The Importance of Staying Busy
I've always had a hard time with food when I'm on vacation, or even weekends, for that matter. It hit me yesterday that when I'm slacking off (some people call this relaxing?), I feel like I can do whatever I want, which must send a signal into ... Read more
Post-Christmas Renewed Motivation
Man, oh man! The weeks leading up to Christmas were so chaotic and stressful, both the Christmas preparations and deadlines at work. I pretty much quit exercising but did okay food-wise UNTIL Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Good Lord, it felt j... Read more
5K Training Run
My goal today was to shave 30 seconds off last week's 5K time, and I did it! Ok, 29 seconds, but that's close enough for me ... Read more
I am kicking myself (does that count as a cardio workout?). According to my plan, I was supposed to run yesterday. Things got busy, and I decided running today instead would be fine. In the grand scheme of things, it really didn't matter if I ra... Read more
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
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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