How do I even know how to feel?
I just found out that one of my favorite people from law school was killed in a car accident. I'm sitting here stunned. We were in the same class, and from the first semester had study groups together. We made a good team: I kept all the good no... Read more
Fitter than who?
Last night I really had my eyes opened to what I've accomplished. After riding the Critical Mass ride, I read several people writing about how hard it was and how grateful they were for the organizers who stayed back and encouraged them to finis... Read more
Today is the last day for the initial push for Pedal to the Point. It's a really great cause, and I am doing my best to raise money for this important research. I'm pleased with your generosity so far, and have raised over $1,000.
But I jus... Read more
Fitness changes perspective
This evening is the monthly Critical Mass bike ride here in Cleveland. The group meets downtown at 6:30, rides at 7 for about an hour, then meets up at a local bar for fellowship and libation.
I decided that it would be nice to ride into t... Read more
After Monday's 41 mile ride, I found myself absolutely starving all Tuesday. I couldn't stop eating, and then we had Chinese in the evening, and the end result is that I've bounced up 7 pounds.
Now, I know I have not actually gained 7 poun... Read more
I'm trying to get in one extra-long ride per week, and this week was a 40. It was HARD, and took three and a half hours. But I did it. I am really glad I got the CamelBak hydration system for my birthday, because I drank a large water bottle and... Read more
Pedal to the Point
I mentioned a while back that I am training to participate in Pedal to the Point, the MS bike ride, in August. And that this is a fundraising event. I have biked over 500 miles so far this year, and am excited about the ride.
But now is th... Read more
3/4 of a well-managed conference weekend
This weekend was the Nebula Awards weekend in Washington, DC, and hubby and I drove out there, about a 7 hour drive. I did really well with my eating through the weekend, and worked out. But last night we were up really late, this morning I woke... Read more
In September, I started this journey with the goal of losing 120 pounds by May 2013. As of today, I've lost 60 pounds. My energy level and stamina are vastly improved, I'm back into clothes I haven't worn for several years, and I'm much happier ... Read more
Bike, bike, bike. Must garden
I put 84 miles on my bike this week. That's not too shabby. But I can't do a long ride tomorrow to start out the next week on the same pace. I need to get my garden cleaned up. I've been a very neglectful garden mommy this year, and nothing is g... Read more
Nevermind carbs/no carbs; what works for me is surprise
My weightloss is proceeding in a reasonably steady, orderly fashion, well ahead of the schedule I gave myself (120 pounds off by next May, and I've lost 57 of those). I set a readily achievable schedule because slower loss is more likely to "st... Read more
Well, I do prefer my milk to be nonfatal
Oh, Spark People. Sometimes you just crack me up.
Every morning, I drink a large glass of milk. Which I then enter into my nutrition. I type "milk, nonfat" and Spark People brings it right up.
This morning, though, I was a bit distrac... Read more
"I hardly eat anything but can't lose weight!" ... Really?
I have a very close friend who is struggling with my weightloss success. She was heavier than I, but it used to not be by much. Now it's getting close to a hundred-pound difference between us. Because of where she was emotionally, I was saying n... Read more
90 degrees on May 3?! What sort of wankery is this??!
I had an early docket this morning, and then another case to handle, so planned on a bike ride this afternoon.
It's 90 degrees in the shade.
The heat stroke prevention information I've been reading says pretty consistently, "don't go ... Read more
Non-scale victories for the win
After a month of hard work, I found myself only 4 pounds lighter. I was quite frustrated.
But today I went to Dress Barn. Last summer I bought two dresses there in size 24. Today? I came home with a size 16.
I never thought I'd be a s... Read more