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30 Days to Victory
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      0 comments

I figure just getting back up is a victory at this point. Since my son was born nine years ago, I have tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to get back to a Size 4. (Or perhaps the same size is now a 2). I was successful in losing enough weight an... Read more
Near Tears - Nothing is Working
Sunday, May 22, 2016      2 comments

Two years. I dedicated two years to diet and exercise. I overhauled my diet. I focus on whole foods. I drink more water. I make certain to eat fruit and vegetables with nearly every meal. I took up interval running. I started weight training. ... Read more
Weight Loss After 40 Requires a Different Approach
Sunday, September 27, 2015      4 comments

The equation used to be so simple. Weight Loss = Exercise + Dedication - Calories. I've been doing that for years now. It no longer works. I can log food until the cows come home. And that alone is a time consuming process. I can work out... Read more
Picking myself up - AGAIN
Monday, September 07, 2015      2 comments

This is getting so tiring, but giving up is not an option. I just reviewed my blog here over the past 3 years. I've come a long way, mentally, psychologically and physically. But I'm still embarrassed over how I look. I hate my stomach with... Read more
It's Not a Race
Sunday, August 23, 2015      1 comments

For the past 18 months, I have lived under the weight of some school deadline or another. I needed to complete the last requirements for my application to grad school. These included the specified higher level undergrad classes; Intermediate Mic... Read more
Hit a Roadblock - No, Not Fitness
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      0 comments

This is in optimization problems. I have to make up my final from the summer class. I hit a wall sometime before the midterm. I just discovered what that wall was. It was in the discussions of the various economic functions. I was lost in class.... Read more
Unfortunately...IT'S ON
Saturday, August 01, 2015      1 comments

My mediocre quantitative score on the GREs did not disqualify me from application this semester. That leaves only to complete the class. Tamara returns on Monday. I need to step up my game. This will mean having to keep the pedal to the me... Read more
Determined, Dedicated, Disciplined
Tuesday, July 21, 2015      1 comments

What a mess this past year has been. I've been under terrible strain with school and my personal life. I haven't had a break from exams for well over a year. I need to get my life back. I was doing great with running. I was able to drop 4-5... Read more
Back and Swinging
Thursday, October 30, 2014      1 comments

Last summer was a whirlwind of activity, but it was nothing compared to what this autumn is turning out to be. I hit an important milestone in July - getting to below 135 (even briefly below 130), but then I got a chemical peel procedure at the... Read more
Eyes OFF the scale
Sunday, June 22, 2014      0 comments

I do a semi weekly weigh-in. Sometimes I weigh myself more than once a week. Sometimes I'll go nearly two weeks without a weigh-in. More times than not, however, I find myself disappointed that I have not yet moved from the weight I reached i... Read more
Grinding to Glacial Speed
Saturday, June 21, 2014      0 comments

Following my surgery on April 10, I had a 3 week long recovery and was stopped from exercise for 6 weeks. That was murder on my energy level and overall well-being. It was great to realize that going without exercise was making me feel so bad... Read more
A Year's Progress (Almost)
Saturday, April 05, 2014      1 comments

On April 29, 2013, I began a regime of interval jogging. With an iPhone app called "C25K", I took on the challenge of increasing my jogging speed and endurance with the diverted goal of keeping it at intervals instead of training for a 5K. Tho... Read more
Shifting Focus Again
Sunday, March 23, 2014      0 comments

My weight loss has stalled at this point. Two weeks ago, I hit a goal of being under 139 lbs. Then, after my son wanted to switch our Weds night dinner venues to a local Chinese restaurant, my weight jumped back up about 4-5 lbs and stayed the... Read more
The Most Important Factor in Weight Loss
Friday, March 07, 2014      1 comments

Last May, I made a commitment to myself that I would allow for a YEAR to pass for weight loss. I told myself that I needed to set small fitness goals and be content with body shape changes, if any, instead of focusing on the scale. I wa... Read more
Day 38 of a 100 Day Challenge
Monday, February 17, 2014      0 comments

I have a separate blog about this, but about 40-ish days ago, I started a 100 day challenge. And what a CHALLENGE it's been. There were 5 short term goals stated in the challenge that I was to take on every day. 1) Meditate 2) Do creati... Read more

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