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I made it!
Tuesday, May 08, 2007      0 comments

Yes, I have achieved my goal of 165 pounds. The needle on the scale is actually a little below that and has been there for about a week, so I think it is safe to say "I made it." It feels really good, I feel really good. I'm enjoying buying ... Read more
Made it to 10's and 1's!!!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007      0 comments

Yes - I can now run 10 minute intervals with a one minute walk break. I started the Learn to Run program with run one minute, walk two on January 29 and although there have been a few 'pauses' along the way, I made it to the end of the Running ... Read more
Almost lost my pants tonight!
Wednesday, April 04, 2007      0 comments

Well, not quite, but I did have to use a safety pin to take them in an inch so I wouldn't. We had a dress-up function to attend tonight and I hadn't worn this particular outfit for quite a while. It was very cool how big my pants were!!! Witho... Read more
The last five pounds.
Wednesday, March 28, 2007      0 comments

I'm getting close. 25 down and 'only' five to go. But those last five are being stubborn. I've been at 170 for three weeks now. Must not get discouraged, but try to be more vigilant about what I eat. I think I'm doing okay on the exercise s... Read more
Bought a new outfit yesterday!
Saturday, March 17, 2007      0 comments

I am within five pounds of my goal and only have one pair of jeans that fit me so dragged DH to my favourite store for a little shopping yesterday. Didn't find a pair of jeans I loved but did find a really nice 'yoga' outfit. It's really a dr... Read more
Too cold for the dogs.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007      0 comments

I set out for my run/walk this a.m., but after a few blocks Gino was lifting a hind leg so I circled back to our house. I was well dressed so decided to continue on without them. It was quite a hard workout as there was about 1" of fresh snow ... Read more
Yes, it was noticeable!
Monday, February 19, 2007      0 comments

On Saturday, I ran five Masters Jumpers agility courses with my dogs. Each one had 18-20 obstacles and my little guys won't run unless I do too, so I got a good workout. And I really felt I was running faster and easier thanks to the 20 lb. le... Read more
Finally warmed up enough to run/walk outside.
Friday, February 16, 2007      0 comments

Yes, it was only -5 C this morning so I was able to do my cardio outside today for the first time in about four weeks! It's also the first running I've done outside as I have been using the treadmill (due to the bitter cold) since I started the... Read more
Hip Hip Hooray, I'm down 20 lb. today!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007      0 comments

OOOOh I'm so happy. The needle on my scales showed I've hit the -20 lb. point. Only 10 to go! I was kind of worried getting on the scale this morning as I had a couple of bad days this week (one involved a three-piece meal from KFC), but I wa... Read more
Week 2 of "Learn to Run"
Monday, February 05, 2007      0 comments

Moving right along - this week I'll be running one minute, walking one minute for 10 repetitions. Five minutes to warm up and cool down on either end and I've got a great 30 minute cardio workout. It's still far too cold to run outside so I'm ... Read more
Starting to Run
Monday, January 29, 2007      0 comments

Today I added running to my cardio workout. I'm going to follow the Running Room's Learn to Run program. I still have the book from when I did it a few years ago. With some Christmas money, I bought a new Timex Ironman watch which has interva... Read more
I've Lost a French Horn
Wednesday, January 24, 2007      0 comments

I still have the French Horn I played in high school and university and have finally decided it is time to part with it. In preparation for selling it, I decided to weigh it yesterday. It weighs, in it's case, 15 pounds. That's how much weigh... Read more
Dining out Trials & Tribulations
Wednesday, January 24, 2007      0 comments

I noticed the Spark article on dining out today and added it to my favourites. I've read it before, so no excuses really. Before going out with friends last night to Tony Roma's for dinner I tried to find the calorie content of their food on-l... Read more
Okay, time to get serious again.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007      0 comments

I went off the (diet) wagon over the holidays and planned to get right back at it in January. However, a weekend out of town and a bad head cold that made exercise impossible have meant I haven't gotten off to a very good start. I think the co... Read more
My rewards
Tuesday, January 16, 2007      1 comments

I have had some difficulty deciding on rewards for achieving goals since so often in the past I would use food for a reward. But here is what I have decided on: 175 pounds - order book from RV bookstore 170 pounds - order book from Clean Ru... Read more

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