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ABC's of Maintenance: H is for heroes
Wednesday, October 26, 2011      11 comments

Yesterday as I was driving to work, I was thinking of my "H" and "heroes" came to mind. We all need heroes. People we see out there doing things we respect and admire... whether it is battling the moral issues, overcoming personal obstacles, o... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: G is for gratitude
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      10 comments

I took yesterday afternoon off work to make up for the overnight stints over the weekend. It was a a gorgeous day, so I took a long walk around the lake in the Autumn sunshine. I ended up covering a part of the long track from Sunday's Making ... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: F is for fun!
Monday, October 24, 2011      14 comments

Remember back when initiative was strong and you were envisioning life at your goal weight? See chapter one of goal-setting. I'll bet there were at least a few "fun" things in your vision: did you see yourself playing with your grandchildren?... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: E is for evidence
Sunday, October 23, 2011      12 comments

Evidence: it's what we look for in figuring out "what happened". Investigators of everything from program bugs (that's my personal experience) to crimes and disdemeanors look at physical clues and interview people who might have memories... th... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: D is for distance
Saturday, October 22, 2011      13 comments

Many of us talk about what we're doing with SparkPeople as being on a journey. This lends itself to the metaphor of distance: where we started, where we are now, how "far" we have come. Some of us have walking, running, biking, or swimmi... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance: C is for creativity
Friday, October 21, 2011      14 comments

Once one has entered what we used to think of as "the promised land", i.e. maintenance, things change, and yet, they don't. What changes is that we no longer see the steady reduction of the readout on the scale. We stop dropping dress or j... Read more
B is for brain AND for body!
Thursday, October 20, 2011      13 comments

Brain and body are not mortal enemies. Research has shown that exercising the body has direct benefits to the brain. Growing up, I had the mistaken concept that you developed one or the other! I was very proud of my brain... I was that ... Read more
ABC's of Maintenance - A is for ambition!
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      15 comments

Ambition is a great word to start off my maintenance alphabet for year two. Ambition encompassses both the drive to achieve a goal, and the goal one is driving to achieve. "Does he (or she) have ambition?" is asked of anyone seeking office... Read more
Last year's alphabet
Tuesday, October 18, 2011      7 comments

Last year I did the alphabet blogs, with the following words: A - Assimilate, Adapt, Accept B - Budget C - Consistency, crazy, compassion, compulsions D - Diligence E - Experience F - Fellowship G - Genuine H - Honesty I - I... Read more
Reflections on training and racing
Monday, October 17, 2011      10 comments

In the past year I have "done" several road race events, some of which I was in good training for, some not so much. This morning I was reflecting on the fact that my training has really fallen off in the past couple of months, and yet, I put i... Read more
The Governor's Cup... and why I should not try to race in the Autumn...
Sunday, October 16, 2011      15 comments

Ah-choo! Ah-choo! Ah-choo! I went running drugged with Zyrtec, which I took this morning. I got through the race, and in good time, too. 5K in 30:53, for a sub-ten minute mile pace. I am thrilled with my performance... I did not run th... Read more
A good day
Saturday, October 15, 2011      7 comments

The body was ready to be up at the usual time, despite my having turned the alarm off. My Saturday early morning tradition has become watching the streaming video of the most recent "Biggest Loser" show, and usually working out while they work ... Read more
Leaders and followers
Friday, October 14, 2011      13 comments

I'm in the midst of reading one of those great big books: a historical novel, set in the days before Henry II took the throne of England. The author, Sharon Kay Penman, is a historian in her own right, so her books are full of fact and flavor ... Read more
On days like this, routine truly *is* my friend
Thursday, October 13, 2011      12 comments

Woke up with the sinus headache miseries. I'd been feeling it coming on last night when the sneezies hit. I took my Zyrtek this morning. I will likely resort to Advil throughout the day, as needed. Despite all that, I just don't feel at the ... Read more
Routine is my friend... maybe
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      9 comments

As I contemplate the habits of the workday... get up, shower, dress, pack lunch, put the oats on to simmer... Spark... go to work, take those vital walking breaks, come home, Spark some more, maybe exercise, fit in my "one thing" related to home... Read more

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