I've been wanting for years to meditate. I've tried it and read about it, but mostly not done it. When I try, I do short sessions and don't manage to relax and get into it.
Today I went to a whole-day meditation retreat. It was amazing! Our... Read more
Indoor vs. Outdoor Running
Until a couple months ago, I did most of my running on the treadmill. I
the treadmill! It tells me how fast... Read more
True confession: I like beer.
I like that they've said (doctors and other health types) that having a drink a day is good for you. (Did you see that? It's not just red wine. It's other stuff too.)
I like that I was able to lose 30 po... Read more
A week into this "Low-Sugar Thing," I'm doing a good job of keeping those carbs in check. What have I changed?
* NO MORE POP! I haven't missed it, except for one day at work. The thought popped in my head to go grab a Pepsi. Oh yeah, I don'... Read more
I've been thinking a lot lately about perception, namely my own perception of my own fatness. When I was 30 pounds heavier, I viewed myself as very fat. When I lost 10 pounds, I instantly felt pretty good, maybe even thinnish because by comparis... Read more
Pushing Past the Pain
After my bold statement (I Will Run... No Matter What), I am taking a break from running. Why, you ask? Let me tell you.
Last week I was getting some random stabbing pains in my foot, right in the ball of my foot by the big toe. My knees ha... Read more
This Low-Sugar Thing
We've all heard by now that sugar is bad for you. You hadn't heard? Listen up: SUGAR IS BAD FOR YOU!
We know we should cut back on cookies, candy, pop, and ice cream, if for no other reason than it makes us fat. Well, that is the main reas... Read more
I Will Run... No Matter What!
Last night I went to the Y to run. My goal was 3.4 miles, but it started off not so great. I was only .38 miles into it, feeling quite sluggish, when the fire alarm went off! Most of us kept right on working out, waiting to see if it was a false... Read more
So........... last night I had several beverages while cooking and eating dinner. My son wanted to play tennis after dinner. Sure, said I. So we walked over to the tennis courts.
I didn't feel intoxicated, but let me tell you: It's true wha... Read more
This morning my plan was to get up and run after having a small breakfast and giving myself some time to digest. Well, that turned into two massive mugs of coffee, by which time my tummy was in no condition to go for a run. Okay, I'll just give ... Read more
Good news: I gained only 1 pound on vacation. I guess all that exercise worked off the excess calories. What a relief.
So now for the August 10-pound challenge, I have 10.5 to lose. That's a good, lofty challenge. I think I work better wit... Read more
Vacation Mentality: The Danger Zone
Despite my much-lauded 30-pound weight-loss, I still have not mastered eating healthfully on vacation. No sir, I failed. Again.
Day 1: Massive pig-out.
Day 2: Less bad pretty big pig-out.
Day 3-6: Repeat day 2. In small ways, I re... Read more
Breaking the Slump
If you've been reading my blogs and status updates at all, you know I've been struggling to get my motivation back and to eat better every day. I'm doing pretty well! Not 100% perfect, but well enough, apparently, to drop 5 pounds. WOOHOO!
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Day 3......... Oops
Day 3 of Renewed Motivation went really well until about 4:00. Yeah, I overdid it just a tad. Really, just a tad this time. I was over by about 150 calories. I'm kicking myself (gently) but glad I didn't throw the whole bucket of motivation righ... Read more
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Instant Results -- NOW!
After, oh, say, a month of eating like crap and on-again off-again exercise, I've had TWO WHOLE DAYS of eating healthfully. TWO WHOLE DAYS. Did I mention that? For TWO WHOLE DAYS I stayed under my calorie limit, logged every morsel, had ZERO bee... Read more