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Although my Spark Activity Tracker has a fresh battery, and I was definitely wearing it all day yesterday and this morning, for some reason none of my steps from 6:30am yesterday until about 6:15am this morning uploaded to my page on SparkPeople... Read more
Gym is not for me
I signed up for a 2-week trial at a nearby gym. I had fun at the personalized training sessions, but on Saturday I went to my first "standard" workout session. If I were to join the gym, the majority of my workouts would have to be in these st... Read more
It's good to wake up in the morning and find that my inner critic is silent. I don't have any more excess weight to lose. There's a wonderful sense of freedom that I feel when I've unzipped the fat suit and stepped out. Never going back.... Read more
It's ridiculously warm here today, for mid-late November. Beautiful blue skies, a nice warm breeze, almost tropical. I was walking without a coat during my lunch hour.
Last winter at this time, things were not so balmy. Rich had hurt his... Read more
Hunger and Satisfaction
I've been thinking a lot about hunger and satisfaction lately. I'm staying on plan and eating within my calorie range (with good results), but I have to acknowledge that I'm hungry a lot and thoughts about food occupy way too much of my day. S... Read more
BLC22 - the first 7 weeks
What I've done well:
2 Strength Training Workouts per week. I've been doing this consistently for the past 7 weeks. I have increased to 15 reps of each exercise, 2 or sometimes 3 sets, and have also increased the difficulty by adding more we... Read more
GOAL #3 for BLC22
TRACK my food every day. My intention is to stay within my calorie range every day, but my goal is to track it in the nutrition tracker every day - even when I have to estimate; even when I know I'm going over on my calories or if I'm eating of... Read more
GOAL #2 for BLC22
Attain Goal Weight of 130 (or less).
I have a target weight range of 125-130, which should put my body fat % below 20%.
That is my weight loss goal for BLC22 with the Powerful Prism Panthers.... Read more
GOAL #1 for BLC22
2 Strength Training Workouts
My goal for this challenge is to consistently every week to do 2 ST workouts of 30 minutes: 5 min warm up, 20 minutes of ST doing at least 2 sets of 10-12 reps of each of 10 exercises with a balance o... Read more
You are what you eat
Saturday is "errand day" with my Dad. He really didn't need me this week; he had run all his errands with his girlfriend Betty, so he had just about everything he needed. But I wanted to spend some time with him, so I invited him to go with me... Read more
First bicycle commute of the season?
I was planning on cycling to work today. It's warm enough. I'm organized enough (lunch & snacks are packed, bike tires have air, and I'm already dressed in my bike clothes). But it rained overnight, and the ground is pretty wet. There will b... Read more
Finding my formula
Not every weight loss tip will work for everyone. We all have to find our own formula for weight loss.
I am still finding my personal formula. Right now I am following a mostly vegetarian diet, cutting way back on breads and grains, and e... Read more
Its not for everyone
This week our LTGL challenge was Mindful Eating. This is not a habit that I normally practice, and after a week of failed attempts I would have to say this one is not for me. I would hope that we all acknowledge that every strategy doesn't wor... Read more
Its a stretch
I'm stretching again, thanks to the week #3 LTGL for the 5% Winter into Spring Challenge. I used to stretch daily, and I was quite flexible. But when I got pressed for time, stretching was the first thing to be eliminated. Now I see how stiff... Read more
Eat to Live
Anyone else read this? I haven't jumped on board with the whole program, but I'm definitely incorporating some of the concepts into my diet. I gave up the snacks. It was surprisingly easy. My meals are a little bit larger, and when I'm done,... Read more