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Slowest Race is Still a Winner!

Saturday, November 28, 2015      9 comments

I ran my slowest 5K (not running to support someone else) ever at 32:01 this morning. My husband and mom were there. My niece, nephew and nephew-in-law all finished before me. That is okay!! I ran-walked the race at 50 seconds run:10 seconds wal... Read more

Overeating is a Temporary Problem You Can Solve

Friday, November 27, 2015      18 comments

For us Americans who indulged yesterday, it is important to remember Beck's wise words: overeating is a temporary problem you can solve. For those who stuck to their program, kudos! Give yourself BIG credit!! I've got a race Saturday mornin... Read more

Wake Up for Tug of War

Sunday, November 15, 2015      11 comments

I have both granddaughters and the granddog today. Five year old Kahlua is like an old lady, very well beh... Read more

Awards, Dance, Exercise Plans, Weight

Thursday, November 12, 2015      12 comments

Went to Senior Dance late this morning, because we had to go see Natalie get her first 9 weeks awards for the school year. This morning she received 3 awards: straight A Honor Roll, Advanced Reading, and Good Citizenship. Very cool. Worth missin... Read more

May Need to Keep Looking

Wednesday, November 11, 2015      19 comments

Yesterday morning I worked out at Haka Fitness. You may remember I had an initial session with one of their trainers focused on preventing any more falls while I run. Although she did not find a problem with my movement, she recommended some bal... Read more

My Not Quite An Assessment

Sunday, November 08, 2015      22 comments

Friday morning I met with a local fitness professional as recommended by the director of our Galloway running program, trying to figure out why I have fallen 4 times while running. This is the assessment I expected: Read more

Good Day to be a Grandmother!

Saturday, November 07, 2015      18 comments

Natalie ran her first race with a race bib today. It was also her first timed race, the Red Ribbon Kids Fun Run. It is around Lake Mirror, up a... Read more

Thinking It Through

Sunday, November 01, 2015      25 comments

I'm sore and generally bummed about my fall yesterday. And definitely not sure what I should do now. I love the running, but I can't keep falling. I wasn't hurt so bad this time - just bruised hip, scraped knee, and my left hand got the worst of... Read more


Saturday, October 31, 2015      22 comments

Wish I was writing about the beautiful season. The weather is great, a nice bracing 60 degrees at our run outset and not yet 80 when we finished. But, no, I'm not writing about the season. My friend and I made it 8 miles today, very slow, 132 mi... Read more

Perhaps a Little Blog Is In Order

Thursday, October 29, 2015      19 comments

Just want you to know I am maintaining my 80+ pound loss. Haven't felt much like blogging. There's a lot going on, good things, challenging things, some not so good things, some worries, but no tragedies. Sometimes I eat smart even when th... Read more

Beyond Beck Diet Solution

Sunday, October 11, 2015      19 comments

One of the Beck tips for maintenance that I posted yesterday is that if you choose not to plan and monitor food daily, have a general plan of what you'll eat. I don't mind monitoring at all, but the planning I just find arduous. I had hoped duri... Read more

Beck Reboot: Chapter 12, How to Stay at Your New Weight

Saturday, October 10, 2015      11 comments

Some of Beck's maintenance tips: *recognize and celebrate your accomplishment *weigh at least once a week *recommit if you gain 3 pounds *understand that maintenance requires effort *give yourself credit multiple times a day for using ... Read more

Beck Trek: Chapter 11, When to Stop Losing and Start Maintaining

Friday, October 09, 2015      17 comments

Dr. Beck says that our lowest achievable weight is the weight at which you naturally plateau. I'm not sure I actually did it exactly the way she is talking about. I hit the top of the Weight Watcher goal weight range for 5'6", 155 pounds and off... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 42, Practice, Practice, Practice

Thursday, October 08, 2015      11 comments

Six weeks of Beck accomplished. The Day 42 section of the book congratulates the reader for learning the cognitive skills needed to think like a thin person. A list of reminders to think thin is a good one-page "Beck in a nutshell." Five ideas t... Read more

Beck Reboot: Day 41, Make a New To-Do List

Wednesday, October 07, 2015      12 comments

Tonight as I cleared the table and started cleaning up the kitchen after supper, one of my Beck cards came automatically to my mind. I would like to keep eating, but it is more important to me to maintain my healthy weight. Also, if I don't feel... Read more

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