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Art as Attitude!

Saturday, February 05, 2011      5 comments

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Imagine Losing Weight

Saturday, February 05, 2011      6 comments

I've been on this journey about 3 years now. Eating better and exercising regularly. I've learned to work through the emotional stuff and to dream/plan great physical challenges. Interestingly somewhere in the last year, I forgot to imagine myse... Read more

Watch Out 150's!

Thursday, February 03, 2011      5 comments

Smashing, crashing, pounding, hammering, whapping, slamming, demolishing, banging! I'm moving out of the 160's and gunning to destroy the 150's as well!... Read more

Le Yum!

Wednesday, February 02, 2011      5 comments

I like drinking smoothies. Mine may or may not include things from the freezer. I'm just fine having one at refrigerator temperature. Well, I wanted one just now, but I was out of bananas which are normally what puts the sweet in my smoothies. S... Read more

My Bike

Tuesday, February 01, 2011      8 comments

That's what my bike looks like only the handle bars are raised up to be level with the seat (or perhaps the seat is dropped to handle bar height). :)... Read more

A Bike Named Nancy

Monday, January 31, 2011      8 comments

I hit a key milestone in my triathlon training this weekend. I finally bought my road bike for the race. I've been riding a townbike for years and it's a great bike, but honestly it can't do hills. I need to be able to ride hills for my training... Read more

Pushing the Intensity

Saturday, January 29, 2011      4 comments

For years, I've been working on the messages I give myself, and because of that, I've learned to pay attention to the messages I'm giving myself. I'm finding the messages are changing again. Over the last week, I've had a new one growing. I... Read more

Thinking Through This Morning's Body Composition Test and Its Results

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      3 comments

This morning I had my 2nd body composition test done. This is the summary from my trainer. *** You have lost 15 pounds and 1.39% body fat, and improved your density by 0.0031. Great job! 7/2010 results total weight = 179 densi... Read more

My 12 Year Old's Notions about Runners

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      2 comments

The brain is so full, I may do two blog posts today. First one, comparatively easier one, is about my 12 year old son's perceptions of runners. Yesterday at school the kids ran for 12 minutes at the track to see how many laps they could do.... Read more

Fitness Plan for This Week (Edited to show what really happened)

Monday, January 24, 2011      3 comments

Monday: 35 minute swim DONE Tuesday: 1 hour strength train, 3 mile run (ST, only 2 mile run) Wednesday: 40 minute swim, bike to and from pool (plus 40 minute hike) Thursday: run (only 3/4 mile…) Friday: 75 minute hike, 1 hour strength tr... Read more

Calorie Differentials and Hunger (with a capital H)

Sunday, January 23, 2011      2 comments

By lunchtime today, I was just about crying hungry, just desperately hungry, and I ended up eating a much larger lunch than usual. Now I'm looking at my calorie differentia... Read more

Measuring Change

Friday, January 21, 2011      7 comments

July 31, 2008 200 pounds (I lost 8 pounds before joining SP, making my high point 208). 38" waist 45" hips Today 164 pounds 31.5" waist 40.75" hips I took a year off from SP (2009 to last July), and I gained about 20 back,... Read more

CrossFit Workout

Friday, January 21, 2011      5 comments

500 meter row 16K kettlebell high pull deadlifts x 12 8 laps farmers' walk, each hand holding 12k kettlebell 12k kettlebell swing x3 and 3 push ups (repeat both x 5) full set x 5 you know when athletes talk about leaving it al... Read more

Surprised to Find I Lost Weight! (plus a road bike)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011      8 comments

It's good to keep a journal for many reasons. I thought I hadn't really lost any weight in the last year, that my weight had basically stayed the same. Today I looked at my weight log here at SP, and I've lost 13 pounds or so since July. Hmmm, 1... Read more

Elephant Seals and My Body Image

Saturday, January 15, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday the kids had no school in the afternoon, and I was able to get 4 tickets to visit Ano Nuevo State Park, so we could see the elephant seals. I haven't been since I was a kid, and I remember it as a pretty powerful experience despite hav... Read more


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