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Prepared for the Appetite From Hell
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      7 comments

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!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      12 comments

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
Monday, August 01, 2011      7 comments

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
Good Sale
Sunday, July 31, 2011      14 comments

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
Saturday, July 30, 2011      11 comments

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
Lesson Relearned
Friday, July 29, 2011      20 comments

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
Reward Enough
Sunday, July 24, 2011      12 comments

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
Saturday, July 23, 2011      14 comments

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
Thursday, July 21, 2011      8 comments

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
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      9 comments

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
Tuesday, July 19, 2011      9 comments

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
Spoiled Brat
Monday, July 18, 2011      21 comments

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
New Trick
Saturday, July 16, 2011      14 comments

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?
Friday, July 15, 2011      8 comments

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
Simple Ways
Thursday, July 14, 2011      13 comments

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

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