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It's my birthday!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012      11 comments

I was having a sad day yesterday, but today is my birthday and there will be no sadness!... Read more

Monday reboot: glitch

Monday, April 23, 2012      4 comments

It's one thing to go to bed on time with the plan of getting up at 6:30. It's another to then lie there for almost 4 hours before finally falling asleep. So getting up was almost 8. But after a little wakeup time, I will be hitting the exercise.... Read more

Monday reboot

Sunday, April 22, 2012      3 comments

I have been doing great with the biking, but in the adjusting to the biking, the strength training has fallen by the wayside. That's okay; things need to be flexible. And between being sick, having sick friends, and everything else in life, a li... Read more

30 Days of Biking -- misery edition

Sunday, April 22, 2012      6 comments

"OMG, I don't want to bike today! It's cold--they're threatening snow--and windy, and just miserable." "You don't have to bike," my hubby replied. "Instead, you can curl up inside and stay warm, and at the end of the month look back and des... Read more

Your body sometimes lies to you

Saturday, April 21, 2012      8 comments

I spent the night taking care of my best friends' three children. I have a very special relationship with these kids, and was happy to help out during a medical emergency. But I didn't sleep well due to listening for them, being awakened at 1am ... Read more

Food: it's not just fuel

Tuesday, April 17, 2012      10 comments

I am always wary when I see people trying to take the "food is fuel" approach, because it tries to lock down all the family, cultural, and celebratory associations with food and usually leads to an emotional crisis, binge eating, and disaster. Y... Read more

Self-loathing: not just for the fat!

Monday, April 16, 2012      7 comments

I am amazed when I hear people I consider to be attractive, interesting, and "together" just spew forth with gouts of self-loathing. If they are curvy, they think they're fat. If they are thin, they point out every tiny, perceived flaw. Everyone... Read more

Burning 5000+ cardio calories a week

Saturday, April 14, 2012      6 comments

At least according to Spark People. The long bike ride did the bulk of it, of course. This is two weeks in a row that I've burned over 5,000 calories. I hope I can keep it up through the summer months. It's a bit harder in the winter, sinc... Read more

27 miles, and ready for bed

Friday, April 13, 2012      2 comments

I went for my first truly long ride today--27 miles. I'm working to strengthen my knees, so I rode in lower gears and kept my pedalling "soft." It helped my knees get through a 2 hour and 16 minute ride without complaint. But, oh, my patoot... Read more

Doing better today

Thursday, April 12, 2012      6 comments

Spreading out my food seems to be effective. I was down 3 pounds today. No one thing will ever work forever, but I'm shaking it loose for now. Woot!... Read more

I think I see part of the problem

Wednesday, April 11, 2012      7 comments

At the suggestion of a couple people, I took my measurements. They've hardly budged. emoticon But I think... Read more

Tired, sore, and dejected

Tuesday, April 10, 2012      7 comments

Biked 15 miles yesterday, did upper body ST, gained 3 pounds. I am getting quite frustrated with just bouncing around at the same place on the scale despite working out so much. We had company for dinner, and yes I ate a bit more than I usually ... Read more

Oh, Monday....

Monday, April 09, 2012      3 comments

I'm behind on everything today. I admit that this is my fault: I slept in very late. But hubby was sleeping very restlessly last night and kept waking me up just on the edge of falling asleep--he very occasionally does this thing where he moves ... Read more

5 miles!

Sunday, April 08, 2012      10 comments

The first half into gusty headwinds up to 40 mph. Having to pedal going downhill to keep from stopping. The second half was rewarding, though--biking 20 mph! 30 minutes of exercise, and my Bike 30 Days record is still intact. Woot!... Read more

Biking, day 8: resolve...fading...

Sunday, April 08, 2012      5 comments

I'm very stiff and sore today, and it's miserable out: cloudy and windy. I really don't want to bike. It's my rest day, too. Originally, my plan was for a long ride today. I'm now thinking that a very short ride may be in the works instead... Read more


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