The end of karate
I wrote this on my real life blog on Livejournal about a month ago and thought I would cross-post it here. Here is the original link: http://pegkerr.livejournal.com
Last night, I drove to the dojo to talk with Mr.... Read more
Saw my doctor today
Okay, I'm a pretty sad panda this morning.
I saw my doctor this morning as a follow up to the blow to the head I took in sparring class a week ago today, and the result wasn't particularly what I wanted to hear, alas.
Once I discusse... Read more
I got hit so hard in the head during sparring class on Monday that I'm operating on the assumption that I have a level 1 concussion.
The punch came straight to the face, by a sixteen year old brown belt six inches taller and fifty pounds h... Read more
First black belt screening
Cross-posted from my livejournal: http://pegkerr.livejournal.com
The first black screening was the hardest thing, physically, I've ever done.
The senior screener, Mr. Worley, gave a nice little speech before we started, which I ap... Read more
Screening for black belt
My goodness, it's been a long time since I've made a blog post. My last was on January 2009, and I was frustrated because I had injured my knee in karate class and was walking with a cane. If only I knew.
My injury was extremely difficult... Read more
I'm walking with a cane. This is really frustrating.
I Did Something Bad to my right knee in karate class about a month ago, when we were practicing spin kicks. This weekend, I had a really brutal sparring class. Maybe it was that, or ma... Read more
Joining the New You boot camp group
My assigned challenge, starting out, is to do a blog entry with my "before stats." I always take my measurements on January 1, so this is already done.
Weight: 160 pounds (up 4 pounds from January 1 of last year).
Bust: 37... Read more
Impatience and envy
Karate last night, with Ms. Abuerto teaching. I arrived vaguely out of sorts, with girly cramps and consequently disinclined to move. Fiona [my 15 year old daughter] had the black belt class before me and practiced her kama form. I cannot tell y... Read more
100 pushups challenge
Besides being active on SparkPeople, I'm on Livejournal, and a number of people on my friends list there are talking about and starting to do the 100 pushups challenge. See the website at http://hundredpushups.com/ It says:
If yo... Read more
I have started to bicycle to and from work.
I was prompted by seeing the movie "An Inconvenient Truth," and by the fact that my husband is being laid off, so we really need to drastically retrench. I've also been at a weight plateau for se... Read more
I haven't updated this page in a while; that's mostly because I've been posting every day at my Livejournal (http://pegkerr.livejournal.co
m). I've been struggling a bit with hunger cravings which have been making me careen out of my calorie... Read more
I weighed in at 149.5 today. I can't remember the last time I dropped below 150, but I am sure that it has been five to seven years. I have lost 4 and a half inches from my waist and one inch from my hips since August. Only eight pounds until... Read more
I've been going crazy because there haven't been enough fruits and vegetables in the house, so I swung by Seward Co-op and bought:
Mesclun lettuce mix
Parsley (I want to make some hummus)
Fresh figs (had one; it was soooo g... Read more
Enjoying healthy food
I went to one of my favorite restaurants for dinner last night, The Birchwood Cafe, which serves organic locally grown produce, including many vegan and vegetarian dishes. (It's a little tough to track SparkPoints when I eat there because many ... Read more