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My Race Tips: Number Three
Thursday, March 17, 2011      9 comments

While I continue to savor my success, I'm sharing what I learned during my first 5K race. Third tip: Double knot your shoe strings. I learned this one the hard way during a training run!!... Read more
My Race Tips: Number Two
Wednesday, March 16, 2011      11 comments

Remember that I am now an "expert" since I have run one 5K race! So I have decided to share my tips. Grain of salt (not to be taken internally due to sodium) is recommended to go along with these tips! Second tip: I've read over and over ag... Read more
My Race Tips: Number One
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      12 comments

Now that I am an "expert," having run one 5K race, I feel entitled to post my tips! Warning: they may need a grain of salt to go with them. First tip: be sure to trim and smooth your toe nails before the big race. I thought of that the night bef... Read more
How Inspiring!!
Monday, March 14, 2011      11 comments

I am proud of my 31.17 minute 5K finish, but I witnessed something far more inspirational during that race than my performance. Near the back of the pack was a gentleman running with six inch steps and a determined look on his face. Before the r... Read more
Probably TMI (Too Much Info) About My Race
Sunday, March 13, 2011      24 comments

Honestly, I was asked for more information about my race, so here it is: It was 41 degrees when I woke up at 6am. I ate a big bowl of oatmeal because I didn't think I could run without food and without some time for it to sit on my stomach.... Read more
The Amazing Race
Saturday, March 12, 2011      14 comments

I did it! I did it! My time for the 5K was 31.17 minutes. I more than made my goal -- I was far from last. Well, I was far from first, too, but like I say, I more than made my goal. My daughter was a dear. She is a massage therapist and a... Read more
Oh, No!
Friday, March 11, 2011      14 comments

I woke up this morning feeling fine. But as I walked from the parking lot to the Y where I intended to go to Zumba class, I felt pain in my lower back. I had difficulty sitting down and getting up and pain when moving from side to side. I have h... Read more
Sleep Update
Thursday, March 10, 2011      10 comments

I know sleep is very important for health, mood, and weight management. Last year I did the SparkPeople Better Sleep Challenge and tried several new methods to sleep better. Some of them I have continued, some I have modified, and some I have le... Read more
In Praise of Sensible & Compassionate Friends
Wednesday, March 09, 2011      13 comments

My new dear SparkFriend, Freelady, made a great observation yesterday. She said that reading the comments on my blogs from my "sensible & compassionate" friends always gives her something to think about. She is absolutely correct. I am blessed w... Read more
Giving Myself a Break
Tuesday, March 08, 2011      14 comments

One of my great friends pointed out to me that I have lots and lot of experience dieting, and much of it successful. And although a lot of people think I've been maintaining since March 2009, actually I've lost 29 pounds since I hit my first wei... Read more
Craving Sanity
Monday, March 07, 2011      10 comments

Well, this morning the scale said 125.8. I weigh exactly what I want to weigh. So why did I spend three days feeling bad, kicking myself, and overreacting to an 800 calorie splurge and subsequent 5 pound gain? I'm not sure. I know better. ... Read more
Better Day
Sunday, March 06, 2011      9 comments

I'm down a little over 2 pounds from yesterday. I feel better. I had a good eating and exercising day yesterday. But I really felt just sick about losing control. I need to handle it better. I don't know why I felt like it was a tragedy. I... Read more
Don't Feel Like Blogging Today
Saturday, March 05, 2011      12 comments

The good news is I made it 40 days binge free. And 39 of those days I actually stuck to my pre-planned food intake. I don't ever remember doing that well in my whole life. The bad news is my streak is broken. I am back on track, doing fine ... Read more
Appreciating Support - Both Virtual and in Person
Thursday, March 03, 2011      9 comments

While working out today at the YMCA a younger woman went out of her way to stop by and compliment me on my weight loss and increasing fitness. She told me I had inspired her. It made me feel so good. I really appreciate her taking the time and m... Read more
I Cheated and For The First Time I Don't Feel Bad About It!
Wednesday, March 02, 2011      15 comments

I calculate that I have been on a diet approximately 11.7 years of my life (one third of the time since 1968 minus eight years I did not diet). I estimate I have tracked my food intake on 4,271 days. I estimate that I stuck to my plan, staying w... Read more

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