Do it for myself
Part of me wanted to think I was on this weight loss journey for my husband - I get healthy --> in theory I'll live longer and have a better quality of life.
A year or so ago, I was about 25 lb. lighter than now, having lost over 50 lbs. Bu... Read more
Not great, but an improvement. Highlight was jogging in place to Elvis singing Jet to the Promised Land.... Read more
I am avoiding doing a translation / proofreading job that I need to do. This inhibits me from doing anything very productive - exercise, donkey training, changing up summer clothes for winter ones, etc.
Procrastination has always plagued m... Read more
Up up STOP!
My weight has been increasing. I got on the scale the other day. 82 kilos/ 180.4 lb. I was 175 last time I checked. This is not amusing.
Stop eating so many nuts. 1 oz from time to time OK, but not as many as 5 oz of cashews a da... Read more
My relationship with food
I eat well. I do. I eat a lot of fish, especially salmon, vegetables, fruit, homemade kefir, eggs, homemade sourdough bread, quinoa. I make soup, stews, casseroles. Salads.
I eat Lindt 90% dark chocolate, I snack on cashews.
I drink ba... Read more
Jogging in Place
I've been jogging in place lately, usually to music. It surprises me how easy it is, and how long it takes for me to get winded and sweaty.
In the past, I could barely do it. When I first discovered Leslie Sansone videos, those last two min... Read more
In a Decade...
What will my life be like in ten years? Obviously, it's impossible to know for sure, but I know some things I'd like to see.
I expect to be at my goal weight/BMI, and comfortable with my body. I plan to be a swimmer, which is out of my poss... Read more
Why Don't I Play Anymore?
When I was a child I was very active. I climbed my favorite tree all the time. I rode my bike (which was, in my mind, a horse) all over the place. I set up "jumps" in my yard and would canter around the yard and jump the course, often with a fri... Read more
I've been doing better with getting 10,000 steps than I had been. Most of the time, I reach the goal on the treadmill, but today I was just running all over the place - the store, mucking out the stalls, dancing to my favorite radio program, etc... Read more
I love chocolate. The darker, the better.
Tonight I haven't eaten any. I may tomorrow, but I may not. You see, I'm working on staying on the lower end of my calorie range and combining that with varied treadmill work.
My favorite tie-d... Read more
10,000 Steps Streak
Today marks the third day in a row I passed 10,000 steps. The past two days, most of the steps were on the treadmill during Red Sox games. Today we went out to the farm and walked around as we always to, before getting to work on the garden.
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I'm doing quite well with my food intake. A difference between this year and last is that I'm eating a thin slice of homemade sourdough rye (100% rye) nearly daily with a poached egg instead of a hard-boiled egg. I wonder if the carbs are making... Read more
5k in the morning
Feeling a bit poorly this evening. The internet repair guy's clothes had been washed in scented detergent, which burned my throat. I wish more people understood the dangers of chemical fragrances.
I plan to do a timed 5k on the treadmill in... Read more
Why lose weight? Why get fit?
It's so easy to say 'I want to weigh 115.' But wait. That was in high school. My body isn't the same anymore. 'I want to weigh 150' seems more realistic, but then there is the fitness element to incorporate. Wh... Read more
Using My Time
I work in Spain via the internet, and, due to the economic crisis there, my hours were just cut back from 8 to 6. Again. So now I start to teach my classes at 7 am instead of 5 am.
Yesterday I got right up and got in 16 minutes of kettlebel... Read more
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