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How I eat when on vacation
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      8 comments

When in Rome, I’ll eat the gelato. When in Germany, I’ll eat the strudel. When in Athens, I’ll eat the baklava. There’s a pattern here. Obviously, I have a sweet tooth and part of the fun of visiting new places is eating the specialtie... Read more
I will not drink another calorie
Tuesday, October 09, 2012      10 comments

I made that decision over 20 years ago. At the time it was a reflection of my frugality, not aimed at weight reduction. I was annoyed that restaurants charged so much for a drink. I began to order water since the soda was half water (ice) any... Read more
Pride + Impatience + Frustration = A Fall
Monday, October 08, 2012      12 comments

I was very self satisfied over the weekend. I’ve been in maintenance a long time and feeling confident that I’ve got this thing down. I’ve developed immunity to DH’s stash of junk food. I attended grandkids’ activities on Saturday and ignored ... Read more
Mommy, I hope God is nicer than him
Sunday, October 07, 2012      10 comments

That was the comment of my 4 year old son when he was lying on the couch sick one Sunday morning. I hadn’t noticed that his cartoon program had ended and he was watching a local preacher known for his fire and brimstone delivery. Thirty-... Read more
Who you hang out with makes a difference
Saturday, October 06, 2012      8 comments

I remember reading that the amount we eat is influenced by those around us. That makes sense, but I’ve also realized that our image of ourselves is influenced in the same way. In some yoga classes I feel like an old oak tree surrounded ... Read more
It’s not where you start, it’s where you finish
Friday, October 05, 2012      6 comments

That’s was the song in my head while running the other day. Coming back from rehab sometimes it’s discouraging not to be going as far or as fast as I want. Many on SP get discouraged when the weight loss is not progressing faster. Sometime... Read more
Society in Denial
Thursday, October 04, 2012      10 comments

Although I’ve only been active on SP for a few weeks, I have been quietly lurking for over 3 years. Lately I’ve been aware of the differences between the insulated environment of SP and the larger society we live in. On SP there are differ... Read more
Why women can’t “keep up” with men or heels in the workplace.
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      6 comments

I mean the ‘heels’ on our shoes, not what you may want to call an obnoxious male boss. Every day I drive past a billboard advertising surgery for varicose veins. The caption is “Love Your Legs Again” and the picture is of a woman, seated w... Read more
Cardio, balance, flexibility and that thing I always forget about.
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      4 comments

I know there are 4 types of fitness. Cardio – check! I like all kinds of cardio. They make me feel great! Flexibility – Nature didn’t give me much naturally, but I’m working on it. I always stretch each day and Yoga helps too. ... Read more
My frame size went from small to medium to large…yeah, sure.
Monday, October 01, 2012      4 comments

I defy the norm. It was my positive body image that caused me to ignore the added pounds. Before BMI we had height & weight charts on the doctor’s wall. At 5’6” the range was 117-154. In high school I was at the lower end and always assum... Read more
Never on Sunday
Sunday, September 30, 2012      6 comments

That was a 1960s movie and popular song. It’s also fits my exercise plan. No, it’s not a religious thing. I just take one day a week to give my body a complete rest and Sunday seems to fit in well. It’s not that I don’t move at a... Read more
Calorie range frustration, the calculation
Saturday, September 29, 2012      3 comments

I was happy as a clam with SP, content with my maintance and results until last night when suddenly my calorie range needs dropped by 125 calories per day. What happened? I didn’t change my weight, although 2 weeks ago when I got active ... Read more
Be careful out there
Friday, September 28, 2012      6 comments

We don’t want to live our lives in fear, but a few precautions may prevent us from being the lead story on the local news. When out running or walking, it’s easy to get lost in the moment especially when listening to music. Several very po... Read more
“Very well developed quadriceps” said Dr. H.
Thursday, September 27, 2012      2 comments

This ends my 3 day ‘trilogy’ on self image and comments made on my body parts. The first was from my teenage son, the second from a rude stranger and finally from a medical professional. Was my doctor using a nice euphemism for ‘thunder ... Read more
That’s a great suit for someone small on top
Wednesday, September 26, 2012      8 comments

When I wore my new bathing suit to the pool for the first time, that’s the comment I got from one of the regulars. And I was only halfway to my weight loss goal at that point. Yesterday, I wrote about my son’s comment which made me laugh... Read more

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