Wow! Where does time go?
Friday, September 18, 2009      3 comments

I changed up my training schedule with the idea of once again jump-starting my weight loss. I started an interval training program with the intention of daily recording my results & experiences. Suddenly it's almost a month later & I haven... Read more
Interval training - day 3 finished
Tuesday, August 25, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday I did my third day of interval training. 20 minute workout. Went a lttle faster on the jog than the day before. Wasn't as tired. Definitely feeling it in my lower back, hips & all through my legs. Have also done all my treadmill workou... Read more
Interval training-day 2
Sunday, August 23, 2009      0 comments

Yesterday's plan was a bit ambitious. I ended up doing 12 minutes of interval: at incline of 2.5 I did: 5 minutes at 4.0 1 minute at 5.5 2 minutes at 4.0 2 minutes at 5.5 2 minutes at 3.5 Then I did an hour of weights, liftin... Read more
Trying interval training
Saturday, August 22, 2009      0 comments

Despite sticking to a 1200 calorie diet, and 2+ hours doing very low key workouts at the gym daily, I haven't lost any weight for the last two weeks. Time to try some new things. Coincidentally, I got an email this morning inviting me to jo... Read more
New York Times: Study shows that exercise reduces cancer risk.
Thursday, August 20, 2009      0 comments

An article in today's New York Times cites a Finnish study that suggests that exercise, the more strenous the better, reduces cancer risk. "The subjects, all men living in eastern Finland, kept diaries of their daily activities for a year ... Read more
New recipe for Healthy Red Velvet cake
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      0 comments

Students from the Culinary Institute of America developed new recipes for healthier birthday cakes at the request of The American Cancer Society for it's new "More Birthdays" campaign. following is the recipe for the winner - which in addit... Read more
My BMI is in the "normal" range!
Tuesday, August 18, 2009      0 comments

Hurrah! When I plugged my height & weight into a BMI calculator it came up as 24.9 which is officially in the normal range. And this success is on top of a back-to-school shopping trip with my daughter where I didn't hate & despise what I saw in... Read more
Thought for today
Sunday, August 16, 2009      0 comments

There are no ugly women, only lazy ones. Helena Rubenstein ... Read more
Whenever Doubt Arises
Friday, August 14, 2009      0 comments

Life can get discouraging when we don't see the results we think we should at the moment we think we should be seeing them. It's important to remember that we're not "finished". We just need to observe this negative mind as a moment of doubt and... Read more
No excuses...
Tuesday, August 11, 2009      0 comments

I'm fighting hard to overcome the many excuses my mind is coming up with to skip the gym. Looks like it will be another day of the minimum - but at least it's something...... Read more
I got in 80 minutes on the treadmill!
Sunday, August 09, 2009      0 comments

I got in 80 minutes on the treadmill today. And although I spent most of the time obsessing about all my problems, I did manage to keep walking. I read recently that studies have shown that exercise controls depression as well as medication. So ... Read more
How does Padma Lakshmi do it?
Saturday, August 08, 2009      0 comments

I've always wondered how Padma Lakshmi eats all that food & still looks so good. The New York times has an article about how she & several other foodies-for-a-living manage to live their food-filled lives while still saying fit. Here's a li... Read more
Word of the Day matches my mood...
Friday, August 07, 2009      0 comments

From that solitude, full of despair and terror, he was torn out brutally, with kicks and blows, passive, sunk in hebetude. -- Joseph Conrad, Nostromo hebetude \HEB-uh-tood-; -tyood\ , noun: 1. Mental dullness or sluggishness. ... Read more
Changing patterns
Wednesday, August 05, 2009      0 comments

I've always been one of those people who hates to workout. Same goes for hiking, tennis, all sports really. Not sure why - I grew up in a family of sports & fitness enthusiasts. My mom still is. At age 69 she plays tennis & golf most days & is a... Read more
Thursday, July 30, 2009      1 comments

Am only beginning to learn about all the features on this site. I've spent 2 weeks getting the hang of the daily food entries. What an eye-opener! When you hve to think about getting to a computer & logging in what you're eating it really makes ... Read more