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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

Good Find and Feeling Good

Wednesday, July 13, 2011      11 comments

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

Water Exercise

Tuesday, July 12, 2011      8 comments

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)

Monday, July 11, 2011      18 comments

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

Saturday, July 09, 2011      21 comments

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

Speeding Up

Friday, July 08, 2011      9 comments

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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