Keeping Things In Perspective
I lost my brand new digital camera today while hiking to Willow Lake. I got to the top and reached into my pocket where the camera was stowed and found it disturbingly flat. I never even sat down to enjoy the view, eager to search the trail for ... Read more
"You Are My Inspiration"
There's a new gal who has been at water aerobics for a couple of weeks now, a 50-something who, like me, does exercises in the water before and/or after water aerobics. Monday she was chatting with the water aerobics teacher, then she looked at ... Read more
Dr. visit "I almost didn't recognize you!"
My allergies have been playing up and we are headed into the worst time of the year for me. After missing Boot Camp due to lack of sleep from sneezing, sinus pressure, and so forth I decided I had to go to the Urgent Care Clinic. Back in 1988 I ... Read more
"I've been watching you": an Encounter With a Complete Stranger
"I've been watching you, and you've lost weight!" I was getting dressed after my swim (and Boot Camp, rowing, elliptical, and treadmill sessions) and a gal passing though the locker room made to observation. Actually, I've been getting that a lo... Read more
The First Hike of the Season and It's Sequel
Today the siren song of hiking lured me to City Creek Canyon, a narrow road formerly open to cars, but now a mecca for walking, jogging, and biking (traffic is allowed on alternating days, but is light). I thought I'd see how the trails are comi... Read more
Exorcising the Ghost of Fat Girl Past
I was watching the weigh in of the teams on the Biggest Loser when it struck me: I was identifying with the the 280 pound gal instead of her 220 pound partner. I'm going on 8 months in my weight loss journey and on a good day I've lost 59 pounds... Read more
118 Changes Since I've Noticed Since Losing 45 Pounds in 5 months.
1. The long sleeves on sweaters and coats have gotten longer, to the tips of my fingers or further.
2. Sitting in the chair at the waiting room wasn't a tight, uncomfortable squeeze.
3. I feel lazy and guilty if I don't get to the gym ... Read more
I tried Zumba tonight.
I've watched them going at it in the group exercise room a few times in the last week and thought it looked might be fast paced and tricky to get the steps right, turning the wrong way and getting mixed up generally. It also looked fast and I di... Read more
My New Wardrobe (Sort of)
I was trying to pull out elements of my pirate costume to wear to Boot Camp on Halloween Eve when I came across a box of clothes put away when they got a little too tight. Inside was an old leather jacket in need of some repairs, 7 pairs of pant... Read more
Weights and Measures
Woohoo! I had an all inclusive, intense Last Chance Workout today for team weigh ins. I started out with double cardio. 30 minutes on the treadmill, 5 minutes on the arm cycle, 15 minutes on the elliptical, 15 minutes on the rowing, then started... Read more
Finally! The scale is moving again!
It's been a frustrating couple of weeks. The scale would not budge. Well it did, but not in the right way.
I've been doing less strength training and land based exercise because of my knee, and I have an appointment tomorrow morning with th... Read more
I'm a gadget geek!
Well I finally did it! I took money out the fund to build my storage shed (it's not going to happen this late in the year anyway) and bought myself a GoWear Fit, manufactured by the same company that makes the BodyBugg and another version market... Read more
Over hill, over dale, I have hit the dusty trail - Hiking to Dog Lake
The hiking season is coming to a close too fast! I've been wanting to get back into hiking for ages, and it is one of the reasons I want to lose weight and get in shape.
Recently an old hiking buddy died from pancreatic cancer and it has b... Read more
Goodby to the 260's, Look out 240's!
After my swim, I weighed in at 258.4! That makes 2.6 pounds since last weeks weigh in. I wasn't expecting much, because I anticipated water retention, so I'm totally delighted.
I'm babysitting Robbie and the twins. I was hoping to watch the... Read more