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Careful what you wish for

Sunday, March 04, 2012      2 comments

So, my last status update Feb. 29 was congratulating myself for finishing 29 consecutive days of yoga class. "Bring on the next challenge", I said, brimming with the enthusiasm and confidence that comes from meeting a goal. March 1st wh... Read more

some ruminations

Sunday, February 19, 2012      3 comments

As time winds down on the yoga challenge -- there's just 10 days left -- I'm considering what to do next. I've had such a good experience with the daily yoga that I'm really considering continuing, for how long I don't know. Just showing ... Read more

30 Day Yogathon -- halfway point

Monday, February 13, 2012      1 comments

I've been doing yoga occasionally for probably a decade. Never really got super committed to it, but enjoyed it when I did it. For me, I was always a runner first, then everything else fit in behind the daily run. I ran long distance for ove... Read more

February Goals

Tuesday, January 31, 2012      1 comments

1. 30 day yoga challenge! So, I have committed to 30 days of yoga at my yoga studio down the street. I have to go to at least one class a day for the next 30 days. (Yes, I could do MORE than 1 class a day if I want.) Very excited. Nervous... Read more

tracking food

Wednesday, January 25, 2012      4 comments

Hey everybody. Love some ideas. For my entire adult life, I've been conscious of my weight and on one level or another kept track of my food and calorie intake. It wasn't until I joined Sparkpeople in November that I started tracking cons... Read more

Follow up: Life Patterns

Sunday, January 22, 2012      4 comments

And, the promised follow up to my observation from last week that I create my life patterns and what all that means to me, and potentially could mean to you, if it is helpful at all. First, for years and years I smoked, drank too much, watc... Read more

Learning to Break Patterns

Saturday, January 14, 2012      2 comments

At 48 years old I can't avoid knowing my life patterns are patterns that I choose and contribute my attitude and behavior to, instead of "life" happening TO me that I have no control over. I saw this clearly this morning and that seems like a ... Read more

Attitude Attitude Attitude

Monday, January 09, 2012      4 comments

We all have days like this, where we wish we weren't where we are and feel sort of trapped by the person we've turned out to be, the situation we've found for ourselves, and hoping for a wholesale turnaround. Today I had to admit to mysel... Read more

Ok, that was officially depressing

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      4 comments

I walked into the gym today for my BodyPump class. Rounded the corner at the lockers and saw a very familiar face. I looked up and scratched my head and finally asked the heavyset woman getting ready for her workout, "Ok, so how do I know you?... Read more

The Metabolism Fairy Came to My House....Finally!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011      5 comments

So, finally I may have some answers! I reviewed my full lipid profile (Cholesterol Screening) against the premise in Philip Goglia's Turn Up the Heat. I have had this book sitting on a shelf for awhile. I bought it over a year ago, after I ... Read more

Things That Make You Go "Hmmm"

Friday, December 16, 2011      4 comments

(I probably just completely dated myself with that blog title, didn't I?) Well, today I had to fill out all the paperwork for my annual open enrollment into the health insurance pool. Last year, I had to do a screening and had to update al... Read more

Big Changes

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      2 comments

Monday, my third weigh in on Sparkpeople. And, I didn't lose weight. Of course, I'm frustrated about it. All my life I've battled my weight, and all my life, it's been hard to lose. When I was 16, when I was 26, when I was 36 and now, and 48... Read more

Rivers of Calories

Thursday, December 08, 2011      6 comments

So, tracking my bites is making me realize how incredibly difficult sticking with 1200 calories a day really is unless you have total control over food prep and availability. I was speaking at a conference in Baltimore, and took some time to vi... Read more

How things go downhill

Friday, December 02, 2011      5 comments

So, no big disasters or anything but I got to see how yesterday how things snowball and get in the way of my goals. Here's what happened. Wednesday nite, around 9:30pm I had an intense phone conversation with my ex boyfriend who I haven'... Read more

To recap: Life in the Big (well, more medium-sized actually) City

Monday, November 28, 2011      1 comments

First, I feel like a million dollars. Who can I pay to keep feeling this way? Oh, I get it. I just treat myself well and the rest takes care of itself. Amazing? They should sell this stuff.... Okay, what's going on? Drinking: so,... Read more


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