I never bike in the winter. Even when the weather is nice and the snow has melted and the roads are dry, I just don't do it.
But today I had to get my bike back from the shop, where it was getting its tuneup for spring. And the bike shop is... Read more
Strutin' my stuff!
The last time I bought pants was in October. I struggled to zip a pair of size 24s, and figured that they'd probably stretch a bit. The store didn't have anything larger, so I had to go with those. I left feeling humiliated.
Today, I just z... Read more
Pedal to the Point
I've done it. I've committed to Pedal to the Point, a 150-mile bike ride to benefit Multiple Sclerosis research. Of course, the point of the ride is to raise funds, and as I have a good friend with MS it is important to me. But I am also glad of... Read more
Even bad wasn't too bad
Only worked out twice last week, didn't record my eating. But I also didn't just let go and go crazy. And I weighed in this morning a pound and a half down. Now it's time to get the discipline back.... Read more
Didn't manage to work out once while the girls were here, though went museum walking a couple times. Woke up this morning at convention hotel. The first inclination was, "Meh, start again Monday." But I set that aside, pulled on my workout cloth... Read more
10 days of disruption
I was out of town this weekend, visiting friends. No chance to work out. Now my week is being thrown COMPLETELY off by my college-age daughter and her girlfriend being here. I'm thrilled to bits that they have come to visit, and we are having a ... Read more
Thanks for all the good sleep wishes. I made the drive to Michigan without trouble, and then slept like the dead when I got to bed. Yay!... Read more
Snow and insomnia
A bad combination when I have a three hour drive tomorrow.
The not sleeping is getting frustrating. I don't know what's up with this.... Read more
Gluten hysteria - pushback
In the long quest to find The Answer To All Diets, people rush from one fad to the next, one year embracing cabbage soup, the next eating nothing but bacon and steak. One year gulping down juice fasts, the next eschewing fruit entirely. We want ... Read more
Don't be derailed by the scale
Last Sunday I did the "walk of shame weigh in" after the New Year's Eve party. As I suspected, the scale was up - back up to 282.4, rather MORE than I expected.
I briefly considered panicking, running around like a headless chicken and cha... Read more
Recording the food when you've already "screwed up"
We had friends stay the night, and this morning I made a big breakfast. Sitting and visiting, I ate way too much of that big breakfast.
Now, my first thought was, "Oh, man, I've blown this day. I can't possibly recover from that!" Followed ... Read more
The importance of pushing through
"I just don't feel like it. I can start tomorrow."
Those are the thoughts that got me to almost 300 pounds.
When I wasn't working out, I continually told myself that tomorrow was the day when I'd get back to my routine.
When I wa... Read more
Isn't this just the darkest time of the year? Oh, I know that the days are actually getting longer now, but the fun of the holidays is over and all that's in front of us is the long stretch of winter. It makes me want to curl up and hibernate.
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Every day is a new day
New Year's is a time when we focus on renewal, but every day is a day when renewal is possible, and when we have a new chance to make good choices.
Yesterday and today haven't been particularly good choice days, but tomorrow is a new day! A... Read more
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Just when you think you have it all figured out, the world has a way of putting you back in your place. Oh well, humility is good for the soul.... Read more