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Resuming Where I Left Off
Monday, July 09, 2012      7 comments

Last night I shared how I "unlocked" the secrets of manipulating my metabolism. I thought it might be interesting to share the data I collected that lead me to my revelations. 4/22 last year I started an excel spreadsheet. I struggled los... Read more
Understanding the Language of Fat
Sunday, July 08, 2012      11 comments

Little over a year ago, I thought I was forever chained to the calorie counter. I kept one in my purse and diligently counted every single morsel I ate. I counted every calorie I burned. My reward for all my effort was zero sum. I re... Read more
Happy 4th!
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      6 comments

We're off on a good ole American road trip down the Florida coast for the 4th weekend! We're stopping tonight at my favorite seafood restaurant in Jacksonville on the way. No fancy tie required - this is just a good fresh local shrimp in a bas... Read more
What If Food Is the Best Medicine?
Tuesday, July 03, 2012      13 comments

About 6 years ago, I was 'fit-fat'. I exercised regularly (about 1hr/5x week), eliminated processed foods, and ate 'healthy'. Yet my bodyfat still hovered around 32%. Still 'overweight' despite my activity level. My blood pressure was 13... Read more
Muscle UP and the Week Ahead
Monday, July 02, 2012      10 comments

Last week I shifted my eating/exercise schedule into 'Sarah Connor Pullup Startup' mode! This morning my calculations say my lean mass is up by 2.88lbs! Not that I would be able to tell by my scale. It says that I'm up 4lbs. My bodyfat %... Read more
Clarification About My Objective
Sunday, July 01, 2012      8 comments

I think I miscommunicated why I posted this comparison photo of a fitness model versus me: I didn't mean to say that she looks 'better' than me, or that I'm trying to ... Read more
Putting Together a Pull Up Plan
Saturday, June 30, 2012      6 comments

Quest for "Sarah Connor pullups" continues... I found a way to simulate assisted pullups: the swimming pool. The DH and I went for a walk along the beach, wading in the water. The Georgia beaches are packed today because of the heat. ... Read more
Pull Up Training, The Evaluation
Friday, June 29, 2012      19 comments

I did more research on pull ups and found that the most important muscle are the front, side, and back deltoids (shoulders), and biceps. Pushups are excellent for training the front delts, pecs, and biceps, but I need to add more training for t... Read more
Pull Up Challenge
Thursday, June 28, 2012      16 comments

I'm someone that needs goal to work for, or I fall off into slackerhood. Getting ready for my wedding was obviously a big motivator, but now what? Weight goals are ambiguous. "I want to lose 10lbs". Usually that means we want to lose 10 ... Read more
Colorado News
Thursday, June 28, 2012      12 comments

I'm feeling less worried today. They had a good day with the winds yesterday, and a little bit of rain. Not nearly enough, though. The fire isn't contained, but it isn't spreading either. Part of the panic on Tuesday was because of the wind ... Read more
My Hometown is Burning
Wednesday, June 27, 2012      29 comments

I'm from Colorado Springs originally. My parents moved there when I was 4, and I lived there until I was 28. Colorado Springs isn't a big city, nor is it a small town, though it was a lot smaller when I was growing up. In the school year... Read more
Fit versus Thin
Tuesday, June 26, 2012      14 comments

I've been on Spark a long time, and one of the recurring themes on message boards I see are women saying, "I need to lose weight, but I don't like exercise. I don't want to lift weights because I don't want to look like a body builder." Th... Read more
How I Slowed My Metabolism
Sunday, June 24, 2012      11 comments

I've been looking into sugars and how they are metabolized because I believe this is how I damaged my body. Before 2000, I was normal weight. Like many teenagers and 20-somethings, I thought I was fat when I was the farthest thing from it.... Read more
More About Sugar
Saturday, June 23, 2012      14 comments

I've been doing more research into sugar. I'm not a chemist or biochemist, so I don't have labs where I could run my own tests. I'll have to rely on information I can find by others. One of the things I wanted to understand is how sugar i... Read more
Savannah Farmer's Market
Friday, June 22, 2012      11 comments

One of the reasons I fell in love with Seattle was the farmer's market. Of course there was Pike Place Market, the most famous one. But I didn't know Washington state was farm country until I moved there. Farmer's markets and veggie stalls we... Read more

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