Good week and a long run
This week I exercised hard and ate well. Lost a full pound toward this week's 5% challenge (which is the goal, a pound per week), and followed my exerc... Read more
My official weight loss for the first week of the 5% challenge was .1. Yikes! But I've been exercising and eating well--I think it was just timing as I ... Read more
Prepping for the 5% Spring Challenge
The Spring 5% starts next Saturday. Yay!
I successfully lost 5% in the winter challenge, and if I can do the next 5% I'll be at a healthy BMI. I've gone from grossly obese, to obese, to over weight, so it's exciting to be so close to healt... Read more
Long run, wet walk, rest
Had a 20k race yesterday. It was supposed to rain all day, but turned out warm and sunny. Nice, but 30 degrees warmer than my last runs, plus hilly!... Read more
Long run day
This weekend turned cold, but was sunny and beautiful.
Friday I took it easy, because I'd had a crazy work week and had errands to run with my son... Read more
Final week of the 5% challenge
What a fun challenge! Almost to the end, and I'm closing in on that 5% goal. Going to be close ... !
Regardless of the weight loss total, it's been a good eight weeks. Tracked food every day, stepped up my workout time a little bit, and the ... Read more
No apologies necessary--I was there too
This week I had an idea for a new line of shirts that somebody should create. Sort of an "I was once there" series.
Thought of it while I was doing my early AM exercise at the Y. I like the Y in the morning (I go at 5:45 am). It is not c... Read more
Years, that is. And you know what? It feels great!
I feel fit, healthy, happy and content with my life. The thing I didn't expect as I aged is to come to a spot where I'm no longer striving. When you are young, you are so busy deciding wha... Read more
Wind and Sunshine
Had a wonderful weekend. Stayed at work later than I'd hoped Friday, but still managed a three mile jog before picking up groceries for the week.
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A good week
Just finished week three of the Winter 5% Challenge, and so far I am staying on track well. Lost a pound each week, which if consistent through eigh... Read more
So I am reading Full Catastrophe Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn. No, I have no major catastrophe in my life. The book is based on a training program for mindfulness-based stress reduction to relieve stress, pain and illness. But it is a great read ... Read more
How a sore back helps you move mindfully
My back is feeling better now, but for a few days I was very mindful of keeping feet, knees and hips all facing the same direction-FORWARD-when moving! As I started doing more I began noticing, ouch, when I did something sloppy.
Some things I ... Read more
Doing the Math - Finally :-)
So I'm sort of embarrassed to admit that after all these years using Spark People and 30 lbs of weight loss that I've never really done the math.
All along I have focused more on creating healthy habits--and replacing unhealthy--rather than... Read more
Last weekend I jogged in sunny 40-something temps. Today it was 12, and windy. Brrrrrr. But I got out there. Took the dogs out for a walk yesterday, with jogging here and there to increase my hear rate, through a nearby nature area. We had ... Read more
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Prepping for the Winter 5% challenge
Had an absolutely beautiful day to start 2017! I ran 5 miles and later walked with dogs and husband for 4 miles. Felt wonderful to soak up some sunsh... Read more