How to Thank Chris Downie???
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
How I Found My Inner Jock
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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??
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
* 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
* 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
Please Read This Blog If You've Gained Weight Back Before
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
Usual Sunday Bike Ride
Enjoyed a great bike ride today! Janet took our picture, as usual:
Hope all my SparkFriends are having a healthy, happy weekend!!... Read more
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Is "Not Terrible" a Good Thing??
I ran with my Galloway group this morning, a casual run-walk-run of 4 miles. We sat around and drank coffee for a while, drippping sweat in the shade on this muggy, muggy morning.
Then I was feeling like more, so I went to the YMCA, jumped ... Read more