Prepared for the Appetite From Hell
I can't taste a thing. I could not even tell there were raisins in my oatmeal this morning. Right now my appetite is just neutral - I can eat, but I feel no urgency. So I plan to just make wise decisions.
However, I know what to expect. L... Read more
Oh, No, No, No!
Yesterday I enjoyed a run on the treadmill with 4 minute intervals up to 6.8 mph/1 minute walk at 4.5mph. Wow, I was almost back to speed and almost back from my cold/cough that kept me out of the Watermelon Series race #3. I then tried my new S... Read more
Tracking Shake Up
I only have 5 days left in my Weight Watcher three month tracker. For those of you who are not Weight Watchers, a three month tracker is a paper journal for tracking food, exercise, hunger levels, weekly goals/plans, tips, etc. I have estimated... Read more
I found a Speedo bathing suit for half price yesterday and decided to get it. For one thing, it is just what I need if I decide to enter the swimming events of the Senior Games. I think I'll just time some of the event lengths - like 50 yard bre... Read more
Another Lesson Relearned
When my bad cold and cough caused me to stop exercising, I missed it. For several days it just didn't feel right to sit around even sick. But then in just a couple more days it felt right --too right.
After 10 days of rest there was part o... Read more
I know that having good healthy foods handy is a major factor in my ability to make good choices and stick to healthy eating. I know it, but from time to time I forget to think about. This lesson was never as clear to me as it was day before yes... Read more
I almost titled this blog "Giving Up a Dream", but that is not right. I gave up the trophy for the 201 Watermelon Series of 5Ks. I'm not giving up anything else.
You know, it came almost too easy. I saw a poster at the YMCA last January for... Read more
Missed My Race
The good thing is it was not an agonizing decision. My body gave me very clear signs. I am not to run today. So despite the fact that I was in second place in my age group for the Watermelon Series of 5Ks, there will be no awards for me this tim... Read more
Be A Detective
Okay. There are no secrets. It's just eat less and exercise more.
BUT it's hard to do. And exactly how to do it is a little mysterious. There is a lot of contradictory information out there. Further confusing the issue, different things wor... Read more
Down Time Musings
Okay. Cough is not gone, but I can talk now. I still sound pretty pathetic, though. When I called in sick I this morning got sympathy instead of grief.
Some down time has made me think:
1. I used to do a lot of Suduko before I joined SP.... Read more
Doesn't Take Much
This morning I was down a whole pound from the day before, and only six tenths of a pound from the bottom of my goal weight range. That is the least I've weighed for a while. Being sick, I really have not had my usual appetite, but I'm still mee... Read more
This blog has nothing to do with my grandkids. It's me. I'm the brat. I just expect good health to be my right. I deserve it, don't I? And I thought I had fought off this cold. Then this morning I woke up with absolutely no voice at all and diff... Read more
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
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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