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Hard, but not PERMA-hard - and good enough!

Monday, April 01, 2013      1 comments

That was my BFF's advice a few weeks ago - I might be having a rough patch, hitting a major bump, it all appears super hard... but just make sure to be mindful of not making it PERMA-hard: relate to it as TODAY exercise feels impossible and eat... Read more

Getting through the rough patch

Thursday, March 21, 2013      2 comments

It's been a challenging week. Big time constraints and life stress (good stuff, but stressful); a gala event where I had planned to partake but in moderation - which lead to exhaustion and overeating after I got home; overwhelm by current sch... Read more

On Routine, Structure, Practice... and Freedom (part 1)

Saturday, March 16, 2013      3 comments

I resist routine. I squirm out of structure, I rebel against having to do the same thing, having my time and actions pre-planned. Having to get up the same time every workday (I now have the option of occasionally working from hom - which I ta... Read more

Crap!

Friday, March 15, 2013      5 comments

So, in trying to find a better way to set my calorie range, I found a way to re-set the SP recommendations. There was a warning that doing this would wipe out things I was tracking, which I had assumed included only my fast-break goals. Little... Read more

Motivation

Wednesday, March 13, 2013      3 comments

Hit a motivation dip this afternon; no big deal, it resulted in a Starbucks frappuccino which I easily absorbed into my daily calorie allotment. But it scared me a little, just from the sheer familiarity of the feeling, the "@$%#$% it all / I ... Read more

Exercise Excuse Busters

Sunday, March 10, 2013      3 comments

A couple of great articles - good to refer back to! www.dailyspark.com/blog.
asp?post=great_excuses_to_
not_work_out www.dailyspark.com/blog.
asp?post=40_things_to_try_
when_you_dont_want_to_work_o... Read more

Weekly Review - Week 4

Saturday, March 09, 2013      3 comments

Hitting that critical (for me) 3-4 week period, when I historically get tired of whatever "program" I'm on. Here's current status: I'm motivated! This definitely feels like a major life/perspective change. I'm enjoying having SP to check ... Read more

It makes a difference!

Saturday, March 09, 2013      1 comments

It's been 4 days since I've done any exercise. I wasn't feeling well, you see. The scratchy throat, all-over achiness and lethargy... I suppose I *could* have done *something*, but... And this is where an interesting observation comes in... Read more

Ways to maximize 10-minute exercise sessions

Monday, March 04, 2013      1 comments

- add incline - make it harder - intervals (10-30 sec hard then 1-2 mins easy) - alternate strength & cardio - keep heart rate up - do compound exercises ... Read more

Bucket List - Things I Want To Do When I'm No Longer Fat

Saturday, March 02, 2013      7 comments

- ride a horse - go to an aerial ropes park (e.g. http://www.sandyspringadventur
epark.org/) - try a zipline - shop in regular-size clothing stores - go on a plane without worrying about the size of the seat belt - run a 5k - keep... Read more

Great idea for meal planning

Saturday, March 02, 2013      1 comments

Well, meal planning in itself is a great idea... though I've been able to cook on the weekend to have lots of stuff available during the week, I *still* strongly resist the meal planning... not sure if it's because it reminds me of years of pai... Read more

Walking & other fitness programs / links

Thursday, February 28, 2013      3 comments

Need a way to keep all the great info I keep finding for future reference, and may as well do it here. Walking plans: www.familycircle.com/hea
lth/walking/workouts/walk-
off-10-pounds-in-28-days/?page=2 1-mile ... Read more

2 weeks in - can't stop eating...

Thursday, February 28, 2013      4 comments

For a couple of days now been pretty hungry much of the time, and yesterday just couldn't stop eating... Could be part of menstrual cycle (will be interesting to track this), or just that 2-week lull. And last night started getting a sor... Read more

a.m. Exercise Motivation

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      1 comments

Great article on working out when it's dark out / in the morning: www.dailyspark.com/blog.
asp?post=how_to_make_yours
elf_work_out_when_its_dark_out Key points: - go to bed early and make sure to get enough sleep ... Read more

First dip on a great trajectory

Wednesday, February 27, 2013      0 comments

I'm mad today. At everything, at the world, at all the stupid work crap, at the crappy weather, the traffic, the full garages, the chores... at having to track my food and move my butt. This is familiar. And yes, the answer is usually a pint... Read more


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