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Exercise with Feeling!

Monday, March 18, 2013      4 comments

I loved this comic today. Wish I could post it directly, but with copyright stuff I'm just posting the link. I think it's worth seeing! http://www.gocomics.com/calv
inandhobbes/2013/03/18 For the record, I HAVE done my workout today,... Read more

Getting Close to Goal...Refining New Goal

Saturday, March 16, 2013      6 comments

My scale says I'm 4 tenths of a pound away from my goal of 130 pounds. It's quite possible I'll reach that milestone this week. At 5' 6.75" my BMI is currently 20.5. it was more than 25 when I was 29 pounds heavier in November. M... Read more

Feeling Slender...

Sunday, March 03, 2013      6 comments

I'm starting to feel like I might possibly be slender... which is a change as I usually have a heavy self-portrait in my head. I'm surprised to look down and see thighs that don't take up so much space! An older church member told my husb... Read more

My Roller Coaster Week

Saturday, March 02, 2013      4 comments

It's been a week of ups and downs: Sunday I weighed in lower than any time in the last 3 years. I tried on my smallest remaining skirt. It fit and I wore it with glee! After Church, I had a lovely retirement celebration with friends fr... Read more

Musings on progress, exercise and food.

Thursday, February 21, 2013      9 comments

I'm pleased with the progress I've been making since November... Lately I've preferred to walk outdoors to some purpose rather than use my elliptical for my cardio. (Even though the elliptical burns calories faster.) I've walked to the li... Read more

Like Mother, Like Daughter...

Saturday, February 09, 2013      8 comments

My Mom was a depression era baby who had a hard time throwing anything away if it might be useful later. When she died, my sister and I (at Dad's request) went through all her clothes and decided what was to be done with them. We laughed... Read more

My Non-scale Victory

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      12 comments

I'm about 7 pounds from my goal weight now. Sunday I wanted to wear a dress for a presentation at church, and the only long-sleeved one I have, I have regarded as my small dress because the matching belt is so small in circumference. Th... Read more

Dodged Rebellion with a Burst of Motivation

Friday, January 25, 2013      6 comments

What a great day! I've finished my workout by 10 AM and have the whole day left to accomplish things. (And I do have things to accomplish!) I blogged about feeling close to open rebellion against my exercise plan a couple of days ago. Fo... Read more

My Location on the Cycle of Motivation

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      5 comments

A few days ago, ONEKIDSMOM put in her blog "The cycle of motivation." It went like this: 1. Phase one - active rebellion. 2. Phase two - patiently waiting for motivation to kick in. 3. Phase three, highly motivated, actively worki... Read more

Whew!

Saturday, January 19, 2013      3 comments

I'm happy and amazed to say I'm down a pound since last week. Down 20 from where I began in November. emoticon ... Read more

It's harder on low sleep!

Thursday, January 10, 2013      6 comments

I've always needed a lot of sleep. I usually get 7-8 hours. This week, due to my husband's mandatory 10 hour days plus 2 hour commute on top of the event that must be dealt with in the evening, We've been getting about 6 hours sleep - and th... Read more

Learn lesson, repeat.

Sunday, January 06, 2013      3 comments

I'm boggled that lessons that I have learned keep sneaking up behind me in disguise and surprising me. This week the basic lesson I know is: There is not an exact correlation between eating and exercise today and the scale tomorrow. I KN... Read more

New Year's Baseline

Tuesday, January 01, 2013      5 comments

I wanted to have a baseline set of measurements from the beginning of this year. I also wanted to compare them to where I was last month. I restarted this journey in early November. I got my Fitbit One mid November, and I give a lot of the cr... Read more

Self-image lags

Thursday, December 27, 2012      6 comments

I find it interesting that when I was in high school and gaining weight the first time, the image I had of myself was slim even when I wasn't. When I've been heavy for a time (until it seemed normal)and have begun losing weight, I find I've sti... Read more

The Problem of Abundance

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      9 comments

These past two days I've been thinking about why I feel "deprived" during Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter and any other extended family eating time of the year - even when I'm not "hungry." Using Sparkpeople to track my food and exercis... Read more


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