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
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
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
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
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