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Guess 1 mile just won't cut it any more
Thursday, October 13, 2011      2 comments

I had this idea originally that I'd just walk 1 mile every day. And I do maintain that as my minimum cardio level of walking. (I don't tend to count the other miles at more casual start and stop paces.) Logging my mile tonight, I realized... Read more
"Hyper" music
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      0 comments

I know I'm rather out of touch with music that many people my age would tend to listen to. I run into the funniest reactions whenever people insist on pushing to find out bands, singers, genres. I'm 42. I prefer Trance and Techno, high en... Read more
And, really, I knew better
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      2 comments

Wound up eating dinner with my daughter tonight. Initially she wanted chinese, which would have worked well. Ended up going to Johnny Rocket's instead. Whew ... talk about wasted calories. I probably over-counted, given that I only ate about... Read more
Borrowing against our future and paying off our debt
Sunday, October 09, 2011      2 comments

This was a continuation on comparing finances to health. - Borrowing Against our Future - We don't wind up obese because, in one day, we ate enough calories to put on all those pounds. Honestly, we've all read that one pound = 3500 ca... Read more
Coulda sworn I posted one last night
Sunday, October 09, 2011      0 comments

I really could have sworn I posted a blog last night, but it must have all been in my head. I do that sometimes - have a full out conversation with someone in my head, knowing how they'd respond, so I never actually bother to have the conversat... Read more
The finances of health and fitness
Friday, October 07, 2011      1 comments

This started off in another blog in which I realized that much of my way of referencing actions I take toward a healthy lifestyle come from finances. Since then, I've thought further on it and see a lot of analogies as well as quite a few other... Read more
Wicked Stepmother
Friday, October 07, 2011      1 comments

Sleepy, but wanted to make one clarification for those who read my blog yesterday. I do remember plenty of good to my childhood. I don't think I was abused and have forgotten. Instead, the sense I have of my not remembering much is that I cou... Read more
So many thoughts going through my head, so little time
Thursday, October 06, 2011      9 comments

A 30+ minute walk is a lot of head time for me. So I thought about what I might like to write about the "finance of weight" and was realizing that there's a lot of analogy between handling money and handling our health. I don't know anyone... Read more
The unexpected pitfall of pushing myself to walk faster
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      3 comments

So, I didn't bother checking my 5k preparation to confirm how long I was supposed to walk for. Had it in my head that it was 25 minutes. (That was last week. This week D1 is 30 min.) That wouldn't have been a big deal. The 1.54 mile rou... Read more
Oof, now that one wasn't worth it
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

Another day, another experience with serving sizes. This time it was something I've had off and on through the years - a "turkey pot pie". Definitely filling, but being in a package in the frozen dinner and entrée section, I suppose I had alwa... Read more
Fun with food scales
Monday, October 03, 2011      4 comments

I think the item that's been most "fun" to measure in the food scale so far is ice cream. I think it was an article here that pointed out that a serving of ice cream is a mere 1/2 cup, rather than the bowlful (or whole pint) that some people ea... Read more
No shortcuts
Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

No shortcuts. It seems to be a motto I live by. Thankfully a good one. My walks are generally along city streets if I'm not heading out to one of the trails. I map them to find out the distances. Tonight I noticed my application of my m... Read more
The End of Stage 1 and start of October
Saturday, October 01, 2011      3 comments

Couldn't have timed it better if I tried. Today is two weeks since I got started with Stage 1, so I'll be moving on to Stage 2 tomorrow. For my own records - my original goals and how I did / comments on them: 1) Actually plan grocery... Read more
Sore sore feet - but only a break long enough to write
Friday, September 30, 2011      1 comments

Didn't sit down once doing laundry tonight, which has my heels really aching. I'd considered figuring out a way to "work out" while waiting. After all, the dryer is an easy 40-50 minutes of nothing much to do. Didn't because there were a lot... Read more
What is this ...
Wednesday, September 28, 2011      4 comments

It's something other people do as a matter of course, natural as breathing. Friending people on a website. Whether it's Face Book, G+, Myspace, Twitter, Tumblr, or a dozen other social networking sites or blogging sites, the urge to add pe... Read more

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