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SLENDERELLA61
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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
Usual Sunday Bike Ride
Sunday, September 02, 2012      16 comments

Enjoyed a great bike ride today! Janet took our picture, as usual: Hope all my SparkFriends are having a healthy, happy weekend!!... Read more
Is "Not Terrible" a Good Thing??
Saturday, September 01, 2012      18 comments

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
Wise Choices
Thursday, August 30, 2012      15 comments

Enjoyed a good treadmill run at the YMCA today. Training for my half marathon in 11 weeks and 3 days is right on track. I dropped Natalie off at kindergarten on the way. Gwen (23 months) is healthy and has no problem with the Y nursery. Althoug... Read more
Quick Blog
Tuesday, August 28, 2012      18 comments

Did just over 3.5 miles today on treadmill with running intervals up to 6 minutes and speed up to 7 mph. Did a good strength workout for arms and core, too. Slept well last eve and got in all my freggies, water, milk, protein, and good nutrients... Read more

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