There is a topped off evergreen a few houses down from my brother's house, with nesting eagles. They come every year and renovate this huge nest, and have two eggs. By the time I come visit, there are two huge black eagle babies who are larger... Read more
I'm visiting the Pacific Northwest. I'm freezing my gazoobies in this 68 degree weather. I'm sitting in my brother's place, wearing a jacket indoors. But I'm thinking, "Oooooh, this is good, keeping warm burns extra calories!"
We went to... Read more
One of my teams has a Daily Challenge - everyone just posts a challenge whenever it strikes them, and everyone tries to meet the challenge. Today I sugested we each do something fit, healthy, and fun. Thinking that a parent could play outside ... Read more
Father's Day Island Style
I bought two cards for DH - one "to my husband" card, and one from the cat. I hid them in a safe place where DH wouldn't find them, but that I'd easily be able to retrieve them in time for Father's Day. I can't find them.
We went snorkeli... Read more
A teammate posted a thread on Passion, and described various risks she took in her life to get to where she is today.
And I thought about risk taking.
It's important to be able to take risks - to leave behind everything and venture out... Read more
Exercise 101: Fun with Phebe
Friday: have a double shot latte at breakfast. Get wired on caffeine. Turn into Too-Much-Latte woman. Walk around school for an hour, at top speed, and if anyone is unfortunate enough to stop you to talk, keep walking in place and talking a ... Read more
One of my teammates posts daily thoughts and inspirations to keep us on our fitness journey - today was "Discovery." Discovering our bodies, our strengths, our limitations. Re-discovering parts of ourselves that we may have forgotten, or negle... Read more
Almost at my intermediate goal
My medium goal has been to lose enough weight that, before I go travelling this summer, I will need a new wardrobe. That meant losing at least 20 lbs, and losing at least 2 clothing sizes.
I started at size 2X or a 20 W - which is about a ... Read more
"So how did you do it?"
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!
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
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
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
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!
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
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Have I overcome stress eating?
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