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Unwavering Support
Saturday, October 06, 2012      19 comments

It was a heady experience finally getting a Popular Blog Award after three years of regular blogging. Thanks At Goal & Maintaining Team for highlighting me! And then a second award a week later without even being highlighted. That blog was selec... Read more
Planning on 100%
Friday, October 05, 2012      18 comments

There were 9 of us at the local SparkTeam dinner last eve. It was my first time making the reservations and it worked out fine. I do enjoy getting together with our team, local people trying to improve their lifestyles. I enjoyed some broiled sa... Read more
I Decide to Take My Own Advice
Thursday, October 04, 2012      22 comments

I spent some time thinking about it. Why is it that as an "adult onset athlete" I've come to enjoy running, walking, cycling, Zumba, elliptical, and many activities and exercises, yet I have not enjoyed the one athletic activity I liked as a tee... Read more
Eggplant Surprise
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      14 comments

When I stopped at the produce stand between my house and my daughter's they had a special on eggplant, just 50 cents each instead of $1.29. So I got one. Usually, I spray a non-stick pan with olive oil Pam cook the eggplant until soft and b... Read more
Quinoa Review
Tuesday, October 02, 2012      19 comments

A week or so ago I blogged that I was going to try quinoa and let you know what I thought about it. Well, the first time I tried it I used the microwave directions. It boiled over and I had to guess at how much water to add back in, so even thou... Read more
Sunday Morn Bike Ride 9-30-12
Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

Really good 25 mile bike ride today. We started at 7:30am instead of 8am, so had plenty of time. In addition to the five women pictured, there were 2 husbands, a very congenial group. ... Read more
Someone Who Cares
Saturday, September 29, 2012      22 comments

My 27 year old nephew just got out of the hospital yesterday after 6 days, most of it in the Trauma Intensive Care Unit. His blood sugar was over 620 when he was admitted which I read here online can be life threatening. How scary! He didn't kno... Read more
Better Maintenance Method
Thursday, September 27, 2012      19 comments

Until I came to SparkPeople I had never tried to figure out my calorie range for maintenance. I had never tracked calories in order to maintain. And I had never tried to maximize my nutrition. One maintenance technique I had tried was to w... Read more
The BIG Maintenance Advantage
Tuesday, September 25, 2012      66 comments

I look in the mirror and smile. I take a size 4 outfit out of the closet and put it on. I read my now normal lab reports. I run miles and don't even get winded. I look at old pictures and wince then current pictures and don't. I look at the gra... Read more
Maintenance Expectations Continued
Monday, September 24, 2012      15 comments

A couple days ago I wrote a blog about whether maintaining a weight loss is hard. My point was that if you have reasonable expectations about how you are going to eat and exercise once you achieve your goal weight, that maintenance won't be as h... Read more
Bike Ride Pix of the Week
Sunday, September 23, 2012      18 comments

We had a great ride today, my longest ever. I enjoyed all 23.5 miles of it. The most special part was riding on the dirt and gravel paths through the Circle Bar B Nature Preserve. Although I have walked back in there, this was my first time to g... Read more
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

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