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My Hometown, Flooded

Friday, September 09, 2011      5 comments

I grew up in Binghamton, NY. Many parts of the city and surrounding areas flooded Wednesday night into Thursday night. The water is beginning to recede but the news and pictures are heartbreaking. Those places, that town, those people (collec... Read more

Turning into one of 'those' people

Wednesday, September 07, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday I was under my calorie budget by hundreds of calories - about 500 IIRC. I used to wonder how ANYONE could have trouble eating enough. But then I have a day like yesterday where I had a smaller than usual breakfast for no real reason,... Read more

So far, so good.... AND a bra problem.

Monday, September 05, 2011      7 comments

I dropped over 2 pounds in a day Thursday into Friday which put me under my goal weight for September (2 pounds lost) which makes this my first attempt at maintaining my weight. So far, so good. I've been eating back all my exercise calo... Read more

Going for a BALANCED calorie budget for a week. Yikes!

Saturday, September 03, 2011      0 comments

On 9/1 I set a goal of losing 2 pounds in September and of not dropping lower than that unless it came WITHOUT dropping lean body mass. So, what happens? I wake up on 9/2 over 2 pounds lighter. No idea why. Just mysteriously down multiple po... Read more

August's a wrap. On to September!

Thursday, September 01, 2011      2 comments

August Recap: AUGUST GOALS 1. Maintain at 140.0 or below, EVEN INCLUDING VACATION. SUCCESS! I had the scale on vacation so not only was I NOT 140 when we got home, I was not 140 during vacation. 2. Drop body fat from approximately 24... Read more

Lowest weight, lowest % BF, pondering goals

Wednesday, August 31, 2011      2 comments

I weighed in at my lowest weight to date and my lowest %BF to date this morning. I'm feeling a bit, I don't know, like I'm gilding the lily. My body is not 'perfect' but I'm so far beyond my original goal of simply not being overweight that I'... Read more

Female Body Breakthrough - should I really be aiming for size 2 or size 0 jeans? At age 40?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011      10 comments

I'm just getting started on the 16 week Female Body Breakthrough (Rachel Cosgrove) workouts. She starts by telling you to get a pair of goal jeans - jeans that are about 2 sizes too small. I'm already down to a size 4 in jeans but I want to ge... Read more

Home again, home again, jiggety jig! - Real bikini shot

Monday, August 29, 2011      4 comments

THIS is the new me (and my family). Being comfortable posing for and posting a picture like this is a TOTALLY new thing for me. I haven't been in a bikini around strangers since before I had kids... maybe before I got married. Read more

That was hard..... For 5 minutes

Wednesday, August 17, 2011      2 comments

The family just went for soft serve. I passed because I want a big bowl of raspberry protein soft serve later. It was hard though! It made me think of all the other things I've passed on on vacation. But, you know, none of them are hard for ... Read more

Sparking on Vacation

Monday, August 15, 2011      1 comments

So far, so good on vacation! I brought my scale and if it's accurate (I find it hard to believe!) I'm at my lowest weight since I was first pregnant with my first born! Today was my measurement day and I'm down on almost every measure whi... Read more

Day 1 - vacation eating

Friday, August 12, 2011      2 comments

Today was our big travel day. Allllll day in the van. I ate my usual breakfast at home (300 cal). Did lunch at Subway/McDonalds - 6" ham & turkey on WW, loaded with veggies, no cheese, no condiments and a large iced tea - for my 300 cal budge... Read more

Centergy Calories by HRM

Thursday, August 11, 2011      1 comments

I've never found decent numbers for calorie burn at Group Centergy (yoga, pilates, but more - definitely get sweaty!). Today I wore my HRM, did 12' on the stepper as a warm up and then an hour Centergy class, pausing the workout when I wasn't w... Read more

Why I Weigh Every Day

Thursday, August 11, 2011      4 comments

I know 'they' say not to weigh every day, just once a week if you must, but I break the rules. I've been watching my weight long enough to know that once a week is not healthy for me. I weigh every day to avoid: 1. Starving myself the da... Read more

Who says lifting doesn't burn calories? They are WRONG!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011      3 comments

My 41 pounds lost reward is an FT7F Polar HRM. I wore it for my whole body workout day today. I started it when I got out of the van, stopped it right before I unlocked my locker. My workout was 20' on the stair stepper, intervals, level 8. ... Read more

My friend the measuring tape

Tuesday, August 09, 2011      2 comments

I've been tracking measurements since late May. At that point I was 160-ish, so about 15 pounds down from SW and 25 pounds above my CW. While losing those 25 pounds I have seen the following changes: Neck: down 1.25 inches I never had... Read more


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