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Jingle Bell Training Run
Saturday, December 22, 2012      13 comments

Today I had my choice: either a 7 mile run at 1 minute walk:1 run ratio or 10 miles with more running. I chose to go 10 miles. We started out at 1 min. walk: 4 minute run ratio, but switched to 2 minute run intervals about half way through. Love... Read more
2013 Goal
Friday, December 21, 2012      13 comments

I just joined the Slowest Loser Team and set a goal to lose 6 pounds in the next 12 months. I still consider myself maintaining an 80 pound loss, but recognize that I'm struggling with those last 6 pounds!!... Read more
Starting Again
Wednesday, December 19, 2012      19 comments

The most positive way I can say this is that I made it 7 full days on my streak of tracking and staying in my calorie range, despite a house full of very tempting junk food. And I'm starting my streak again today. This time I'm going to make it ... Read more
Intervals Differently
Tuesday, December 18, 2012      18 comments

Today I did a treadmill run at the gym. After a 10 minute walking warm up, I ran 3.1 miles. I was aiming to do it under 30 minutes and I made it in 29:47. My PR is 28:28 in a race, so today was not a personal best, but it was one of my best trai... Read more
SHHH! Don't Tell Natalie
Monday, December 17, 2012      20 comments

For Christmas I got Natalie a Kids in the Kitchen cookbook, apron, chef's hat, measuring cups and spoons, whip, etc. I also ordered her a book (used) her mother loved when she was a little girl. Natalie was interested when we talked about it, so... Read more
Slow Day
Saturday, December 15, 2012      19 comments

I ended up running today with my old group, with a run:walk ratio of 1 min:1 min. Even though my back is not 100% I would have preferred more running and faster. We went right about 5 miles in 70 minutes. A couple times I ran an exta loop when ... Read more
I Am Stronger!!
Friday, December 14, 2012      18 comments

I am stronger than Double Stuff Oreos! I am stronger than Berry Newtons! I am stronger than Milano cookies! I am stronger than Banana Pudding Ice Cream! I am stronger than cheese filled crackers! I am stronger than peanut butter filled... Read more
More Notes and More Running
Thursday, December 13, 2012      18 comments

Hey, I'm liking these Post It warning signs on hubby's junk food so much that I'm expanding this effort. I'm putting "Portion Control" reminders on the peanut butter, almonds, raisins, and Cheerios. Won't hurt! Hubby wants car this morning,... Read more
Posted: Keep Out
Wednesday, December 12, 2012      15 comments

Based on a SparkFriend's comment (thanks, Aquagirl) I took a pack of Post It notes in various colors. I wrote, "Calorie Minefield," "Watch Out!", "Alert: Junk," "Not Worth It," or a simple "Calories" and labeled most of the junk food found throu... Read more
May Take Some Weeks
Tuesday, December 11, 2012      15 comments

Well, I still don't have a middle two on the scale, but I do have another day of eating on program (within calorie range) in my streak. I do not have to eat the junk just because it is in my house. I appreciated all the commiseration, wisdom and... Read more
Minefield of a Kitchen - Sheeesh!!
Monday, December 10, 2012      25 comments

Yesterday my hubby went to the grocery store. He has been our usual grocery shopper for about the last three years. After I switched to a healthier lifestyle, he was not happy with my shopping. So he goes in order to get the things he wants, but... Read more
Accepting a Weakness Plus a Positive
Saturday, December 08, 2012      18 comments

Missed my run this morn as my back was still acting up. I'm gonna let it heal and then consistently restrict picking up Gwen, the 2 year old, as I did successfully the month before my half marathon. She constantly wants to be picked up, though.... Read more
How Are You Handling the Holidays?
Friday, December 07, 2012      26 comments

How am I handling the holidays this year? Some of my strategies: Reminding myself all the reasons that living life at goal weight is very, very important to me. (Beck) Reminding myself that I have lost weight at holiday time before (2008)... Read more
New Challenging Meaningful Streak
Thursday, December 06, 2012      15 comments

The good thing is that it is very clear what my new focus will be. I'm going to start counting the days I am within my calorie range; that will be a powerful streak to start! That will address my recent biggest fitness weakness. And I do need to... Read more
Almost Trashed It
Wednesday, December 05, 2012      13 comments

I almost threw my treadmill away and I am so glad I didn't. About two weeks ago I wanted to use it, but it just would not come on. I tried different plugs, checked the fuse box, and used the starting key over and over, but nothing. My hubby... Read more

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