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Saturday, June 28, 2008      2 comments

I went on a club ride today for the first time in 2 years. I did the 30 mile route and really did not have trouble with it (Thursday I did 18 miles). This is the longest ride I've done since being back in the saddle. The best part is that I don'... Read more
Inertia and Ranges
Thursday, June 26, 2008      1 comments

I finally talked myself into getting out of the house this morning. Since I retired I have a terrible time getting anything done in the morning. I love the freedom of the 1 hour breakfast and coffee BUT I have lots of things I'd like to get done... Read more
Perserverance Pays
Monday, June 23, 2008      3 comments

The scale finally moved downward this week - 2.4 pounds. Last week I made sure I stayed in my calorie range and drank at least 8 glasses of water a day. I exercised AND I focused on getting my protein in range. Jules gave me a lot to think ... Read more
A reward and This journey is different
Wednesday, June 18, 2008      3 comments

I had another reward the other day at the gym. They measured me for body fat using calipers and by their measurements I am now OVERWEIGHT. That is so exciting for me. I was even pleased that DH understood (he is a skinny clueless guy usually) w... Read more
Celebrating Success - Little Things Mean So Much
Monday, June 16, 2008      1 comments

I traveled to Chicago with DH last week and was really pleasantly surprised. Not only did I no longer need a seat belt extender but I was actually able to tighten the belt a bit. I was extra excited because I was able to unfold the tray table al... Read more
My metabolism is getting less efficient!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008      2 comments

I am so excited. 3 years ago I took an RMR test to determine how many calories I need to stay alive while at rest. The number (1280) was much smaller than I would have liked (especially since we are not living in famine conditions). I have bee... Read more
Practicing what I preach
Monday, June 09, 2008      0 comments

This week the scale was up slightly (0.2) pounds. I am listening to my own advice and not getting down about it I checked last weeks food records and my calories were in range all week. I had my water and I did do a good bit of exercise. This w... Read more
Monday, June 02, 2008      0 comments

This week I was pleased to see another pound gone. My weight loss curve has really flattened out but I am still pleased that the line is heading down. I have so much more energy than I used to have and I am finally learning to feel good about m... Read more
Increase Consistency
Monday, May 26, 2008      3 comments

I just noticed the "spark streaks" feature. One of my fast break goals was to journal regularly. That is one of the goals I let slip through my fingers. I enjoy writing if I have an issue or thought I am wrestling with. Much of the time my "writ... Read more
Things are Different this time
Thursday, April 03, 2008      2 comments

A friend noticing my weight loss asked me "why" things were working now. I think she is struggling with her weight and does not understand why I've been successful when I've just managed just to gain weight in the past.That got me to thinking. I... Read more
No more deprivation
Wednesday, February 06, 2008      1 comments

This year I chose a word rather than a resolution to guide my new year. My word of the year is "self love" since I decided everything I want to accomplish could be done as an expression of self-love. Last weekend I found out that keeping this wo... Read more
Success and Habits
Monday, December 31, 2007      2 comments

I got an email today with a great tag line: Motivation gets you going but habit gets you there. Zig Ziglar Before I could share it, I had to verify it myself (not sure why she is a very trustworthy friend - must be my academic training). I ... Read more
My word for 2008
Sunday, December 30, 2007      3 comments

My friend sent me a link to a blog that talks about choosing a word to guide actions in 2008 rather than an action. The blog includes a list of potential words and a "for instance", you might look at the clutter around you and decide the word sh... Read more
Friday, December 07, 2007      2 comments

Today I spent the day in a rather boring seminar about building a dental practice. I was fully engaged in the last hour when one of the attendees asked the group leader, a highly successful young business man, "How do you stay motivated?". His ... Read more
Valuing Myself
Wednesday, November 28, 2007      2 comments

I watched the Oprah special today showcasing people who have lost huge quantities of weight. The woman who lost 560 pounds said her turn around came when she met friends on line who valued her. She slowly learned to value herself and that is wha... Read more

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