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When Busy Is Awesome

Tuesday, November 03, 2015      9 comments

"Busy" is probably the most overused word in the English language. It's our answer to "how are you" and our excuse for many invitations. I've been feeling busier than usual lately because I actually am busier than usual. I went from having... Read more

Vertigo Again

Saturday, September 26, 2015      7 comments

Wednesday morning 4:00 a.m. I rolled over in bed, and that sickening spinning feeling crashed over me again. I looked at my alarm clock, and the numbers were dancing all over the place. As quickly as I could, I rolled back to my other side, and ... Read more

Dealing With the Real Stuff of Life

Tuesday, September 22, 2015      10 comments

Recently my uncle passed away, and then just a few days later my father-in-law also passed away. The school year is up and running..... busy busy busy.............. As hard as it is to eat right and stick to an exercise routine when t... Read more

Losing Weight Is Not Rocket Science

Saturday, September 05, 2015      9 comments

#1 - Eat like a reasonable person. I've been trying to eat within my SP calorie range but going just a tiny bit over all week. Still, I've lost a few pounds. So I'm very pleased. Compared to how I ate during August -- with the occasional in-rang... Read more

Weight Spike

Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

I stepped on the scale this morning to a surprising 4.5-pound weight gain. I stepped off and back on again. That can't be right. Hm. Yup, up 4.5 pounds. Read more

Here We Go Again

Thursday, August 20, 2015      11 comments

Despite my frequent declarations that I am really getting serious this time, my weight has crept back up to a weight I swore I would never see again. I am sooooooooooooooo irritated with myself. 130. I cannot keep eating like this an... Read more

Day of Rest

Sunday, August 16, 2015      9 comments

A lazy Sunday ahead........ starting with some couch time with my dog and some recorded concerts on the DVR (Annie Lennox and Simon & Garfunkel). Next up: some housework. Nothing too massive, but I will feel better if I could finally check... Read more

Sanity Prevails

Saturday, August 15, 2015      9 comments

For those of you who expressed concern about my plan to go on a 4-5 hour bike ride on a blistering hot day: NO WORRIES! I got a later start than I should have, if I were indeed going to attempt the long ride. So I knew right there that it w... Read more

Coveted Trophies

Friday, August 14, 2015      8 comments

Only twice have I achieved the coveted 2000 Monthly Fitness Minutes trophy on Sparkpeople. Shocking, I know. Lately, I've been putting in A LOT of minutes. I'm running three times a week, biking three times a week, and walking almost every... Read more

Day of Rest

Sunday, July 26, 2015      8 comments

Following my training plan, today is a day off from both running and biking. My legs say: THANK YOU! I may go for a nice, long walk. And I should do some toning today. I've been neglecting that. I've been really dedicated to running an... Read more

Listening to My Tired Body

Tuesday, July 21, 2015      8 comments

I used to be very good at finding any excuse to not exercise. Too busy, too tired, too whatever. Lately, though, I prioritize exercise before almost everything else. Yesterday, after my busy weekend, including a 41-mile bike ride, I was st... Read more

Biking, Running, Volunteering, and Napping

Monday, July 20, 2015      8 comments

Sometimes you just have to recognize when you are too busy. I overbooked my weekend. it was all good -- volunteer activities, social time, and workouts. By the time all my planned events were done on Sunday, I was completely exhausted. I napped ... Read more

Biking in the Rain, Crossing Scary Bridges, and Eating Pie

Saturday, July 11, 2015      9 comments

My biking "coach" (really just a friend who is a way more serious biker than me) advised me to add 5 miles to my long ride every week. So today I set out to ride about 35 miles on a local bike trail. Two friends went with me. Overall, it wa... Read more

Excited About Running Again

Wednesday, July 08, 2015      8 comments

I'm slowly making a comeback from my calf injury. Tonight I ran 6 minutes, walked 1, repeated for a total of 30 minutes. It seems almost too easy to bounce back! (Thank God!) In the past when I've restarted, it seems like I restarted from the be... Read more


Tuesday, July 07, 2015      12 comments

We took another mini-vacation, this time to Duluth. Much fun! Much food! Oh Lordy, I do eat too much on vacation. BUT -- my one saving grace -- I exercised! I ran two mornings, mainly because my travel companions slept in, so I really didn... Read more

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