10K on Thanksgiving Day: Verbally Committed
Last Thanksgiving, I ran a 10K. I happened to come in first in my age group, which in hindsight wasn't the best thing that could happen. That encouraged me to try to gear up for a half marathon. Further hindsight tells me I added mileage too ... Read more
Year over Year Comps
I've weighed myself daily for I don't know how long, but I've recorded the weights since December 31, 2001. That's a decade of data to look at, and noticeable slice of weight fluctuations while Life Happens.
A few years ago, when I thought... Read more
Scattered Maintenance Thoughts
This weekend I've been thinking quite a bit about various aspects of maintenance. That has translated to more time on the At Goal and Maintaining Team, including a couple of moderately long message board posts there. That took so much time tha... Read more
For most of my adult life, I'd have told you that I Don't Do Fresh Produce. It's hard to understand, you have to go shopping more often, you have to eat it before it goes bad, and it creates awful stinky garbage. I might have had some other ex... Read more
Weight Maintenance through Physical Labor
It's Monday evening. The one day job of replacing the main wastewater drain pipe in my house turns out to be a two day job. Fortunately, I can take tomorrow off work too.
It's been kind of interesting to watch the two guys doing the work.... Read more
Musings on Activity and Calorie Burn
Warning: Long rambling blog ahead, written purely for my own benefit. Feel free to move on when it gets boring.
I've been racking up the fitness minutes pretty quickly lately. I don't notice this while I'm doing it or while I'm logging f... Read more
Today was a disruptive day in my diet. Normally, I eat a standard breakfast, and pack a standard lunch and snacks for work. That leaves a little variety for dinner, before a standard evening snack. Today some of those standards got disrupted... Read more
Before & After
Lately I've seen a few blogs with before & after pictures. This is timely, as one year ago today I took my before pictures. On the morning of July 31, 2011 I weighed in at 192.4, down 4.2 lbs. from when I signed up with SP. This morning I wei... Read more
It's been an odd Sunday, but a pretty good day on the fitness front.
I started out by sleeping for 9 and a half hours last night. Hmm. Guess my body really needed the rest; when it doesn't, I can't sleep that late.
The extra sleep ... Read more
Unexpected Calm Motivation
Motivation is an odd thing.
Yesterday I disrupted my normal routine. I went to a minor league baseball game with a group from my church, and took my daughter along with me. That's a twofold disruption. First, the game goes late with fire... Read more
Wednesday Maintenance Musings
Wednesday has been a better day than Tuesday was. I got enough sleep. Maybe it wasn't enough to catch up on the deficit I've been running, but it was enough that morning exercises had proper motivation.
The bad foot is still griping about... Read more
Blah Tuesday Checkin
I'm running short of time to blog most evenings these days. Today is no exception, but I wanted to jot down a couple of thoughts/events.
Thought: I need to be more consistent getting to bed. Two nights in a row, I was up toward the late ... Read more
How much is enough?
Once again, MARKSTIPANOVSKY is making me think. He says,
"If you start today and modify what you're doing then you've started to successfully become fitter, stronger and healthier...
It really is that simple. If you can only move fo... Read more
Being in charge
"Maybe the secret of choosing to lose weight is as simple as remembering that you are in charge... "
In my weight loss phase, when I was seeing an unexpected level of success, I commented that I didn... Read more
Musings on Motivation
It's been a tough few weeks on the motivation front. Getting my foot hurt to where I couldn't run, and at first couldn't walk 10K steps per day, knocked me out of my rhythm with fitness. This happened right about when I wanted to pick up the r... Read more