I thought I knew all the "diet" and healthy eating tricks there are, but I just learned a new one. Usually I remember to order salad with dressing on the side, but sometimes I forget. Or there is no choice and the salad already has dressing on i... Read more
How Good Do I Want to Eat?
The scale said 125.8 this morning, right in my goal weight range of 124-129.9. Yes, I'm happy with that. I've been maintaining more than an 80 pound loss for 19 months now. I'm getting more and more confident that I not only can, but I will, ma... Read more
Today the SP DailyBlog has an article detailing a study of successful maintainers. It recommends reminding ourselves of why we lost the weight. My Beck Advantages Response Card has over 20 good reasons. I don't read it every day now, but it sits... Read more
Good Find and Feeling Good
I found a step -- like the kind they use in step aerobics -- in our thrift store for $2. So I have new possibilities for exercise in the living room, especially while I'm watching TV. I hope to find some of the square parts (are they called rise... Read more
I have 3 running books by well respected running experts. Each lists many issues that can arise due to running, but not one of them mentions lower back pain. So I thought it was just me. But then yesterday, while reading a SparkPeople article I ... Read more
Not Cheating (Warning: For Die-Hard Trackers Only)
From time to time, usually as I'm measuring foods to be tracked, I have wondered if I have been consistently cheating. Today I took the time to experiment to answer my own question, at least for this particular situation.
The question that ... Read more
Two Pair of Panties
As I took a load of laundry out of the dryer and folded 14 pair of underwear, my husband did a double take. He commented, almost under his breath, that there was proof I hadn't done laundry for two weeks. I straightened him out. I worked out eve... Read more
Yesterday on the treadmill at my gym I did the intermediate program to increase running speed that I found here on SparkPeople:
Intermediate Speed Program
What to do For how long Intensity (1-10)
Warm up at 5 mph pace 5 minutes... Read more
Spread the Message
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
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