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
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
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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