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Keeping my nest empty

Friday, October 28, 2011      4 comments

Now, I understand there are many women who have difficulty adjusting to an empty nest. I simply don't. I was so ready for my "empty nest" that ultimately I had to give my adult children a deadline, turn in notice on my apartment, and not back ... Read more

Late late blog

Thursday, October 27, 2011      4 comments

Whoops, why am I still awake? Filled in an "emergency" errand tonight that took up a lot of time, so by the time I got home again, I had no concept of time. Guess I'm not super tired yet, but waking up in 7 hours will be not so great. ... Read more

So many snacks, so little time

Wednesday, October 26, 2011      1 comments

I've gotten into a bit of a routine at work - which is a good thing mostly - of fairly regular snacks. I start off with "breakfast" - which is a cup and a half of juice and a string cheese stick. May not be the egg whites and whatnot the p... Read more

Meal plan ... well, not a full week yet =P

Tuesday, October 25, 2011      0 comments

So my 30-day trial ran out and the other meal planning software that was ranked about the same does not have a trial - just reviews. So the time had come to decide which to go with. I ended up picking the one I've done the trial with for t... Read more

Interesting new things to try

Sunday, October 23, 2011      4 comments

Seems like every week I go to the grocery store there's a collection of new products to check out. Some of them, of course, I walk past without a second glance. But with all my attention on single-serving items and giving myself a little more ... Read more

WTB 5k Walk maintenance program =P

Saturday, October 22, 2011      1 comments

The Oktoberfest 5k was last weekend. The virtual race I have scheduled for next Saturday (5 Nov). But as of today and a 4 mile walk, I've finished the 5k Your Way Training Program and gotten the trophy. Which left me looking for a mainten... Read more

Seeing is Achieving

Saturday, October 22, 2011      2 comments

That's one of the goals I'm tracking for one of my Spark Teams. I'm finding it both easy and hard. I have an various mental ideas of me at weights I'd like to be back at. I have a concept of things I'd like to be doing and how it would fe... Read more

A Glimpse at What I mean by Excesses

Friday, October 21, 2011      0 comments

I've said before that I had to actively work to keep and add weight. Just to give a peek at what a typical day / week of meals were like: Breakfast: Starbuck's Tall Hot Chocolate w/ Whip Two pastries - usually Glazed Old Fashioned, App... Read more

The Strength of our Beliefs

Thursday, October 20, 2011      2 comments

Now, this isn't something I normally come right out and admit to people. But in the process of trying to figure out one thing semi-related, the more I realized how important belief is. I am not Christian. I am not any particular religion.... Read more

Why I lean away from diet foods

Wednesday, October 19, 2011      5 comments

So without really paying attention, a few items I picked up in groceries this past weekend are what I categorize as "diet foods". One was breakfast sandwiches. I thought I grabbed normal egg, muffin, cheese, canadian bacon style - but had mana... Read more

Tidbit from Trivia I wanted to save

Monday, October 17, 2011      2 comments

The question was something like (badly paraphrased - I only copied the data on the right): You've gone over your calorie requirements today by 1000 calories. How do fix that? 1) Eat enough less and exercise enough harder the next day... Read more

Better than expected

Sunday, October 16, 2011      3 comments

So, they finally got the 5k results up on their website so I could see my actual time. I was all ready to add a minute or two to my guess on the My Fitness page. Nope. I managed the 5k (3.1 miles) in 50:52. Read more

2011 Campbell Oktoberfest 5k

Saturday, October 15, 2011      4 comments

Up bright and early (same time I usually am for work days) and made it to the park with maybe 10-15 minutes to spare - just enough time to hit the lady's room immediately before the race. Being Oktoberfest, bright orange was the theme color and... Read more

Daily weigh-ins without freaking and a remembrance

Saturday, October 15, 2011      3 comments

Now, I know this will not work for everyone. In fact, some people have a life-or-death battle going on with the scale in which a pound or two more one day are (( FAILURE!!!! )) and a pound or two in the right direction over the whole of a week ... Read more

Well, that was a little more than a mile ... whoops

Friday, October 14, 2011      1 comments

Last night didn't go as planned. I'd mapped out a route along a creek trail that is somewhat closer to where I live. The plan was to do about 2.5 miles in the hour before meeting up with my daughter. First change of plan ... daughter work... Read more


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