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Heading Out

Monday, October 22, 2012      0 comments

It's not even 3:30am and I just finished breakfast--heading to the airport soon for a 6am flight, and it's raining, darn it. Hope I can sleep on the plane as I feel exhausted.... Read more

A new week starts

Sunday, October 21, 2012      0 comments

Sunday I don't have to think about--roll out of bed, good breakfast, strength training, spin class, rest. Today gets planning and packing for a 5 day business trip added in, and late afternoon we're going to listen to some Cuban jazz with a loc... Read more

Excuses not to Exercise

Friday, October 19, 2012      0 comments

My most common excuse is that I'm too tired, often because I didn't sleep well/enough. What I struggle with is recognizing when the thought "I need sleep more" is really true. Given that I have problems sleeping at the best of times with frequ... Read more

Two weeks into SparkCoach

Wednesday, October 17, 2012      0 comments

Reasons to feel good about progress and to continue * Weight is declining * Losing inches around waist * Starting to feel a little more energetic... Read more

Meal ideas

Thursday, October 11, 2012      0 comments

B: 1 c cooked veggies, 1/3 EB, whole grain toast, 1/2 LC wedge L: 1/2 c grains, gardein cutlet, veggies or salad D: ww pasta, meat sauce, salad S: piece of fruit, 1/2 oz cheese... Read more

10 Minutes More--Day 1

Monday, October 08, 2012      0 comments

So one of this week's action steps is to commit to 10 minutes of daily exercise. Since I already exercise quite a lot, for me this translates to doing 10 minutes MORE. Already did my usual Monday morning walk on the Embarcadero (20 minut... Read more

October 3rd

Wednesday, October 03, 2012      0 comments

Day 5 since starting SparkCoach and I signed up. Feeling very positive as I see weight dropping--from 155 on Monday to 152.4 on Wednesday. I know it's water weight but I'll take it. Doing reasonably well with thyroid support regime and unproc... Read more

Day 40

Friday, September 14, 2012      0 comments

This past week has been a case of 2 steps back. Have been feeling crummy--sort of cold and flu like symptoms. This morning I think I'm recovered so I headed to the gym first thing. Onwards!... Read more

Day 33

Friday, September 07, 2012      0 comments

Started moving diet towards Eat to Live principles. No grains and no cheese. Fruit with tofu scramble instead of toast/cheese. Huge salad for lunch--~500 calories on tracker and I couldn't finish it all. Banana and nectarine for snacks. Sma... Read more

Day 31

Wednesday, September 05, 2012      0 comments

Slept pretty well. Did strength training first thing. A little stiff and sore from Monday's 2 hour spin.... Read more

Day 29

Monday, September 03, 2012      0 comments

Week 5 begins--somewhere I missed a day in previous weeks so I corrected the count today. Positives--wearing underwire bras again without padding; spare tire and belly flap appear to be shrinking a little. This week I need to focus a little mo... Read more

Day 27

Sunday, September 02, 2012      0 comments

Bad night with calf cramps, nasal congestion, bad dreams, heartburn. But weight is down to 153.2 this morning. Strength training coming up. Took pill first thing for heartburn--seems like the corn and poblano soup kicked it off.... Read more

Day 26

Saturday, September 01, 2012      0 comments

Saturday of Labor Day weekend. Moved into our house 27 years ago. Staill feeling really bloated and uncomfortable.... Read more

Day 25

Friday, August 31, 2012      0 comments

Disappointment--official weigh in at 154.4 despite the fact that I was running at 153.6 since last Friday. Clearly I need to redouble efforts to cut calories.... Read more

Day 24

Thursday, August 30, 2012      0 comments

A little stiff and sore this morning but will take a gentle walk before work and make sure I have lunch ready as I have back to back meetings. Retaining water this morning too--hope it goes away for weigh-in tomorrow.... Read more

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