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Stopping What Works . . .
Sunday, April 09, 2017      0 comments

makes no sense. Notice how I show up here to blog about once a year? That's usually how long it takes me to totally screw up again. Things I love about working out: - confidence - comfort - I just feel better moving around in my body a... Read more
Wow - it's been a while!
Saturday, July 16, 2016      0 comments

I didn't realize it had been so long since I wrote - time flies when you are having fun, working hard, and loving life. ... Read more
Tuesday, July 28, 2015      3 comments

I'm very discouraged today about my weight. I exercised like a fiend on my vacation last week. Lots of great biking - so much fun! And I still managed to gain weight. I think it might be time for a trainer. More later, maybe. I'm off to ho... Read more
A better week
Saturday, June 27, 2015      2 comments

I did much better monitoring my eating this week and staying on track. Cut back on the wine and slept better as a result. Still have to get back to working out. I hope to give you an update later this morning. Last night was a bit of blowout... Read more
Waterloo - it happens
Monday, June 22, 2015      2 comments

Ok - no more grandiose designs. No more diets. No more excuses. I have got to get this thing back under control. And by "thing" I mean my butt. ... Read more
Day 74: I had to count the days
Sunday, May 03, 2015      1 comments

I haven't been very good lately about tracking. Got to get back on track. I'm determined to do that today. Exercise has been interesting in its absence this week. I really overdid it last Sunday. I did a 45-mile bike ride the week befor... Read more
Day 91: Mistakes will be made
Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

So, nobody's perfect. I get that. But I was really hoping to avoid mindless eating. Yesterday - work party - doughnuts. I knew I shouldn't eat one, but I tried it anyway. And then cake, and then a cookie. This is what sugar does to me anym... Read more
Day 95 - Really? 6 days!
Sunday, April 12, 2015      2 comments

Good day so far. Just returned from an 11-mile ride. Here in my neighborhood that's not so easy. Lots of hills. It's really my favorite kind of exercise. We stopped on the ride at the local library to eat a snack. Dates and nuts and banana... Read more
Day 96 & Day 97: Back on the horse - 8 days in!
Saturday, April 11, 2015      4 comments

Yesterday was a sick day. I get these migraines, and I was a wreck. I did do some tracking yesterday, but no exercise. I'm not going to beat myself up. Anyway, today is a new day. ... Read more
Day 95: 6 days in and a surprise!
Thursday, April 09, 2015      1 comments

Today was the weigh-out day for a work-sponsored weight loss initiative. I have been convinced that I was losing no weight based on my home scales. Today I found out I lost almost 5! I'm so happy about this - I was seriously wondering what wa... Read more
Day 96: 5 days in
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      2 comments

I'm feeling pretty good about today. I have a migraine (mine are never super bad), and I got up and worked out a little anyway. I actually think that helped. It was a light workout and some stretching. I'm about to head home from work, get t... Read more
97: 4 days in
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      2 comments

Good workout this morning - I planned for it last night and had some mint tea waiting to perk me up. The kitties and I have been in the basement watching the news and lifting a little. It's good to feel muscle tired before work. I think it he... Read more
Day 98: 3 days in
Monday, April 06, 2015      2 comments

I have decided I need an audacious goal. I keep treating my lifestyle choices as a "diet" or a temporary deprivation. I know this is wrong. So . . . 100 days - of eating better, of exercising, of making me a priority, or not listening ... Read more
So clearly I've been gone a while . . .
Tuesday, January 20, 2015      3 comments

I'm not sure what happened last fall. I went on THE BEST vacation biking around Germany and Austria. Loved it! Felt so fit! Then came home and proceeded to do nothing but eat for the next 3 months. This is a good recipe, by the wa... Read more
Breaking this plateau!
Sunday, September 07, 2014      2 comments

Ok - I've tried exercising a lot, but my eating has not been under control, so I'm trying something new. I'm going to cut down on carbs - this has worked for me before. It's also good discipline to try something new - to adhere to the rules an... Read more

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