weight loss pattern
So, by tracking my weight loss, I've realized that I only lose significant amounts of weight every other week. I think it is a hormonal thing. I lose about an average of 1.5 lbs a week, but my weekly weight loss looks more like this: 0.5 lbs ... Read more
Facebook, mental health, and meditation
I locked myself out of facebook yesterday by changing the password to a random string of letters and numbers that I don't know.
I did this because I had become wrapped up in some hurtful things that people on my friends list were saying/... Read more
Another item for this week's successes column: I talked to my doctor on Monday, and he halved my beta blocker! I stopped having PVCs pretty much altogether, and I really don't like being on medication.
I'm having a few more PVC's than... Read more
This week has just been layered with success after success. I'm feeling on top of the world!
The day before yesterday, I ran 5K in one morning! It took me 40 minutes of running, and I had like a 45 minute break in the middle.... but I ... Read more
why i dislike Bikram Yoga - by popular demand.
Can 2 people asking me this question be considered "popular demand?" Well, it makes me feel popular, so why not! ;-) Anyway, a couple people asked me this question on my last blog post so here is the answer.
Why I Dislike Bikram Yoga... Read more
A friend asked me yesterday why I blog so much about my running, and not so much about my yoga. Well, I guess the answer is that yoga is old-hat for me. I've been practicing yoga for the better part of 10+ years, and in fact used to manage a... Read more
So, my 5K training schedule today was supposed to be:
20 minutes running
1 minute walking
10 minutes running
But after 20 minutes, I lost my partner who was running with me, and we both ended up frantically searching for each other, a... Read more
ahead of schedule - love that orange line!
I set up my SP goals to lose 1.5 lbs per week from May 24th. It calculated that I should hit my goal weight by January 14th. Not a bad way to start out 2013 :-)
When I look at my weight tracker report, I see that orange line representi... Read more
I used to eat there???
So I went back to a Vegan restaurant that I used to visit frequently in Leuven. I was so excited when it opened about a year ago, because it is exclusively vegan, and the only place as such in all of Belgium that I know about. After 2 months... Read more
My diploma was apparently just delivered to my home - it is official... I'm now qualified to teach chemistry to teenagers!
Teenagers and chemicals and Bunsen burners - SCARY thought! lol.
This is a career goal I have been workin... Read more
I'm worried about a really close friend of mine who is a drug addict. He's been to rehab a few times, and the last time I saw him, he was doing really well, but since had relapsed and ended up back in rehab again.
I've been trying to r... Read more
ditching my beta-blockers soon!
Got the OK from my sister-in-law (who is a cardiologist) to reduce my beta blocker dose! Might seem minor, but I'm pretty sure these beta blockers are holding back my weight loss efforts. They slow my heart rate down, and I think reduce my BM... Read more
winter running clothes. gamble!
I bought some winter running clothes (specifically, a nice jacket: wind breaker outer/fleece liner, with sweat wicking layers and under-arm vents) at the Salomon outlet store yesterday. Since it is several months away from use, I bought the nex... Read more
3 inches! What?
Just did my monthly waist measurement, and I lost 3 inches! 3 inches seems like a lot in a month!!! I also went from above the maximum healthy waist measurement for women (37 inches, according to dr. oz) to below! So not only are my pants l... Read more
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SparkPeople tracking vs. Weight Watchers points
In 2007ish, when I first made the decision to get healthy, I achieved all of my goals by counting my WW points each day. I wasn't officially in WW, so I didn't have the meetings or the extra materials that comes with that program, so I blended... Read more