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Back in the Game

Sunday, January 27, 2013      1 comments

Not that I've entirely left but experiencing more of a motivational "plateau." You know how it goes, you still record your fitness minutes and everything you eat, well most of what you eat, well quite a bit of what you eat. OK, the truth is lit... Read more

Back in the Game

Sunday, January 27, 2013      0 comments

Not that I've entirely left but experiencing more of a motivational "plateau." You know how it goes, you still record your fitness minutes and everything you eat, well most of what you eat, well quite a bit of what you eat. OK, the truth is lit... Read more

Annoying Trivia Game

Sunday, December 16, 2012      0 comments

I "play" the trivia game because I learn interesting things from it. However, it does tend to bring out my competitive streak and I feel resentful when I miss a question related to something I haven't read about anywhere else on the site. I... Read more

When Motivation isn't enough

Wednesday, December 05, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday was a tough day for getting the 45-minute elliptical worked in. Busy with holiday preparations (cooking ironically) and business meetings I found that in spite of receiving good messages from the scale goddess, I just was not psyched t... Read more

Sometimes a number is a happy thing

Tuesday, December 04, 2012      1 comments

In my blog yesterday I forgot the most important point, I weighed in at the same weight as when I left for the weekend - heck, that doesn't happen even when I stay at home!. Today the scale dropped even further, to a number I haven't seen f... Read more

Moderation on Vacation

Monday, December 03, 2012      0 comments

Well, not so much. This past weekend my husband and I went away for the weekend - to a favorite spot which normally involves much eating, drinking, and absolutely no elliptical. This weekend was no exception - lots of eating, lots of drinki... Read more

Resolute

Sunday, November 25, 2012      1 comments

Our big celebration went well and I stuck with the plan of including both "wicked" side dishes as well as healthier alternatives. Turns out everyone ate both. I guess that means overall we all ate less of the higher fat options so it's all good.... Read more

Staging for the Holiday

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      1 comments

Oh decisions, decisions. The family is coming here for Thanksgiving (we're celebrating on Saturday to accommodate everyone's schedule) and everyone is looking forward to their favorites - creamy mashed potatoes, stuffing with sausage and nuts, h... Read more

Moving towards Maintenance

Friday, November 16, 2012      0 comments

I've done the yoyo weight loss/gain thing for years - fortunately it's the same 15-20 pounds (meaning I never got more than 20 pounds from target weight), unfortunately I'm aging and finding it harder and harder to lose these guys. This time I'm... Read more

Patience Pays Off

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      2 comments

While yesterday was a "tough to stay motivated" day it did turn around. I did get a good work out it, ate well all day, and read some inspirational articles. I also had a mini-blowup with my husband. When I looked back at how I got to my "low" i... Read more

Heavy Sigh

Monday, November 12, 2012      2 comments

Just having a tough day. Stepped on the scale and heart just sank to the toes. I've been really focused on not using the scale to judge my progress but every once in a while it just really gets to you. It takes a week to lose a half a pound and ... Read more

Fitness Tests - Setting a baseline

Monday, November 05, 2012      0 comments

After working out for a month, I felt brave enough to take the 3 recommended basic fitness tests: 1 min crunch, 1 min modified push-ups, and 3 min step (to determine recovery heartrate). Much to my surprise, based on the results and my age,... Read more

Step by Step

Wednesday, October 31, 2012      0 comments

I'm now down another three pounds ... and two inches in the waist. As I mentioned in my last blog, when I get back into the swing of "sparking," my initial weight loss is always very slow and then I start to gain momentum as my fitness increases... Read more

Persistence

Monday, October 15, 2012      2 comments

After logging what I eat, boosting workouts and elliptical work for three weeks, being more mindful, I have lost ... drum roll please ... 1 pound. Sigh. However, as I keep reminding myself, when I've gradually added the pounds and returned to th... Read more

Psyching up for the weekend

Friday, August 28, 2009      0 comments

Having looked at my nutrition log for the past few weekends, weekends are apparently fraught with opportunities for wagon falling off of. This weekend I'll at least focus on getting 8 glasses of water a day; I noticed that in addition to wa... Read more


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