7.5 pounds. Then I lost it in April. I let some negative ... Read more
Or in this case, the rice.
Rice is one of those foods that have a bad name. Not from anything it did, but from those touting high protein diets. Anyone will tell you how bad rice is, how it raises your blood sugar and makes you fat. It's t... Read more
I ended with a 7.4 pound loss for the month of March. Not bad with lots of distractions.
April...I'm getting a slow start, but here are the goals
Study nutrition and health daily (have to keep my mind fresh)
Exercise 22 days
Eat on t... Read more
I can't believe how easy this has been. Back in 1999 I tried a very balanced way of eating...as I knew it at that point. I ate whole grains, protein (mostly animal and some plant), veggies and fruit for all meals and some veggie based snacks. I ... Read more
Life has been so crazy that I've only managed to write on my personal blog once every great while. I'll transfer some stuff over here and give an update.
First the exciting news! We are going to be grandparents! John and Laney announced tha... Read more
I just read a blog about wake up calls. Eight years ago I knew serious health issues were in my future and I started making changes. Even now I feel like I'm on the edge of a cliff and sometimes I feel like a good stiff wind will blow me over th... Read more
Barber to Boise is a 10k or 5k race held in early October each year. Barber Park is the beginning for the 10k and is on the outskirts of town. It ends at the stadium on the Boise State University campus. The 5k begins and ends at the stadium. It... Read more
I had a good visit with the naturopath today. I told him I'm feeling so good that I'm wondering when the other shoe will drop. It seems like every time I get feeling really good, things fall apart soon after. He says we'll try to keep that from ... Read more
One of the best things about our 5k training is the route we take. It starts at the top of a hill and connects with the Greenbelt. For the first piece, the Connector (freeway) runs near the Greenbelt, and the noise of the traffic nearly drowns o... Read more
This morning I decided to take my tunes running since I'm always running by myself. I chose "Jericho Road" and they make a great workout partner. I loved how the music distracted me from my aching muscles and heavy breathing. I forgot my stopwat... Read more