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The Power of Advertising
Friday, October 12, 2012      0 comments

OK, this one is totally shallow, but ... We have occasion to attend 1-2 formal balls each year. I have a couple nice dresses that I wear to them. I keep changing the shawl or the top that I wear, but I've been wearing them for over ten ye... Read more
The Power of Habit
Thursday, October 11, 2012      0 comments

Reading a great book, The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg. It is full of case studies of people who made major changes by shifting the habits that they had. The thing that he keeps coming back to is that it's easier to modify a habit than... Read more
Nutrition Goals
Friday, September 14, 2012      0 comments

One little feature of SP is making me a little crazy. Evidently, anytime you change your weight goals, it resets your nutritional goals. But that means that I have to go in and reenter my calories, fat, protein and carb guidelines. Sinc... Read more
On Not Buying Frozen Pizza
Friday, August 24, 2012      0 comments

I had the realization the other day that it had been a month or so since I'd eaten a frozen pizza. I simply stopped buying them. And when they weren't available to grab and cook, then they weren't available to eat. As long as I think ahea... Read more
Adding Vegetables
Wednesday, August 22, 2012      0 comments

I've been working hard to add a lot more vegetables and fruit to my daily routine. I'd been doing ok with fruit. I usually had apples, grapes, peaches or something else that I could grab. But often several days would go by with few vegeta... Read more
What a Great Walk
Monday, August 20, 2012      0 comments

I went out for a walk this morning. I was planning to just knock out a quick 30 minute walk around a couple blocks, but the weather was cool and lovely so I headed out for a longer route instead. Then I decided that I could probably do a whole... Read more
Making Progress
Sunday, August 19, 2012      0 comments

I had a good meeting with the nutritionist. She helped me redefine my calorie goals and looked at the vitamins I've been taking and made some suggestions. It was also a huge affirmation, because the weigh in indicated that I'd lost 4 pound... Read more
Emotional Eating
Saturday, August 11, 2012      0 comments

It should probably be self-evident, but my worst food choices seem to come when I'm tired and/or stressed. Long day out of the house? Lots of sweets. Too many hours dealing with traffic? Overeat. Stressful medical test? Medicate wit... Read more
Trail Walking Adds Interest and Difficulty
Sunday, August 05, 2012      0 comments

I was thinking about the difference between just walking, trail walking and hiking yesterday. I took one of my kids to cross country practice and then went and walked one of the trails for a half hour while I waited. It was so much harder w... Read more
Changes I Can Stay With
Tuesday, July 31, 2012      0 comments

Got to the gym today, after a couple weeks of only being able to walk, because I was traveling or busy. Looks like I lost 2 pounds over the last few weeks, especially last week. Doesn't sound like much, but it's some of the first weight lo... Read more
I'm Walking, Down the Street
Wednesday, July 18, 2012      0 comments

I've been having nice walks lately. I'm on week three of the 5k My Way challenge and it's been feeling good. In fact, my distance Monday was longer than any of the Couch to 5k training runs that I was able to do in the spring. Walking is my f... Read more
McDonalds Set Me Up (and I Fell for It)
Monday, July 16, 2012      2 comments

I was out the door early this morning and didn't remember to make coffee. So I decided to take advantage of a coupon and get a free McDonalds frappe. This was free in price but wasn't cost free at all. When I got home and added it to my t... Read more
Where I Am, Where I'm Going, and a Plan to Get There
Monday, July 16, 2012      0 comments

So I'm still holding onto the One Day Hike as a cool long term goal. But I realize that I need to make specific plans on short and medium term goals if I'm going to get there. In the spring, there will be a series of hikes that will help ODH h... Read more
Big Goal
Saturday, July 07, 2012      0 comments

I think that I do better with something of a performance deadline. The last several weeks before my 5k were some of the most consistent for workouts. I was focused and intent on achieving something specific (not just a weight loss goal). ... Read more
Happy Independence Day
Wednesday, July 04, 2012      1 comments

Have a wonderful Independence Day.... Read more

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