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Goals for Summer Challenge
Sunday, June 17, 2012      1 comments

My sparkteam, the White Tigers, is blogging about summer goals. Here are mine, and a haiku I came up with in the shower. Goals: 1. Steady weight loss through consistent tracking on WW and exercise. 2. Consistent participation with my t... Read more
"What are you so happy about?"
Thursday, August 11, 2011      15 comments

Today I was stopped during my 3 mile easy recovery run (first day I'm "allowed" to run again after the half marathon I did on Sunday) by a woman walking her dog. She asked why I was so happy and told me I had a beautiful smile. It was nice to he... Read more
WOW. I need to get to work.
Saturday, February 05, 2011      7 comments

I have been busy with a lot of things that I enjoy lately. I've been reading lots, blogging and making new friends, spreading books around my world. Oh, and eating. Too much. Of the wrong things. And you will notice that exercise has not s... Read more
Ok, this makes 4
Wednesday, November 03, 2010      3 comments

Ok, wow, it is working on the scale, I'm varying the veggies and fruit to keep from being bored, and I'm trying to make reasonable tweaks based on nutrition (like tonight I had some black bean chili to up the protein and iron and stay in cal ran... Read more
Day three and going strong...
Tuesday, November 02, 2010      4 comments

So far so good. I'm getting through the day without cheating. I am using my definition a little loosely, so that today when I was ravenous and was going into Starbucks to drop off some free books, I opted to eat a fruit and cheese plate. The ... Read more
Day two of the freshman food plan.
Monday, November 01, 2010      3 comments

2 big salads (w/, some cheese, artichokes, chickpeas, almonds) banana, yogurt, some ice cream. Working to make low end of calorie range. NO HALLOWEEN CANDY! NO LEFTOVER TODDLER DONUT. I think this plan could be a good thing. House now stocke... Read more
Freshman year food plan
Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

When I was a college freshman, my activity plan consisted of about 2 miles of walking a day to and from class and work. I hated the cafeteria food, so I pretty much ate salad and soft ice cream (salad included sunflower seeds, chickpeas and cot... Read more
More half marathon training
Wednesday, July 28, 2010      6 comments

I just started training for the Philly Half Marathon the weekend before Thanksgiving. I've signed up for another round with Team in Training. I was going to take a break from this, figuring my family and friends had been amazingly generous and... Read more
Huh... Guess I do kinda like it
Saturday, July 03, 2010      6 comments

So before I get going on today's topic, I have an update from yesterday. My friend is named Jim, he used to do track (1/4 mile, hurdles, etc), and then got into distance running and has done 17 or 18 half and full marathons. He has arthritis i... Read more
Another day, another run
Thursday, July 01, 2010      3 comments

Yea! 2 days in a row. It was nice to be out there today. I saw one of the trail regulars--an older African American guy that I wave at when I see him. Today I had on a shirt from one of my 1/2 marathons and he said "are you one of THOSE c... Read more
Back on the trail
Wednesday, June 30, 2010      3 comments

I've really fallen off the wagon with my running. It's been really hot, and on vacation, I did NADA for exercise. NADA. Today, the heat broke and it was gorgeous. I was happy to get back out to my local trail and get some meager miles in. I ... Read more
The importance of little things
Thursday, June 17, 2010      1 comments

I am amazed at the difference removing little obstacles makes in my attempts to do things that matter to me. Bring the weights from the garage to the living room is the difference between strength training daily and not doing it for months. ... Read more
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      5 comments

Ok, so I haven't done strength training in ages. Tonight I did the upper body workout from my old favorite: "The College Dorm Workout". Why is it that I don't remember how GOOD strength training feels (well, the upper body stuff--I think I reme... Read more
Puree madness
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      3 comments

I spent all day today acquiring, pureeing and cooking things with veggies. It's a big deal for me, cause I have a few veggies that I eat regularly, and a lot I avoid. I pureed both categories and am using Jessica Seinfeld's cookbook to hide th... Read more
Thanks to my White Tigers
Monday, June 07, 2010      6 comments

Was having a really hard time talking myself into running today (gorgeous day, not too hot, just didn't feel like it). What got me out and going was the team challenge for the week of doing an extra 30 min of exercise (I'll still do something t... Read more

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