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Week 1
Wednesday, December 07, 2016      3 comments

Last week I started an experiment. Somewhere along the week, I forgot about it. I did track my food and the average is about the same as last week. Why do I feel puffy? Maybe my food is more caloric than I realize. There was also too much candy ... Read more
Monday, November 28, 2016      5 comments

I have been at the same weight for a few months now, so I will experiment with changes to start this weight loss again. Last week the report says I ate an average of 1734 calories a day. I ate mostly three meals and two snacks. I will c... Read more
Staying off the Train and other Guidelines
Thursday, August 11, 2016      10 comments

Last time I was on here, I described the 'Night Train' of eating too much. I board this train when one 'snack' leads to another then another then another until things get out of control and only total disgust and over consumption stops the t... Read more
Night Train
Friday, July 29, 2016      2 comments

*Recently I revisited Guns and Roses, "Nightrain" about a fortified wine by the same name. Boy can I relate: "Loaded like a freight train. Flying like an airplane. Feeling like a space brain. Ready to crash and burn. I never learn. I am on th... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stop Looking for the Bottom (You can't swim with your feet on the floor)
Monday, June 27, 2016      61 comments

Today marks five years since the first time I swam the length of a pool (25 yards) doing the freestyle without stopping! I am still as excited about swimming now as I was then. I can hardly believe my luck on finding swimming. It was a fluke. In... Read more
February review
Monday, March 14, 2016      3 comments

Here is what I've done last month to achieve the goals for the year: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA) I'm not sure I'm preparing well for this. I've asked another teammate for suggestions. Maybe I can get company to prac... Read more
I must remember this....
Monday, February 15, 2016      4 comments

"Don't beat yourself up." You've heard that, right? I have. It never made any big impact on me. I always told myself that I was cool with myself. Well, I don't think I was. I never got too upset about eating 'missteps', but I always get on ... Read more
January review
Friday, February 12, 2016      1 comments

Here is what I've done last month to achieve the goals for the year: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA) I'm swimming with master's team. I've asked veteran swimmers for suggestions. I think I need to work on the mental a... Read more
Tuesday, January 05, 2016      5 comments

Last year was a dud and it made me sad. This year will be better if I include these things: 1) Naples Island Swim (August 2016, Long Beach, CA) 2) A healthy body 3) A job I love. 4) One month+ in Italy 5) A fabulous marriage 6) an ab... Read more
Oct. 2015.
Sunday, October 04, 2015      6 comments

September Goals are going well. I'm back swimming regularly, and that is a big bonus, because I do enjoy the water. I'm extra buoyant and I want to check some of this girth, so now I want to focus on nutrition. This month, I'll try Nutriti... Read more
Let's Try Again
Thursday, September 10, 2015      5 comments

My last posting didn't stick because unexpected things came up. I guess there will always be unexpected things. These were just bummers: A young cousin passed, a big layoff. I hope I can figure out how to move past them more easily in the future... Read more
Week 24, 2015; know any teas good enough for indulgence?
Monday, June 15, 2015      4 comments

Last week it felt like time to start again. I decided a focus. The focus will be career, nutrition, and movement. I was aware of these things last week. The toughest thing has been eating too much calorie dense foods in response to emotion... Read more
Where has all the focus gone?
Monday, March 16, 2015      8 comments

It is day 75 of 2015 and Iíve yet to review last year or plan this one. Letís see what I hoped for 2014: http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
idual.asp?blog_id=5585726 First I hoped to focus more and then I was a... Read more
A breakthrough?
Monday, December 15, 2014      5 comments

Why have baked goods lured me back for seconds, thirds, and fourths? It happens too often. Because moderation hasn't worked well for me, I decided to just say 'no' to baked goods for a while. I threw in no fried food just for kicks. The goal is... Read more
All I want for Christmas is to give relief to my pants' seams.
Monday, December 01, 2014      5 comments

It is December. Already. It is time to look at 2014 and to think about 2015. I am reluctant to examine my accomplishments for the year because it feels like it was one stumbling block after another. Right now I have a sore right forearm and a cu... Read more

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