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How Hard is Maintenance?

Saturday, September 22, 2012      25 comments

Some people say it is harder to maintain than it is to lose weight. I think that depends -- depends on what your expectations of maintenance are. If you think you'll go back to eating just about the way you did before you started losing wei... Read more

Bike Ride 9-16-12 Picture

Monday, September 17, 2012      22 comments

With my usual Sunday morning group, I rode right at 20 miles yesterday in about 2 hours. We took this picture after the ride: There were actually 7 of us. One rider l... Read more

How to Thank Chris Downie???

Sunday, September 16, 2012      20 comments

Thanks, everyone, who read and liked my "How I Found My Inner Jock" blog. This eve there are 84 comments on it. And can you guess who made the 83rd comment? SparkGuy, Chris Downie, no less! Isn't that awesome? Here he gives us this incredib... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts How I Found My Inner Jock

Saturday, September 15, 2012      187 comments

Eleven mile run done! Or more precisely an eleven mile run-walk-run. I loved it. I ended up feeling great and knowing that I could run more and run faster. And I soon will. Looking forward to it. How did I go from living a sedentary existence... Read more

Cycling for Transportation

Friday, September 14, 2012      14 comments

I tried riding my bike to my daughter's house on Sunday as I was going to keep both kids at their house. The ride over was enjoyable. At one time I worried about the heavy traffic on a major highway I must cross, but I've gotten braver. The ride... Read more

Amaze Myself

Thursday, September 13, 2012      18 comments

I went 6.2 miles on the treadmill this morning. I didn't really have a distance goal today, I just wanted to do running intervals for an hour, plus 5 minutes warm up and 5 cool down. I didn't feel like I needed an extended warm up this morn, bec... Read more

More Obnoxious Bragging

Tuesday, September 11, 2012      28 comments

Today I checked out the "Secrets of Success" section of SP because I was following the "Insider" tip of the day. Was I surprised!! When I looked under the Most Popular Secrets of all times, there was mine, number two! In case you haven't re... Read more

Cycling Pix 9-9-12

Sunday, September 09, 2012      16 comments

I rode over from my house and met Feathers at the trail: We had to cut our ride short because of the gathering storm, but it was still a hoot!!... Read more

Unusual Sunday Bike Ride

Sunday, September 09, 2012      15 comments

Last Sunday I wrote of our usual Sunday bike ride; well, today's was different. Officially the group ride was cancelled due to weather, but when I got there the sun was shining. Feathers was there and raring to go. Her real name is Wendy - she i... Read more

Life in the Maintenance Lane

Saturday, September 08, 2012      17 comments

I was writing this brilliant blog (LOL) about how I found my inner jock, when it disappeared in front of me. Oh, well. So much has happened, I'll just stick to my usual updates of my life in the maintenance lane: * First, I have water!! The... Read more

Surprised and Not Surprised

Friday, September 07, 2012      13 comments

Just 6 days of really good eating at the bottom of my maintenance calorie range and I registered a loss of 5.6 pounds at Weight Watchers today. I went from last Saturday weighing the most I'd weighed in 2.5 years to today being my lowest weigh-i... Read more

Keeping Up Energy Or Making Excuses??

Thursday, September 06, 2012      11 comments

Another good healthy eating day yesterday, hitting all the nutritional goals I track (calories, carbs, fat, protein, sodium, fiber, calcium). Despite the fact that I am just eating at the bottom of my maintenance calorie range, it didn't t... Read more

Further Updates

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      15 comments

* No change in the kitchen. (Grrr-rrr-rrr. Arggghhhh!) Predictable, but frustrating anyway. * Did 30 minute stationary bike and 30 minutes elliptical trainer this morn at the Y. * Last night I ate nothing after supper -- absolutely no... Read more

Quick Updates for Close SparkFriends

Tuesday, September 04, 2012      15 comments

* Went 4.5 miles on TM today, running 3.1 miles of it. If the TM was calibrated correctly I ran my fastest 5K ever, 27:30. For my age group, to qualify for the national senior games 5K you have to run 27:21 or under. Who knows? I just might ach... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Please Read This Blog If You've Gained Weight Back Before

Monday, September 03, 2012      99 comments

The first time I lost 60 pounds it took me 9 months to lose it and 3 months to gain it back. I was 16 years old and I doubt if I even maintained my loss for a week. On December 1, 2008, when I started my current effort to control my weight... Read more

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