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I will not let myself give in to laziness!
This morning, almost 40 minute walk: 1.81 miles. It was AWESOME! I was beat when I got home. Of course, it was about 90 degrees out, so that could have something to do with being beat!
At any rate, the long walk and need to stretch & coo... Read more
Goal Setting Revisited
When I joined SparkPeople, I set my fast-break goals. Water, veggies/fruits, journaling. The water & veggies/fruits have been easy goals to achieve, for me. The writing in a journal or blog, not so much. I haven't hit the minimums.
Now, ... Read more
"Tinned Food is a Deadly Weapon"
I was looking at food quotes today, and found this quote from George Orwell:
"We may find in the long run that tinned food is a deadlier weapon than the machine gun."
WOW! I've always been a proponent of fresh, wholesome foods. Mom ... Read more
Reward for hard work
What do you give yourself as a reward when you've worked hard, stayed on track, and followed your plan?
My favorite reward and a really nice way to take care of myself is to have a massage. It's especially rewarding when I've really exerte... Read more
What resonates with you?
I'm re-reading one of my favorite sci-fi/fantasy series - The Ephemera Series by Anne Bishop: Sebastian, Belladonna, and Bridge of Dreams.
I love the premise behind these books, which is that you can only reach that which truly resonates... Read more
It's not all about the scale
First four weeks equaled 9.2 pounds lost. Today is the end of week 5, so I weighed in this morning. Oh how disappointed I was! only 0.2 pounds in a whole week, when I averaged over 2 pounds a week prior?
Well, let's check the other measu... Read more
Surviving Phoenix Summers - Then & Now
When I was a child, summers in the Arizona desert heat were nearly impossible for me. I had several instances of heat exhaustion - fainting from the heat. Looking back on these experiences today, I am convinced it was a very simple and resolva... Read more
Wishing I was more like my greyhounds�
Since 1999, I have had at least one retired racing greyhound in my home. It all started when I met those beautiful, svelte, athletic, yet incredibly lazy, dogs out at the ... Read more
Four weeks = 9.2 Pounds Lost!
Four weeks ago today, I officially weighed in as step one in a four-week weight loss challenge my friend, Lisa, created. Lisa is a personal trainer and a very liberal-minded lady who is raising money for The Right To Marry - a group promoting e... Read more
What's Your Why?
Hello Everyone, thank you for reading my first blog entry.
For me, the most important thing to define is my WHY. Why do I want to start exercising when it was never a priority? Why do I want to take the time to count calories? Why am I ... Read more