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I finally got around to ordering a heart rate monitor! This was meant to be my reward for reaching goal, but I've had a lot of other expenses - like needing to buy some new clothes that fit! I hope it arrives before I go to the gym on Friday so ... Read more
When my heart is overwhelmed...
...lead me to the Rock that is higher than I. Psalm 61:2
This has been a hectic week! People cancelling or rescheduling their lessons due to the train strike, driving to the city in the heavier-than-usual traffic, the second week of my semi... Read more
Back to Basics
Tomorrow's another Wednesday with an all day lecture to attend and then an English class to teach in the evening. I'm going to continue NOT to track on Wednesdays to give myself a mid-week break. But otherwise, I think I still need to keep an ey... Read more
I'm going to cut myself a little slack and take Wednesdays "off" from the food tracker.... Read more
Steady As She Goes
Yesterday marked one month of maintenance. Like everyone has been saying, it's a challenge in itself. There's the "now what?" feeling, and then there's the "go ahead and eat it, you've reached your goal" feeling - which I've been giving in to a ... Read more
Do I dare?
Like a lot of other losers, I'm also finding that I have a lot more energy and am not quite sure what to do with it: I've been entertaining the idea of getting back into jogging, something I haven't really done in over 20 years.
My heart ... Read more
The New Normal
I had a small "aha" moment today: occasionally I ask myself, "when will I go back to eating normally?" I realized today that this is the NEW NORMAL: planning and preparing my meals a day ahead, tracking calories, watching my ranges of fat, prote... Read more
It's hard to believe that October is almost past! I took my car in yesterday to have the winter tires put on. It was the last day of their special deal at the garage. I go to pick up the car this morning, then it will be time to get my weekend s... Read more
Busy weekend - church participation in the town's annual flea market and street festival. So I'm just now getting back to blogging.
I weighed in this morning and was glad to see that I only gained a pound in spite of all the extra calories... Read more
Home again, home again: I'm back home in Germany - only arrived 5 minutes late in spite of a nation-wide strike of the regional trains!
The theme of the retreat I attended was "Give Thanks" so, on Tuesday evening, we were treated to a trad... Read more
Taking a Hike
Tomorrow morning I leave for a few days in Switzerland at a missionaries' retreat. I've been going to these for several years and always look forward to them as a special time of rest, relaxation and fellowship. I'll be enjoying awesome views of... Read more
Maintenance Day 1
Someone asked me how I celebrated yesterday. The vacation trip coming up is actually my celebration, but I happened to be invited to a friend's for tea yesterday. I haven't been depriving myself during the SP program, so I had a piece and a half... Read more
I peeked :)
Teresa on one of my teams said that watching my ticker was like watching a suspense movie and I agree! I couldn't wait to my next Monday weigh-in day to check so I got on the scale this morning, feeling a little bit like a kid sneaking a loo... Read more
This is going to be a weeklong celebration, I think! Two reasons to celebrate yesterday: Mom and Dad's 57th wedding anniversary, and the German women's national soccer team winning the world championship. (I'm not a big fan, but I enjoy watching... Read more
Tonight there was a celebration for one of my groups at the language school who just completed a one-year program preparing them to be "foreign language correspondents." All of them (and we teachers too!) have worked really hard this past year,... Read more