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I know I said I didn't want to go clothes shopping until I lost more weight, but... well, I really wanted a red sweater for Christmas-time, and it's getting to be slim-pickins as far as pants in my closet. Jeans, jeans, and more jeans. So I trie... Read more
What's Your Secret?
I just saw a friend I hadn't seen in over a year, and she commented on my weight loss. "What's your secret?" she asked. I told her that I've been running and watching what I eat. But then, after thinking a little more, I blurted: "SparkPeople!" ... Read more
The Too-Small Winter Coat
Years ago I bought a very nice Anne Klein winter coat that was a little snug. It fit in the shoulders, so I didn't want the bigger size, and as usual I was absolutely sure that I would be losing massive weight in the very near future.
I wo... Read more
Half a Pound? I'll Take It!
My goal is to lose 10 pounds this month. With Christmas, you ask? Yeah, that was rather ambitious. I've been eating right and exercising more, but the scale hadn't budged until finally this morning. I lost .5. WOOHOO!!!
Gotta celebrate all... Read more
Toxic Energy ... (With a Happy Ending!)
You know those people, those comments, that draining energy... I fell victim to it again today. I wasted a good three hours of my life today reliving the conversation in my mind and composing a response, only to conclude that this is a waste of ... Read more
My Clever Invention: The 5-Minute Workout
I basically quit toning and weight-lifting 6 months ago and haven't felt like doing the Cybex equipment at the gym again -- just got bored with it. I also got bored with counting repetitions. I do so like to measure my progress. So I decided I w... Read more
My December 5k
I signed up for a series of 3 5ks this winter -- on the treadmill (HURRAH!), and I completed my first one tonight. I was aiming for under 40 minutes, and I just squeaked in at 39:30, and that was PUSHING it. I could see that I was a little too s... Read more
I'm on a roll! Today is Day 4 of sticking to my workout routine and eating within reason. It's amazing what a difference it makes, so quickly. After packing on a few pounds from vacation-style eating (i.e. too much), I'm right back down again. H... Read more
I'm relieved to see that my weight is coming back down after spiking from the holiday over-eating. It shot up 4 pounds, but now I'm back down 3, so I guess it was just temporary. Thank heavens. I'm eating within reason again and tracking every m... Read more
Happy Birthday to Me!
Although I had given my birthday just the tiniest bit of thought a few weeks ago, it struck me as odd when I realized yesterday that OH YEAH my birthday is tomorrow. It seems kind of silly when you get to be a certain age that you'd get excited ... Read more
The scale does not lie. I lie. I tell myself just a few bites of this or that (more likely AND that.. and that and that and that) are so puny and inconsequential that they won't hurt my efforts. Really? That bite and another bite and another bit... Read more
The weekend before Thanksgiving, I ran my second 5k (a local Turkey Trot). And then Thanksgiving morning, we did a 2-mile Turkey Trot. Both of these run/walks were entirely different from my first 5k. I put a lot of pressure on myself for that o... Read more
What's the Day After Black Friday?
Purple Saturday? Yellow? Green? To me, it feels more purple today, but the day is young -- it could turn any color.
My Black Friday was awesome. I did exactly what I set out to do -- got a few things done around the house and relaxed too. H... Read more
My Kind of Black Friday
I love my family. I really do. I know that I am a very lucky woman to have such a wonderful family. Still, when I get a chance to be home alone and do WHATEVER I WANT, I really enjoy it! Today they all wanted to go shopping -- the Black Friday m... Read more
A Digital Diet
I'm reading this book called The Digital Diet, all about stepping away from all the technology that rules our lives -- well, for some of us. I've had a sinking realization lately that I am spending way too much time on the computer. I wouldn't g... Read more