Kegels (pronounced like bagels) are an exercise I've done sporadically over the years, but I'm just finding out that I've not been doing them as well as I could have. Keeping the tailbone out from under you, so you're kind of sitting on the pel... Read more
I was feeling hungry, something which I have often in the past allowed to overcome rational thought and just shoved something in my mouth to stop the feeling. However, after a recent bout of illness, my stomach seems to have contracted, and I'v... Read more
I'm researching for my honeymoon in Las Vegas in August 2013, and found several things I would like to do that would either be impossible or double the cost at my current weight. I would like to zipline over Fremont Street, and am currently ove... Read more
My fiance has already done his first marathon, and since I'll be there anyway for his half-marathon in 2 months, I signed myself up to run the 5k. Yikes! But I've started the Couch to 5k program, and it's not too bad so far. I need to increas... Read more
Whenever I travel, I don't like to use time or money eating, and I generally travel by foot, bike, or public transit. This adds up to eating less (I don't eat on the bus, but do in my car) and exercising more. I lost probably 40 pounds without... Read more
While responding to message boards, I realized that all the animal products I still ate while I was a vegetarian were things I'd either harvested myself or seen friends harvest. Eggs and honey were the main products on the tiny farm I lived on ... Read more
My new motivation comes from something my fiance said a little while ago. "Your health matters to me and our future family."
I don't want to bring a child into the world with disadvantages from her first day. I don't want to risk my life an... Read more
I've been working on only eating when hungry, which is hard because there's so many good foods!
I bought only good, healthy veggies and hummus when I went to the grocery store, but I get full and still want more and more and more! I actually ... Read more
I love those kids! It is such a rewarding experience to be a coach! I coach middle school track, and I get to see my students in a different arena and get to know students who otherwise I probably would never have talked to again. It's tough... Read more
So I made it through the holidays without gaining! Yeah!! It helped that I did loads of cardio the week of Christmas...I really really didn't want to gain this year like many previous years, and I didn't!! Now let's start making downward prog... Read more
Hell yeah!! I did the Sea Gull Century! 100 kilometers on a bike in one day!
It was tough, but it sure was a great thing to have been able to do.
100 kilometers is 65 miles, and I rode it all on Saturday October 4, and was even able ... Read more
As a young child I used to sit around a campsite or kitchen with my dad and his friends, listening as they plucked, played, and sang, so the sound of a guitar is something that makes me feel comfortable and loved.
So I started guitar lessons t... Read more
I submitted my Simple and Rich Chicken Salad recipe to SparkRecipes, and you can see it and try it out at this address if you're interested!
recipes.sparkpeople.com/ recipe-detail.asp?recipe=3 87087
I really hope... Read more
Saturday, July 26 - approx 7 miles
Monday, July 28 - approx 9 miles
(I bought a bike computer, so now I can be accurate)
Monday, August 4 - 10.5 miles
Sunday, August 10 - 3.85 miles
Monday, August 18 - 15.51 miles
Wednesday, August 2... Read more
I'm training for the Sea Gull Century, a 100 mile bike ride around Salisbury University in Maryland on October 4, 2008. I'm not actually doing the normal century, but I'm going to do the metric century (100 km) which ends up being about 65 mile... Read more