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Back in March of 2009 when I first hit a BMI of 25 I was really happy. I added some food, concentrated on nutrition, and continued to lose very slowly for over a year down to under BMI of 21. Throughout this journey I had a compelling desire to ... Read more
I have three more days to work before retirement. I planned to work today and the following two Wednesdays with a particular project that needs to be done. However, the new director asked me not to come today because she is in meetings and wants... Read more
Knowledge is Comfort
For the first time I reset my SparkPeople articles recently. I had read everything except a few gardening articles about things I knew I would never grow. I was thinking that now I've read the SparkPeople library of articles that on second read ... Read more
One of the many great things about keeping Natalie, my 4 year old granddaughter, is that I get extra time outside. Left to my own devices, I often think that 90+ degrees is just too hot and I stay in the A/C. But Natalie hardly minds the heat, a... Read more
Housework: Help or Hindrance?
There was a time, several years and decades of pounds ago, when it was hard for me to keep my house clean. I was slow and tired. The effort just took a great deal out of me. I hated cleaning and I hated the mess and I hated the dirt. And I'd nev... Read more
Still Getting Better
I'm not getting older, I'm getting better!
Actually, I am getting older, but that is okay, because I am still getting fitter. Today I ran a 5K, 3.1 miles, on the treadmill at the well air conditioned YMCA in 27 minutes and 58 seconds. Tha... Read more
I didn't set up any special goals for June like I do some months, but I still accomplished quite a few good things:
1. All my morning weigh ins were in my maintenance range. The overwhelming majority of the time I ate wisely. I tracked all ... Read more
Strength Training Done Easy
I ran a 5K on June 4th, the first of the 4 in the Watermelon Series. Soon after I thought to myself that I didn't have a race for three weeks, so it was time to take on the strength training. I was feeling so strong and athletic.
Well, a co... Read more
I really appreciate the responses I got to my blog yesterday when I told about feeling fat despite the fact that I had not gained weight. SparkFriend (LEGALLYBLONDE, for one) suggested using clothing -- like goal weight jeans -- as a test. Sound... Read more
Self-Centered Obsession or Maybe Delusion
I woke up feeling really fat and flabby today. Don't really know why. I hadn't weighed since Friday, partly because I thought my weight was up and didn't want to see it. But today I thought I should face it. I weighed 126.2, right in my target r... Read more
My daughter has a stress fracture near her heel and feels it on the bottom of her foot. She is in a cast, but should be able to go back to work in two weeks. Carrying the baby is hard for her. Keeping up with the four year old is also a challeng... Read more
Watermelon Series 5K, 2nd Race, Finish Photo
Here's me in my purple running shorts, finishing the race. You can see I'm smiling. I truly enjoyed this race.
I don't have the quad and hamstring tightness I had afte... Read more
Well, the 2011 Watermelon 5K Series, race two, is in the book. I felt good the entire race; much better than last race. I started out running to Zip-A-Dee-Do-Dah just because I wanted to. It reminded me to smile, enjoy it, and not let my heart b... Read more
I got an e-mail telling me that the Watermelon Series awards will be based on gun time, not net time (chip time). Evidentally, there was some problem with some of the chips so that not everyone got a time. On the web site only net times are list... Read more
Getting Ready and Unexpected Challenge
I am getting ready for my 5K on Saturday. I've chosen my clothes, washed my running socks, trimmed my toe nails, checked my glasses, etc. I ran Tuesday and took a long walk today. Plan a short elliptical session tomorrow. I still have just a tou... Read more