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168-40-56 = 72 hours

Monday, June 18, 2012      4 comments

72 hours every week, once I take out 40 for the work week and 56 for eight hours of sleep every night. 72 hours. Doesn't that just seem like ALL KINDS of time? So why do I always feel like I don't have enough time? Well, at least an ho... Read more

I can buy pretty bras!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012      9 comments

Upon the nagging of my daughter, I went bra shopping yesterday. And you know what I discovered? I am now a band size that allows me to buy pretty bras! Now that I've accepted underwire as inevitable, I found that a whole vista of styles were ope... Read more

Weekend off

Monday, June 11, 2012      4 comments

Spent the weekend out of town and with friends where we did nothing but eat and stay up way too late. Relaxing, but today I'm bloated and tired and off-schedule. Still, life is about those celebration moments, and I'm glad I can go off for a wee... Read more

Back-to-back rides

Friday, June 08, 2012      6 comments

I forgot to mention that the other piece of advice I got from the clinic was to start riding back-to-back long rides. So yesterday I rode 22, after the 40 from the day before. When I first got on my bike, my legs said, "Oh, you have GOT to ... Read more

Training for the Big Ride

Thursday, June 07, 2012      3 comments

I biked 40 miles yesterday, sort of by accident. I had to be downtown in the morning, which is about 10 miles, so I biked in. (I take dress shoes and skirt and blazer with me, and wear a shell top so that I can just pull the nice clothes on over... Read more

Family makes me crazy!

Wednesday, June 06, 2012      11 comments

I called my mother today, and found out that: 1. My brother almost died of a heart attack, but the defibrillator in his chest kicked him back to life; 2. One of my sisters - the one who DIDN'T have major kidney surgery -- is now having... Read more

Frustrated with myself

Tuesday, June 05, 2012      12 comments

I am having a terrible time accomplishing anything. I am completely off-schedule and need to get myself back on track. Why is this so much harder to do than to say??? My life works best if I get up at 6:30. I've been sleeping until 8, ... Read more

There's a cage on my chest!!!

Monday, June 04, 2012      10 comments

For years, I have avoided the underwire bra. They aren't comfortable, and the wires poked me under the arms. When I was last thin(ish), I got talked into buying three underwire bras, but then they say in the closet for years. Cue my daughte... Read more

Clothing and NSVs

Friday, June 01, 2012      9 comments

Went to Sears today, because Dear Daughter works there and gets a discount, to pick up a few items of clothing to help me get through the transition time in this weightloss journey. I got a few cute things on the clearance rack, so that's good. ... Read more

Discovery has Shark Week; I have slug week

Thursday, May 31, 2012      3 comments

Barely any exercise this week. DD here is a good excuse, but I will have to make up for it next week. Finishing the month with just under 250 miles on my bike. Must do better in June.... Read more

Enjoying time with my daughter

Wednesday, May 30, 2012      6 comments

My older daughter is here visiting. She's 26, and lives several states away with her fiance, so we don't get to see each other nearly often enough. She's always been my outdoors/athletic girl. So it's funny that we've gotten in very little... Read more

How do I even know how to feel?

Saturday, May 26, 2012      7 comments

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?

Saturday, May 26, 2012      6 comments

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

Pedal pusher

Friday, May 25, 2012      1 comments

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

Friday, May 25, 2012      5 comments

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


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