New form of cardio: Bat chasing
Wednesday, August 13, 2008      5 comments

Last night after our red-headed 5 year old, Dalia, got up for the umpteenth time, I finally told her she could sleep in our bed, even though I was still watching the Olympics. She and I are in bed and my husband's in the room working on his lapt... Read more
Back in the Saddle
Monday, August 11, 2008      3 comments

Okay, after a month or so of slacking and then falling off of SP, I'm back. Although I wasn't tracking food or exercise, I did make more of an effort than I would have pre-SP. Case in point: Last day of a work trip, I met another conference a... Read more
Wah! Coulda been worse
Wednesday, July 16, 2008      3 comments

Up 2.5# and 1.5" on my waist! Note to self: Woulda been worse if I'd really gone crazy on birthday cake & ice cream, if I hadn't done at least some exercise, and if I hadn't tracked all food (inc. aforementioned cake & ice cream). Just ca... Read more
About to weigh in ... back in a minute
Wednesday, July 16, 2008      0 comments

Am about to weigh in for week 6 and am braced for no loss or even a small gain (fingers crossed no more than that). I'm in the middle of a "perfect storm" -- just had the girls' birthday party (40+ kids ice skating - no broken bones or blood... Read more
Public Declaration, Encouragement Welcomed
Wednesday, July 09, 2008      3 comments

emoticonOkay, this SP thing is soooo cool and full of great bells and whistles and awesome people and great ideas, ... Read more
Tuesday, July 08, 2008      3 comments

1) Just had to have some chocolate last night and the kids' Ovaltine was beckoning. I made myself a glass (with skim milk) and started to down it. Halfway through I realized how truly disgusting it was, spit it out and poured the rest down the... Read more
I am the Moon (poem)
Monday, June 30, 2008      1 comments

I am the moon I am the moon, shining in the dark night sky. Watching over everyone beneath me. with me are my friends, who are the stars. I see a rushing waterfall and two birds flying home. The sun is disappearing and t... Read more
4th Week - Yay!
Monday, June 30, 2008      0 comments

Lost another 2#!... Read more
My Little Secret
Friday, June 27, 2008      5 comments

Yesterday I wore my sneakers to work so that I could get some walking in on the way to the train. Once I got to the office, it occurred to me that no one would probably notice or care if I simply kept them on. Afterall, I could always change i... Read more
Musings on Attitude
Friday, June 27, 2008      0 comments

In the past, I've always thought that trying to achieve goals in one area of life meant slipping in other areas, like when you push a balloon in one place and it bulges out in another. That's certainly true to some extent. Afterall, we have on... Read more
Third Week -- Woo Hoo!
Wednesday, June 25, 2008      2 comments

I'm down a total of 2 inches off my waist and 2.5 pounds. As important, I'm reconnecting with how GOOD IT FEELS TO BE ACTIVE. Taking brisk walks in great weather we've been having has been really energizing. It's great to experience immediate... Read more
Second Week Weigh In
Wednesday, June 18, 2008      1 comments

Woo hoo! I lost a pound (of the 1.5 # I gained last week). Was at a conference most of the week and didn't track, but did wear my pedometer and tried to eat with some restraint (e.g., take only 1/2 a chocolate chip cookie just 1 day instead of 2... Read more
First Week Weigh In
Wednesday, June 11, 2008      2 comments

My first week's weigh-in! (the good news) I gained 1.5 pounds (the not-so-good news) Still, for this week, it's more important to get the infrastructure of weight loss/tracking in place than to lose weight.... Read more