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Who Knew I Tied My Shoes Wrong?
Wednesday, January 20, 2010      2 comments

And I've been doing it my whole life! lifehacker.com/5451765/d
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Controlling Insulin to Lose Fat
Tuesday, January 19, 2010      5 comments

(Reposted from a message board reply, and modified slightly for this blog post.) When we think about controlling insulin, we usually think of diabetics. How many of us actually know what insulin does? I didn't! I hover around 130 pou... Read more
2010: Week 2 Review
Sunday, January 17, 2010      1 comments

Like with most weeks, last week was a mix of progress and not quite hitting the mark. That's ok. As a recovering perfectionist, I've learned that you don't have to hit all your targets in order to be succeeding. One week is a small part of th... Read more
Ski Lessons: Lesson 2
Sunday, January 17, 2010      2 comments

Yesterday was my second ski lesson. The day didn't start off well. Somehow, the alarm clock was turned off, so I didn't get up when I should have. The SO claims he didn't do it. The cat says she's innocent. It's an unsolved mystery. I ... Read more
Good News from the Dentist!
Thursday, January 14, 2010      3 comments

Two years ago, I went to the dentist for the first time in like 10 years. My heart almost dropped out of my chest when she said I had early stages of periodontal disease and some bone loss. However, in early stages, it is a reversible conditio... Read more
Be Your Best Friend
Wednesday, January 13, 2010      4 comments

I was inspired to write this because some message board posts and blogs I've read recently really shocked me how some people speak to themselves. I can't imagine anyone would say these things to another person, yet they say it to themselves. I... Read more
My Diet Plan: A Hybrid of Many
Monday, January 11, 2010      1 comments

I've read a number of different diet books over the years. I never really found success with any one method, and in most cases, I didn't follow the advice with the proper conviction needed. I've always liked the idea of vegetarianism, but ... Read more
2010: Week 1 Review
Sunday, January 10, 2010      2 comments

Overall, week 1 was mostly 'get back into the routine', so I didn't bulldoze right into it. I'm doing the same as I've always done, tracked what I'm doing, focus on one success at a time, and look at every thing as a small part of the big pictu... Read more
Ski Lessons, Lesson 1
Saturday, January 09, 2010      1 comments

Before reading this post, I invite you to read my story about "commando crawling" down a slope that was too hard for me. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=2575757 It was pretty much the cl... Read more
What's in a Name?
Friday, January 08, 2010      2 comments

Just a fun, bonus blog for today. :) Like many of you, I read the Spark article going around encouraging people to change their Spark names to reflect their positive selves, rather than be self deprecating. Are our online aliases a reflec... Read more
Do It Because It Is Hard.
Friday, January 08, 2010      4 comments

If I made a list of the "Top Easiest Things I've Ever Done in My Life", weight loss wouldn't make it to the top 5, 10 or 20. It might make it somewhere near the bottom of the top 50. Way to start off a motivational speech, eh? It's the tr... Read more
Buns a Burnin'!
Thursday, January 07, 2010      3 comments

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
Skiing Goal Back on Track!
Wednesday, January 06, 2010      5 comments

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
Success Advice for New Spark Members
Tuesday, January 05, 2010      3 comments

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
New Years Goal Setback!
Sunday, January 03, 2010      4 comments

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

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