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Spark Is Much More than a Weight-Loss Site
Sunday, January 08, 2012      2 comments

I found sparkpeople because I wanted to loose weight. (I did, not enough but that is another story and most certainly not the fault of SP.) I found the site by chance when I actually wanted to sign up with weight watchers - I call that a stoke o... Read more
January 2012: Life Is Great - Stop the Self-sabotaging
Thursday, January 05, 2012      2 comments

Yesterday I saw all the new people in the gym who could not find the bathrooms and erred around looking for the water fountains. They reminded me that it was time to look at my own endeavors: I have been doing well, not great but well. My l... Read more
Maybe (maybe) I have finally learned my lesson
Saturday, October 15, 2011      3 comments

I am at a conference with my students - always quite stressful (lots of activities, little sleep) but this time I finally seem to do it right. Yesterday the cafeteria was on an overload, and there were long lines at the different food islands.... Read more
Set-Backs; or a Manifesto Against Perfection
Tuesday, October 11, 2011      3 comments

How great would it have been to have a 111-day streak of running as planned; but then there are days away from home, in foreign cities where it rains and is cold. And actually I could maybe... maybe.... cope with all of that, but then there is m... Read more
My Sleeping Pill: Sweat
Thursday, October 06, 2011      4 comments

I have terrible trouble sleeping until ... I run. Half an hour "pain and suffering" in the morning (actually, it slowly turns into pleasure again..) saves me hours and hours of turning and twisting between my sheets later, and it is healthier an... Read more
What's More Important: Work or Work-Out?
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      9 comments

Today I overslept, and then I had to make a quick decision: what should suffer, work or work-out? And for the first time in my life I opted for work-OUT! Because ultimately my work will suffer without the work-out. I got up and dragged my behi... Read more
Jeff Galloway all the Way
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      6 comments

Yesterday I ran the whole two miles. Today, because I was a bit tired, I runwalked -2 min/30 sec- and I felt infinitely better and... was FASTER. Viva Jeff Galloway!... Read more
I ran, I ran, I ran
Thursday, September 29, 2011      5 comments

I was utterly disgusted with myself, and therefore did not blog. But enough with the whining: I am back. I ran my 4th day to the railroad track at 5 o'clock in the morning; proof enough for me that I am serious again. Yesterday it was diffic... Read more
Inspirational Video
Monday, September 26, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday I watched Running the Sahara 3 guys running over 7 000 miles from the Atlantic in Senegal to the Red Sea in Egypt. 111 days of running. One of the men had only been running for two years prior to the expedition. "I can run... Read more
Starting Over
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      6 comments

I am getting ready, at present at least mentally, to start a new semester, and that always gives me a chance to look at my life and tweak it more in the right direction. Here are a few steps I will take to make it better: 1. I will pa... Read more
Weight Loss Fatigue
Sunday, August 14, 2011      10 comments

I just read The Harsh Truth About Struggles on the Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
idual.asp?blog_id=4259740 and it is so true what Runningchunky has to say: There was an initial Spark hone... Read more
Chris - the SparkGuy - Commented on My Blog
Wednesday, August 10, 2011      6 comments

WooHoo! Did I ever feel special: Chris, the SparkGuy, wrote a comment on my blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/m
idual.asp?blog_id=4408327 I have been floating in SparkHeaven ever since. (Yes, and I h... Read more
I Did Not Give in
Sunday, August 07, 2011      8 comments

I sweated at the gym for one hour, and because I had forgotten my bathing suit I had to wait for hubby for 5 minutes. That's when the mistake happened and it nearly, (nearly) led to a disaster: I watched the food network channel and saw Guy Fier... Read more
What Helps Me Exercise
Saturday, August 06, 2011      4 comments

1. Most of the time I hate to exercise. Especially after vacation when I fall off the work-out wagon. (I still hiked a lot but that is just not the same.) Now I am clawing my way back to doing it regularly every day, and hopefully get re-addicte... Read more
Sparkpeople Has Changed My Life
Friday, August 05, 2011      9 comments

1. The whole journey started with wanting to loose weight of course. (I did just that and even though I still would like to loose some more - who would not? - I came down from a 18 to a 10 not too shabby after all.) 2. I figured out that I ... Read more

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