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Woo Hoo! I reached the minimum!
Monday, May 02, 2011      7 comments

Today I did the eliptical for 40 minutes at Level 3. This is what the trainer said should be my minimum level for cardio. Thanks for all the comments and support here! It really helps.... Read more
5 days in a row!
Friday, April 29, 2011      6 comments

I hit the gym 5 days in a row this week! Monday was my strenght day with the trainer and 15 minutes on the treadmill. Tuesday was an agonzing 30 minutes on the eliptical with my muscles aching all day (actually, things weren't too ... Read more
The Mental Challenge of the Gym
Tuesday, April 26, 2011      3 comments

Who knew the gym would challenge me mentally, too. It's changing my routine and that's tough for me. It's not even a drastic change, but even those subtle changes can be a challenge. Previous routine: get up, work out, shower & dress... Read more
Joining a gym
Thursday, April 14, 2011      6 comments

I've resisted this for a long time for a lot of reasons, but this might be a good time to do it. Convenience: It's next door to my office, so I'll have easy access 5 days a week. I already have a reserved parking spot. It's a major gym w... Read more
Let's ignore water weight!
Wednesday, April 06, 2011      4 comments

We've all heard the equation: calories in minus calories out equals total weight. One pound equals 3,500 calories. "But, wait!" I said. "I gained 3 pounds overnight. I know I didn't eat 10,500 calories more than I burned yesterday." ... Read more
Planning for a long weekend
Thursday, February 17, 2011      2 comments

I just realized I have a long weekend coming up. I guess it's time to plan. I had an extra long weekend in January -- I tagged a couple of vacation days onto Martin Luther King Day. I called it my Mini Boot Camp. Mike didn't have any time... Read more
Lessons learned
Thursday, January 27, 2011      4 comments

Mike called me at work yesterday and said, "The package you've been waiting for was delivered today. You can quit whining about it now." Ouch! I immediately got defensive. "I wasn't whining. I was just frustrated over the way that order was hand... Read more
Wednesday, January 26, 2011      0 comments

I decided I should be honest and tell Mike how much I weigh. It's not like I've been hiding my weight from him -- can't hide the elephant in the living room, right. It's just that the number -- 175 -- is shocking to me. He was shocked, too. ... Read more
Sunday, January 23, 2011      3 comments

My parents always told me that if I was disappointed it was because my expectations were too high, I wanted to much, I was unrealistic. I learned a lot from that kind of upbringing. I keep my expectations low. I try not to think about nice poss... Read more
the Zero-Calorie Holiday Party
Monday, December 20, 2010      7 comments

The office party was Friday evening at a place called "STK" It was rainy and dark. I was alone, driving on the unfamiliar streets of Hollywood and West Hollywood. Traffic was extremely heavy. I was armed with my directions printed from Google... Read more
Seasonal Fluctuation
Saturday, April 04, 2009      3 comments

Maybe I'm just not meant to weigh the same from in July as I did in February. Gaining weight in the winter may be a natual process, not a moral failure. I've decided to start my new season today. I'm going to add more exercise to my routine, wal... Read more
Happy New Year!
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

The new year used to begin in the Spring and that makes sense to me. The days are longer, the weather is getting better, I've got more energy and I'm ready for a new season in my life. January 1 is a ridiculous time to start a year if you ask ... Read more
It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most res
Tuesday, March 10, 2009      1 comments

It's not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the ones most responsive to change. - Charles Darwin I've been learning about the benefits of being adaptable. I have no control of the world around me. Instead ... Read more
A good cook is a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Monday, March 09, 2009      0 comments

A good cook is a sorceress who dispenses happiness.- Elsa Schiapirelli I think it's odd that this is a SP quote. To tell the truth, I'm trying to get away from finding happiness in food. I do enjoy nice meals with Mike, but that's because I lo... Read more
Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?
Sunday, March 08, 2009      1 comments

Attitudes are contagious. Is yours worth catching?- Anonymous I know I'm not an optimistic person, but I certainly don't mope and complain. I don't walk around oozing negativity. I don't think most people know I'm not optimistic about my futur... Read more

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