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OAKBORN
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A couple more days without a net...
Saturday, October 11, 2008      2 comments

Had another conference in St. Louis, Infectious Disease this time. (I work in Communicable Disease as part of my job.) It was a good one, but that meant driving to St. Louis, staying with my Dad overnight and then fighting St. Louis traffic ye... Read more
Of half doughnuts and fat-free half & half...
Wednesday, October 08, 2008      0 comments

When I was fat, I always used to scoff in my head at those who would take half a doughnut or cookie or whatever, especially when those people were overweight too. Somehow I just felt better realizing that I wanted something, I would just eat it... Read more
Working Without a Net... a month in MaintenanceVille...
Sunday, October 05, 2008      3 comments

I spent the last 3-4 days without my SparkPeople trackers or Internet access... from Wednesday evening to Saturday evening. I was really working without a net and I was scared... really scared. I didn't feel ready to take the training wheels o... Read more
How can I keep from singing?
Monday, September 29, 2008      3 comments

In my job as a public health nurse, I see all kinds and have many interesting interactions with the public. (Imagine that!) This morning has included lice checks on 2 little girls, placement/reading of TB tests, calling doctor's offices to ... Read more
Adventures in Cooking with George!
Sunday, September 28, 2008      1 comments

If you have been reading my blog for any time, you know that I love my George Foreman grill. I think that a lot of people think of these appliances as rather one-dimensional... I am trying to expand on ways to use mine and get happier with it a... Read more
Reflecting on the journey.
Friday, September 26, 2008      1 comments

I'm nearly to one month of maintenance... that will be next Thursday, just in time for a trip to a 2-day conference in St. Louis. I'm taking my co-workers to Fitz's fitzsrootbeer.com/menu.h
tml in University City one of ... Read more
Day 20 in Maintenanceville, Day 30 in current exercise streak...
Sunday, September 21, 2008      1 comments

It's funny how helpful taking that one day off from exercise was for me. Just giving myself permission was huge... it helped me relax and get a bit of perspective. While exercise everyday is VERY important to me, it's okay to take a day off to... Read more
Money Money Money
Thursday, September 18, 2008      1 comments

Our money woes continue... we will really have to eke by for the rest of the month... but we will. Today at lunchtime, I started to cry. So instead of hitting the freezer here at work, where the ice cream lives, I went for a run. It has he... Read more
2 weeks of maintenance...
Monday, September 15, 2008      2 comments

My 2nd week of maintenance is ending today... so far so good. Had a great walk tonight... just didn't feel like running. However I walked briskly... at about 4.35 mph... for nearly an hour. It was a beautiful evening in the mid-60s wi... Read more
Setting the scene... a gaming convention!
Saturday, September 13, 2008      2 comments

Hello there! I'm coming to you live from CogCon 16 in Rolla, MO. Hubby and I are taking this as an overnight away (as mentioned in the previous post)... If you have never been to a gaming convention (which most of you probably haven't)..... Read more
10 days of maintenance... and a new swimsuit...
Friday, September 12, 2008      1 comments

This isn't going to be a terribly long post. Just a quickie to show off the bod and suit. I've been maintaining for 10 days now. I tell you, it's easy to kind of fall off the exercise wagon. I haven't stopped or even missed a day, but ... Read more
42... finding the meaning of life, the universe and everything...
Tuesday, September 09, 2008      1 comments

If you know the book, "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy", then you know that the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything is 42. This is kind of (humorously) significant for me since I turned 42 last October... and I have ... Read more
Thimking...
Monday, September 08, 2008      3 comments

I ran an incredible 2.44 miles (25 mins) straight yesterday at almost 6 mph and that included some pretty challenging hills... not steep, but those long, slow grades that take endurance to get up. The one going into the golf course is shorter a... Read more
Creative cooks are us... and other thoughts.
Saturday, September 06, 2008      2 comments

I weighed myself on Friday and I was 148.8 still... perfect maintenance so far! I am working just as hard at exercise and eating right... still tracking everything. Thursday evening I ran 1 mile in 9 minutes. That was way cool. Last nigh... Read more
Grateful Thanks & Reflections...
Wednesday, September 03, 2008      4 comments

I just want to thank everyone for the support I have received in the last few months with this whole weight loss thing. It really has meant a great deal to me. I feel incredibly blessed and loved. Maintenance is going to be a journey unto... Read more

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