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"So how did you do it?"

Monday, May 28, 2007      4 comments

We went to a family wedding this weekend - travelled 1800 miles, spent 5 days, had a great time. People noticed that I've lost 30+ lbs. That I've lost several dress sizes. That I've toned up and look great. I heard from people that I... Read more

Broke my personal record for a 2 mile race!

Monday, May 21, 2007      1 comments

DH and I participate every year in our local "Stop the Violence" race - we know the couple who sponsor the race, they do this because they lost their son to a random shooting. Last year, we cut off part of the race because it was raining a... Read more

Sahara dust

Saturday, May 19, 2007      2 comments

We've had Sahara dust in the air since Wednesday. Some days, we can't see the blue sky - it's totally grey from the dust. I have asthma. And up until now, I've been walking outside most days for cardio. There is no way I can walk muc... Read more

I've made my decision

Sunday, May 13, 2007      6 comments

To lose the amount of weight I want to lose, I need a fitness program I can sustain for another 6 to 12 months. To maintain any amount of weight loss, I need a fitness program I can sustain for life. To sustain a fitness program, I nee... Read more

I'll admit it, I get envious

Friday, May 11, 2007      4 comments

I have a friend here who is losing weight at a rapid pace. And I am so envious. But I also know that she has planned her food to optimize the nutrition she takes in - and I don't do that. And I know that she has a physically active jo... Read more

My brain is changing along with my body!

Monday, May 07, 2007      3 comments

I can't believe how much my thinking has changed, how working on fitness through nutrition and exercise has changed my mindset. The friend I'm travelling with this summer came over to my classroom today, so we could do some planning. We wer... Read more

Have I overcome stress eating?

Tuesday, May 01, 2007      3 comments

Some days, life gets in the way of fitness. I've been working on the School Improvement Plan - and the other teachers & dept. or committee chairs were late in handing in their info. In February, I asked for the proposed plans and strateg... Read more

A new high in cals burned this week

Sunday, April 29, 2007      1 comments

4368 calories this week in cardio!!!!!!!!! Woohoo! It was Carnival this week, so I had 5 days off from work - I managed 120+ minutes burned almost every day! Whether cleaning, walking, dancing - I burned a whole pound and a quarter in one... Read more

Carnival = fun exercise!

Wednesday, April 25, 2007      0 comments

Okay, not all of my fun exercise has been Carnival related. I washed my car in the rain yesterday. But today, I parked at the marina, and walked the mile or so into town. Met my husband, and walked around Food Fair for at least 2 hours. ... Read more

Emotional eating

Monday, April 16, 2007      5 comments

My assignment today is to write about emotional eating. Oh my. Do I know anything about emotional eating? Well, let's just say that I'm the one who coined the term "Chocolate Therapy" - Ben & Jerry just mass-produced it. I've alway... Read more

The + and - of being sick

Wednesday, April 11, 2007      1 comments

So I feel crummy. My stomach hurts. I can't eat anything. I have no energy. My head hurts. On the other hand - I lost 9 lbs this month! Not a good way to do it, but, well, we take what we can get! And I'm catching up on sleep. And my... Read more

Sleep, that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care

Monday, April 02, 2007      1 comments

I have a sleep problem. I have always had a sleep problem. I have trouble falling asleep. I have trouble staying asleep. I wake in the night for no reason, or some slight noise awakens me. Strange beds, new places, travelling all add to my ... Read more

Walking is second nature

Saturday, March 31, 2007      1 comments

I parked on the outskirts of town today. I went to my pedicure, waited until the polish was good and dry, and then went for a 45 minute walk. I was aiming for an hour, but DH called and we met for a latte. Went for my hair appt (my day of bea... Read more

The morality of weight loss

Friday, March 30, 2007      3 comments

Sometimes I think about the ethics and morality of losing weight. I think about all of the malnourished and starving people in the world, predominantly in developing nations but also people in our highly industrialized nations. I think about h... Read more

Beach and Swimsuit today

Sunday, March 25, 2007      3 comments

We went down to Magens Bay today (my signature picture). We walked on the beach and then I walked in the water waist-deep. So I put on my favorite swimsuit - white on top, black bottom, skirted suit - and I looked in the mirror. WOW! Wha... Read more

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