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9 months of maintenance - 5 lessons I've learned

Saturday, July 21, 2012      6 comments

Today marks 9 months at my goal weight. I've strayed 5 pounds below and no more than 2 pounds above (maybe not even that). It hasn't been nearly as hard as I expected but I've learned some things along the way..... 1. I have to think mor... Read more

Cruise Food Porn - lots of pics

Wednesday, July 18, 2012      4 comments

We just spent a week aboard the Celebrity Summit to Bermuda. We stayed in Aquaclass which gave us access to the Blu restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Blu is touted as 'clean' and 'healthy' but, honestly, I would call it 'less carby, if you ... Read more

Cruise success

Tuesday, July 17, 2012      3 comments

I must update on the cruise soon. From the 'spark' angle - I got to the gym 3 times, walked 80+ steps up and down over and over and over every day, took a 3+ mile beach hike and a l-o-n-g but slow walking tour of St. George's, and was generally... Read more


Friday, July 06, 2012      6 comments

I'm pretty sure 124 is 'my' weight. It seems like eons ago that I set 126 as my goal. Fifty pounds lost has a nice ring to it. I hit that 9+ months ago. Soon after I settled into a pattern that worked for me - 124 pounds during the week, 126... Read more


Tuesday, July 03, 2012      3 comments

It's been 2 weeks since I've run. Two weeks ago I got 1.25 miles (IIRC) before the achille's pain set in. Today it did not return! Woo! I kept myself at a 1.0% incline (no hills) and at a slow pace (5MPH or 5.5MPH depending on the beat of th... Read more

July Goals

Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

My June Wrap-Up: So.... on to June: 1. Body fat under 19% - My diet will need to be cleaner to do it. NOPE. But both upper and lower are under 20% and I am very happy with that. 2. 123.6 - I'm going to shoot for 1/4 pound a week.... Read more

Sun + salt + wine + white bread = weight gain

Monday, July 02, 2012      2 comments

We had a very nice weekend but it gave me a hint as to what cruising will do to my weight. LOL! Not that I didn't know. Saturday we went pedal boating (ick, not doing that again) and SUP'ing (which I'd love to do again). We knew it was... Read more


Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

I did it! Today I weighed in at 121. That's 5 pounds under maintenance which is, I guess, the lowest one can be and be considered 'in maintenance range'. That was my pre-cruise weight goal because I know I will bloat and I *might* just gain r... Read more

Personal Training Really Works

Friday, June 29, 2012      1 comments

I am just amazed at how well my trainer's plan has worked for me. We sat down at the end of April and made a plan. My goal was to get my body fat under 20% again but without going too lean in the upper body. In April he had designed 4 whole b... Read more

Back in 'peak' form

Wednesday, June 27, 2012      2 comments

I think I'm pretty much back to where I was when I finished 'The Female Body Breakthrough' in February. Weight is 122 (popping up on weekends with splurges, settling right back down during the week), body fat is under 20%. In some ways I am in... Read more

Boys at the Gym

Monday, June 25, 2012      7 comments

Sigh. It's summer. The gym is packed with 'boys'. Boys who stare. Boys who I want to scold for the obviousness. Sophomoric. It is the word of the day. I wonder what it will be like next summer when I'm bringing my own teenaged son to the ... Read more

Kayaking .... and cruising

Sunday, June 24, 2012      3 comments

We rented boats go to out on our little lake today. My son and I went out in a kayak (a first for both of us) and my daughter and husband went out in a canoe. It was great. I preferred kayaking to canoeing. My son was a natural. This summer ... Read more

Funny Things My Kids Have Said About My Journey

Friday, June 22, 2012      4 comments

My kids have said a few funny things along the way from the old me to the new me. I thought I'd right a few down and, if I can find this again in the future, I'll add to the list over time. Early on my daughter told me, sadly, that I wasn... Read more

Loving Learning :-)

Thursday, June 21, 2012      2 comments

I'm reading about nutrition every day and LOVING it. Seriously loving it. I'm reading the Nutrition textbook, of course, but I'm also on the wellness advisory committee for the local schools so I'm doing other reading for that. Do you k... Read more

Running Update, First Quiz

Tuesday, June 19, 2012      1 comments

I took a 2 week break from running. We did a lot of climbing on our hike on Sunday and I had no pain so I figured I'd give running a go. I did 1.25 miles at 5.5MPH before I had discomfort that was not going away. It wasn't as focused as befor... Read more

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