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Nice article highlighting 3 incredible health benefits of exercise 5 days a week
Thursday, June 16, 2016      2 comments

In short older athletes who are very committed to exercise such as marathoners get three fantastic benefits: * Retain motor neurons in the spine that ensure that signals from the brain reach the muscles * Retain DNA telomere length which... Read more
Day 603: Finally bought a new LBD
Monday, June 13, 2016      4 comments

Way back in November I planned to buy a LBD from Modcloth when I reached 145 pounds. Now I have bought quite a few other nice clothes along the way but I never did get the planned dress. Today I happened to browse the site and they only had one ... Read more
Mini-Goal acheived (close enough)
Friday, May 20, 2016      2 comments

I had a mini-goal to get to 134 before May 22nd. Today I hit 134.6. I am going to let that count. It's in the 134 range. Close enough. After my almost 2 month plateau and one bad, bad week I had to work reaallly hard to get down here. I wan... Read more
And the plateau came back, the very next day
Monday, May 09, 2016      3 comments

I had a blip or three all in a row. A family friend visited and took me out to an amazing Thai restaurant. I had a work convention at a resort where the food was incredible and the convention was always too busy for exercise. I drank more than a... Read more
Positive Post: Lots of other good stuff my body does
Saturday, April 23, 2016      7 comments

I am getting close to having a healthy BMI but still struggling with my body image. Well even if it doesn't always look fantastic here is some of the other good awesome things that my body does: Health - I have beaten every cold and flu tha... Read more
A little plateau over
Saturday, April 23, 2016      1 comments

I just got over a 1 month plateau. I weigh myself every day to take the stress out of weigh ins. Once I reach goal I think I will switch to 3 times a week for maintenance. Anyway, I finally made another small drop to around 135 down from hoveri... Read more
A mini-goal and a new reward
Tuesday, March 15, 2016      6 comments

My birthday is May 22nd. I am going to do a mini-challenge for myself to get down to 134 by then. Why 134 and not 135? 134 is the number I need to hit to have a normal range BMI. This should be doable since I just had a surprise drop down to aro... Read more
Into the 130's. When will I ever be happy with my body? Never? Now? Part 2 - Body confidence
Friday, March 04, 2016      9 comments

So at a weight of 139.6 and BMI at 25.9 I do feel sexy in clothes. I am definitely looking pretty damn cute when covered up. Evidence: * My mirror tells me so. * My clothing size tells me so * My fitness level tells me so * ... Read more
Into the 130's. When will I ever be happy with my body? Never? Now? Part 1 - A new milestone
Friday, March 04, 2016      6 comments

I made another milestone today by hitting 139.6. This is my first time below 140 since I don't know when so it should be a big celebration. I took all but 3 pieces of clothing out of my "too small" box. One of the pairs of pants had a $5.00 bill... Read more
Day 473: Nearing all time recorded low (current=142.4, low=141)
Friday, February 05, 2016      4 comments

I was last successful at weight loss in 2008-2009. That was when I joined Sparkpeople. The lowest weight I recorded back then was 141 down from about 162. (My Mom insists I made it into the 130's but I can't be sure.) Right now I am at 142.4 dow... Read more
Reward gained, bought the pencil skirt! Size 7/8!
Friday, January 08, 2016      3 comments

I made it to 145 pounds, actually even 144 this morning. So the reward was purchased and according to one of our lovely Canadian stores, Le Chateau, I am a size 7/8! Holy moly what am I? 22? It has been ages since I was that size. It felt really... Read more
Winter running: Temperature was -12C/10f. Went anyway!
Monday, January 04, 2016      2 comments

I needed some exercise to deal with a bout of crippling depression. The temperature was -12C/10f. (-20C/-4f with wind chill) so I thought, "I can't go running in this weather. I am fighting off a cold." Therefore I got ready for a mid day swim. ... Read more
Down to 150 lbs goal but reward postponed to 145 lbs due to finances
Friday, November 20, 2015      2 comments

I reached 150 pounds a couple of times. I was even 149 one day this week. I'm not going to buy the black pencil skirt just yet because I am super broke. It seems getting divorced is expensive. For my last date I also had to buy new ahem...u... Read more
Big drop this month of 4.6 pounds, dating stress
Friday, October 30, 2015      4 comments

The secret to my "success": Not very healthy at all. I have been skipping meals on multiple days in a row. I have still been keeping up with my exercising. The reason for this madness: I am dating again after 23 years. I have to contemplate... Read more
Day 365 - Down 35+ pounds, size 18-size 12, 0-8k, 0-20 pushups/day & oh yeah, divorced
Monday, October 19, 2015      4 comments

It's day 365. In the last 12 months I've lost 35+ pounds (38 today but it fluctuates), gone from 0 to 8k, gone from size 18 to size 12, from 0 modified pushups to 2 sets of 20 modified pushups/day. I'm also getting separated from my partner of 2... Read more

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