One year ago today, I received a phone call that changed my life forever. I learned that my beloved Dad had suffered a heart attack doing what he did every morning -- put out the flag after having his coffee. No one called me until after he h... Read more
My mystery illness has been getting worse -- will be seeing the doctor this week for more testing. In the meantime, I'm supposed to avoid basically any real physical exhertion. Not really a problem, as I've lost feeling all over (tingling, lik... Read more
So, thought I'd better check in since my last blog was a month ago...
First, the good news. I'm still on track and within my maintenance range for another month, so all's good on that score.
However, I'm still adjusting to the idea t... Read more
Itís been about a month and a half since my last entry, and well past time for an update. Iím still trying to pick myself up off the floor, but I guess itís time now.
We lost Dad just minutes before midnight on November 27. Mom, Maggie an... Read more
Put in another few miles on the treadmill tonight. Just trying to stay in shape for the Jingle All the Way 8K in just a few weeks. Although I haven't really been pushing -- particularly because I've been having trouble with dizzy spells lately... Read more
Saw this over on the Refuse to Regain blog. In part, she discusses some of the "scale disconnect" I'm experiencing (I'm 5'7", 155 pounds and wear a size 2 or 4, depending on the item), and also why it is so hard to get those last few pounds off... Read more
We've just gotten a new Athleta store here in Georgetown, so I walked there tonight instead of going straight home from work. Discovered the past couple of weekends that I have NOTHING to wear for outdoor runs in the cold. Even the few things ... Read more
So I signed up for an 8K (~5 mile) race on December 11.
Probably a little nuts, since I've only JUST gotten back to where I can run 5 miles all at once. Also probably nuts because I have SO MUCH going on, both at work (where several case... Read more
Not much to say about today, other than I'm glad to have made it through in (more or less_ one piece.
Seems like everything that could go wrong, did. And not just the things I was expecting... there were also the "surprise" bits of wrongne... Read more
Finally got myself back over to the strength training section of the gym today. I've done a good job at keeping up with cardio since Dad's illness (I can run pretty much anywhere), but strength training had fallen by the wayside.
I learned... Read more
Read this post from Lyn over at Escape From Obesity while eating lunch at my desk today:
escapefromobesity.blogsp ot.com/2011/11/role-of-den ial-in-weight-gain-or-regain.html
So much truth there.
This is t... Read more
I'm over a year and more than a hundred pounds into my weight loss journey, so it seems a little late to be starting a blog about it.
Then again, maintenance is a really different thing than active weight loss, so it might be a good idea ... Read more
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