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Going Up Another Notch

Sunday, December 23, 2012      14 comments

I just took the plunge and paid for one year of SparkCoach. I am so thankful to SparkPeople for all I have learned here and been motivated to do tha teven if I get nothing out of SparkCoach I will not feel cheated. But I am hoping to take my pr... Read more

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


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