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Unanticipated Opportunity
Wednesday, July 06, 2011      14 comments

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
Tuesday, July 05, 2011      9 comments

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
Monday, July 04, 2011      8 comments

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?
Sunday, July 03, 2011      9 comments

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
Saturday, July 02, 2011      10 comments

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
Thought Required
Friday, July 01, 2011      11 comments

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
Thursday, June 30, 2011      6 comments

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
Thanks, SparkFriends
Wednesday, June 29, 2011      8 comments

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
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      19 comments

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
I'm Helping
Monday, June 27, 2011      12 comments

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
Sunday, June 26, 2011      12 comments

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
Results Already
Saturday, June 25, 2011      15 comments

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
Celebrating Fitness
Friday, June 24, 2011      9 comments

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
Thursday, June 23, 2011      13 comments

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
Overreacting and Undereating
Wednesday, June 22, 2011      12 comments

This morning I was down 3.8 pounds from my weigh in yesterday. After overeating a little bit 2 days in a row, I really cut back. It worked. Only, it would have been healthier to have eaten at least 1200 calories (29 Weight Watcher pointsplus) ye... Read more

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