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First 10K - Inside Out

Saturday, January 14, 2012      15 comments

I finished my first 10K! I ran fairly easily and said my goal was to complete the race. My time was 1:04:07, which was out of the medals, but okay with me. There will be pictures later, I'm pretty certain. I'll try to post at least one. I... Read more

Tapering Week

Monday, January 09, 2012      12 comments

I'm tapering toward my first 10K race on Saturday! Today I did a 45 minute pilates class, an easy 25 minutes on the stationary bike, and two 10 minute walks with the grandkids. I plan to run 3 miles tomorrow, stretch and abs class on Wednesday,... Read more

New Routine

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      9 comments

The lightbulb over my head went off! I've got to think this through. Gwen is going from taking two naps a day to one nap a day and that means my schedule, my routine is changing. For me one of the keys to maintenance is planning. When thin... Read more

Pilates and Running

Monday, January 02, 2012      10 comments

Today I did a 50 minute pilates class. None of the moves hurt my back today, compared to Friday when there was one I definitely could not do due to pain. After pilates I went 3.3 miles on the treadmill in 40 minutes. I did 2 miles of running at ... Read more

Joyous New Year!!

Sunday, January 01, 2012      12 comments

I thought about reiterating my goals on this first day of the new year, but I decided to share a story of joy. Would you believe that a salesman has been an important supporter of mine? He's only in his early 20's and he ran a half maratho... Read more

Slenderella's Year in Review

Saturday, December 31, 2011      15 comments

2011 Clean SWEEP Review Sleep: (B-) I reduced my goal from 8 hours per night to 7 and I'm meeting it more and more often. Intend to continue to improve in 2012. Water: (A) I consistently drink enough liquids and almost always drink en... Read more

Short Pilates Blog

Friday, December 30, 2011      8 comments

After my half hour on the elliptical, a pilates class was starting at the Y. So I joined in. There was only one exercise that hurt my lower back, so I didn't do that one. The hour and a quarter went fast. It challenged some muscles but was also ... Read more

Need A Commentator?

Thursday, December 29, 2011      8 comments

Years ago I listened to political speeches and figured out what was significant, what I agreed with, what I didn't agree with, etc. I made my own opinions on who to vote for. Then I got used to the analysts and commentators. Often I don't even f... Read more


Wednesday, December 28, 2011      11 comments

I was asked on a message board what the biggest "Aha" I've had since starting maintenance. I didn't have to think about it any time at all. My biggest surprise is that I can live at the weight I've wanted to be since I was a teen and be no hungr... Read more

Plans to Achieve a 2012 Goal Early in the Year

Tuesday, December 27, 2011      14 comments

I walked and then ran a little outside, but it started raining. Then I came in and did 5.3 miles on the treadmill using Galloway - run four minutes/walk one minute. Gwen was napping; Old Dad was home. I'm pretty sure that I can do 6.1 mile... Read more

The Good Cooker Declares Victory!

Monday, December 26, 2011      12 comments

This morning I weighed 126.6. WooHoo! My goal weight range is 124-129.9, which is over 80 lbs below my high weight. Friday I was up to 130.0 and concerned about my No Gain Holiday pledge. But I am declaring victory! I did it!! However, I've... Read more

Unexpected Gift

Sunday, December 25, 2011      8 comments

Okay. It is Christmas. I absolutely loved seeing the little ones open their gifts and play this morning. The littlest one got a Step 2 baby slide and she just loves it!! The bigger one got princess pajamas that you would think were made of gold.... Read more

Refusing to Stress

Friday, December 23, 2011      8 comments

No, I haven't done everything I intended. I've wrapped some presents and my turkey is thawing in the refrig. I've purchased most of the things we need for Christmas dinner and all the presents I'm going to buy. I'm going grocery shopping tomorro... Read more

Stronger Than Fudge

Thursday, December 22, 2011      13 comments

My family asked for my famous fudge, which I don't think I made last year nor the year before because I was concentrating on keeping off my 80+ pound loss. But today I felt I could do it. So I drank some sugar free hot chocolate to quench my cho... Read more

Time Flies

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      7 comments

Today, when I was done with my 45 minute elliptical and my strength training workouts at the Y, I went to pick up Gwen from the nursery. To my surprise she was not in the infant area. She was out walking and playing with the big kids (up to 5 ye... Read more

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