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Disappointing, but knowledge is power

Saturday, February 04, 2012      8 comments

I took my new Garmin for a spin today. The disappointment is in how fast I run - I knew I was slow, but my average pace was 14 mm - not the 12 1/2 mm my iPod reported (I ran it to get that comparison). I understand that even a garmin isn't... Read more

Planning can bring pleasure

Friday, February 03, 2012      5 comments

I know, I know - planning is a PITA. But right now I'm anticipating all the yummy food I'll be eating over the next few days. Plenty of healthy foods with a few treats thrown in there. There's nothing quite like looking forward to what you're go... Read more

Tracking keeps you on track . . .

Thursday, February 02, 2012      8 comments

. . . even when you're off track. This is what I've learned: even when I'm having a munchy attack, I am more likely to lose weight when I do my best to track it. It's when I think "oh, a couple extra chocolate chips won't matter" - day afte... Read more


Wednesday, February 01, 2012      6 comments

Having the ability to find clever ways to overcome difficulties. Anyone who tells you that weight loss is easy either has a really good metabolism, isn't in it for life, or is young. Thinking of Jordin Sparks, who when asked about her 30 lb... Read more

A waste of time

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      9 comments

Or is it? I often think about it. Losing weight - and especially maintaining that weight loss - is time consuming. Sometimes I feel as tho I've wasted years of my life worrying about my weight. Just think of all the things I could acco... Read more

January going out like a lion

Monday, January 30, 2012      5 comments

I'm sitting here listening to the wind howl, really wishing I wasn't signed up for a group run tonight. But there's sushi at the end . . . this time it better happen! My group run sat was ok. It was really lovely weather to run in - about t... Read more

January's almost over . . .

Friday, January 27, 2012      10 comments

are you still sparkling? We have such high hopes for a new start with the new year . . . then oh - yeah- you've actually gotta do some work! The chutzpah! Who'd've thunk you have to *work* to lose weight? My secret to staying on track ... Read more


Thursday, January 26, 2012      7 comments

I was so unmotivated yesterday . . . such a gray day & today is no better. Somehow I managed to get a lot done! Got my run in. Even pushed myself to do a full hour rather than my usual 40-45 minutes. I wore my Fila skeletoes & managed to gi... Read more

It's not about yesterday

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      8 comments

We want to think we can erase bad choices by exercising them away or by restricting ourselves the next day. You can't out exercise a poor diet & depriving yourself usually leads to more bad choices. It is way more important to be consistent... Read more

The power of freggies

Tuesday, January 24, 2012      10 comments

I did a 9:15 am aerobics class. Fairly intense. Had yogurt for a snack beforehand, a banana for a snack afterwards. But then I had to drop some books off a the library, do a little grocery shopping, and make a quick Target run. I was Famish... Read more

I should be roasting cauliflower

Monday, January 23, 2012      10 comments

The dogs have been walked. I did a short hills program on the treadmill, followed by 10 minutes of pilates. What I SHOULD be doing right now is roasting some cauliflower for dinner tonight. What I WANT to do is anything but. I want to be la... Read more

My yaktrax FINALLY got a workout!

Sunday, January 22, 2012      11 comments

9 miles on the schedule. Snow coming down. Around 11am it finally petered out. After lunch & some digestion, I tackled the driveway. Despite the fact that it was only a couple of inches of light, powdery snow, by the time I've cleared the drivew... Read more

Fanning the flames with websites

Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

One of my spark buddies asked for healthy recipes blogs - it's been a busy couple of weeks (and probably a busy month ahead) so I thought i'd just share them here. With a few others thrown in. As you might guess, this one focuses on dessert... Read more

The steamroller, aka the scale

Thursday, January 19, 2012      10 comments

You're going along with all that new-year enthusiasm & the scale is going along in the right direction, too - until screech! You've been run over ny that steamroller better known as a weight gain. There are reasons for wight gain: 1. Y... Read more

Watching the flurries . . .

Wednesday, January 18, 2012      6 comments

. . . we're not supposed to have. Sorry, no clever title today. Really, in general it's been a mild winter despite last Sunday's run, so it shouldn't bother me. Yet it does. Yesterday we had snow in the morning that was washed out by the afterno... Read more

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