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A whirlwind

Friday, December 19, 2008      0 comments

Wow, these past few days have been a whirlwind for me. My sweet daughter came home from Australia after being away for 4 months, my son, her twin brother, has come home from school as well. My mother is in the hospital and I'm still shopping for... Read more

The link to the USA TODAY story:

Friday, December 12, 2008      0 comments

www.usatoday.com/news/he
alth/weightloss/2008-04-20
-weight-loss-reuter_N.htm A couple people have tried to see the story that ran in USA TODAY last May, only to find the link didn't work. I did a Google search and th... Read more

Already Wednesday!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008      0 comments

Where is the time going? Such a busy time of year, but thankfully, exercise and diet are always the path to sanity! Today I had an epiphany of sorts; I received another request from USA TODAY writer Nancy Hellmich to do a follow up story on my w... Read more

Something about a Monday

Monday, December 08, 2008      0 comments

Monday the day of the week to begin again, or at least it feels that way. Monday is always the start of a new great week, and often it's my best lifting day. Having a day off seems to allow me to lift heavier on Mondays than any other day of the... Read more

Keeping on

Sunday, December 07, 2008      0 comments

Just sitting down to prepare my week's workout plan. Finally have all the decorating(my house in and out and my parent's house in and out!)done and even did some cookie baking yesterday. The shopping is going pretty well, but the wrapping is a l... Read more

Oh, What a week!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008      2 comments

I am so proud of myself! I've had the most amazing week. After being on this program for almost 3 years now (wow...I can't believe it will be three years in January!) I've gone through periods where cardio wasn't my favorite thing. I do spinning... Read more

Where has the time gone?

Friday, November 14, 2008      1 comments

Sitting here on what may well be my baby boy's last football game, finds me looking back on all the years of joy that my kid's participation in athletics has afforded our family. Each of my children have achieved much through their playing time,... Read more

"Bad" foods

Wednesday, September 17, 2008      4 comments

a new disorder to the list: the problem of taking the idea of eating "right" too far. This new diagnosis would be called orthorexia nervosa. The term orthorexia originated with Steven Bratman, MD, a specialist in alternative medicine. H... Read more

Being better than ourselves! originally posted on 9/4

Tuesday, September 09, 2008      1 comments

This Healthy Reflection really struck me. Not only is it so very true, but my daughter's softball team had shirts emblazoned with "Be better than Yourself" on the back. We all joked about how it seemed meaningless or really not possible, but... Read more

New Perspective

Tuesday, September 09, 2008      2 comments

For a long while now I've gone back and forth between feeling very good about losing all this weight, and feeling guilt and embarrassment at having had so much to lose in the first place. Learning to accept a compliment is something I still stu... Read more

What a beautiful day!

Monday, September 08, 2008      1 comments

Fabulous weather here in Jersey today! It made for a very enjoyable field hockey game, still warm, but not overly so. Today's workout: bench press 3x8 80 lb close grip push up 3x8 assist. pull-up 3x8 110lb alternating shoulder press 3x8 ... Read more

Are you Ready for Some Football?

Friday, September 05, 2008      1 comments

Well tomorrow my son kicks off is final college football season! It seems like only yesterday he was a freshman and we were waiting with baited breath for every play he got to play. Over the past 3 years he has proven himself to be such a leader... Read more

Wow what a hot day!

Thursday, September 04, 2008      0 comments

Well, it's certainly not fall-like out here! We hit a record today, 95 degrees, the old record was 93 degrees. But, I'm happy to say that it didn't stop me from doing anything! I had my usual gym workout(this new program is really kicking butt!)... Read more

Welcome September!

Monday, September 01, 2008      0 comments

I'm always a bit melancholy at this time of year. I love summer, and don't want it to end, but I do want to experience the sweet smell of autumn. So, here we are at the end of summer. I may try and get a few more beach days in this week as the t... Read more

Sunday

Sunday, August 31, 2008      0 comments

Today is planning day. I take my workout log book and write out the week's workouts. I'm attempting a new workout plan for the next 4 weeks. Although, when that's complete I intend to go back to the unilateral program I've been doing for the pas... Read more


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