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In my last blog I talked about what progress is. I defined it this way:
"tracking - no matter what I eat.
weighing - no matter how much I think I know what the scale will say.
moving - no matter how tired, busy, etc. I am."
Tra... Read more
What IS "progress" anyway?
Progress Report after one week back on track:
Progress on the scale is always nice.
Progress in inches and better fitting clothes certainly makes me smile.
Progress toward fitness goals, like a 5K or a faster time, or a higher jump, sur... Read more
The Perfect Storm
I totally blew it.
I ate a veggie egg white omlete for breakfast (great!),
the soup and salad for lunch (hooray me!)
and an entire 12" thin crust pizza for dinner (yikes!)
My total caloric intake for the day was more than 600 calories... Read more
The amazing story of my first 5K!
My son (the marathon runner) has been challenging me for a couple of years to run a 5K race. So, realizing that I was going to be 50 before I knew it, reading that running actually preserves people's knees rather than wrecking them, and knowin... Read more
"I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate." Paul confessed in his letter to the Romans.
All I can say is, "Me Too!"
I caught myself trying to cheat this morning.
Somewhere ... Read more
WooHoo! My modified training schedule worked! Today was a "run continuously as far as you possibly can" day. I knew I could get past two miles, but I wasn't sure if I'd make 10 laps or eleven. The weather was perfect. Cool even. I kept rem... Read more
Best laid plans...
My plan today was simply to run as far as I could continuously.
But... it was really humid, and I forgot to bring my towel, so the sweat was stinging my eyes, and... (You get the picture.)
Even though I have run two miles continuously ... Read more
Update on the 5K journey...
Well, it's been interesting!
With travel throughout much of August and transitioning back into work I tried my best to stick with my C25K program, because my race is pretty tight on the heels of the end of the training schedule. (I know. ... Read more
The Quest gets Questionable
I've been getting a little discouraged here. I've been doing what I know works. Weighing my food to the last gram, eating seven to nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily, getting enough protein, fiber, calcium, never going over my calor... Read more
I read a blog this morning from a person who was stressed because they felt they had an important decision to make. They were considering doing something that they did not feel would be the best psychologically for them.
Been there, done t... Read more
Third Sparkiversary Eve
I'm recently back in the groove, and was surprised to realize that I've been a Spark-person for almost 3 years.
My three year story in a nutshell is:
1. Lost all the weight! Woo Hoo!"
2. Tried to figure out how to maintain. ... Read more
Almost a year later...
I looked at my blog for the first time in a long time... and realized it had been a few days short of a year.
My last blog was a pep talk to myself about getting back on track, and I guess I did for a little bit, but it didn't last.
I ... Read more
The Cold Hard Light of Day
I weighed this morning.
I used to weigh every day, and compare my weight to the month before. Lately I have avoided the scale. I weigh on the wii fit, so when I went to weigh-in today I learned that it had been 20 days since my... Read more
My Five Step Process to Tackling a Huge Scary Goal
I responded to someone else who was blogging about feeling unmotivated and seeking advice. When I finished I realized my response would make a pretty good blog, so I made it a little more general and here it is...
There are several things ... Read more
The "Woo-Hoo Button"
I reached my goal weight, and I have been trying to learn to maintain. It has been a tricky undertaking, and I have been dipping under my goal now and again. I also have noticed that my skin is less loose than it was. It will never be smooth ... Read more