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NOTE TO SELF: It's all about the processed carbs. . .

Thursday, May 05, 2011      6 comments

NOTE TO SELF: Remember this. . . Reached and exceeded weight-loss target in the fall 2010. Process had been much less difficult than I'd imagined. I tracked food and exercise every day, counted everything (except on vacations) and watche... Read more

Milestone.. . .literally

Sunday, January 30, 2011      3 comments

Back on my bike today for the first time since late May 2010, when I injured my back. Spent the summer and fall in agony--it hurt to sit in a chair, walk, drive or push a shopping cart, so cycling was out of the question. Surgery in ea... Read more

Not being able to exercise is driving me crazy. . .

Sunday, June 27, 2010      5 comments

Had a fall on my bike early this month. It didn't seem especially serious at the time. Dented butt, sore wrist and some lower back pain that seemed to be easing up, then WHAM! About two weeks after the fall, my left leg started hurting 24/7--... Read more

Great Bike Trip

Wednesday, May 12, 2010      6 comments

DH and I traveled on the Eastern Shore in MD and DE for six days last week with a company called CarolinaTailwinds. This was one of the best bike trips we've taken with a group, and our first with this company. We definitely will be traveling ... Read more

WEEK 8: Think I'm getting the hang of this.

Monday, March 22, 2010      4 comments

Good week over all, but the lesson learned (yet again) is don't eat out on Saturday if your weigh-in is on Sunday. We rode 35 miles on Saturday--to our friend Frankie's Italian restaurant and back. Had lunch at Frankie's. I exercised conside... Read more

Unexpected Side Effects

Friday, March 19, 2010      6 comments

Unusually stressful couple of days this week--work related. I was tied up in knots, frustrated that I couldn't seem to make happen what needed to happen. Despite my best efforts, other people just weren't doing what they had to do to get the ... Read more

WEEK 7: A year is just a big pile of days.

Monday, March 15, 2010      4 comments

Today I was catching up on friends' blogs. IDEBORAH celebrated her one-year anniversary with SP a week or so ago. She's lost 80 pounds. Eating reasonable amounts of healthy food and exercising regularly have become routine for her. She wri... Read more

Week 6: Scale's up. . .I'm down. . .I'm up

Monday, March 08, 2010      4 comments

Maybe writing about chocolate jinxed it. Or celebrating my birthday by eating Middle Eastern food. Two days in a row. With baklava for dessert. Maybe it was just a fluke--too much salt in restaurant food. . . This week the scale went up... Read more

On Chocolate. . .because inquiring minds want to know

Wednesday, March 03, 2010      6 comments

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Week 5: Celebrating

Monday, March 01, 2010      3 comments

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Week 4: On the road again. . .

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

High point of the week was a bike ride with dh on Sunday--with weather in the mid-60's it was great to be back on a real bike. My average speed has dropped some from end of last season, but I was able to ride just under 35 miles with no trouble... Read more

What's "good enough"?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010      2 comments

Struggling today with the old "not good enough." This is a really bad place for me to be. Next step is "why bother." Try to talk it through. What's not "good enough?" I'm having a really hard time getting myself onto the stationary bi... Read more

Week 3: Still going. . .

Monday, February 15, 2010      2 comments

Not feeling much like the energizer bunny today. Tired, maybe feeling a little down. Just got back from an intense session of pilates. WEEK IN REVIEW: Scale moved, so weight loss is on track. Sticking with the nutrition program. Po... Read more

Week 2: Worthwhile Goals

Monday, February 08, 2010      4 comments

Timely message on the Inspiration Board today. It said "You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal." So I'm reminding myself that eating a healthy diet and getting regular exercise are worthwhile goals in and of ... Read more

Started Pilates

Friday, February 05, 2010      2 comments

Finished first week of pilates. They have me on doing something called "active core training." Hurt in places I didn't know I had muscles. After three sessions, I could do the beginning form of the basic lifts without the support sling. Also... Read more


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