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
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