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97.2% certain we are switching gyms!
Thursday, September 05, 2013      7 comments

Yes!!! (-ish) The new gym is MUCH smaller and more crowded, especially during classes. Unlike our current gym, it does not have a pool, but we've never used that, anyway. I've always intended to, but I've always felt like I was in a hurr... Read more
End of BLC22 tomorrow
Tuesday, August 27, 2013      3 comments

I weigh in officially tomorrow, but I sneaked a peak at my scale and also measured myself already. I began at 158.8. I am now exactly 154.8. Four pounds is not very awe-inspiring weight loss for 12 weeks! However, I have lost 4.75" dur... Read more
How a blind man sees my weight loss
Thursday, August 22, 2013      14 comments

I have a legally blind client whose macular degeneration has completely clouded one eye and left him only a slit in the other. His dog goes more nuts when she hears my car come in the driveway than when anyone else's car arrives, so he knows who... Read more
Week 8 BLC Assignment - Valentine's Day in July
Monday, July 29, 2013      10 comments

This week is a Valentine's Day to oneself challenge and I have not done well at it. I don't even do Valentine's Day well for other people. Although I am very good at loving spontaneously, I am terrible at loving well on command. (I am also ba... Read more
Lighthouse and Lake 5k
Monday, July 22, 2013      9 comments

Yesterday I came home from a camping trip that included a technical trail run. It was difficult but very exciting and I'd like to do it again, but without the asthma. Here's a good idea of how I performed: right in the middle of the pac... Read more
BLC 6 week reflection
Thursday, July 18, 2013      4 comments

This week we have an assignment to reflect on the first half our BLC round. First about the BLC itself: I have to say that I am very pleased with the BLC itself, even though it is time consuming. I have done nearly 100% of every exercise... Read more
Polar Heart Rate Monitor and Foot Pod
Wednesday, July 17, 2013      5 comments

My husband got me a Polar 3 piece set. He had a Garmin and a long time ago I tried on the chest strap and hated it because it was so plasticky. When I started wondering if my heart rate was as good as the monitors I used after exercising made ... Read more
Overcoming mental barriers
Tuesday, July 02, 2013      10 comments

My Spark friend Owl 20 posted a blog called "A Body on the Couch Wants to Stay There" and her pride at overcoming lack of motivation reminded of how I felt during my 5k Your Way program. About half of my runs were reasonably good, predict... Read more
Indecisive or Savvy?
Sunday, June 30, 2013      8 comments

Within my BLC group, there is a little discussion about being able to make decisions, with some people maybe being envious of people who can make decisions quickly and seemingly easily. I am not so sure that quick decision making is always ... Read more
Volunteering to be Weighed in Public
Friday, June 28, 2013      13 comments

I am taking a CNA class. It's regressive schooling for an anatomy tutor and home health and hospice aide, but I found out it will shave 6 months off my internship time when I am in my nursing home administration program. The teachers, bo... Read more
Emotions in Motion 5k, at Alton Baker Park in Eugene
Monday, June 24, 2013      15 comments

Today was awesome - and not awesome. It was definitely emotional. I spent the night at Mom's, close to the race. Because I've been sick and really wanted a good night sleep, I made the mistake of buying some cold and cough medicine I'd n... Read more
I'm friends with the President, I'm friends with the Pope...
Friday, June 21, 2013      6 comments

. ..we'll all make a fortune selling Daddy's dope! emoticon ... Read more
Vision Collage for BLC
Thursday, June 13, 2013      18 comments

Shirazsolly's vision collage shows my goals: 1: enjoy exercise and running! 2: goal weight 140 3: find Bigfoot The last one is a joke, but when I moved in... Read more
Presidential Challenge for BLC
Wednesday, June 05, 2013      5 comments

The first day assignment for BLC didn't make me very happy. My hubby and I are both sick. For two weeks I thought I was having a bad time with perimenopause. Really exhausted, late period, stomach upset, grumpy, having extra bad allergies... Read more
My 5ks are turning to dust
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      5 comments

Nope... I didn't say I'm leaving them in the dust. Two of the races I'd wanted to do this summer look like they're all junk and I'm trying not to be disgruntled. And the third organizers haven't answered their emails and the website isn't ver... Read more

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