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Skinny-fat vs fit? Or vanity sizing? Why can I wear a size 4 at 142 pounds?

Thursday, July 07, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday I finally broke down and went to the consignment shop to pick up some clothes. It was right next to the grocery store and a spur of the moment thing since it's gotten *that* frustrating to dress in my closet full of size 10/12/14 bott... Read more

Is this fear or balance or something else?

Wednesday, July 06, 2011      1 comments

Recently my weight loss as slowed from 2 pounds a week (more than my plan) to 1/2 pound a week (less than my plan). I'm not 'bothered' by the number so much as pondering the why. The change occurred as life changed. The kids are out of s... Read more

July Goals

Thursday, June 30, 2011      0 comments

My June Goals were: I might as well toss a few goals up here. What I'm doing is working very well so there isn't much for me to change. 1. Lose 4 more pounds (to 146). DONE! I've been bouncing around in a 2 pound range but... Read more

It is what it is but it's not what I expected

Thursday, June 23, 2011      0 comments

For the last 3 months I've lost a lot the week before AF and the week of. This month, not so much. I'm down 12 pounds in 6 weeks on a plan to lose a pound a week. I've met my goal for the month of June. I'm in a freakin' size 6 months before... Read more

Amazingly Happy

Thursday, June 16, 2011      2 comments

Here I am in week 3 of my cycle, stuck on the mini plateau that has happened week 3 for the last 3 months, and happy as can be. I figure the number will change eventually and my body continues to change now. I feel strong and happy and amazed ... Read more

No-so-killer workout & lessons in eating for life

Wednesday, June 15, 2011      1 comments

Today was a strength training day. I got wiped out by Monday's workout. I finished but I didn't feel good about the workout. I didn't time it but it was LONG. Today I went in, knowing one shouldn't strength train for over an hour a day, dete... Read more

My killer workout, continued weight loss, and extra skin

Tuesday, June 14, 2011      2 comments

I just finished The Female Body Breakthrough and it was time for a new workout. I change things up every 2 weeks so I worked in some of what my trainer taught me and some of what was in the book and came up with this: 1A Bird Dog 2x15 L+... Read more

Changing habits... baby steps

Thursday, June 09, 2011      0 comments

Today my daughter and I went into the city for an appointment. We've been doing this her entire life. For years the pattern is, commute in (stressful), have a treat at the restaurant in the lobby, do the appointment, get lunch. The food is d... Read more

Last of the 5 pack

Tuesday, June 07, 2011      0 comments

Today I had the last of the 5-pack of training sessions I bought when I joined the gym in mid-March. My trainer has worked up 4 workouts for me - 3 'whole body', 1 'lower body' - and I asked him to help me turn the 3 whole body into 3 hour long... Read more

Give Me A Break!

Friday, June 03, 2011      2 comments

I hate this new radio commercial for Sensa. If you are 'serious' about weight loss.... ....lost 30 pounds on Sensa without changing their diet or exercise.... Um, that is ridiculous. A totally moronic statement. No one who wants... Read more

June Goals

Wednesday, June 01, 2011      1 comments

I might as well toss a few goals up here. What I'm doing is working very well so there isn't much for me to change. 1. Lose 4 more pounds (to 146). 2. Monitor %BF every day at bedtime to get a baseline to compare to in subsequent cyc... Read more

Reflections on Worry: Exercise is my anti-anxiety medication

Sunday, May 29, 2011      2 comments

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom, author and human rights activist I am a worrier. I have always been a worrier. I have always thought of my worrying as a good thing. Only... Read more

Standing on the top step.... am I too afraid to dive into life as a fit woman?

Friday, May 27, 2011      4 comments

Today I weigh 151.8 pounds. 151.0 will make 25 pounds lost since 8/30/10. I am soooooo close to that milestone. It's an incredible feeling. I am tamping down the negative thoughts that remind me that 150 was once my 'fat' weight. I have NEV... Read more

10 things I like about exercise

Wednesday, May 25, 2011      4 comments

I joined a gym 2 1/2 months ago. This week I crossed the 50 workout mark. It seems a good time to journal about the benefits I have reaped. 10. People tell me I look great all the time... But they can't figure out what's different. 9. I ... Read more

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