Just goes to show that even though you may be good at one type of exercise, you can still find things to challenge you!
If there was an athletic event for the elliptical machine, I think I might be a medal contender. This afternoon, I'm wo... Read more
Hurray! This morning I got a hold of the ski club secretary and was able to get enrolled for ski lessons starting this Saturday! She apologized for the registration troubles, said I can send the payment by mail with no late fees, and to consid... Read more
It's a harsh reality that I had to come to terms with before I could successfully lose weight and keep it off. When I was overweight, I made excuses. "I'm still the same wonderful person inside, it shouldn't matter what I look like on the outs... Read more
Agggggh!! Day 3 of the new year, and I already have a setback on one of my goals!
After commando crawling down Snoqualmie after a skiing mishap, it's clear to me that I need more skiing lessons. So one of my 2010 Health Goals is to get sk... Read more
Call 'em a "New Year's Resolution" if you like. Some people love 'em. Some hate 'em. I'm a person that does very well if I have goals written down. I slack off and gravitate towards laziness without them.
One of the rules of goal writin... Read more
Calculating my body fat percentage this morning disappointed me. It was not where I wanted nor expected to be. I still have a lot of work left to do. I will probably not make my goal weight with the body fat percentage that I expected.
T... Read more
While I've come a long way, I'm reminded that I still have a long way to go. My overall measurements are down, which is great news! However, my body fat calculations are still far, far from where I want to be.
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I am the elliptical master. I'm rather proud that at my gym, I'm working out on the highest incline, with near highest resistance. Meanwhile, people 10 years younger than me are working with much lower resistance while reading a gossip magazi... Read more
(Reposted from a message board post, and edited for blog entry)
I once had 40 pounds to lose. Now I have 10. If you have a lot to lose, this is just your starting point. Every end has a beginning. Start today, and just keep improving. Focus... Read more
A University of California study on the effects of HFCS seems to confirm what food activists have been warning: HFCS has special properties that make you gain weight, and may be a contributor to diabetes and heart disease.
"Fructose, a swee... Read more
Just another example to show that 'dieting' and 'breakfast' doesn't have to be breakfast bars or giving up your favorite Sunday brunch. Last week, I explained how I made a basic bacon and eggs with hashbrown breakfast in about 30-45 minutes. T... Read more
Earlier this week, I was in a rush and stopped at McDonald's for an Egg McMuffin with no cheese. (I don't like processed American cheese. Gimme some real cheddar instead.) That's probably the healthiest breakfast option they had. About 250 c... Read more
As I have lost weight and improved my health, I've diverged from my friends in several ways. My values really have shifted. I don't eat oversized portions. I try very hard to have balanced meals. I skip the dessert tray.
When we were i... Read more