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Week 5 on the Biggest Loser Season 12 - reflection

Tuesday, October 18, 2011      2 comments

Sonny won immunity and a trip home to Texas with Bob Harper. Granted, he worked her beyond her limits that week. But in the end, she went from being the lowest percentage weight loss person on her team to losing an incredible 14 pounds in one ... Read more

Getting on Track - Week Four Nutrition and menu planning

Sunday, October 16, 2011      5 comments

I have a slight injury and have not been exercising as much as normal. No weight loss at this weigh in. The meal was chicken, couscous, and broccoli. Fresh berries for dessert. Our session this week reviewed meal planning by aiming for a... Read more

What sights should I see in New York City?

Thursday, October 13, 2011      6 comments

I'm itching for a travel trip. It's been years since I've visited the Big Apple and so much has changed. If you only had a day to spend, what are the highlights I should try not to miss? Thanks for any suggestions. Please include healthy res... Read more

Need to plan weekends better

Sunday, October 09, 2011      3 comments

Even though I exercised this weekend, I went over my calorie counts by nearly 1000 calories on both Saturday and Sunday. Much of that was because I did not cook at home. So planning my meals for the week will yield significant improvements and... Read more

Ironman Triathlon is this Saturday, 10/8

Friday, October 07, 2011      8 comments

Swim 2.4 miles! Bike 112 miles! Run 26.2 miles! Brag for the rest of your life" The Ironman Triathlon (now named after Ford, the car company as sponsor) is scheduled to be held in Hawaii this Saturday. It is always exciting and inspiratio... Read more

Getting on Track - Week 3 Mindfulness

Thursday, October 06, 2011      3 comments

Third meeting of the GOT program at Duke. Down another pound and a half (surprisingly). Last week we started the exercise portion of the night with strength training (chair squats to machine row). This week we were oriented to the cardio ... Read more

from night owl to morning exerciser

Monday, October 03, 2011      10 comments

I'm a chronic night owl. However, I'm trying to adjust my sleep schedule and make morning exercise a habit. It's important to watch a sunrise occasionally. ... Read more

Nonscale goals in ST training for October

Sunday, October 02, 2011      6 comments

At the Getting On Track orientation last Thursday we were shown several exercises we could do without machines (like chair squats), as well as walked through some cable and machine strength training options. I discovered I was not setting the s... Read more

CrossFit Games link (women)

Friday, September 30, 2011      4 comments

I was surfing through TV the other night and came across the CrossFit Games, an international competition for the title of the world's fittest woman or man. It was quite intimidating, especially because the people train without knowing what the... Read more

Getting on Track - End of Week 1

Thursday, September 29, 2011      3 comments

Just completed week 1 of the Getting on Track (GOT) program at Duke. We spent an hour with the exercise specialists today going over options for core conditioning, strength training and using the gym - next week will review the cardio machin... Read more

New inspiration from the Biggest Loser

Tuesday, September 27, 2011      22 comments

Well, saddle me up and put me in the gym, buckaroo... that is one fine trainer! Dolvett and Bob know ... Read more

one step forward, two steps back...

Monday, September 26, 2011      7 comments

I think I caught a case of food poisoning. I ate some baby carrots, then steak and potatoes, and I've been suffering ever since. Hope it only lasts a day, and the cramps let up. Keep me in your prayers! Being sick is hard! Read more

100 days til New Year's! Getting on Track

Thursday, September 22, 2011      12 comments

In addition to the wonderful support of my SparkFriends, I've enrolled in the Getting on Track weight loss program at the Duke Center for Living. Our first meeting was tonight - we weighed in, had our height and waistline measured, then had int... Read more

The Movie Contagion

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      10 comments

Went to see the movie Contagion over the weekend. Being in a medical field, I'd initially hesitated to view it, thinking it might hit too close to home. But the ensemble acting and the way in which the story was told was very well done, and so... Read more

no lottery for me!

Saturday, September 17, 2011      9 comments

This week I've missed by one space (!) a 500 SparkGoodie points on the bonus wheel and now 1000 SparkGoodie points! Maybe the universe if telling me it takes little step s to reach my goals! Read more


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