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Just cause it's hard doesn't mean it can't be done
Thursday, June 10, 2010      7 comments

We all have a million excuses why we are either stuck, or not exercising, or not eating right, or whatever it is we know we should be doing but aren't. For me: 1. I am short, and that DOES really make it harder. There is less of you, w... Read more
A cautionary tale & a few ramblings
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      8 comments

Yesterday on our walk I ran into one of my neighbors I hadn't seen in a long time. She messed up her knee using the elliptical, of all things. Who'd have thunk? Not me, so I thought I'd pass this on. She said she would use it while watching... Read more
How do skinny people eat?
Monday, June 07, 2010      7 comments

My SIL is naturally thin, and I watched what she was eating in the short amount of time she was here. She pretty much ate everything offered to her, but in very small amounts. We went out for sushi for dinner. She ordered 2 sushi rolls (abo... Read more
Losing weight is like running & some 5k after-shoes photos
Sunday, June 06, 2010      4 comments

You knew it was coming, right? The running analogy? Just popped into my head this morning, I swear. Yes, losing weight is like running. It's a solitary venture, and something only you can do, but it can be more fun in groups. Misery loves c... Read more
Race report & a few pics
Saturday, June 05, 2010      16 comments

I had a few butterflies last night, but nothing much, and I slept just fine. Of course until I was woken up by the pouring rain. And it continued to pour right up until about 7 am -- which actually worked out well, I was able to get the dogs out... Read more
Where to put my race bib -- belt or shirt?
Friday, June 04, 2010      3 comments

Ok, I've successfully navigated the streets of Albany, no thanks to either GPS or printed out maps or directions. I found the garage I'll be parking in tomorrow (couldn't park there today). The directions said to follow the signs, but I saw nary... Read more
Does clutter make you fat & other ramblings
Thursday, June 03, 2010      7 comments

I know the short answer should be that yes, clutter can make you fat -- all that clutter weighing you down can make you eat just by thinking about wading thru it. I have been working on the house all week long because my SIL will be visitin... Read more
Don't know what to expect
Wednesday, June 02, 2010      7 comments

My first 5k is Saturday, and what with going to NYC, being sick, shoveling mulch, and general housecleaning for a brief visit from my SIL (that same day), I haven't really had all that much time to think about it. Which I suppose is a good thing... Read more
Visualizing the future
Tuesday, June 01, 2010      8 comments

I have a new trick: almost every time I'm tempted to drift over to my chocolate/bar drawer and just pop in a Hershey's kiss (hey, they're only 25 calories, right?) or any other mindless munchies, I try to close my eyes and visualize myself at my... Read more
Planning vs going with the flow
Monday, May 31, 2010      6 comments

We didn't have big plans for today. My biggest plan was to relax somewhat after at least of an hour and a half of mulch shoveling for the last few days (on top of walking the dogs & cooking & getting at the last of the books still in boxes in ou... Read more
Making better choices
Sunday, May 30, 2010      6 comments

Probably the reason it's so easy to be focused on weight loss in the beginning of the year is because the days are short, and that actually gives us more time to plan. There isn't so much to do outside (barring shoveling snow), and even if we en... Read more
The push-and-pull of being present & minding the future
Saturday, May 29, 2010      7 comments

Boy, that's an awkard title, eh? We spend a lot of time contemplating the future, don't we? We're even encouraged to do so by the healthy eating gurus: think about how you'll feel when you're thin. What you'll eat. How you'll spend your tim... Read more
Wishing my life away
Friday, May 28, 2010      6 comments

Even tho I'm a big fan of living in the now as much as possible, I'm glad June will soon be here because I seriously need to regroup. I actually think I did fairly well on vacation and while I was sick, but boy, right after that the munchie... Read more
It's all relative
Wednesday, May 26, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I blogged about loving yourself. Today, as I was walking along with the dogs, I realized how much better about myself I felt. And here's the rub: I weighed this amount about 15 years ago. I felt so fat then. I'd struggled for so ... Read more
If your life were a movie, who would play you?
Tuesday, May 25, 2010      6 comments

I got this idea as I was watching Oprah yesterday. She had Julia Roberts on the show, who plays Elizabeth Gilbert in the movie version of "Eat, Pray, Love". I read the book well before it was on Oprah, and wasn't particularly impressed the ... Read more

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