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Tried Zumba and other rambles

Thursday, June 21, 2012      41 comments

Yesterday the gym was having a special theme day (summer) as well as their first Zumba class. To get interest up, the class was offered for free just last night - members will have to pay $5 per class and non-members $10 in the future. So I fi... Read more

Summer is here!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012      20 comments

Today is the Summer Solstice (or Winter Solstice for those below the equator). That means it is the longest (or shortest) day of the year and the official beginning of the new season. While I have yet to do one of the seasonal 5% challenge... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Women's clothing sizes

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      92 comments

I have two pairs of black slacks I wear to work. These two pairs of pants caused me some confusion. The 18s, even when I bought them, were snugger in the hips/waist than the 16s, though the 16s were snugger in the calves (skinny jean snug). ... Read more

Nine months along

Saturday, June 16, 2012      43 comments

16 September 2011 to 16 June 2012 - 9 months of progress Starting Weight = 250.5 pounds Current Weight = 186.0 pounds In addition to the photos on my main page, I took this one of me being a goof: Read more

More on Motivation (way way too long)

Friday, June 15, 2012      16 comments

There were quite a number of very interesting responses to my recent blog about motivation (“Even world-class athletes have meh days” www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=4918524 ). What co... Read more

No decision / deciding "no", cutting back, and more

Friday, June 15, 2012      18 comments

Still thinking on the whole geeky gadget thing. Part of what I'm trying to decide is long-term value. Sure, I could easily spend $300-$500 on electronic toys. But am I actually going to get anything out of them beyond what I have now other th... Read more

Question (ponder) blog instead of an answer blog

Tuesday, June 12, 2012      29 comments

As my status today says, my pedometer bit the dust. It was a cheapie from Walmart - just the first and fastest place I could find one near me, nothing more. The LCD started flaking, at first just the last number became difficult to read becaus... Read more

Even world-class athletes have meh days

Saturday, June 09, 2012      29 comments

Tonight at the gym I happened to glance at the TV that had Piers Morgan doing an interview. Some of them I care very little for, but others have been quite fascinating. LL Cool J really impressed me, for example, with the thought he put into h... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Comparing retirement saving to weight loss / money talk

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      91 comments

This isn't the first time I've made money comparisons to the weight loss journey. emoticon I've been gradu... Read more

Where'd my padding go? And really, sweat there?

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      46 comments

The first place I really noticed this was my wrists. My DDa has very little extra weight on her, but her wrists look padded compared to mine. My wrist bone is surprisingly prominent. I've sort of noticed it in the past with my ribs. They... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Short and sweet goals for June

Friday, June 01, 2012      110 comments

I'm tired and it's only 11 pm, which is a bit unusual. Not sick, though - just drained, achy, and tired. So, for once a blog that isn't a complete wall of text. e... <a href=Read more

May goal review (day early, but won't change that much =P)

Thursday, May 31, 2012      44 comments

I know there's still tomorrow, but not much I can or will do that will change these, so here's my review of my May goals and results on them: 1) Weight stably at or below 190. Read more

A little mental exercise and interesting thought

Monday, May 28, 2012      33 comments

As I've mentioned before, one of the books I'm (re)reading at the moment is Stephen Covey's "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People". The chapter I'm on starts off with an exercise the I've seen in many places and only haphazardly done. I sti... Read more

Mmmm, movie popcorn and junior mints

Monday, May 28, 2012      22 comments

I hadn't realized MIB3 was out, so Saturday evening I spontaneously decided to head out and watch it. I also had managed to get all my nutrition in nicely with some calories to spare. So I picked up a child popcorn with butter. I ate less tha... Read more

Silly superstitions

Thursday, May 24, 2012      34 comments

I'm definitely not one to buy into superstitions. This doesn't mean I have no belief in what might be outside of our ability to measure, but it does mean I won't be found knocking on wood, avoiding black cats or tossing salt over my shoulder. ... Read more


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