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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
One year ago today, I joined SparkPeople. I wasn't at my heaviest weight, but I was heavier than I had been, and I reluctantly admitted I needed to track and control what I ate.
That decision started me on a trend to weigh less and be more... Read more
Bicycling, Nostalgia, and Lifelong Learning
Between an injured foot and lack of motivation to exercise, I've got onto the bike quite a bit this week. The nice thing about bike rides is that I can tell myself I'm not exercising, I'm just riding for pleasure. What this means is, I don't m... Read more
Shorter bike ride
It's July 5. I took the day off work, anticipating that I'd be up too late on the 4th. I managed to sleep in till 6:25. Sigh.
Today was mostly a relaxing day of down time and taking care of odds and ends. Got the car in for an oil chang... Read more
July 4: Bike Ride and Fireworks
July 4, 2011 I took a bike ride from my house to the end of the pier at Ontario Beach Park. It mapped out to 36.8 miles, and it wiped me out. I was ready to quit more than 5 miles from getting home. I went to bed early instead of even trying ... Read more
Motivation and Priorities
I haven't blogged in two weeks. It's been a tough two weeks on the motivation front.
Last blog I wrote, I ran 5K on a Tuesday. I went and ran another 5K the Thursday following that. My left calf was fine, but my right foot (which never ... Read more
SparkPeople encourages us to change our lifestyles to be healthier. We try, but changing a lifestyle is neither easy nor quick. Sometimes the changes are so small that we don't notice them in real time. Then something happens, and we realize ... Read more
Sedentary Work Hell
It's 6 PM on Sunday, and I've just finished what would have been finished by 5 PM Friday in a perfect world. But it did get done, and I'll meet the deadline tomorrow. This is a major work deadline. While there will be a noticeable amount of ... Read more