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Ski Lessons, Lesson 4

Monday, February 01, 2010      6 comments

In a word: Great! The snow was a little wet, but still pretty good. Better than in past weeks. We started off the session by reviewing the video made of us last week. My form was pretty good, I was standing up straight and tall. My inst... Read more

Ski Lessons, Lesson 3

Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

I didn't get a chance to write about my ski lessons on Saturday because of my move. I just got my desk cleared off enough so I can work and write. I went to my ski lesson in the morning, even though we were moving that day. That's the thi... Read more

2010 Goals: Week 3 Review

Monday, January 25, 2010      4 comments

I'm a little late with my weekly review because I've moved across town. Because of that, my normal schedule has been off as I've scrambled to clear my old apartment, get settled into the new apartment, and clean up. I'm glad that I've been wor... Read more

Awesome News from the Doc!

Thursday, January 21, 2010      8 comments

This morning I went in for my yearly physical. When I first started seeing this doc, I wasn't at the peak of my unhealthiness, so I don't really know how bad off I was when I started. There were hints of warning signs. I frequently experience... Read more

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
itch-the-granny-knot-to-ti
e-your-shoes-more-efficiently ... Read more

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
ge_public_journal_individu
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


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